Just got back from a very pleasant holiday staying at the penelope apartments. The apartments are of a good standard ( by Greek standards) The usual fridge, 2 ring hob, and a kettle and a toaster which you do not always get in 2 star apartments. The pool and bar area is lovely and Penelope will make you a snack or Greek Salad etc. Sometimes late afternoon if we were having a drink at the bar she brought out some home made cake from her mum which was lovely or some melon or cherries etc which we thought was a nice gesture. The walk into the village only takes about 10 minutes from the apartments to reach the main road into the harbour, then another 10 minute stroll past all the shops bars, taverns etc to reach the harbour. This is were you can get the boat over to Spinalonga Island. We had a meal in a different taverna/restaurant every night and although some where much better than others we never had a bad meal.We used the local buses to visit Ag Nik and then went on another bus to a village called Krista up in the mountains. We also went to the Samori Gorge which is another story but to be honest dont bother going if you are staying this side of Crete as getting up at 3am is no joke but we are glad we have done it as it was fantastic but the hardest walk I have done in a long time!! Enjoy this lovely part of Crete and the hospitality of the people.