This place is in an amazing secluded and quiet spot.
Milatos is a lovely traditional Cretan village with wonderfully friendly locals, and a few seaside taverns serving local food. And this is one of the last 2 houses in the village, a few hundred metres from any others, and with only wilderness and cliffs beyond. The balcony overlooks the sea, which is just 50 metres away, and although there is a beach in the village, we chose to swim right outside the door, where there is an easy entry point straight into deep water, with no one else around. And you barely see a soul here. It is so far removed from the big resorts down the road. We could sit on that balcony forever, watching the sunset across the sea.
The emphasis here is on the simple life for a quiet and peaceful get-away. There is no traffic noise, just the birds and the waves hitting the rocks.
The apartment is cosy, though there is ample living space for a couple. However, you will have to forgo your modern comforts and conveniences for the full eco-experience. For instance, the electricity was on the blink first thing in the morning until the solar panels charged, there's no kettle, toaster or grill, and the toilet cannot handle too much toilet paper. Nevertheless, the gas hob heats up water very quickly, the shower is great, and all the basics are provided for. And we had good 4g internet signal everywhere in the apartment, to help us plan each day ahead.
It would be pretty hard to stay here without a car, and the roads are windy, with a bit of dirt at the end, but we got the journey to the motorway down to 15 minutes most days, so you can still get to everywhere you want to go quite easily.
Dave and Irene were absolutely wonderful hosts. They were really friendly and welcoming. We were greeted with beer and raki, and later in the week they invited us for a meal in their apartment below. They had lots of tips, recommendations, and local knowledge.
They have four dogs, who make a lot of noise when you first arrive, but they got used to us very quickly, and honestly gave us no bother at all during our stay.
This apartment isn't for everyone, but for those who enjoy the eco experience and want a complete break from modern hustle and bustle, this is perfect.