Saturday, 29 June 2013

Swim, eat, drink, relax at Ligres Beach

OK, OK, I might have said that the Taverna and Rent Rooms Agia Fotini were the most relaxing, peaceful place on Crete... but honestly, I can't decide. I love this place too.

View from Ligres Beach Taverna 
I haven't stayed at Ligres Beach Rent Rooms, but we came here for breakfast during a camping trip last year, and it was wonderful! They have a great menu. For breakfast, I had a huge plate of mixed seasonal fruit with yogurt, juice and coffee for about 7 or 8 Euros. I didn't get to try lunch/dinner, but  as well as a 'typical Cretan menu' they also serve fish, often caught on their own fishing trips. Most importantly, it has a lovely atmosphere and the most beautiful, never-ending views over the Libyan sea...
Another guest enjoying dog-friendly Ligres Beach
Rent Rooms and Taverna
The rooms have air conditioning, fantastic views, and even in high season are very reasonably priced (35 Euro per night June-August). And the best part? They are dog-friendly. And thoughtful too. They offered us a room on the ground floor, to have easy access to the room and, I guess, not to get in the way of other guests.

Hiding in a small cave for shade

A further consideration is that there is very little shade on the beach (or any of these south coast beaches). I think the best way to spend the day would be a morning swim, a long breakfast, maybe a mid morning swim, then a very long lazy lunch of fish, a siesta, a slow afternoon waking up drinking coffee, and a final hour or so on the beach when it is not too hot...

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