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Seaside Apartment in a quiet coastal setting



Updated: 23-Aug-2016
2-4 person apartment with own bathroom and kitchen

The Socrates Family Apartments pride themselves in offering you clean affordable self catering accommodation right on the seafront. This 1 bedroom apartment has bathroom, kitchenette and balcony.

Adjoining the apartment is its family run Taverna offering you good home cooked fresh food at very reasonable prices. We can offer you different options of room only, or inclusive of meal deals.

The beach is just a stones throw away with safe swimming.

This location is suitable for those discerning holidaymakers looking for peace and tranquillity with good food and quiet accommodation.

  • Sleeps 20
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a relaxing and peaceful time away then keep reading, the Socrates apartments in Milatos are just that.

The apartments themselves (located behind the family run restaurant), are clean, comfortable, have large balconies and a proper bath rather than just a shower!

I spent a week there and as a lone female traveler, I was made to feel very welcome and the family couldn’t do enough to make sure that everything was perfect during my stay, making them feel like a home from home.

The restaurant is also excellent, I ate at the family owned taverna every night as the family was so welcoming and the food was fabulous. I ate at some of the other places but the service wasn’t nearly as good.

Milatos as a resort is quite, a handful of restaurants and a few stores to get essential items from but no public transport. I would recommend getting a car as the cost of transfers is roughly the same as a cheap hire for the week, this way if you wanted to use Milatos as a base for exploring the island you could, but to be honest I was more than happy with a couple of books, swimming in the sea and the chance to relax in the peace and quiet!

Would I go again? Yes and I would definitely recommend the apartments and the tavern!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such nice comments. Yes we agree Milatos is a wonderful destination, thats why we have a house in the village ourselves. Regards Paul
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Relaxing Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sokrates for ten nights and enjoyed the quiet village, nice beach, clean rooms and excellent food.

The family gave us a warm welcome and were always helpful when suggesting nice trips around Crete.

If you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful place to stay which is still good connected to the sights of the island - this is the right place to go. Milatos Beach is a small village without big hotels. Nevertheless, there is a shop where you can buy daily needs.

We definitely recommend to have breakfast and dinner at Sokrates'. You will be served delicious and original Cretan dishes while enjoying a beautiful view over the sea.

This place exceeded all our expectations and we would always come back for another holiday at Sokrates.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your views, Socrates is such a wonderful place to stay and the family always go the extra mile to make people welcome. We love eating there as well when we go to Milatos. Paul - Bluebay Crete Holiday rentals
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu zweit Anfang Juli 2011 in diesem süssen kleinen Dorf direkt am Meer. Unsere Erwartungen von einem erholsamen Urlaub und einem idyllischen Ferienort wurden nicht nur erfüllt sondern sogar übertroffen.

Angaben im Onlineinserat: Die Fotos und die Beschreibung entsprechen 100%ig der Realität. Wir haben alles genauso vorgefunden wie beschrieben und gezeigt.

Zustand des Appartements: Wir hatten ein Zimmer mit Balkon zum Meer, genau über der Taverne. Das Zimmer sowie die ganze Anlage waren sauber und geplegt und die Ausstattung des Zimmers vollkommen in Ordnung (hinsichtlich des günstigen Preises). Morgens gemütlches Frühstück auf dem Balkon mit tollem Blick aufs Meer - einfach Klasse!. Anschliessend kann man sich auch gleich im Meer erfrischen, einfach nur raus aus dem Haus und rein ins etwa 25°C warme Wasser, herrlich...Für das leibliche Wohl sorgen die Gastgeber persönlich in der zur Anlage gehörenden Taverne. Das Essen hier ist grandios, Schlemmerfaktor garantiert. Raki und Dessert nach jedem Essen gehören hier zum Service des Hauses, einfach super.

Gastgeber: Wir kamen gegen 22:30 Uhr dort an und wurden sehr herzlich vom Sohn des Hauses empfangen, der uns auf unser Zimmer gebracht hat. Anschliessend gab es ein Begrüßungsgetränk in der Taverne. Die Inhaber waren stets um das Wohl des Gastes bemüht, besonders in kulinarischer Hinsicht ;). Der Sohn, sorgte stehts dafür, dass es uns an nichts fehlte. Sie kamen auch immer mal zu uns und plauschten ein wenig mit uns. Sehr nette Atmosphäre, und sehr familiär, halt ein richtiger kleiner Familienbetrieb. Die Familie selbst wohnt auch in der Anlage. Wir haben und dort rundum wohlgefühlt.

Wir würden dieses Feriendomizil nicht nur weiterempfehlen, sondern auch selbst nochmal dorthin fahren.

Es gibt noch einige andere Restaurants in dem Ort, aber wir haben immer nur in unserer Taverne gegessen, einfach weil das Essen ausgezeichnet war und die Atmosphäre gemütlich. Es gibt noch eine Coctailbar am Hafen, die NoNameBar, dort kann man noch bis spät verweilen, Coctails trinken, auch mal Fussball schauen, Backgammon spielen (ist dort Volkssport :), Billiard spielen und im Internet surfen. Der Barkeeper ist echt lustig. Als Ausflugsziele können wir Agios Nikolaos (ca. 30 km), die Kritsa-Schlucht (ca.35 km), Die Lasithi Hochebene (ca. 40 km) und einige schöne Strände südlich von Ag. Nikolaos, wie zum Beispiel Istro, empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 41 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Heraklion at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Hersonnisos at 20 Kilometres

Located on the sea front of Milatos Beach, North East Crete, the apartments enjoy beautiful views of the sea. Milatos Beach is quiet with safe swimming beaches and has small supermarkets and numerous tavernas. It is far enough away from the busy holiday resorts yet close enough to take advantage of their facilities should you venture out.

Other Activities: Golf course less tha 30 minute drive


Rental rates

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2 Person Studio Apartment
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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2 Person Studio Apartment
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
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2 Person Apartment
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Other Apartments:
Two person apartment (1 separate bedroom) + €5 per night
Three person studio apartment + €10 per night
Three person apartment (2 separate bedrooms) + €15 per night
Four person apartment (2 separate bedrooms) + €20 per night

Dinner and Breakfast €23 per person per day
Dinner only €19 per person per day.
Breakfast only €6 per person per day
Reduced meal prices for young children

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Updated: 23-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Away From It All
  • Budget


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite


  • Studio, Sleeps 20
  • 2 Person Room - 1 Double Bed
  • 3 Person Room - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 4 Person Room - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • 2 Person Room - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Person Room - 1 Double Bed
  • 3 Person Room - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 4 Person Room - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace


  • Catering available

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