A few small things that can be improved:
- The wifi signal is non-existent in the appartments, only at the reception downstairs.
- The location of Maistrali on the Booking.com map is wrong. We ended up searching for it in the dark and finally stumbled upon it, in a different street than shown on the map.
- We booked an appartment with 2 bedrooms, but this was not available for some reason and we where given 2 separate appartments. For us this solution was perfectly okay, but for others it might not be, you expect to get what you book, otherwise it should not be available on booking.com.
Maistrali Appartments is in Diakofti, where the boat from Crete / Athens arrives. That was the primary reason for us to book here, it is walking distance from the boat. The owner, Filippos, is a very nice, relaxed and helpful guy. He also runs a car rental business, Active Rent, which is very convenient. We ended up renting a good car for a week to tour the island.
The rooms are spacy and comfortable, with a kitchen and balcony, and with a sea view from the first floor up.
We decided not to stay in Diakofti, but it could be a base for exploring the island, if you like the atmosphere. It has a few taverna's and small beach, that's it. If you want more than that, you'll have to stay in Kapsali or Agia Pelagia.