This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, big BLUE is located in the lovely village of Myrtos, in south Crete.

It offers spacious, soundproofed rooms, all with free Wi-Fi and surrounded by a lovely garden with citrus trees and herbs. The fully air-conditioned/heated rooms have private balconies with views of the sea and the village.

big BLUE has adopted the principles of sustainable management for water, energy and waste. There is recycling and composting program and big BLUE covers all CO2 emissions from a 10 Kw photovoltaic system unit.
Access to the sea, which is just below the unit, is through either a road through the village (1,000 feet) or from stairs (just 150 feet).

Guests can take a walk in Selakano Forest, the biggest forest of Crete, the famous gorge of Sarakina, the exotic island of Chrysi, the Minoan settlements of the village and the stone three-arched bridge (1890). Also go fishing, or snorkeling or scuba diving with the help of the local diving center.

The village has all the local amenities you will need as well as good public transport connections to Heraklion, Ierapetra and Agios Nikolaos.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Big Blue has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 26, 2005

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free private parking

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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 2
Economy Studio
  • 1 king bed
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  • 2 twin beds
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Standard Studio (3 guests)
  • 1 sofa bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 1
Deluxe Queen Suite
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 1
Two-Room Apartment
  • Bedroom 1: 1 full bed and 1 sofa bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 full bed
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Max adults: 2
Standard Room
  • 1 full bed
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Single Room
  • 1 twin bed
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Hosted by The owner Pavlos Daskalakis with his mother Dimitra (91) !!!!

Host Review Score 9.2
The owner Pavlos Daskalakis with his mother Dimitra (91) !!!!

The owner Pavlos Daskalakis with his mother Dimitra (91) !!!!

big BLUE is just 50m from the beach. It has 5 rooms of all categories. In 2019 there was a general renovation of the building and in 2017 there was a general renovation of the bathrooms. All rooms have free WIFI access, A / C and sea-view balconies with parasol seats and a table. The 3 rooms on the 4th floor have an open plan entrance. The big BLUE Complies with all GREEN KEY eco-certification specifications.

Pavlos Daskalakis is the owner and creator of Big BLUE (1990). Today he is a retired, educated profesor. He has extensive experience in environmental education of students and citizens. He was the Director of the Lasithi Environmental Education Center. Today it is developing social and ecological content actions. He is a member of the Social Co-operative Society EPASTIKTOS. He has undertaken the program of sustainable management of ancient olive trees in Crete. It has so far recorded some 300 olive trees of average age 1830 years.

The big blue is located on the west end of the beautiful Cretan village of Myrtos, above the beach. Next to the building are monuments to a Roman villa and bath, which are visible but have not yet been excavated. Nearby are restaurants and taverns, village bakery, supermarket, butcher, deliacatesen shop and some nice traditional cafes. Minoan settlement Pyrgos at 1 km, Minoan settlement Fournos Top at 2 km, arched stone bridge of the cold river built in 1884, at 5 km the famous Sarakina gorge and at 20 km the largest pine forest Selakano. Ierapetra, the fourth largest city in Crete, is at 14 km, with a rich market and a large bazaar every Saturday. From Ierapetra the boats to the paradise island of Chryssi depart daily

Languages spoken: Greek, English

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Despoina Cafe on main street
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  • Cafe/Bar Cafe/sweets next of the big church
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  • Cafe/Bar kafeneio "Roussos"
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  • Restaurant taverna "Myrtos" om the main road
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  • Restaurant karavostasi, eco-taverna
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  • Restaurant "Koula" taverna on the beach road
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Natural Beauty
  • River old brige of myrtos river (Sarandapigos)
    0.9 miles
  • Mountain Selakanon the biggest pin forest of Crete
    7.5 miles
  • Lake Bramiana technical lake (famous wetland)
    9.9 miles
  • Mountain Thripty Mountains tranditional village with pin forest
    15.5 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Mediterranean Sea
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Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Myrtos Beach
    200 feet
  • Vatos Beach
    1.3 miles
  • Kalikovrechtis Beach
    1.6 miles
  • Limnaki Beach
    4.7 miles
  • Sidonia Beach
    4.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Heraklion International Airport
    32.6 miles
  • Sitia Public Airport
    32.8 miles
How to get to Big Blue from Heraklion International Airport
    Taxi
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Big Blue
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Mosquito net
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Landmark view
  • Ocean view
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
Miscellaneous
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Greek
  • English
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House rules
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Check-in

From 2:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.

Check-out

4:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Big Blue accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

Pets

Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Big Blue of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 1040Κ133Κ0076000

FAQs about Big Blue

  • The prices at Big Blue may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Big Blue on this page.

  • Big Blue is 350 feet from the center of Myrtos.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Big Blue by:

    • Car 1h 10min
    • Taxi 1h 20min
    • Bus 2h 30min

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Big Blue on this page.

  • Yes, Big Blue is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Big Blue (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Check-in at Big Blue is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Big Blue (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 3 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Big Blue.

  • Big Blue offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Beachfront
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Beach

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Big Blue (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.