Gill and Mike are retired restauranteurs. The natural environment, the beaches and the people of Iraklia are just a few of the reasons why they have come to love the island.
“We love Iraklia. It became a very special place for us back in 1996 when on our very first visit we received such a warm welcome from all the Iraklian people, making us feel very much a part of the Iraklia “family.” At that time, we just wanted to return as soon as possible. And now we usually spend a month on the island each year, renewing friendships and relaxing in this most tranquil and beautiful of settings.”
“The food on Iraklia is really good. The tavernas serve delicious home-cooked food, and the prices are generally very fair. There is nothing nicer than catching up with friends in the evenings in such a special place. Nothing is too much trouble for the local people, and we have even been fetched and taken back to our accommodation on many occasions. ”
“The two beaches of Livadi and Ag. Georgios, are havens of tranquility. Very relaxing for those leading stressful lives. It is the unspoilt nature of the beaches that we really enjoy, liking the fact that there are no organised water sports or lounge chairs. The two beaches have very different personalities, Livadi being quite shallow and Ag. Georgios being a deeper bay, but providing tree shade for those who prefer it. ”
A Nature Lover’s Paradise
“Iraklia is a nature lover’s paradise. A wonderful place to unwind and yet with such a variety of interesting things to see and do. We love the walking the island offers. The numbered footpaths are good, and with the use of the little map, one can explore virtually the whole island, seeing some amazing wildlife, visiting the cave, finding the spirals, climbing Papas and just walking the amazing cliffs to Merihas.”
“For those who like to visit the more inaccessible bays, there is the little “Anemos” [sea bus] that can give the visitor a lovely day out with the chance to see the sunken WW2 aeroplane, or even visit some of the beaches on the nearby islands.”