We went to the Olive Grove apartments in July 2003.
What can I say, but that it was the best holiday I've ever had. Before this holiday we'd been to Crete 3 times and before that to Florida twice. The Olive Grove is just perfect. It's just like it says peaceful, clean and perfect for just chillin. My two kids loved it I thought they might think it was too quiet but they loved it. It's so good were going back in July this year. The apartments are very clean and roomy. The bar at night is just right friendly, but not too in your face. Svoronta is a small place, but it has shops where you can get everything you need. There's a good choice of resturants within walking distance, but wait till the sun goes down before you walk to them, it's absoultley roating in the day.
Just get some bottles of Robola (Local Wine) sit on your terrace and relax, its fantastic. If you stick to the wine and don't mix you don't get a hangover no matter how many bottles you have.
About your query about air conditioning etc at Olive Grove we went last year in July, were going back this July. Yes the airconditioning does work, you pay weekly, everything inthe apartment is very clean, i would say its well above basic, the apartments are lovely. We were their for 2 weeks, but only had the air conditioning for one we all kept waking up with stuffy noses. Its very hot in the day, but they have a great pool for cooling off.
Might see you there.