Decent 3-star appartment, with great staff (actually family) running the property. Liked: the bed comfort, the cleanness, the staff. Small dislikes: shower - not strong, water running week makes it difficult to wash hair.
These apartments were very peaceful but only a 5 minute walk away from the hussling town and shops. There was a lovely seated area outside by the pool that was candle lit each night which gave the place a very calm and homely feel. The pool was a good size, not massive but enough to swim about in. There was also a pool bar where you could buy a variety of drinks, and we especially enjoyed the freshly squeezed orange juice.
The wifi worked well and we get a good signal from our apartment.
The apartments had lots of seating areas, ours had two balconies, each with a table and chairs and one had a sofa as well as a few lines to hang your washing on descretley which was very helpful for bikinis and towles which dried very quickly in the heat.
I would recommend having breakfast there, as it was very big and came with delicious orange juice everyday as well as tea or coffee.
Arrived from airport via hire car to the village. Hire car worth getting as you may wish to get food from supermarkets and sight see. Not imperative - but taxi to & from airport for family of five would have been a fifth of car hire anyway.
Our apartment was self catering (although they obviously do breakfast and other quality food offerings), clean & had air-con in bedrooms. Basic kitchenette was functional with full size fridge. Maid service with fresh sheets every 4 days, and towels every two. Rubbish removed and loo roll replaced. Floor mopped and beds made on towel change over.
Swimming pool clean, nice bar area, not too busy even when hotel was full.
The couple who ran the business were professional, kind, courteous and attentive. They were approachable and extremely knowledgeable about the area. Really can't thank them enough for their welcome.
We went on several trips as we like to alternate between pool days & sight seeing with our 3 kids.
Recommend Spinalonga, Lasithi Plateau (turn right at T junction as you approach plateau and grab coffee at flower laden taverna on left - two km from the cave of Zeus) worth a visit. Take trainers - it's a 1km plod up a rocky path. We also made it to the water park - Aquaplus - which was good to do - but go later (3pm) as there is only so long one can splash about for...
Lots of great restaurants in village - Piscopiano. Kostas; Litchnos; Patricko and Aposperida were our favourite - service and food grea
A large, popular resort, Chersonissos lies 27 km from Heraklion. It offers sandy beaches with water sports facilities, and a buzzing nightlife with English-style pubs, cocktail bars, and nightclubs. There's plenty for children, including go-karts and a miniature train that runs along the seafront. The Star Beach complex combines a beach, water park and spa.
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