Buildings and gardens around property are really well maintained and feel authentically Cretan yet modern. Small cluster of apartments at top of hillside mean it is quiet and a good place for a relaxing stay, yet close enough to Archanes to pop into the town square for a meal in the evening (recommended - local cafes and hotels are good). Staff / owner were lovely. The place is small enough to give a good personal experience.
We arrived late at night and it can be a little hard to find in the dark. Many local roads are unnamed and very steep and can just peter out into dirt tracks. Part of the charm but best to be ready for it. Discovered next day a lot of signs about halfway up lamp posts in the area giving directions.
Rob from UK
Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is close to Shrine at Anemospilia and Musical Workshop Labyrinth. Area …More
My wife and I went to the Aquis Arina Sand for our honeymoon and it couldn't have been a better experience. Not only is it in picturesque Heraklion with it's perfect sunsets, peaceful atmosphere and warm clean sea, but the staff and all that we met there are lovely, accommodating people. From the second we got there the staff was very kind and took us to our bungalow on the sea which had a complimentary bottle of Crete bubbly and a fruit plate. It was a very nice touch to start off our honeymoon after a long 19 hour trip to get there from our home in Canada.
The next 9 days were filled with awesome food from around the world, pleasant staff interactions, and relaxing time spent by the pool and sea. While we were there to just relax and unwind, there was plenty of activities offered at little or no cost at all. The resort has an arcade, pool & ping pong tables, as well as rentals of jet skis, paddle surfing boards and even parasailing.
The 'Animation Team' is terrific. They put on activities and shows every night such as traditional Greek dancing, performance art and dance parties. Throughout the day they are seen greeting guests and ensuring everyone is having a good time as well as running beach volleyball, water polo and other activities.
I could go on a lot more about our terrific experience there, but will sum up my review by saying it was a pleasure to be there and would recommend it to anyone. Crete is beautiful, and the people there are lovely.
kristian from Toronto, Canada
Within easy reach of Watercity Waterpark and Cretaquarium, this Gouves hotel is located by the sea and set on the beach. Area …More
We have just returned from a delightful holiday at Creta Blue Suites. The staff are amazing and so helpful. George and his lovely family could not do enough for you and can't go without mentioning Helens cooking- so good. Can't wait to return in the very near future .
Near Star Beach Water Park, this Chersonissos hotel is situated in the historical district. Another nearby point of interest …More
Staff were delightful, all spoke excellent English.
The day we checked out, our flight was not until the evening: they provided a room for us to get changed/showered that evening before our flight.
Food was excellent, we just couldn't stop eating. In fact, having arrived late the first day and missed dinner, they offered us a lunch during our stay!
Pool was lovely
Room very clean.
Nestled on a verdant slope on the north coast of the island, this colorful Cretan-style complex overlooks a sandy bay. Cool …More
While staying at Arlen Beach me and my girlfriend had a great week. The staff were friendly and polite since the moment we got there till when we left. Perfect views of the sea and only a few minutes walk form the shops, beach and restaurants. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing week by the sea.
Oliver from London
This Hersonissos aparthotel is located in the city center, offering direct access to the beach and only short distance from …More