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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The appartments of Zorba have a lot of space. Nice pool. Great location at the beach side. But the warmth of the dutch hosts Eric and Nienke and their staff is what we like most. They do everything to make their guests feel welcome:

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The moment we walked up to Zorbas we knew we had chosen the right place. The setting, right across from a beach, couldn't be any more stunning. Even though we arrived very late (11:30 pm) we were greeted warmly and served a hot dinner with complimentary drinks. The staff is very friendly and makes you not only feel welcome, but...

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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Whether you want a relaxing holiday or get active; everything is possible. It is located right at the sandy beach and even has a swimming pool. The location is just magnificent! They organise their own excursions to places where the big tourist busses are not coming. And only for Zorbas Island guests, so you never feel like being a number...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We have been to Zorbas before; What makes come back for even longer stays? The location,and the staff, real people would go the extra mile to ensure that each guest is treated as an individual not as a tourist. Although we have been before the weekly excursions programme changes, taking into account of the needs of the guests and their...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Immediate impact is what you get with the view from Zorbas and the sunset over the sea is to die for. The staff here are friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. This is best shown in their incredible offering of excursions. Areas that are unknown to most Cretans can be enjoyed to there fullest under their guidance. We have enjoyed some truly...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I have had another great visit to Zorbas, they made me very welcome allowed me to do my own thing without interference. No hard sell to the excursions although you won't find better ones on the island, they really know their stuff. I have been coming since 2005 and each year it gets better, they now have Italian style coffee...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Review, by Independent travellers October 2015. Having experienced the working and not working of several of the well-known Greek tour operators over the years, we decided it was time to venture out on our own as independent travellers and try to have a more flexible holiday. After the obligatory searching of the internet for small independent tour operators in Crete,...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We stayed for two weeks this summer and my family, including two boys of 10 and 17 had a fantastic time. The hotel has a swimming pool adjacent to the bar and eating area. Food was very good and varied and the cheff made a fuss of my wife who is vegetarian. The boys found plenty to eat at breakfast...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The staff at Zorbas are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a good time. There are a number of great activities that they arrange for guests, including walks, boat trips, snorkelling, cooking lessons, quad and jeep trips with a variety of different levels of fitness needed. You will always find something you will...

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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Thank you to all at Zorbas Island! Very nice location and a great team making a stay there a real pleasure. Veggie friendly food. We’ve stayed almost a month there and Helen (the cook) always made sure that vegetarians have good choices of mains and starters. and the quality of the cooking is also very good! I’d be happy to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small independent family apartment complex open the whole year around. Come with us to discover the unknown Crete: hiking, snorkeling, diving, Cretan cooking course, jeep safari and many more activities! Enjoy our daily fresh Greek food and grill! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zorbas Island

Address: Beach Road | Kokkini Hani Crete, Gournes Pediados, Crete 71400, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gournes Pediados
Price Range: $43 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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