We stayed in a pair of adjoining 1-bed apartments with our daughter's family. The beach-side location was stunning (as were the sunsets over the poolside cafe). The owner welcomed us with warm enthusiasm, and his family (daughter Marie, her husband and children) made us feel very much at home. She is such a good cook!!!
A tiny beach less than two minutes walk away provided many happy hours for us (and the grand-daughter), and the Tavern on the beach provided the most excellent coffee (ask for 'Nescafe' and make sure that nobody except Nico makes it). Took a trip by bus to Chania (2.10 Euros each way). Bus stop is 15 mins walk away, near to the two Supermarkets). Drove to the Monaseries in the mountains - good trip.
Only real downside (apart from the basic nature of the accommodation) was the mossies. I was eaten alive!! Must make sure that you take precautions - use the mossie-net over the beds, and the plug-in oojits (get refills from Mrs Anna). Citronella candles on the balcony would be useful, as would Boots Soltan sun lotion with insect repellent.
Apart from that, I am looking forward to another visit to Stavros.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zorbas Beach Hotel is a 3-star beachfront complex of 53 apartments and studios that lies on the most beautiful part of the Akrotiri peninsula in Chania. It is situated at the most privileged position that boasts stunning views over the Cretan Sea. It is located ideally right on a sandy beach, inside 30.000 M2 of private land. Set right a few steps from clean and well maintained scenic beaches, the hotel is surrounded by an unspoilt natural area which protects it from the city's noise and crowds. The crystal sea in front of it, the excellent home-made traditional food, a very personal approach, as well as the comfortable apartments and studios will make your stay an unforgettable one. Amenities of the Beach Complex: • Sea water swimming pool for adults and separate for children (1000 m2) • Outdoor dining area at the pool with high quality Cretan cuisine • Pool barstools, free pool umbrellas & sun beds, pool snack bar • Free high speed wireless internet access in the entire hotel complex • Free internet corner at the reception/lobby • Free parking area • Tennis court • Children's outdoor playgrounds • Outdoor chess board • Laundry and dry cleaning service • Organized sandy beach with free umbrellas and sun beds • Airport/ Port transfer service • Small library corner at the reception/lobby • Colorful gardens with local flora • Doctor (external collaborator) • Taxi and car rental services • Credit card accepted, fax & photocopies services • Trip Arrangements • Cretan Dancing Nights at the Pool Area • Free Maps • Fishing, bicycling, snorkeling & diving activities ... more less
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