Tip: don't do as we did - land in Heraklion (with Easyjet) at night! Make sure you either fly to Chania airport and take a 15 minute bus to Ag Marina, or if you must, land in Heraklion during the day so you can grab a 2-hour bus ride in.
Otherwise you face a 2+ hour ride trying to find this little town in the dark, and arrive at 3.30am!! Unbelievably the owner Giannis stuck around to wait for our arrival! Folia is not the easiest to find as it's some way off the main strip of Ag Marina. Definitely would not recommend for those with mobility issues.
BUT these were all the faults we could find. Giannis is absolutely charming and helpful, the prices for this time of year is affordable even for backpackers and what's more the room & facilities were fantastic! We booked for a garden view room but got upgraded to a sea view, and self-catered with their little kitchenette. There was a balcony too. Happy times. Pool is a bit small but beach is, like everyone else said, 5 mins away.
Come here. Hire a car too, Budget Rental gave us a good deal when Athens-cars (who we originally booked with) tried to palm us off with a car with a flat tire!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Folia consists 45 furnished and full equipped apartments with a nice view to the mountain, the sea and the city of Chania.The location of the apartments is ideal to explore the island. It is only 8km west of Chania Town. Agia Marina’s taverns and beach bars are within a 10-minute walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Folia Apartments Agia Marina, Chania, Crete