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“A lovely piece of Cretan heaven.” 5 of 5 stars
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Haridimos Apartments
2.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Tavronitis, Crete, Greece   |  
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“A lovely piece of Cretan heaven.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

I've stayed here on three occasions now and I would still return again. The accommodation is typically Greek, but all very frequently cleaned and fresh sheets/towels given. Katerina is well known for her fantastic hospitality, the home cooked food is amazing and very good value too. Katerina holds a Cretan night on Thursdays with vast quantities of food, wine, Tsikoudia and Cretan dancers towards the end of the evening.

You do really need to have a rental car here if you want to do anything much other than laze by the pool. It's about a kilometer or so from Tavronitis village where there are some supermarkets, bakery, takeaway, etc.

If you want a peaceful holiday away from tourist centres, this is the place for you.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Very remote location, not good if you cant walk anywhere! The rooms are VERY basic, low beds, a kettle, 1 cooker ring (not if you fancy cooking something big), Shower over the bath is just ok, The pool is small but adequate.
The staff lovely and friendly, could not say a bad word about them! Just the apartment needs a bit more maintainence.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

great place rooms are spacious could do with a scrub around windows and taps but nothing major!! pool area is lovely and food is great cooked by katerina and her mom and it is delicious!! Katerina is brilliant so much fun and she always has so much energy!! katerina puts on a great Cretan night and a fun quiz night!! thanks for a good holiday!!

Room Tip: 1st floor rooms a must for sea views and if u can get 207 or 206 even better
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

just got back from haridimos today what a great week...katerina is a fabulous cook with help from her mum all home cooked greek cuisine the moussaka is magic..my daughter loved the chops..
the place itself is so calming yet fun crete night and quiz night were all lively and you dont get left out and not dancing is not an option...
Katerina even does a mean sunday roast beef dinner...
if you want a relaxing get away holiday just to rest and relax and forget about your worries then go there if your into nitelife then dont

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

My wife and I plus 2 friends have just returned from Haridimos apartments after our 4th visit in 5 years,the atmosphere is great,the apts.,basic as are all greek apts,you are treated as one of the family and as the place is fairly remote (3 tavernas within 3/4 mile)you quickly get to know all the other guests 1/2 of whom are returnees with the help of Katerina.We ate out twice only in 2 weeks as the food is freshly home cooked daily and the best greek food I have tasted.It does get a bit noisy on party nights etc.,but usually shuts down by 1 am on these nights.If you want to go to bed by 9.30pm dont go here.We are in our early 70s and have met younger people 20s-30s getting of the coach with long faces and leaving saying its been the best break they have had.All the apartments have a sea view despite the Olympic description.We shall be going back next year.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

I've never enjoyed package holidays and being a "tourist" but his holiday was completely different to anything I have experienced and we will be returning sometime soon. The rooms are basic but very clean, the pool is great, the location is quiet. Katerina is well, Katerina. An extraordinary personality and superb cook. She makes you feel part of an extended family and is great fun. It's not just put on for the guests, it's genuine. The food is outstanding value and not expensive as some have commented. There were three cats around from time to time but these were no problem and we liked them. We were glad we had a car but would have had one wherever we had stayed as we wanted to look around independently and not have to pay exorbitant prices for coach trips or hang around at bus stops. This is not a place for young people looking for great nightlife but it is really great for couples and families with children. I wish we could have stayed a month!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

although this property is about 15 mins walk from the village and nearest shop i have to say it was our little bit of HEAVEN .We instantly felt like part of the family with Katerinas home cooking and hostess skills making us feel vvery special ,never on a holiday have i ever said i WILL come back .
though the village is only small a few bars and shops ect the livlier resort of platanais is only a short bus ride away and taxis back were resonable too ,here you could find everything you could ever want so haridimos apts are an ideal base for a varied holiday
KATERINA AND HER FAMILY went out of there way to make our stay special and i would l without a doubt recommend this property to anyone

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tavronitis, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Tavronitis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Tavronitis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Haridimos Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Haridimos Apartments are located 45 minutes from Chania airport in the seaside village of Tavronitis on the North West of Crete. The apartments are run by Katerina and her family. Their warm hospitality and friendly personality will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The apartments are in a peaceful and quiet location, just 50 metres from the beach and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The accommodation is self catering but if you don't feel like cooking the taverna offers authentic Greek food every day, lunch and dinner. The pool bar has a variety of snacks and drinks available all day long. Make sure you join Katerina for the Cretan night: an evening full of fun, with lots of dishes from the local cuisine, Greek music and local dancers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Haridimos Apartments Hotel Chania Town
Haridimos Apartments Chania/Tavronitis, Crete

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