Me and Mum arrived early in the morning to find no rep waiting to show us where the hotel was. Thanks Thomas Cook. Luckily with Trip Advisor and Google Earth I had an idea. So walked down road on our own at 5am to find key in door. Rooms lovely. Basic but clean. It's Greece! Everythings basic. All I was bothered about was a clean cool room which it was. Got up in the morning and went to welcome meeting which was ok. Rep apologised for 'missing' us and so we got the air conditiong control and the safe key (45 euros for both for a week) and then went for a walk. The walk to Elounda's harbour is about 10 mins at a stroll. Either by the sea or on the road past the shops. Fantastic. Lots of traverna's nearby. You must go to Plaka (take the little train) and Spinalonga. Amazing place. Also, even though it's a long way go to Knossos. Brilliant.
The apartments had a salsa night on Saturday which was fantastic. BBQ and drinks with salsa lessons. Tina, Costas and Zak really know how to make you feel at home and nothing was ever too much trouble.
I will agree that becuase anyone can use the pool we did get some horrid kids in (one little devil in particular) but all of Greece is like this so I don't see it fair to blame the apartments. Plus the kid was english (so embarrassing to admit that).
All in all if you want to relax, have fun and see the true Greece then stay here. Get to know everyone and you'll feel like one of the family.
Missing you Tina, see you soon.
- Also Known As:
- Hiona Apartments Hotel Elounda
- Hiona Apartments Elounda, Crete