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“Very friendly staff and great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Zorbas Hotel Apartments & Studios
Agia Pelagia Str., Agia Pelagia, Crete 71500, Greece   |  
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West Yorkshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very friendly staff and great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

Just returned from a brilliant trip to Skiathos where we stayed in the Zorbas Family Apartments. The apartments themselves were lovely - spacious, clean and with plenty of facilities to eat in every night if you prefer to save a bit of money! They are cleaned most days (exceptions are Tuesdays and Fridays when people arrive and leave and on a Sunday when just the bin is emptied). There are two blocks, one looking out onto the pool and bar area and one higher up which looks out towards the sea. The views from the balconies on the top block are amazing!

Due to there only being 16 apartments (11 one bedroom and 5 two bedroomed), the pool area is very quiet if you wish to spend the day relaxing. If you need a change of scenery the local beach is only 5 minutes walk away and other beaches are easily visited by hopping on the local bus service. The resort of Agia Pareskevi has plenty of tavernas and bars if you want to eat out, you could easily eat at one each night of the week. There are 2 or 3 supermarkets nearby as well - a warning though, the one at the bottom of the hill is VERY expensive, you are better walking to the supermarket further down the main road to buy any food.

What makes Zorbas is the friendly atmosphere though. The Zorbas family who run the apartments really go out their way to make your trip the best one possible. The 2 brothers, Nikos and Dimitri who run the bar during the day and evening both speak good English and are very informative as well as providing friendly conversation while you have your (very reasonably priced) drinks. The food available is great, and although there isn't a huge deal of choice, it's a great little extra and is good value for money.

Lastly, the hill up to the apartments, although steep, isn't a reason to be put off. The only reason to avoid it might be if you had difficulty walking or more than one small child.

I would highly recommend a trip to the Zorbas Family Apartments for a peaceful and relaxing holiday away from it all.

  • Liked — Friendly service and fantastic location.
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2007

This is an inexpensive but clean and pleasant studio 2 doors from the beach and directly across the street form a supermarket. (Easy to buy food for breakfast.) We got a studio with a view of the garden and a balcony with our own grape vine. The town leading to the beach is quite steep, so finding a place where you don't have to climb (you don't at Zorba's ) is nice. The beach is lovely and not rough but fairly narrow. Even in the shoulder season it can be hard to find an umbrella if you show up too late. Lots of nearby tavernas. We were worried about the apt. would be like because it was so economical, but had a great time and a lovely studio. Basic, but you don't spend much time there and the location is absolutely great.

  • Liked — Location, nearby stores and tavernas, balcony over garden
  • Disliked — Hard to find way thru town from highway, beach is narrow
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Zorbas Hotel Apartments & Studios

Address: Agia Pelagia Str., Agia Pelagia, Crete 71500, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Agia Pelagia
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 29 Specialty lodging in Agia Pelagia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run Apartments & Studios at 40 mt from the sandy beach of Agia Pelagia bay in Crete island (21km from Heraklion city). All rooms have private bathrooms, air-condition (cold-warm), direct telephone line, safe box, satelite tv, cooking facilities and free WiFi (wireless or corded) internet access. Super market, restaurants and shopping center are few steps away from the property and parking space at 70mt. ... more   less 
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