Myself and my partner stayed at the Knossos Studios for two weeks in October 2012 and could not have been happier. Elena (the owner) is a lovely, lovely lady who did everything she could to make our stay enjoyable. Elena is the perfect hostess and genuinely cares for her customers. Her English is exemplary and she gaves us loads of invaluable advise about things to do and (especially) the best places to eat. She also, very kindly, let us keep our room (at no extra charge) until our 8pm pick-up on our departure day, which we were extremely grateful for. The room itself was basic (as you would expect in Greece) but more than adequate and always very clean. A few reviewers have mentioned the showers, but they really aren't a problem if you go with the flow (no pun intended). All the rooms have balconies which get the sun in the afternoon and we spent many happy early evenings enjoying our's. We also liked the location of the Studios, it's far enough away from the main drag to be comparitively quiet. But also it's only two doors down from what we considered to be Stallis' best restaurant (Taverna Kotsos), where we ate four times and adored it every time. You could pay a lot more to stay in Stalis and get a lot less than you do at Knossos Studios. Highly, highly recommended.
One small piece of advise if you are travelling to Stalis from Iraklion Airport.....take a taxi (about 25Euro each way), we pre-arranged bus travel (about 20Euro return) and it was absolutely soul-destroying. The bus took two and a half hours on the the way (dropping off at every resort), a taxi will take 30mins. One of our fellow guests had emailed Elena before they arrive and she had (apparently) sent a taxi for them. I would gladly pay the extra if I went back, or walk!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Knossos Studios are a family run complex of 15 bright and airy studios in the heart of Stalis, which is situated between the famous resorts of Malia and Hersonissos.Not far from Heraklion International Airport and the port of Heraklion, just 32 Km to the east.Studios are just few steps away from the splendid 4km long sandy beach, offering spacious studios, furnished with all modern amenities,with a pool, in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Knossos Studios Crete/Stalis, Greece