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Lia Sofia
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Oulaf Palme, Stalis, Crete 70007, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Stalis
Newport, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“fantastic place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

my partner and i have stayed here three times this year as you will not find a better place to stay in Stalis. The apartments are spotlessly clean and central for beach, restaurants and shops. We call it our second home. Giorgos & Maria, Coastas & Lia are very welcoming and helpful. We would like to thank them for a wonderful 7 weeks stay here. we will be back next year. ( King of Stalis)

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Just home after another great holiday at the Lia Sofia, so good we were there twice this year! We call it our home from home as Costas & Lia, Giorgos & Maria make you feel like one of the family. The apartments are in an excellent location a minutes walk to the beach and are clean, comfortable and quiet. We take a one bedroom apartment and its great to have the option of air conditioning as it can be very hot. Free wifi is also available. Be sure to try Costas home-made wine and olive oil, they're the best! We love it here so much that we have already booked for next year. Thank you for another unforgettable holiday.
Kay & Mick, Cork, Ireland.

Room Tip: Lower floors could be more suitable for families with small children.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I am writing this review on behalf of my parents Michael and Susan.
We have just got back from Crete and they wanted me to write a glowing review on apartments.
This is certainly the best location and beautiful apartments in a quite but yet central location in stalis so much to see and do and of course relax. A home made caraf of wine was waiting on arrival with a note stating have a lovely holiday. It's the little things like this that are so nice. Every time they passed the mini reception there was a hello from George or his father. So so friendly and this apartment is a gem. They my parents will certainly be booking again. Thankyou so much for a lovely stay highly recommended !

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Me and my friend stayed here in a twin room ground apartment. To be honest it was just what we was looking for. Quiet, with good facilities and wifi. Plus being a minute walk to the beach and main high street. The owner was friendly and offered a few raki's throughout the stay!! Definitely coming back to stay here next year

Room Tip: There wasn't a swimming pool or fitness centre but 1 min from the beach.. Who cares!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Have stayed in Stalis many times but this is the best!! Room was clean, location perfect and of course not forgetting Giorgos and Costas!! Was made so welcome and loved the friendly atmosphere!! Cant wait to book to go back next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

just returned from lia Sofia apts a good relaxing holiday, the apartments are clean and in a good position, only minutes from the sea, in the middle of Stalis. Giorgos and Kostas are very obliging and welcoming, the maid Lena was also nice even though she could not understand English .Would recommend these apartments (try a visit)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I stayed at Lia Sofia for a week (29/8/13) as a female solo traveller. The apartment was modern, spotlessly clean (thank you Lena!) and spacious. Costas, Giorgos and family were excellent hosts , very professional and attentive without being over the top. As a woman on my own I felt very safe and had the holiday that I needed; I found a peaceful spot on the beach and had no hassle from anyone. I would certainly stay here again for a holiday either alone or with family. There is plenty to do here if you choose and I think if I had stayed longer would have done a bit of exploring, a very pretty Island
Thank you for your kind hospitality,Melanie

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Oulaf Palme, Stalis, Crete 70007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Stalis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lia Sofia 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lia-Sofia apartments are located in in a quiet place in Stalida's heart, just 80 meters from the beach, with a view to the wonderful sea. The facility is consisted of: 10 appartments which can host 3 - 4 persons and 5 studios which can host 2 persons. All of them they have a balcony and the front ones they have a view to the sea while the back ones a view to the mountains.There are also a parking place and wonderful gardens with palm trees. Other facilities that are nearby Lia-Sofia, are restaurants, bars, medical center, bank ATMs, bus station and many more, just 2 minutes by foot. Our apartments and studios offer safe box, air-conditioning system, electric cooker and a fridge. ... more   less 
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Lia Sofia Crete/Stalis, Greece

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