Just got back from a brilliant holiday at Filia. From the moment we arrived at 4.30am in the morning with the offer of a free drink by Michael, the owners did everything they could to make it a really fun and memorable holiday. The accommodation itself was what you’d expect from Greek self catering at this type of price. We had a nice room on the quieter side of the complex, with the room split on two levels so although it was a studio the beds were made separate from the kitchen area. As other people have mentioned the shower is pretty small but we just got used to it and it wasn’t a problem. Rooms were kept clean all the time with fresh towels. If you have any issues the guys would be happy to sort it out for you – we found we didn’t have bowls in the room for breakfast but a quick trip to the bar soon sorted that out.
The two pool areas were both lovely. We spent all our time over at Billy’s side where the sun loungers are newer and super comfy for accommodation of this price. And of course Billy provided us with endless entertainment – “all day, all night”! We ate here a few times during the day and it was always cooked fresh by George and reasonably priced. Recommend getting an ice cream too – they were massive!
The apartments are only a minute’s walk from the main road in Stalis where there are lots of nice restaurants and bars. We’d recommend Amici Italian restaurant where we had a couple of really great meals, but can’t say we had a bad meal all holiday. Most nights we’d be back in the hotel bar with Billy between about midnight and 1am, insisting we were having one before bed and often ending up being the last ones to leave around 3am because we were having so much fun with Billy’s endless catchphrases and general craziness. If you’re not afraid of a late night, make sure you get Billy to take you clubbing one night – it’ll be the most fun you have all holiday! If you’re one for early nights, ask to get a room on the quieter side because the rooms on Billy’s side are very close to the bar. There is a quieter bar over that side too where you’ll find Babis who’s really lovely as well.
All in all we had a fantastic holiday and were really sad to be leaving. If you don’t like the basic type of accommodation you expect to find in Greece for this price then you should pay more and book into a soulless four star hotel somewhere – but we’ll guarantee you won’t have nearly as much fun. We’ll definitely be back!
Jennie & Stuart
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- Filia Apartments Heraklion
- Filia Apartments Hotel Heraklion
- Filia Hotel Apartments Crete/Stalis, Greece