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“Isabel & Alan” 5 of 5 stars
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Athena Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ippokratous 24, Stalis, Crete 70 007, Greece   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 55 Hotels in Stalis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Isabel & Alan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We have been 3 times so far and can't wait to go back. Theo, Joanna and the family all make you so welcome and can't do enough for you. The apartments are basic as are all Greek apartments but they are clean and the food is good. The pool area is lovely and peaceful, you are totally relaxed from the minute you arrive. Hope we can afford to go back in September, if not we will be there next year. It's like our second home and we are visiting our own family.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Just back from our 7th visit since 2003. WHY ? because we love it and Theo, Maria and his mum and dad always make us feel so welcome. If you enjoy your time on holiday enjoy a few drinks without feeling the need to act like an idiot this is the place to go.
Last year we paid for 5 star luxury in Majorca, jaccuzi bath the works BUT I'd rather be at the Athena.
Theo has plans for some very positive upgrades over the next few years but as it stands is good enough for us.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

My husband and I stayed at these apartments in 2010 and loved the warm family atmosphere and relaxed holiday so much, that we decided we would return again with our 3 children.( a first as I have always said that we try somewhere different each holiday). Once we said we had booked other members of our family decided to come too as they had heard our rave reviews of our holiday without the kids in 2010. I was a little apprehensive that perhaps we had seen the whole experience through rose tinted glasses as we were without the responsibility of our 3 kids. But, I am happy to say that I was not mistaken.

Theo and his family were as welcoming as ever, the accommodation although basic is beautifully clean and we never felt that our beds or towels etc needed changing more often. (as mentioned in other reviews). Our 3 children were relaxed and happy around the lovely pool and loved the fact that they could order themselves drinks, ice creams etc and with such reasonable prices they tended to like their breakfast there too. My 4 year old daughter had chickenpox just before we were due to leave and Joanna (Theo's Mum) arranged for a doctor to visit and was very kind and attentive. We had to stay a further week as she was contagious - but in a strange way we were all thrilled. Got to see more of Crete.

The local beach is sandy, clean and well attended to by the adjoining restaurants, which again helps to make your holiday very relaxing as everything is at hand

Wish I was back now - definitely booking again for 2013 as realise that I can really relax quickly here.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

I went with 4 girls aged between 18-19 after reading reviews we were quite worried but the apartments are very nice as are the staff, we did go out during the evenings to stalis/malia but tried our best to get back into the apartments quietly and had no problems. I think as long as your aren't too loud and respect the staff and family who run the apartments no problems will arise. The pool was always clean and the breakfasts were nice and the walk into stalis only takes about 5/10 minutes.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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scotland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

This was a very nice apartment, the owners were lovely people and could not have been more helpfull, the studio we had for 2 people was nice, overlooking the pool, clean and comfortable, the beds were changed once in a week which was fine and the towels also, if you needed anything more than that all you do is ask. The apartments were situated in a quiet part of Stalis which was nice as it was in a nice area and the buzz is nearby if required. We had sandwhiches made up for our journey home and they were delicious, would return to athena apartments no problem.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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gateshead
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Just returned from Athena after a 2 week stay, first impressions on arrival were quite promising. Room was 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 people, my wife and I slept in the kitchen area and the kids got the bedroom. 1 wardrobe was in the bedroom which had to fit 4 peoples clothing, no chance. During the 2 week stay, the bed linen was changed once, which wasn't enough, the towels, 3 times and the bag in the toilet was sometimes left 3 days before being changed.The apartment was not what I would call CLEAN on arrival and was only swept about 3 times,which would be fine if you had a brush and pan supplied to sweep the floor yourself. One toilet roll was provided on arrival and you had to buy more when required. The staff were friendly enough and the apartments had a relaxing pool area during our stay with a mixture of families and a couple of groups of young lads and girls who were pleasant enough and not rowdy. Air conditioning cost us 100 Euros for the fortnight which I thought was expensive but definitely required. Prices for drinks and snacks at the pool bar were very reasonable. In summary, there are only so many times you can say "well, it is Greece", to make allowances for the lack of hygiene and basic accommodation. Not the best, but by no means the worst I've stayed in and with a little more attention payed to cleanliness and linen changes, these apartments would be much better.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

I visited with a friend, we had a fantastic week,a nice quiet spot but just a short walk to the bars/restaurants of Stalis, a lovely family run place, friendly welcome and they go out of their way to help you, spotlessly clean, beautiful pool, drinks and snacks reasonably priced.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ippokratous 24, Stalis, Crete 70 007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Stalis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Athena Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Athena Apartments is a cozy, home-like, three-star holiday accommodation collection of 20 self-catering apartments found in Stalida, close to famous Malia and Hersonissos. It is strategically located to combine serenity and calmness with the famous nightlife of the area. Surrounded by the green color of the well-kept gardens, under the light blue of the day sky, the heart of the hotel beats at the shimmering zephyr water of the pool. All apartments have a view of the gardens or the pool. Rewind while enjoying a refreshing soft-drink, a light snack or an ice-cream under the Cretan sun during the day or an alcoholic beverage at the pool bar of the hotel at night. ... more   less 
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Athena Apartments Hotel Stalis
Athena Apartments Crete/Stalis, Greece

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