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“Nothing more to be desired”
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Athena Hotel
Ranked #26 of 47 Hotels in Georgioupolis
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Nothing more to be desired”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We spent a couple of days at the Athena Hotel at the end of October. Even at this time, at the end of the season and immediately before the winter in the rest of Europe, you not only get a good rest on the island of Crete but have the perfect opportunity to continue you summer experience with some more sunbathing and swimming in the sea. Yes, even swimming in the sea is possible, the water was not cold. The Athena hotel is some 300 meters from the beach but it offers its own facilities for sunbathing - a pool, etc. The place is pleasant, clean and in good order, breakfast is good, the proprietors have a very friendly attitude, ready to help and give instructions for traveling around. Georgioupoli is a small but interesting town, Rethymno and Chania with their historical sights and narrow Cretan-style streets are nearby, at a half-an-hour ride, and more than worth visiting. Kissamos, an hour away, is also a historical place and a starting point for a cruise to the magical Balos lagoon and the Gramvoussa island. Balos lagoon can also be reached by car on a dirt road - 7km long but takes an hour: prepare for a very bumpy ride! The famous Elafonissi beach is another hour and a half from Kissamos on a very narrow and relentlessly winding road. But the great mountainous scenery and the Elafonissi beach with its pinkish sand make the trip worth the effort and totally rewarding. The place reviewed here can also serve as a very good starting point for traveling to the south of Crete - something we could not do. You can also hike in the mountains and enjoy the numerous natural sights in the vicinity. So both hotel and its location highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buckinghamshire, England
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We arrived at midnight and as we got out of the taxi we received the warmest of greetings and shown to our accommodation and asked if we were happy (there were 3 families in our group). Between us we had various sized accommodation all of which were spacious, clean and well presented.
The hotel, which is run by a extremely friendly family, is only a few minutes walk away from the main square and about 5 minutes to the beach. It has a smaller pool for the children.
The resort, when we went last week in September, had a wonderful lazy atmosphere but also plenty of tavernas to select from.
Bus stop on the main road, about 5 minutes walk, which takes you into Chania (8 euros return) which is worth a visit.
We flew into Chania and got a private transfer which took approximately 40 minutes.
I would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Athena is a small family owned and run hotel about 300metres from the long sandy beach in this small resort. The owners are very friendly and informative and the rooms are clean and very pleasant, and of course, air conditioned, if required. There is a small bar in the reception area which leads to a swimming pool and a separate paddling pool for children. The hotel itself is within a short and flat walking distance from a variety of Bars, Tavernas and Shops. We very much enjoyed our stay and intend to return in 2014. This hotel is now a favourite of ours!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Athena Hotel
Address: Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 73007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Georgioupolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #26 of 47 Hotels in Georgioupolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Athena Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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