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“Alonia is the perfect holiday stay”
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Alonia Apartments
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Kolymbari
Certificate of Excellence
East Sussex,UK
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Alonia is the perfect holiday stay”
Reviewed July 22, 2011

This was our fourth stay with Makis at Alonia Apartments. He is the perfect host, a lovely man and his warmth and hospitality always makes our holiday so special. Makis will always cook you lovely breakfasts and snacks at anytime. There are also many excellent restaurants in the area in Kolymbari (for fish) and if you turn right out of the apartments and walk along the main road you will see Ptoliethron Taverna with it's curved arches. We especially like their Chicken and Bacon Souvlaki.
A little further along you will come across Alexandros Tavern on a corner of a small road.
We spent many happy evenings at this family run restaurant and it is to be highly recommended. You might like to try their Lamb chops( to die for!!) Margareta and Alexandros are very friendly and hospitable.
There is a large Carrefour supermarket towards Kolymbari but you can also get most produce from the shops opposite. A short walk to the beach down the side of a car hire shop wil eventually bring you to a beach bar which offers food and drinks daytime or evening and it's well worth a visit for an ice cold beer and a spot of lunch.
The temperatures in July this year did reach 43 degrees so take plenty of high factor sun screen. If you do choose to go then please give best regards to Makis from Ray and Jackie.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

Well this was our 5th visit to Alonia. Mikey remains the ever the perfect host. More and more repeat visitors. The place never loses it's charm. I have just created a facebook page called Alonia Appartment with the permission of Mikey. Feel free to use it and share photo's and experiences..!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 21, 2011

These apartments are great if you want a relaxing ,quiet holiday. Mike the owner is so nice and very generous !! His breakfast are a must...but they do feed two!! And you get pastries with you coffee !!

We went in August and there were always sun beds at the pool whatever time you arrived . The rooms were basic but clean , and the beds were really comfortable. I would advise getting a car as there are some lovely places to visit. The beach near the apartment wasn't nice but if your turned left out of the drive and followed the road through the village past the monastry, up the mountain and then back down (about 4 miles altogether) you come to a lovely little cove called Afrata ,with a little beach bar that does nice food.
Chania at night is must , we had a couple of lovely meals in a restaurant in the back streets.
Don't bother with the water park its not good!!

Near the apartment Espirdes is fab and only a 5 minute walk (turn right out of hotel and follow the road about 1/2 mile). Its also worth walking to the restaurants in the village,its about a 30 min walk along the beach road or a 5 min drive.

Mikes BBQ's are worth trying..lots of food and wine.

We had a fantastic holiday and will be going back next year!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Varese, Italy
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46 reviews
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Reviewed November 6, 2010

We stayed one week in Alonia Apartments in summer 2009 and we really loved it.
The property is very clean and quite, the surrounding landscape is very green and relaxing.
The best is to have a car to be used to reach the beautiful beaches of Falasarna and Platanias (not very far from Kolymbari) and to visit Chania (also close to Alonia Apartments) for shops and restaurants.
We found the location perfect to deeply visit all the north west part of Crete and we could suggest this property to everyone who likes to have big, clean apartments with basic furnitur and a great service with family atmosphere.
Don't miss the breakfast, it was one of the best we ever had!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

Will keep this short. The apartments are excellent, but in my view you need a car due to the location. The local buses seem to be ok, but this is still rather limiting. Very few places nearby, but as mentioned in other reports Espirides, the closest restaurant is very good and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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lancashire
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

Stayed for a week in September, everything was excellent, from the cleanliness of the apartments to the pool area, 25 min walk to Kolimbari harbour and the fish Tavernas, or about 800metre the other way to decent Taverna.
Owner Micheali a perfect gent nothing to much trouble.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2010

We've just returned from a one week stay at the Alonia -It deserves the great reviews it gets.
We had a downstairs studio for 2/3 it could have easily slept three people the space inside was great. It was clean and well equipped.Cooking facilities I can't comment on as the most we did was boil the kettle.
The pool was beautifully clean and the surrounding garden area well kept with plenty of tables and chairs with parasols for shade.
Mikey is an absolutley lovely host , attentive but not in your face,as mentioned before his honey raki is a must !
The Alonia is well placed to do whatever you want -we chose to do virtually nothing and had a wonderfull relaxing week,met some lovely people and would definatley return to the Alonia .

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Property: Alonia Apartments
Address: Skoutelonas | Chania Kolympari, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias > Kolymbari
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kolymbari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alonia apartments allocates swimming-pool and reception while the personnel speaks fluently the English and Italian language. Twelve from the apartments they have view the sea while four from them they have view in the swimming-pool. Alonia apartments is a familial enterprise and your accommodation there, you will make to feel as at home. In small distance from the apartments they are Bars, Cafe, restaurants and Supermarket. ... more   less 
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