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“Another 2 weeks of bliss”
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Driades Apartments
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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“Another 2 weeks of bliss”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Just returned from our 3rd visit to Driades in as many years.The views are still as stunning, the welcome just as friendly, and the slope is still there! Met so many nice people this year, the couple from Cheshire, the lads from Hull, The couple from Leicester, and all the couples from Ireland
Wonderful people, all vowing to return.This is the affect that Driades has on you,once you've been, you just have to return The owners .Eleni, and Iro and George the barman extraordinaire, Nothing is to much trouble, they will help in any way they can.-( Good luck to George hope your plans go well , and hope to see you next year) .Hot snacks available at the bar cooked fresh so there is a wait, but hey what's the rush,your on holiday, time is of no essence
Down in the villages, its hello nice to see you back, welcome, from every shop, bar restaurant you pass. The food is still amazing from Romantica, Patrikas and Oniro, and of cause our favourite Myrtios down in old Hersonissos, where Dimitri will cook you crepes at your table on his new toy.No Maria this year cleaning as a bad back has taken its toll, Now we have Emma, just as capable, rooms cleaned, linen changed 2/3 ties a week, and toilet rolls provided several times a week.In all another top holiday, with temperatures up in the 30's,all you could wish for.
Saying goodbye gets harder every year, but already making plans, god willing for next year.
If your looking for a nice peaceful lazy or adventurous holiday in Crete, look no further then Driades, you won't go far wrong, But, be careful if you do have walking problems, because to get the views you do have to be high up, and there is a slope. although taxis are available.
Dont like wishing my life away, but cant wait to get back there next year.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a week in august. Great stay,very friendly staff, great location if you dont mind the hills for walking up.

Nice rooms, clean, stayed at the very top block, didnt need AC as there I a lovely breeze that flows around the mountain through the room whem you open up the windows.

Rooms were cleaned once in our week there, this could be improved on.

Nice small pool with bar and stunning views and nice kitchen where you can get light meals

Also please check out space bar, belongs to the owner. Mike and finn will make you very welcome.

Across from space bar is a lovely Greek retaurant called davids, arrive early to avoid the q's. Also great in poskopiano is a restaurant called emmanuel's. These are must see.

Overall, great budget accommodation with friendly staff. Great location, for restaurants and good distance from the bustling strip of Hersonisos.

  • Stayed August 2013
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kapelle NL
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Wonderfull surrounding, stunning view, the most kind family who are treating you as friends more then guests. Pool area is perfect, appartment is cleaned every day accept sundays. Towels are changed every other day and bedlinen 2/3 times a week.appartment are good equipped everything you need is there, beds are of a good quality, which is important. Would recommended it to friends any minute!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 weeks, for the price we paid we can't really fault it. Having read the reviews about the steep hill we were a little worried but after we got there its not as bad as some were saying. The rooms are basic but adequate, the room was cleaned often enough. the staff are friendly especially George and eleni, they are an asset to the owners as they gave great information and were always happy to help. The views are amazing overlooking hersonissos, the weekly BBQ was nice and got people to interact with each other that may not have done. If you want a decent place to stay I would recommend driades appartments. We will be coming back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very disappointing. Not at all like it was advertised. At first they cud'nt do enough for you. But when you tend to spend little time as possible in the resort, you tend to be frowned upon. Hygiene was extremely poor, linen, towels not changed.. bins not emptied for a full week, disgusting we ended up disposing of our waste in the local bins at the end of the resort. Not accessible for one just after surgery, or anyone who is rocky on there feet, especially elderly / small children. Lol, only thing that was an advantage was the magnificent view of the town below..

  • Stayed July 2013
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Dublin
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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a weeks holiday here and would highly recommend it for those looking for a quiet/relaxing break. It is situated on an elevated site but this adds to the beauty of the views and the fact that its still quite close to main town / villages if you want to access them. There are a few main important points though, these apartments are definitely NOT for anyone with walking difficulties of any sort. I don't have any and I even wouldn't consider going back without transport. It's only 15 min walk or less down hill to
Villages but too steep to walk back unless you love a good trek. Didn't matter to us we hired transport on first day so no hassle and would recommend you do even to get to a decent supermarket as that's 20 mins away by foot. Taxi is only €7 down to hersonnosis main town. We stayed in a duplex style apartment which was basic but fine. No complaints except the
linen and towels could have been changed more. We arrived early on fri morn and didn't see a cleaner until Monday. Also they don't supply toilet tissue so make sure you stock up :) the apartment was quite small even for us as a couple and they told us they usually sleep 4 in them so make sure you ask for the 1 bed apt rather than the duplex style if possible as having spoke to other guests they seemed larger for more than 2 people. The apartments are nothing to write home about, basic but has all you need (except toaster) There is a small pool bar which serves food. this also acts as the reception and has a pool table. Food is fine but expect to wait at least 30 mins. There was never more than 30-40 people at the pool which is what we loved, never a problem getting a sunbed no matter what time of day. Owners and staff couldn't have been nicer. Don't get too worried when you arrive as the bus from airport will drop you at the bottom of the hill/road where apartments are as the bus wouldn't fit up :) the owners come to collect you though and drop you back on return. We had to check out at midday and our flight was not until 12:30 that night so make sure you ask on first day can you keep your apartment until 6 (latest time allowed) it makes a huge difference. Cost is €20. The air con cost us €7 per day and safe €7 for the week.
Overall we would go back here but not with the children as nothing much for them to do. Perfect for couples and none of the negative points above would put me off returning again next year. The good definitely outweighed the bad.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

It's the second year in Crete and we want to thank Driades for the warmth welcome in this beautiful place.
Last year we had a negative experience at Amazones Village, next door. This year we thank Eleni for having shown the real Cretan hospitality and the real Greek people.
Thank you!!! And let's have a great season.
All the best to Greece!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Driades Apartments
Address: Piskopiano, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Piskopiano
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Piskopiano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Driades Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Driades Apartments is a small attractive complex in a quiet position within the pretty and picturesque village of Piskopiano. It is just 150 metres to the many bars and tavernas in the centre of Piskopiano and the centre of Hersonissos is a 20 minutes walk downhill from the apartments. These apartments will appeal to families and couples looking for quiet accommodation in a scenic hillside location above Hersonissos. The apartments have an inviting pool and sun terrace and are popular with British holidaymakers and are ideal for a relaxed holiday in Crete. Get to our pool, take a dive and get you refreashing drink with the beautifull sightseeing. Your children will play in the children's pool and will enjoy their ice cream in the snack bar near the pool. If you come with your car or you hire one to escape to the beautifull Cretan beaches and villages, a large parking is available for you. In Driades Apartments, you will meet the authentic Cretan hospitality with people which will be always ready to serve you. The Driades Apartments are ideal for a relaxing vacation in Crete. ... more   less 
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