We have just got back from a fabulous holiday in the DIAS hotel in the village of Stalis. We wanted a holiday away from the usual tourist crowds to do some walking, eating, drinking and exploring. For us middle aged couple it was absolutely positive to find the kindergarten factor very low. But this was in the middle of September. It is probably different in July / August. We loved every minute of our stays!
Nothing was too much trouble for Maria, the Manager, and the Staff. When you stay in DIAS you feel like Maria`s guest. She takes good care of you all the time. She is a sweet, very friendly and hospitable lady, as well as the rest of the staff. She was always there to welcome you warmly through out the day. Maria and the hotel staff did everything to make our stay memorable! She has a personal touch with all the guests! As a welcome surprise we were offered a bottle of a delicious red wine! All staff were wonderful - not the typical aloof front desk or concierge services. The Dias hotel is the place where you feel truly welcome and valued. We were very happy there!
Our apartment was excellent: big, light and airy and spotlessly clean. In fact, it was a spacious split level room with a fully equipped kitchenette, a small hob, full size fridge and sink. Beds were very comfortable and sheets were of very high quality. Pillows were excellent. The towels were changed every day! The maintenance and cleaning personnel is among the best we have seen down by the Mediterranean. A big plus for that!
We enjoyed a stunning sea view from our massive balcony!
The hotel has an amazing location! It is very close to the beach. You can eat your breakfast or dinner looking out to the sea. The breakfast was great in my opinion: always fresh watermelon, grapes, tomatoes and cucumbers, a big basket full of bread, boiled eggs, ham and cheese, cornflakes.
The resort is lovely, laid back atmosphere. There are very good restaurants and a few trendy little bars. We had really fantastic meals especially at the 9 Muses!
DIAS is a fabulous place to stay and one that will really make your vacation something special. It was a wonderful and successful holiday! A huge thankyou again to Maria and all her staff, for their warm and friendly welcome, hopefully we will see you all next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dias hotel and apartments are located in Stalida, in a picturesque setting suitable for families and couples. The hotel, fully renovated in 2009, offers modern, bright and comfortable accommodation. All rooms are very spacious, luxurious, fully furnished with the finest quality of wooden furniture. All rooms offer balconies with garden or pool - sea view. There is a large 200 sq.meters swimming pool, where guests can relax and enjoy refreshments, drinks, ice-creams, snacks from the pool bar. The apartments are surrounded by beautiful gardens. There are plenty of water sports on offer and away from the beach you will find sights such as the Palace of King Minos at Knossos and Heraklion city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dias Apartments Stalís
- Dias Hotel & Apartments Crete/Stalis, Greece