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Any tips?? :)

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1. Re: booked up

Hi Karen and welcome to the forums

Well, almost certainly yes, we can help/steer you/ give you advice etc. if you tell us when/where/ and what you like to do/see/eat/drink/walk/hike etc...

So, tell us what you are looking for and hopefully we will be able to give you some ideas.

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You also need to tell us what is booked up!

Presumably you mean that you've booked your flights - but Crete is a huge island with two airports, so we need to know which one you're flying to before we can make suggestions.

And if you've booked both your flights and your hotel as a package, it will also be useful to know which resort you'll be staying at.

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Booked two weeks at stella palace..crete...just wondering if anybody been and have any tips..its me hubby and two teens 14&16..shame there is no facebook page..as our last holiday had one..and it was really helpful...and fun.. :)

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What you will hate and ultimately come to love about Analipsi is how quiet it is with nothing to do

However there is a very good public transport service ten minutes from Stella Palace that will whisk you away east towards Hersonissos Malia and Stalis Agios Nickolas and betond and west toward Heraklion

Crete Aquarium in Gournes is a must see for the youngsters and is presented as a scientific spectacle rather than a tacky tourist trap

Go Karting at Star Beach Hersonissos and several boat trips and excursions originate here

Live Football/World Cup in several bars in Analipsi

Club Cafe beside Sensatori

And Eleni almost back to back metres from the beach

Nightlife can only be described as tame away from the hotels

Locals are pleasant and everything is surprisingly available despite the sleepy appearance of the village

Weather is almost clockwork predictable and depending on time of year most pleasant

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Hi Karen we stayed at Stella Palace last summer (Aug). The hotel is lovely with beautiful grounds and swimming pools. We did have an issue with getting sunbeds though, we saw people putting towels on beds 8pm the night before, by 5AM most beds had a towel on and it was a case of finding the odd bed and carrying it to an available space. There is plenty going on throughout the day for all ages, evening entertainment was usual stuff aimed for a mix of nationalities if you like that sort of thing. Some evening they also had a singer at one of the pools bars, which was quite relaxing. The food was lovely and lots of choice however the drinks were a big let down and we did end up paying extra for cocktails (these were really nice though) or going out into the village of an evening which is also lovely just very quite.

We had a lovely relaxing holiday (apart from sunbed issue) it is also annoying when people put towels on the bed but don't show up till mid/late afternoon, which we saw almost everyday our 1st week there. The kids (16 & 12) made lost of friends and if you go during the school summer holidays Tomas Cook have teen reps getting the teenagers involved in games ect.

Hope you have a lovely holiday any questions will be happy to answer if I can.

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Hi Karen, my gf and I stay at the Stella every September, we love it, its ideal for your kids with the many pools, as previously said Analipsi is quiet but the tavernas that it does have are lovely with a good choice, both in the village centre and along the seafront. Club Cafe opposite Sensatori complex is more like an English bar, hubby will like it if he likes football. If you fancy hiring a car theres a guy not far from the Stella entrance (on the sea road) who will do you a good deal. If i remember rightly the us into Heraklion is about 3/4 euros, we usually spend a day there. If youre gonna eat away from the Stella we recommend Tritonas (on the corner near Sensatori) and Sirtaki (in the village centre), there is a facebook page, link below...have a great time

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Sounds good..really dont want kids to be bored..how is the beach? And what is weather like in sept..we arrive 9th.x

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Also is wifi at hotel expensive? X

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