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“Home from Home”
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Classic Apartments
australia
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69 reviews
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“Home from Home”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

It was like visiting a favorite relative. Owners are very friendly and go that extra mile to ensure your stay is the best it can be. The room was was comfortable and very clean and the gardens and pool were well kept. We enjoyed the nearby beach and restaurants. We moved on to Chania after a week to see the rest of Crete and we did like Chania but we missed the hospitality and generosity of the Classic Apartment hosts.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Heraklion, Greece
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

These were very relaxing holidays. There is a nice bar area with cheap drinks. The rooms are clean and the hosts extra friendly and helpful. Not too far from town, but far enough to have your peace and quiet.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

What a wonderful family Giannis, Virginia and their children are, so friendly and hospitable, everyone is made to feel so welcome, their aim is to please and nothing is too much trouble. If you are going to Crete we would highly recommend staying at the Classic Apartments. Set in beautiful gardens with a stunning view for peace and tranquillity. The beach is just a short walk through an olive grove and Hersonissos a bus ride away with its wealth of restaurants and shops. An ideal base for travelling. Not our first stay and definitely not our last - we can't wait to go back! Jackie & John

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Lovely place, beautiful people. Great value for the money. Sunset right from the pool. Clean and beautiful.
If you like to dance Zumba together with 50 tourist by the pool listening to loud music....then this is NOT the place to go :-)
We will definitely go back.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This family-run resort is attractively designed. It consists of 20 'apartments' set in gardens with lemon trees, pomegranates, geraniums and other beautiful flowers. At its centre is a smallish pool, lawn and a bar/breakfast area with a pool table and free, if patchy, wifi. Breakfasts and, later in the day, snacks are available. There are plenty of sunbeds and plenty of room for them. There is a good view to the sea from the garden, and usually a pleasant wind comes up from the sea across the unobstructed countryside to its elevated position.

The 'apartments' are actually what would be described as rooms elsewhere in Greece, with the addition of basic cooking facilities and a fridge. They are clean. They are quite roomy, some more than others, each having its own balcony or patio area. Apart from the wood-panelled ceilings, they looked good. The showers are very small. In one of the rooms we occupied, it was impossible to take a shower without soaking the floor.

The owners are very friendly, helpful and chatty. You can learn a lot about Crete from them.

The clientele are a mixture of French, Italian, Scandinavian, German and British.

The location is not perfect. It is about 15 minutes stroll to the local beach, down a gentle slope. It is about 20 minutes stroll to Analipsi, the local village. The latter is an enjoyable walk in the evening. Analipsi has a few tavernas and bars leading down to the beach where there are a few more. It does seem to have excess capacity as only a few of them were full. I think the recession is affecting the area. Best restaurant - Asterias Beach, best bar - Athina (also on the beach), where they'll call you a cab at the end of the night.

There is a good bus service that goes from Heraklion to Hersonissos, Malia and beyond. The bus stop is 'only' 5 minutes' walk (I had to time this to believe it), but in the heat of the day, it seems a lot longer. Tip: returning from Hersonissos, use bus stop 21 rather than 20 - sometimes the bus gets full by 20 - also it's bus stop 17 for the apartments. Hersonissos is only a couple of miles away and is full of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. You'll either love it or hate it (or maybe somewhere in between). If there is a gym-obsessed member of the family, Hersonissos has a gym in the centre, on the main road. I can't remember the name, but it's on the 1st and 2nd floors above the shops, next to the ice cream parlour. 25 euros for one week membership, and good enough for my son.

Note that if you are fit, you can transfer from Heraklion airport by taking the bus just outside, all the way to bus stop 17 for less than 3 euros. Then it's a '5' minute walk.

If you have a car, there is room to park and it's just off the main road, so it's a good place for touring this part of Crete. If you just want to relax this is a great place.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Beautiful views. Great pool. Gardens perfectly kept and clean facilities throughout. Fab hospitality. Close but not too close to the biz if you want it and a 15 minute walk to the nearest beach although taxis were reasonable too. Excellent value. Definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The apartments are set in a beautiful spot in a nice place in Crete. The people are incredibly friendly and make you feel more than welcome. The garden, pool area and rooms are all stunning and all keep in perfect condition. Would definitely highly recommend! :)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Classic Apartments
Address: Chersonisos, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 121 Speciality Lodging in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Classic Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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