My partner and I stayed here for a week B&B mid September, and it was lovely. The apartments are spacious, clean and set in lovely gardens. Breakfast was quite basic, but adequate.
George and Maria were great hosts, the pool is lovely and all in all very relating.
Palatia is located mid way up a hill, on a wide Tarmac road so it's easy underfoot, but dark at night. 15-20 mins stroll down the hill takes you into the port of Hersonissos, where there are plenty of bars, restaurants and shopping. Without doubt Mykos Taverna is the best around, reasonably priced but always busy so be prepared to wait. Other places we tried were a bit mediocre.
In this area a large beer is 3-4 euros, main meal (souvlaki, mousakka, etc) 7-10 euos. Fish dishes are more.
From Palatia going up the hill, about 2km or 20 mins until a T junction is reached, there are three beautiful villages. Its a bit of a hike, pleasant early evening, but take some water!!!
Old Hersonisos is to the right (500m) with cobbled streets and traditional tavernas. Go left at the junction and on to the villages of Piskopiano and Koutoulafari. The restaurants here have balconies overlooking the bay, its quite a view. Food quality was excellent and better priced. 5 courses 12 euro. There are some lovely places to stay in these villages too.
Car hire is about 30 euros a day (Fiat Grand Punto) and easy to organise locally. Going around we were shocked and quite sickened at the number of fur shops around. Just in the Hersonissos area there were 15. These seem to be very popular with the Russian tourists who we encountered quite a lot, and notable for their rudeness, absent manners and non existent etiquette.
Overall you won't go wrong if you select Palatia Village for your stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Palatia Village Hotel Chersonisos
- Palatia Village Crete, Greece