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“Another great two weeks at Dia.”
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Dia Apartments
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stayed from 8th May for two weeks,our second year coming here.Was another lovely time!!Owners Nikos and Gabby lovely people,and ensure with the help of Billy and Gabby that everything from your spotless accommodation,the gorgeous well kept gardens and pool are just the surroundings you want for a stress free and chilling time.For those of you that have never been here before i wont' spoil it by telling you what a great surrounding area Dia is set in,if you are thinking of going you will not be disappointed!!!
Thank you Nikos,Gabby. And billy for your hard work and Gabby thank you for keeping our apartment spotless!! See you again soon!!!

Room Tip: One bedroom superior apartment. Lovely!!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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stratos-dia, Manager at Dia Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Thank you very much for your nice review, I remember who you are and I still remember your smile when you left Dia. This smile is the best award for all of us in Dia apts. Have a nice summer until your next holiday, xxx

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

What a super holiday! Despite the complaints in some other reviews, we were most impressed. After all, if you go for basic self-catering, that is what you get. OK, the cupboard space was a bit limited, but what's wrong with leaving a few things in a case? We solved the shower curtain thing early on - pull it tight.The staff were friendly and helpful. They found us a quieter room at almost a moment's notice, and nothing was too much trouble.
It was a good pull (for two 70-plus-year-olds) up the hill, so we went down. Not too difficult to find a quiet spot at the end of September and we spent quite a lot of time down by the sea.
Couple of days windy, but the rest of the time it was cloudless 26-28 degrees.
On the last day (with a midnight flight) we left our cases at reception. Lee, the excellent Thomson rep, told us that there had never been a problem.
The only negative aspect was that we bought a trip to Spinalonga before we left the UK and we could have bought the almost identical trip in Chersonissos at about half the price. You live and learn.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Matthew H
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stratos-dia, Διευθυντής at Dia Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2014

Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you back in 2014!

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Me and my partner have just spent a week at the Dia apartments, we landed back home on the 13th October. When we booked we upgraded to a superior apartment, the room is very basic, plain and dark, the only sun we got on the patio was in the morning until 09.30am. The towels and bedding get changed once a week and you have to supply your own toilet paper.
After saying all that the staff were very nice and the view was outstanding, the apartments were situated on an hill, ideal to visit the old towns up the hill and hersonissos down the hill, if you have trouble walking this is not the place to stay. There are plenty of places to eat down the hill about 10 minutes walk, there are loads of bars and restaurants, if you want something quieter then go up the hill about 12 minutes walk, there are some nice restaurants with the best views.
There is no entertainment in the hotel but across the road there is an hotel that has a Greek night.
Overall we enjoyed our holiday, the hotel may have lacked some of the personal touches but the views made up for it, if your not one for sitting outside on the patio and you like going for walks this is an ideal place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

A great location if you want to enjoy both old and new towns. Old Town starts from 10 mins walk up the hill and the new from 5 mins down the hill. Staff are great as are the bar and pool areas. If you don't like a little bit of walking this is not for you but otherwise you won't be disappointed for your money.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

we were recomended these apartments and they lived upto their billing !
staff were friendly and helpful rooms were very good we had a studio apartment which had a separate bedroom large main room a wetroom/toilet and small but adequare kitchen
the views from balcony were fantastic room 331
we were self catering theres a small shop opposite and a spar about 10 mins walk away
pool area was very good with plenty of sun beds
location was very good too with the choice of walking down to the town / harbour area or uphill to a choice of three villages about 10 to 15 mins either way. may be a struggle if you are not very mobile
if you want a chilled out, relaxing holiday then look no further !!

Room Tip: top floor room 331 with great veiws of the whole bay area
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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akis r, Διευθυντής at Dia Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

thank you very much for your review, appreciated!

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We booked this holiday with the knowledge that the trip advisor reviews had been of a high quality. We were not disapointed. All previous reviews have summed this place up very well. We have no bad comments to make but would say 'do stronlgy consider going there'.
From the airport, the coach journey takes around 25/30 mins, we were 3rd drop off.
The rooms are very spacious & cleaned daily except Sundays (the day we arrived)
All the staff were excellant, from Maria at the bar to Gabby & Angela the 2 lovely cleaners.
A kettle,toaster, tv and clothes horse are provided for each apartment. Air con, 50 euros for the week, it was need & money well spent. The safe was 12 euros for the week, we decided the area was adequately secure and therefore did not use the facility. You will note the tariff on the wall informing you of potential charges for certan damages that could happen. This is not a bad thing and i think more places should state this.
There is a short cut down to the shops approx 7 mins ask for directions if not sure Allow 10/25 mins walk back up - longer as the week goes on.
A bakery & Spar are there as well as a Subway & McDonalds.
The town of Hersonissos is too lively for us, we prefer the quieter way of life in Greece. There are 2 nearby villages,Piskopiano & Koutouloufari & can be reached by walking up the hill allow 15/20 min walk.The villages are side by side.There are plenty of restaurants to choose from. A week is too short to visit them all.
The beech itself is not the most pleasant of beeches. It has grey shingle with some sand here and there. it is divided into 4/5 mini beeches with varying sunbed hire. The chepest was 1 euro - no umbrella to 15 euros 'each' for a luxury sunbed. We settled for the 5 euro for 2 beds & brolly option opposite the Palm Beach Club. The beech's do offer food & drink service, be careful though because we paid 6 euros for 2 small cups of coffee. You can get a take away coffee from the local bakers for 1.40 euros. Also, caution re the Palm Beech Club, it does look very inviting - states 'free entrance' what it does NOT tell you is that you pay 6 euros for 2 sunbeds. They are great sunbeds though & do offer poolside assitance re food & drink.
Food prices do tend to be more expensive by the coast. The majority of places prvide you with complementary grapes & an oozo at the end of your meal. That said do look out on the main road for the guy selling his grapes - absolutely delicious - 1.50 euros for half a carrier bag full - great value.
If you are on a late flight home and want to book your room for longer - please expect to pay 30 euros.
The question my wife and I always ask ourselves at the end of our hols is 'would we go back there again'? the answer is YES!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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akis r, Διευθυντής at Dia Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Thank you very much for your kind review, your excellent review, we expect you back and until then we wish you to have a nice winter!

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Just returned from a week at the Dia Apartments at beginning of September and had a fantastic time. It was so good that we are planning to go back next year. We thought it was very good value for the price, being a budget holiday. Rooms were cleaned daily. Whole complex was very maintained and kept very clean. All the staff were very friendly, particularly Gabby, who runs it with her husband. Plenty of sunbeds for all and the pool did not open to 9.30am so no rush to put towels down at 6am. The apartments are situated on a hillside, going down to Hersonisos and the harbour - about 10 minutes walk or up to Piskopiano and Koutouloufari where there are about 40 taverna's to cater for all preferences. We ought to mention that the hill is quite steep and not suitable with people with walking difficulties but it is ok if you take it steady making the glass of wine (or 1/2 litre) more welcome. We travelled with Thomson and the rep was Lee. he was absolutely brilliant and very helpful. Best rep we have had. Recommend you participate in his walkabout to get the most from your holiday. We walked into the old town of Hersonisos which is a bit of a trek and not much to see. We ate out every lunchtime and evening and here our favourite's were Elisavet, Patriko's and Romantika which we went to a couple of times each. We also went to Aposperida, Pithari, Ariadni but only the once. We did go to Lichnos but walked before ordering as the service was so rude.

Overall cannot fault the apartment location and the villages surrounding it. It had everything we wanted from a relaxing greek holiday. We finished off with Thomson VIP at the airport which was the fitting end for a fantastic holiday. Thoroughly recommended Dia.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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akis r, Διευθυντής at Dia Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Thank you very much, kind regards

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Address: Xersonissos, Piskopiano, Crete 70014, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Piskopiano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Piskopiano
Price Range: £20 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dia Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dia Apartments is located only 700 metres from the beach and 350 metres from the city centre of Hersonissos. Guests can relax on the sun terrace or in the swimming pool. Free WiFi is offered in all areas. All studios and apartments have a balcony with sea, pool, garden and mountain view. They offer a kitchenette with electric kettle and fridge. Each apartment has a TV, bathroom with bath or shower and air conditioning. Apartments Dia has a garden, snack bar and car park. The property is located 450 metres from Aquaworld Aquarium and 23 km from Heraklion Airport. ... more   less 
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