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Dia Apartments
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Looking forward to our next visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Cannot wait to arrive at the Dia in early August. Every time we have stayed we have enjoyed a happy family holiday and been overwhelmed by the friendliness and hard work of everyone at the Dia. The cleanliness of the rooms and the pool area is second to none. There is plenty of variety in things to do from the quiet and traditional atmosphere of the tavernas in old town Piskipiano, down to the hustle and bustle of Hersonissoss, which are both within walking distance of the Dia. We have managed to get away for three weeks this year, in what will be our seventh visit and we cannot wait.

Room Tip: All rooms are immaculately clean and tidy and within easy reach of the pool and bar area. If you do...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Lesley_Tony65
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stratos-dia, Manager at Dia Apartments, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Dear tony, I never answered your review and by checking today the page I thought to thank you. Since now you were VIP guests to all of Dia's staff and now one more has been added and that's me. It was very nice to meet you and your family and I really hope to see you back soon, take care and I am sure that I will think of you in the winter every time I will drink the 5stars metaxa which I really like the cold winter nights, kind regards and greetings from all of us, xxx
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

If you need to chill out this is the place to stay. The staff are amazing nothing is to much for them. Brilliant company for the whole week. Room was excellent just in the right place with good views and nice and quiet. Very clean all round the grounds are well maintained and beautiful. We will be back in the future and can highly recommend staying at Dia-Appartments.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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stratos-dia, Manager at Dia Apartments, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you very much for your review, I really wonder who you are... We really appreciate!
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Caulnes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

having traveled around a few countries we tend to look for smaller hotels or apartments to stay and were not disappointed by this choice having read some reviews we new when we arrived it was what we were looking for. every thing is here for a relaxing holiday friendly staff clean apartments and great location; all holidays are what you make them this was up there. met some good people and had a laugh thanks to nikos, gabby,maria,and most of all popeye for them swiftys (when the mrs wasnt looking) the roadies(at the end of a long day) and the baby guinness after a lovely meal in one of the many restaurants nearby thanks to you all for a great holiday

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank steve d
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stratos-dia, Manager at Dia Apartments, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you very much for you nice review, its our pleasure to make our guests to feel like they are at home. This is the typical manager's answer to the reviews but as Popeye I really have to thank you for the time we spent at Dia' s pool bar with our swifties and roady shots and drinks and the "snake" educational programme and all the philosophy we had!!! Many greetings to Mrs Dixon and I really hope to see you back soon, have a nice summer and take care of your selves!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

If your looking for a small friendly apartment based holiday this is a must. The brightly coloured apartments are set amongst beautiful coloured flowers which give you an instant feeling of greece.

The pool area is ample with amazing views across the roof tops, looking out to sea.

The apartments themself have everything you need for a self catering base. We had an amazing view looking out to sea and across the mountains.

The family work very hard, making sure your holiday is perfect, gabby and maria gave us such a warm welcome when we arrived, you felt at easy staight away.

The location is perfect as its inbetween area's, if you wanted to mingle with the locals and fellow tourists you could walk 5 mins down hill, but if its real greece you are looking for then definately head up hill, lovely roof top restuarant or if you feel like a longer walk go up to the old town - this is a must as proper village with a square surrounded with small taverna's.

Ashley our rep with an absolute star!

These apartments are what they say on the tin, it is not a 5 star loud hotel, so please don't go there if that is what you are looking for.

Once again big thank you to gabby, nikos, maria and all the people that work so hard to make the Dia what it is. We will definately be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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stratos-dia, Manager at Dia Apartments, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you very very much for your review, really appreciated! Even if my name was nowhere! Just kidding... Have a nice summer and we hope to see you back soon, kind regards!
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Leicester U.K.
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bewleystomford
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stratos-dia, Manager at Dia Apartments, responded to this review, 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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Matthew H
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stratos-dia, Διευθυντής at Dia Apartments, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you back in 2014!
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Manchester
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Barbara W
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Property: Dia Apartments
Address: Piskopiano, Crete 70014, Greece
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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Dia-Apartments Hotel Chersonisos
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