Just returned from a brilliant trip to Skiathos where we stayed in the Zorbas Family Apartments. The apartments themselves were lovely - spacious, clean and with plenty of facilities to eat in every night if you prefer to save a bit of money! They are cleaned most days (exceptions are Tuesdays and Fridays when people arrive and leave and on a Sunday when just the bin is emptied). There are two blocks, one looking out onto the pool and bar area and one higher up which looks out towards the sea. The views from the balconies on the top block are amazing!
Due to there only being 16 apartments (11 one bedroom and 5 two bedroomed), the pool area is very quiet if you wish to spend the day relaxing. If you need a change of scenery the local beach is only 5 minutes walk away and other beaches are easily visited by hopping on the local bus service. The resort of Agia Pareskevi has plenty of tavernas and bars if you want to eat out, you could easily eat at one each night of the week. There are 2 or 3 supermarkets nearby as well - a warning though, the one at the bottom of the hill is VERY expensive, you are better walking to the supermarket further down the main road to buy any food.
What makes Zorbas is the friendly atmosphere though. The Zorbas family who run the apartments really go out their way to make your trip the best one possible. The 2 brothers, Nikos and Dimitri who run the bar during the day and evening both speak good English and are very informative as well as providing friendly conversation while you have your (very reasonably priced) drinks. The food available is great, and although there isn't a huge deal of choice, it's a great little extra and is good value for money.
Lastly, the hill up to the apartments, although steep, isn't a reason to be put off. The only reason to avoid it might be if you had difficulty walking or more than one small child.
I would highly recommend a trip to the Zorbas Family Apartments for a peaceful and relaxing holiday away from it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run Apartments & Studios at 40 mt from the sandy beach of Agia Pelagia bay in Crete island (21km from Heraklion city). All rooms have private bathrooms, air-condition (cold-warm), direct telephone line, safe box, satelite tv, cooking facilities and free WiFi (wireless or corded) internet access. Super market, restaurants and shopping center are few steps away from the property and parking space at 70mt. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zorbas Hotel Apartments & Studios Crete/Agia Pelagia