Paleochora is a delightful place to visit and stay and Haris/Yiorgos studios are perfectly situated at one end of the town, right by the water, They face east, towards sunrise (or moonrise) over the sea, which was lovely when we visited in June as the room and balcony therefore avoided the heat of the evening sun which could be quite oppressive after a day already spent on the beach. Most of the other reviews have painted the picture already - it's a quiet area that still preserves local feeling, while being very comfortable and no more than an enjoyable five minute stroll from the main area for cafes and restaurants. Rooms are a reasonable size and very clean.The Waters Edge café, effectively part of the same building, is immediately to hand and is a fine spot for breakfast and evening cocktails. As many others have said, Flora is very welcoming and helpful.
Down sides; practically none. Sure, the bathrooms in Haris studios are small, as one other reviewer has said, but (far more important) there is always a copious supply of hot water. As far as the weekly live music goes, this turned out to be one man and his acoustic guitar singing classic songs from the 60s - 90s, which was a pleasure to hear from our balcony.
Main reservation with writing this review? It'll get more difficult to book into for our next visit but you've got to be fair when someone had put a lot of hard work into their hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Self catering studios and apartments,with great views 5 metres across from the rocky shoreline and adjacent to our Water's Edge Cafe. Studios, some with a double bed and others with twin beds, are good for 1 -2 persons while an apartment has beds for 3 or 4 (if child). Only 1 out of the 9 rooms has no sea view, it's a double bed studio with a small balcony offering lots of afternoon sun. Haris Studios is a great spot to stay in Paleochora, close (10 minutes walk) to all the town's facilities and the main sandy beach, while directly across there's a small pebble beach (free sunbeds & umbrellas, diving instruction available) and a shoreline that's ideal for snorkelling. The atmosphere is warm and friendly with a team of family and staff dedicated to help make your holiday special. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Haris Studios Paleochora, Crete