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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed in one of the studios for 3 nights and it was perfect. The garden (common area) has palm trees, flowers, plants, wood tables, stone walls and hammocks which is perfect to admire and relax. A 15 minute walk to the beach and tavernas, and right next to the entrance of the Dead Man's Gorge. You will not want to... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About as far east as you can go on Crete, and at the bottom of a long windy road down to the coast. You need two or three days here to make the journey worthwhile. Location is remote, so only a few restaurants down on the beach - but all worth visiting. The apartments and grounds are excellent. Great place... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Came back after discovering this place a year ago. It is still just as amazing. Location, views, facilities, service, rooms... All you need to do is look at the images I have submitted - they say it all.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

We stayed in Zakros apartment and it was perfect. Fresh bread provided daily and the most beautiful original apartments. Beds are firm but they seem to be like that everywhere in Greece. (Not necessarily a bad thing either.) Cell service comes and goes but the wifi is good. For a remote, completely relaxing, undeveloped holiday this is the place. The... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

We knew what we were letting ourselves in for , as we had visited Kato Zakros many years ago - yes, it is a winding, steep drive, but then that's what makes Crete's scenery so dramatic! Come here to unwind - don't expect a shop or any bustling gift shops etc there really is nothing here but a pebbly beach... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

This was our first trip to Crete and we are so happy to have chosen Stella's traditional apartments. After reading such great reviews on Tripadvisor I didn't expect her to have any availability for us, but she wrote back very quickly and communication with her was a breeze. Stella is a wonderful host, who really goes above and beyond for... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Great,tidy little apartments,so close to the beach with a taverna below serving breakfast and good food. Made to feel very welcome. Found these buy using the rough guide and they were well chosen and just as described

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Oberursel, Hessen, Germany
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Stella offers five studio apartments, located in a large, beautiful garden close to the entrance to a dramatic, deep canyon which is perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Stella collects Cretan antiques, and the rooms' decorations provide a kind of instant history lesson. There are so many wonderful nooks and corners in Stella's green, shady setting! We loved the hammocks... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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95 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

Stella's apartments get rave reviews everywhere, especially in Lonely Planet, and they are all well justified. This really is the perfect place to go if you want a break from the crowds, and you want a touch of luxury. The apartments are extremely well kitted out, and the grounds are perfect for relaxing, with hammocks, gardens, loungers, etc. Her self-help... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

We usually stay at the Terra Minoika Villas, also owned by Stella and Ilias. However, we stayed in a studio for one night before transferring to the villa. It was a lovely surprise to find such a beautiful and tranquil garden, with plenty of seating and hammocks. There is also a roof garden which allows some view of the sea.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Stella's Traditional Apartments

Address: Kato Zakros, Crete 72 300, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Kato Zakros
Price Range: $97 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stella's Traditional Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“I think that all five rooms are equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles CMSOberursel, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“we stayed in the lower apartment. there is no direct view but there are 2 bedrooms. so for a family with kids it is a huge advantage. especially that the view is so easily reachable... for us it was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles daphna_daily, 2 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Love the Κρήτη (Crete) apartment”
  • View from our Κρήτη bungalow
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 of 5 bubbles MicheleParis, 19 Jul 2012 | Read review
“The apartments are in the best area but the studios in the back are also nice and have their own roof top sitting areas”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleCrete, 30 May 2012 | Read review
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