When is high season and when is low season in Crete?
Crete offers all year round sun, with the high season running from July to September and the Easter Holidays. Mid-low season is May to June and October.
What can the weather be like in Crete per season?
Crete has the mildest climate of anywhere in Greece. Summer sees almost no rain,Springtime weather on the island can still see a number of rainy days, especially in the north, though clear and mild days are frequent. Temperatures can begin to hit the 20s and the sea begins to warm up.
Summer begins in earnest from June. The period June to September sees almost no rainfall and average temperatures of around 25 ºC. Daytime temperature in mid summer is often in the low 30s, though can sometimes reach up to 40 ºC. Summer 2002 saw the mercury rise to a stifling 45 ºC.
Temperatures begin to cool off in late September, and the now dry island begins to receive some much needed rainfall. Early autumn is a pleasant time with calm, clear days. The weather becomes more unstable from November as rainy and windy days increase, though sunny days with temperatures in the low 20s are not uncommon.
How can we book an apartment?
You can book online straight from our index page http://www.cretasolaris.gr/index.html
Once we receive the required deposit, the apartment is confirmed.
You can also prepay only a 20% of the total rent using the payment form found in the left column of our index page.
In this case the apartment is confirmed also and the rest is payable upon arrival in the reception.
In both cases we will send you a reply within 24 hours with a receipt of your prepayment and a confirmation voucher –printable and coded-
How much do we pay upon booking a property?
You can pay either the total rent when booking online or a 20% of the total rent using the payment form.
What payment options are available?
You can pay with 3 different payment options; Credit card (Visa, MasterCard,), PayPal account, Bank transfer
How do we know when an apartment has been officially booked for us?
An apartment has been booked the moment the agreed down-payment has been received. The moment we confirm receipt, email confirmation is sent to you.
Can we book a property for less than a week?
Yes there is a minimum stay limit of 3 nights
What are the advantages of renting an apartment?
There are many good reasons:
• Creta Solaris Hotel Apartments offers you, your family and friends a truly Crete atmosphere, more space, more comfort, more informality, more privacy, and more personal service.
• Renting an apartment through http://www.cretasolaris.gr is great value. When calculated on a per bedroom or per person basis and considering all the "extras" you'd have to pay in a hotel, a vacation is significantly cheaper than staying at hotels or resorts.
What kind of apartments can I choose from?
Type A apartment is suitable for 2-3 persons with a main bedroom (A/C) and a third bed in the living room.
The Family Apartment is suitable for 4 persons with 2 bedrooms (both A/C).
Type B Apartment is suitable for 4-5 persons with 2 air-conditioned bedrooms and a fifth bed in the living room
How comfortable are your properties?
Each apartment has a luxury bathroom with a bathtub or a large shower cabin, fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, coffee machine, oven, water boiler etc.), electronic safe-box, radio and SAT TV (all free of extra charge).
The apartments have a private balcony or terrace with sea or garden view.
CRETA SOLARIS**** Hotel Apartments have a high standard design, are all air-conditioned and provide you with a
private telephone line to receive your calls directly.
In addition to the rental what other services do you provide?
The reception of CRETA SOLARIS**** Hotel Apartments stays open from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight.
During the same time you are welcome to our lounge area, where you can enjoy refreshments, coffees or drinks at the Argo bar, or watch sport events and films at our comfortable Home-Cinema area.
We also serve breakfast on request.
For your outmost convenience we offer an Internet corner with 2 up-to-date PCs, daily maid service, car rentals, exchange services and a private parking for your vehicle.
Should I rent a car?
Car hire is readily available in Stalida however, the very affordable taxis means that car hire is not mandatory.
How is Crete for young children?
Crete has increasingly developed the value proposition for families and thus there is plenty for them to do and see. From water parks to the famous Crete Aquarium, not to mention water sports and Horse riding.
How much does it cost to rent your apartments?
Rental prices depend on the Type of apartment, and season,
Season, and Length of Stay, are important factors: Alternatively last minute deals on stays longer than 14 days can be up to 20% below normal rental rates.
When should I make my reservation?
Crete is a very popular destination and therefore demand is high. So book as early as you can.
Which is your cancelation Policy?
For reservations a prepayment of 20% of the total amount is required.
You can prepay 20% of the total amount using our 4 different payment options; Credit card (Visa, MasterCard,), PayPal account, Bank transfer
At least 14 days before date of arrival. For cancellations later than 14 days, you will be charged with 20% of the total reservation cost.
What you recommend us to see in Crete?
Here is a review of a visitor
I must have travelled to Crete a hundred times; I go more frequently nowadays. Eventually I started to believe strongly that people like myself who love the place, deserve to look for a more permanent residence to stay for longer periods of time. At least getting a quality holiday house in Crete has become so inexpensive that can hardly be considered as financial risk.
I still haven't managed to see even half of Crete - it is a remarkable and complex combination of places, landscapes, people, customs, smells - what can I say? I have more than enough in me to share with others, and this is why I decided to write about it. All I ask from you is to keep an open mind, get a fully insured car, and decide to expand your eating and drinking habits (after all you will be visiting the World's capital of what is known as 'Mediterranean Diet').
Firstly, think seriously before packing your bags: do you deserve a good holiday? If yes, then: one, switch off your blackberry; two, don't sit next to a hotels swimming pool for two weeks pretending you are enjoying yourself with a drink in one hand and a paperback on the other. You didn't work hard for a year to deserve just this.
After landing, unpacking and taking a good sleep, prepare to expose yourself to the place and get the most out of it. Remember: you are safe, locals can help you anytime, thieves are practically non-existent, and you are an arm's length away from an English speaker.
Hit the road with your family on a daily basis leaving around 9am; make every day an excursion somewhere on the island, no matter where your location. Your hotel is for breakfast and sleep, for at least one week of your stay.
I recommend places like Vai in Sitia, Agia Fotia in Ierapetra, Ledas outside Heraklion, Falasserna outside Chania, Fodele and Panormo which are both close to Rethymno, and Skala village in Elounda. They all have beaches so take your umbrella, towels suntan lotions and plenty of water with you on every journey. Sunbathing on a beach is more effective than swimming pools: you get a glorious tan to keep for months to come. To be on the safe side, ask for the existence of jelly fish and wear plastic shoes when you walk inside the sea.
The other way of doing excursions is to join a safari group; ask your hotel for details. You will have a wonderful time, and you will be in a safer, more controlled environment with people guiding you, and people from your own group joining you. You will still see lots of places off the beaten track, and keep it all on a daily excursion mode.
You should eat at the local taverns; aim for the one that attracts most of the crowd. Open yourself to local food: try Dakos (wet rusk) small dolmadakia, fresh fish, oven food (like stuffed tomatoes and peppers), local pastries, and meat on the barbecue. Always have a salad on your table; ask for the local specialty. And always try the local sweets with honey and white sugar.
Except excursions, try and mix with the locals getting the most out of your journey. The unbeatable way of doing this is by sneaking into a local wedding; the best weddings take place on Saturdays at nearby villages. If you don't manage to get invited, just head for one uninvited in one evening of your first days, leaving it to pot luck. People will invite you on the spot, and it will be a unique opportunity to get acquainted, eat fantastic wedding food and get lots of tips for your stay. If you have thoughts about a more permanent stay, it will be good for you to start making contacts anyway; in Crete people are very social and you will soon discover the snowball effect that this will have on you.
Keep the last couple of days to ease off; it's time for swimming pool rest with plenty of reading, drinking and socializing with people from your group. Try to compare your experiences with theirs and see what difference this will make. I can definitely guarantee you that when you go back home you will talk about your holiday for the rest of the year. And maybe think of coming to stay in Crete for longer periods of time.
Heraklion - Stalida
wind: 4m/s WNW
H 26 • L 25
|Stalida Sandy beach (children friendly)||150 m.|
|Bus stop||50 m.|
|Bluesea Village Resort & Spa Hotel Stalis Crete||50 m.|
|Mini Market||10 m.|
|Heraklion Airport||30 Km.|
|Heraklion port||30 Km.|
Places of interest near by
Star Beach Water Park, Water Sports Center, Cretaquarium, Malia antiquities, Crete Golf Club
Vai Palm forest