Relaxed and informal, the low-rise Sylvia apartments have a hillside setting and well-kept gardens providing the perfect venue for relaxing days. The pool is surrounded by loungers, parasols and a garden area, and there’s a separate shallow pool, which is ideal for little ones. When hunger strikes, the poolside snack bar serves a selection of light bites, including omelettes and cooked breakfasts. You can decide to self-cater, too, with apartments providing a kitchenette. There’s a small supermarket just a five-minute walk away for all of your self-catering provisions. Socialise at the bar in the evenings and enjoy a Greek night once a week.
Overview of Crete
Famous as the birthplace of Zeus, the God of sky and thunder, sunny Crete is brimming with Greek charm. Whether you’re after a beach-based break, sightseeing or a mixture of both, this island gem will deliver. The north coast is where you’ll find town of Hersonissos, close to where the Sylvia apartments are based. The area has appealing beaches and a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere. With a selection of water parks, traditional tavernas and lazy days on the beach on the agenda, holidays to Crete will provide a delightful retreat that is sure to appeal. There’s also a varied nightlife available in resorts such as Malia for those who want to dance until the early hours.
Things to do in Crete
When you stay at the Sylvia apartments, you’ll be ideally placed to enjoy both Hersonissos, just a 10-minute walk away, and nearby Koutouloufari, home to characterful streets and authentic charm. Hersonissos is packed with attractions from golf courses to scuba-diving centres, so you can do as much or as little as you like. The three water parks provide the option of fun-packed days while the bar-lined waterfront is the place to visit for evenings out. Hersonissos is perfect for foodies, with hundreds of restaurants offering everything from fresh seafood to Greek specialities and international favourites. It’s also a shoppers paradise, home to many stalls and boutiques selling local crafts, souvenirs and designer goods. Whether you want to spend your holiday sipping drinks and relaxing by the pool at the Sylvia apartments or prefer to explore the sights of Hersonissos, Crete offers something for every holidaymaker. Play golf, scuba-dive, have fun at the water parks and make long-lasting memories to treasure.