"Just down the street" Xenia-Helios Tip by etfromnc

Xenia-Helios, Heraklion: 1 reviews and 2 photos

  Xenia Helios Hotel
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  • Xenia Helios Hotel - Heraklion
      Xenia Helios Hotel
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  • Guest Room - Heraklion
      Guest Room
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When ground was broken for this hotel, most of my Greek neighbors and I were quite chagrined. Prior to that event, Kokkini Hani was a small village of a couple hundred people about 12 kilometers east of Heraklion with one taverna and a couple Greek-style convenience stores. We knew that with the new international airport almost complete, that Crete, Heraklion, and Kokkini Hani as we knew them were well on their way to becoming history.
I never stayed at the completed hotel but had several friends who did, with mixed reviews. I did eat at their restaurant occasionally and their food was usually pretty good but their efforts to carry an international menu probably detracted from everything, especially indigenous Greek and Cretan delights.

Unique Qualities: An on-site pool plus being less than 50 meters from the Mediterranean Sea

Address: Kokkini Hani, Heraklion, Crete 71500, Greece
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: 12 km east of Heraklion on the E75
Phone: US: 866-538-0187
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 16, 2009
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