Kernos Beach Hotel

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Malia, Crete, 700 07, Greece

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Kernos Beach Hotel
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Costs 113% more than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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    Kernos Beach Hotel and bungalows


    We spent a week in September 2011 in a bungalow at the Kernos Beach Hotel. The room was a normal good size and the bathroom was modern and clean, but a bit dark inside.

    We had a small garden and it was only a small walking distance to reach the beach. Unfortunately the waves were so huge that it was impossible to swim, but the swimming-pool was pretty big and nice to swim in.

    The meals were served both outside and inside. The choice was a bit limited compared to similar accommodation, but the food was basic and good.

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Forum Posts

Crete and Santorini in late October

by wanderlustig

We will be in Crete in late October. We plan to fly to Crete from Athens, spend a few days and then take the hydrofoil to Santorini, spend the day and the night and fly back to Athens from Santorini.

Does this sound like a workable plan? Will it be cold at that time of year? If you have any tips for the most interesting places to see, we would be grateful.

Re: Crete and Santorini in late October

by lynnehamman


Can't help re Crete- but I do suggest that instead of the hydrofoil take the Blue Star ferry to Santorini from Athens.
The ferry is very very comfortable, with indoor & outdoor seating, restuarants, TV and shops. The trip is about 7 hours, but you stop briefly at Paros & Naxos too, and we enjoyed the relaxation that this trip gives.
In Santorini its a good idea to hire a little car and drive around the island. So many lovely little coves and beaches, and inland there are small villages and farms to see. There are also great walking paths along the cliffs in Santorini.
Eating- we loved the restuarant called Mamas House, in Fira. Amazing food.
Lem me know if you would like accommodation tips in Santorini or Athens Hotel reviews on my Athens page)

Re: Crete and Santorini in late October

by brotherleelove

There is no hydrofoil service from Crete to Santorini. Depending on your day of travel your choices are a conventional car ferry from Anek Lines or a highspeed catamaran ferry from Sea Jets or Hellenic Seaways. If the seas are rough from high winds the catamaran ferry will be bobbing in the water like a cork.

Check what's available on your travel dates here: You can use the link to the booking function to purchase your tickets but you can just buy them once you're on Crete. The ferries won't be full then.

Enter "Heraklio" for Crete.

Here is the schedule for the Hellenic Seaways Catamaran. Take note of the "No sailing" dates.

(Lynnehamman-they are not going from Athens to Santorini.)

Re: Crete and Santorini in late October

by Ouzone

A few days in Crete is nothing like enough time you need weeks, it's a large island. Also Santorini needs more than one night.

Late October is not a good time to go. Too late in the season the weather has turned cooler and more variable, chance of rain and a lot of tourist facilities closed, beach tavernas and such like, though the large towns have a local population so are less affected.

The catamaran 'Flyingcat 4' should be running in late October, but if it's not there is a twice weekly (Wed, Sun) large ANEK ferry.

Just ask in the ticket agents on Crete for the best local ferry information and tickets.

Re: Crete and Santorini in late October

by samitbabu

yes the plan seems workable but it might not be rewarding.
Firstly cold weather is a relative term. The best way to access is to take stock of the average temperatures during that part of the year.
You may check :

secondly as replied earlier hopping to each island with a day in hand would hardly justify the effort time and money.
Its better to stick to Santorini since it is amuch smaller island and quite beautiful too.
The best activities would be to watch the Sunset from OIa on day 1 and then take a day tour to the Volcano and a swim in the sulphurous hot water .

ENjoy the second evening with a stroll around Santorini.

All the best !!

Travel Tips for Crete Island

If you are going to Bali...

by Jawnuta

Bali is a small, picturesque village between Heraklion and Rethymno. People go there usually when they buy the whole package (flight, hotel, food etc)
Bali used to be a fisherman village, but now during the summer it is a family vacation destination. There are few large hotels and many small hotels. Bali has at least 3 beaches with the largest (not too large) beach on the eastern end of the town. The most beautiful part of the town with tavernas, fisherman dock and the narrow streets is on the western end of the village.
Bali is definitely pretty place and hotels have great pools to lounge around.
Bali is also great place if you are going with children. Most of the people go there with small children so do not worry about your child to sit lonely on the beach.
As for the beaches, the water is great and child friendly but the sand is very dusty, yes dusty( a volcanic sand). You will find all your beach clothes, towels and shoes to be dirty, that is why lots of people prefer to stay at the hotel pool.
If you are stuck in Bali but would like to go to nicer beach, rent a car( there are many rental places in Bali along the main street with very small cheap cars ready to rent) or hop on a local bus to go out West. The highway will take you along the sea coast where you can find many beaches with the golden sand. All the beaches between Stavromenos and Rethymno have better sand than Bali, but expect larger waves and stronger winds. I liked Bali a lot, but since I don't have a children I quickly got tired of hearing constant crying and all that baby talk. I also wasn't very happy with the volcanic, "dirty" sand on the beach, so we stayed there only one day and moved to Matala and next to Georgioupoli beaches.
Good thing, there was no mosquito in Bali, or at least I did not see any. There is also not too many people in the water since everybody has some baby to hold on to on the beach ;-)

Check our my Bali pictures for yourself.....I have also few more tips about Bali on my Chania and Rethymno pages.

The prefecture of Iraklio

by call_me_rhia

The Prefecture of Iraklio lies between Mt Psiloritis and the Lasithiotika Mountains: it is the largest administrative division of Crete. In this prefecture you can find the island's three most important archaeological sites: Knossos, Phaistos and Malia. Other places to visit include the ancient city of Gortyn, the villages of Zaros and Fodele (birth-place of El Greco) and the beaches of Matala and Komos Most definitely the Roman cemetery at Matala: a series of holes cut into the bare rock of the nearby cliffs. Hihly spectacular - and with the added interest that in the 60ies and 70ies these holes were used as "houses" by hippies. Matala beach, by contrast, is nice but slightly crowded

Windmills of the Lasithi Plateau

by angiebabe

A major draw to the Lasithi for the many buses of day trippers is to see the 'thousands of whiteclothed-sailed windmills' which irrigate the high plain ringed by mnountains.

But there are apparently very few working windmills left. The Rough Guide to Greece says that the windmills that do still operate work only for limited periods, which apparently is mainly in the month of June.

There are many roadside taverns though that seem to have taken these windmills as marketing features adding character to their businesses.

I would recommmend the drive as very worthwhile for the scenery, a look into Cretan rural life and the number of windmills that I saw still around the plateau as impressive!!

Book for travellers

by carolinacrete

Travellers and anyone thinking of spending any extended time on Crete should find the The Living in Crete guide book really useful. (published 2006 by Carol Palioudakis). It gives lots of info such as how to find temporary work, long term accommodation, describes how the health system works and what you'll need, as well as giving an insight into Cretan cultural traditions. It also lists local associations, local Greek classes, addresses and and telephone numbers of all the government departments. A great handy reference book.

Zeus' Birthing Place

by RoyJava

Zeus was carried to Crete, to be nursed by the Goat-nymph Amaltheia. He drank her milk and when he became Lord of the Universe, he set Amaltheia's image among the stars, as Capricorn. He also borrowed one of her horns that became the famous Cornucopia, or "Horn Of Plenty", which is always filled with whatever food or drink its owner may desire. Even the spiritual ones ... Some say the suckling by a sow was near Knossos. On the island of Dia!

Today, it is a restricted haven for the endangered Kri Kri, or "Agrimi-goat", a small and rare breed of deer. It is told when a sea-storm has raged along the island, all kind of antiques has been thrown on the beach of the Dia-island, out of the depts of the Cretean Sea and its lost sunk city. An item for the visiting tourists to bring home. Take care of taking away those antiques ... it still belongs to the archaeological properties of Crete and you could go in prison for that ... that doesnot include to avoid this wonderfull Cretean island, ensured of fun and sun.


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 Kernos Beach Hotel

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Kernos Beach Malia

Address: Malia, Crete, 700 07, Greece