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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Superior Studio | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Socrates Hotel

Socrates Hotel

3.0 star property
Beach aparthotel in Hersonissos with restaurant, pool bar

9.0/10 Superb

74 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
Malia, Hersonissos, Crete Island, 70007

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About this area

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 27 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle


  • Drossia Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Kaza Pub - 11 min walk
  • Pepper's - 11 min walk
  • AVLI in Malia - 12 min walk
  • Napolitana - 13 min walk

About this property

Socrates Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Hersonissos, Socrates Hotel features an airport shuttle. You can indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials or aromatherapy, and Main Restaurant serves lunch. A poolside bar and a seasonal outdoor pool are other highlights, and apartments offer nice touches such as premium bedding and slippers. Fellow travellers say great things about the pool and comfortable beds.


English, French, Greek

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels


  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Umbrellas
  • Sunloungers
  • Massages
  • Spa services
  • Swedish massages
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Sports massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Body scrubs


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • On-site car hire

Family friendly

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Playground

Restaurants on site

  • Main Restaurant


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Free self-service breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service available


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Library


  • TV
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


  • No pets or service animals


  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Safe at front desk
  • Porter/bellboy

Location highlights

  • Near the sea

Things to do

  • Safari tours nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby


  • 31 rooms
  • 3 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 2005
  • Individually decorated

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


Main Restaurant – This restaurant serves lunch and light fare.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.50 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 21 October and 24 April.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Socrates Hotel Malia
Socrates Hotel
Socrates Malia
Socrates Hotel Malia, Crete
Socrates Hotel Crete
Socrates Hotel Aparthotel
Socrates Hotel Hersonissos
Socrates Hotel Aparthotel Hersonissos

Frequently asked questions

Is Socrates Hotel currently open?
The property is closed between 21 October and 24 April.
Does Socrates Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Socrates Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Socrates Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Socrates Hotel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Socrates Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Socrates Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Socrates Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Socrates Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Socrates Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and fishing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives and safari tours. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Socrates Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Main Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Drossia Restaurant (9-min walk), Kaza Pub (11-min walk) and Pepper's (11-min walk).
Does Socrates Hotel have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes cookware, a fridge and a microwave.
Does Socrates Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Socrates Hotel like?
Socrates Hotel is located a short 15-minute walk from Malia Beach. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say that it is very quiet.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

There are not enough words to say thank you for the wonderful hospitality and great experience
Anat, 5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Marie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good hotel
The hotel is nice good location
Rakefet, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice and clean, air conditioning a bit weak but overall a enjoyable stay
Tim, 7-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

11-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice pool and location. Quiet but not far from restaurants and beaches.
11-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended
I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay somewhere close enough to amenities but away from excessive noise. Clean, well maintained and with helpful and pleasant staff. Breakfast was fresh and plentiful, airport transfer a bonus. Pool clean and well maintained, pleanty of sun beds. Grounds well looked after and pretty. Rooms clean and well equiped - only downfall was the shower which is fairly small. Stalis and Malia centre/old town all within easy walking distance. Nearest bars/restaurants/beach within ten minutes walk of hotel.
Karen, 11-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel
We booked the Socrates as a last minute deal and we were really pleased with our choice. The welcome from Sophia was warm and sincere and she offered us lots of useful information on the local area. We were given rm 202 om 1st floor facing swimming pool but enough of a distance away not to be too noisy. The room was a good size with a king size double and single bed, TV, kitchenette, hairdryer, and a small but functional bathroom. The room was spotless and cleaned everyday with fresh towels provided as well as bottled water. A/C was free and worked well. WiFi was strong in reception but weak in the room. Pool was a decent size and again cleaned regularly with enough comfy beds and a couple of cabanas that there was never the normal rush for beds even when the hotel was full. The breakfast was buffet style with the usual cold meats and salads, hot bacon and eggs, toast and pastries, unlimited tea and coffee so you could really fill up for the day. Served at the pool bar till 10.30 meant that it was still there after a heavy night on the strip. This then became the bar where snacks were served all day. All again well cooked and presented. Staff were all happy and welcoming. Socrates is 5 mins from the beach, 10 mins from the main strip and 15 mins from the old town so was handy for everything. Lovely hotel and a lovely stay!! NB the hotel advertised with free airport trfers but this is only from Heraklion. Chania will cost around 190 euros!!
paul, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good value hotel with helpful staff
I went with my daughter and her 9 year old son. We stayed in late October right at the end of the holiday season. It was quiet and the staff were very helpful. We took their advice on nearby places to eat and weren't disappointed. There are plenty of restaurants along the sea front road, all within walking distance and very good value compared to UK equivalents. We hired a car for our holiday so we could see different parts of the island, and found plenty to see and do. Our room was kept beautifully clean throughout our 4 day stay. Breakfast was by the pool with a good selection (bread, pastries, cold ham, cheese, yoghurt, fruit, cereals, egg and bacon) and as much as you wanted. Only minor downside was that it seems you can't get a decent cup of tea, but that applied throughout the island, not just at this hotel. Overall we were very impressed with the hotel. This site doesn't allow reviews that include room prices, but for a British tourist it was excellent value, even at a time when the value of the pound was relatively low.
Roger, 4-night trip
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