A short 5 minutes walk from the town centre of Paleochora, and 10 minutes to the beaches, is the family business of Haris Studios, run by Haris & Flora Arkalakis.

Situated on the sea front with views out to the horizon and the mountains in the east we offer a tranquil place for your holiday where we welcome families, couples and individuals of all ages, many of whom return each year to enjoy the simple charm of a holiday in this delightful location.

You will find us in the 'old town', known locally as Gavdiotika, named after the many settlers who came here early last century from the island of Gavdos to make a new life and build their homes, most of which looked out to their birthplace, only 56kms miles.  

It's easy to see why they would want to settle on this rocky shoreline, and a few of the original old stone houses (along with a few fine old characters!) remain.  The view can be enjoyed from the balconies or terraces at Haris Studios, the mystical island of Gavdos revealing itself when weather conditions permit............

And it's a great view, which eight of our nine units offer - either a private balcony on the first floor or a private terrace on the ground floor, all with table, chairs and sun umbrella. Many hours can be spent here enjoying : 

- the ferries and fishing boats

 - seeing the flash of blue-green from the darting of the kingfishers 

- laughing at the local cats as they foolishly try to catch fish in the rock pools (will they never learn??) 

- hoping for an occasional sighting of dolphins (it happens….)

- making new dreams as the fiery red full moon slips up out of the sea 

-sending out wishes while sitting under the panoply of stars, waiting for a 'shooter'. 

The sea across from the rooms (all of 6 metres away) is great for a quick dip if you’re nimble footed across the rocks, it also makes for great snorkeling fun.


Photos of our Hotel.


All the studios and apartments at Haris Studios have a small well-equipped kitchen, dining area and toilet /shower, hair dryer, air-conditioning, flat screen tv, wi-fi, washing machine hire as well as access to the small swimming pool, garden and roof terrace at our other building - Studios Yiorgos.   

Our café, The Water’s Edge Café, is adjacent but we’re also happy to provide room service.

We have a selection of twin, double and family accommodation:

A studio is a one-room-with-everything plus the toilet/shower and sleeps 2, some studios are large enough for a baby bed or pull out bed to be added.  There are 5 sea facing studios and 1 double bed studio with no sea view – it has a small balcony with afternoon sun.

An apartment has one bedroom and another room with the kitchen, dining and a pull down sofa bed, the apartment sleeps 3, or 4, if another fold out bed is added - suitable for children. 

A baby bed is also available but best to let us know in advance.

All bed linen and towels are provided, as are blankets and quilts for the cooler times of year.  During summer season rooms are cleaned daily except for Sundays.





Our rates are fair for the standard and service we aim to provide, in addition to our 8 sea facing studios/apartments we also offer a double bed studio that overlooks a small garden and enjoys afternoon sun on the balcony.

A simple breakfast (Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Tea/Coffee, Boiled Egg, Toast, Butter and Marmalade) can be added to the cost of our other rooms, just add 4.50 Euro per person for each day of the holiday. If you prefer to have a selection of different breakfast items during your holiday take a look at the Water's Edge Cafe page - no need to book in advance, we are there every day! However, we do try and give preference to our house guests if we are preparing one of our delicious Saturday night dinners, so do book a table for this event.

Rates for Season 2017/2018 Price
Jan, Feb March  25 - 40
April, May, June & October  35 - 55
July, August & September  50 - 65
November & December  25 - 40

Our double bed, garden studio (no sea view) is available at a reduced rate

November - March winter rates, Euro 400 monthly, minimum stay is 1 month for this rate

We also offer discounts for group bookings. Please email us for details.


To make a reservation, check on availability or request any further information about our accommodation please contact me - 

Flora Arkalakis

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Tel. 00 30 28230 42438 mobile: 00 30 693 809 8976

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