My friend and I booked a last min package holiday as we were looking for relaxation and fun in equal measure- sampling the traditional Greek food and leisure. We read both terrible and good reviews for this hotel, so had reservations and fairly low expectations. However, upon arrival, we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff who took our bags for us, while we walked the VERY short steep hill to the reception. We were offered a complimentary drink and showed to our apartment with sea and mountain views; absolutely breathtaking. The food was decent, with a wide variety (they cater with both local and British cuisines), the apartment / rooms were basic but very comfortable and clean, the drinks and hospitality, as well as the pool were all first class.
The walk to all 3 beautiful beaches is very easy- all within 15mins. Tavernas and restaurants are all of very good quality nearby to the hotel if you fancy an evening out- with Greek Dancing evenings on a Friday at Zygos Taverna.
We felt strongly about writing this review as our expectations were surpassed and feel that this hotel had a bad press; undeservedly so. Could not have asked for a better holiday, with sun, sea, and a warm, traditional Greek flavour. Efharisto!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elpida Village is situated at the Istron area of Kalo Chorio only 10 Km from the picturesque Town of Agios Nicolaos with the famous bottomless Voulismeni lake. This low-rise village style resort is placed on the slopes of a wonderful hill with a breathtaking view of the Mirabello Bay. It is built in traditional Cretan style with extensive use of local stones and wood. ... more less
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