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Kalypso Cretan Village

Karavos, Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
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Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Plakias
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julia J Zakopane, Poland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Zakopane, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing about Kalypso is its location - between gorgeous sea and high mountains. The hotel itself needs a bit of work - our room was alright, but the bathroom had a strong mildew smell. We stayed there for 12 days on an All Inclusive package. You need to know that All Inclusive means something completely different in Europe... More 

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Cheltenham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers have stated unless you are content relaxing around a pool all day you must have a hire car as this place is a fair distance from anywhere and it's a reasonably tough 45 minute mountainous walk to the closest town, Plakias. The other thing I mention is you must bring with you a GPS system of some... More 

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israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Deciding to come to the Kalypso, we read the reviews on Tripadvisor and realized that the hotel is not new. However the perfect setting on the ruggid rocks of the south shore of Crete, makes this hotel for nature lovers an excellent choice. The hotel offers three pools in different sizes, and a diving club and the most colorful swimming... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Kalypso is in a beautiful location, and it's Ultra All-Inclusive package was priced too attractively to pass up. While the area is very far from the airport, that would be the largest negative attribute I would mention about the hotel. Most of the staff was incredibly helpful, and the food and drink manager would check in with us multiple times... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is very unique. Tucked between a mountain and sea, away from Plakias is hard to find at first but when you eventually do it looks amazing. When you drive down a narrow road you see a village type hotel complex with swimming pools and surrounded by palm trees and lots of greenery. Steep cliffs being place to many... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

First of all: beautiful scenery, but unfortunately, at the end of the word. literally. to the nearest town you can get by taxi (as I remember 7euro) or by foot - 40 minutes walk through the klif. so better take a pair of good shoes. but the view is amazing. in that nearest town is even sandy beach. food: ok.... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

kalypso is in an incredibly beautiful location on an inlet with access to the clear blue sea along a nice long deck with plenty of comfortable sunbeds. The outdoor areas are good with at least three pools and superb views across the bay. Our room was large and comfortable and all have great sea views. And it was cheap. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We recently stayed at the Kalypso Cretan Village and we were pleasantly surprised. Let me tell you right up front, this isn't a three star resort. The place is old, décor is 80's, and its a hike from the airport, bout 2 hours. All that aside, the location is BEAUTIFUL!! I was a little apprehensive booking a resort on the... More 

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paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After reading the negative comments I was apprehensive what a pleasant magical surprise to find the total opposite. The setting is magical, the staff super helpful and the food amazing. It's true that the rooms need a coat of paint but it is certainly not as bad as some guest have stated. My friends and I would not hesitate one... More 

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Athens, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

-We had booked a room with sea view for our family. The room we were given had no sea view. But this proved to be our least important problem. The room was smelling awfully due to humidity and the sewage system. We asked for another room and they showed us the only one that was available which was also terribly... More 

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