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Elpida Village

Kalo Chorio, Istron, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100 Greece
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Updated 06/01/20


#1 of 2 hotels in Istron
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Children's playground
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek


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42Car recommended
Grade: 42 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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George K wrote a review Aug 2021
Beirut , lebanon116 contributions41 helpful votes
The hotel has a beautiful panoramic view from its restaurant and has an incredible smell of jasmin flowers all over the area. The staff is very good and polite. Breakfast is nice. Dinner as well. Areas are clean. the shower area is very tight. they do not put shampoo refill every day and no soap tablets. All in all good stay for vacations.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Justyna wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
After recommendation from my Mother and Sister that were staying at the hotel in 2018, we decided to choose Elpida Village as our holiday destination this year and we had the best time! Hotel is situated in a quiet village. If you are looking for the clubs, loud music and shopping area this is not a place for you but I recommend to visit many family owned restaurants and spend some money for seafood. There will be no need to splurge money on local cuisine as hotel offers delicious food for all inclusive package. There are plenty of choices and baklava is to die for! Around 15 minutes walk from the hotel or 3 minutes drive by hotel bus there is a beautiful beach - Voulisima. I highly recommend to try jet ski - great experience. If you are looking for crystal clear sea - that is the perfect spot for you. If you are more pool oriented - hotel offers very nice swimming pool area with open bar and incredible view - BREATHTAKING. People working at the hotel are showing great Cretan hospitality and are very helpful. They are creating great atmosphere where you are not anonymous hotel Guest. Special thanks to Marina (best drinks ever), Maria (great recommendations what to see) and Manos (managing the hotel and checking how we enjoy our stay). At the and - hotel is very well situated. Great starting point for organizing your active time on the island. Hotel is helping with car, bike, quad rentals and prices and conditions are good. Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Chrissi Island, Heraklion - must haves. We were travelling as a group and wondering before a trip how the situation with COVID-19 will look like. To be honest it is very safe, rooms are cleaned every day along with all common areas. No need to worry. Elpida - see you next time!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Thomas M wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions5 helpful votes
My experience at the Elpida Village was incredible! The service was phenomenal and the food was terrific. As we chose the all inclusive deal (that was only a bit more than the normal deal) we got a buffet every night and the food was that good, we only occasionally went out for lunch and tea. Our hotel room (70) was by far one of the largest and had some spectacular views. The hotel reps were lovely and always complemented my singing in the karaoke and the kids talent show. They spoke good English and they also did an Aqua Zumba in the pool! They had an outside cinema and a lovely garden with a play area for children (like myself). All the staff were lovely and a few of them were English as well! I could go on and on about this gorgeous hotel, but I think I'll stop here. I would recommend this hotel to anyone as it is family friendly and there is activities to do every night. Honestly the best hotel I've ever been to! And that's a lot! Thank you for reading this review and if you end up going here, I hope you have an amazing time as well!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: Room 70 is (what I think is) the best room in the hotel
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Marianna S wrote a review Aug 2019
5 contributions10 helpful votes
One more time Elpida Village exceeded our expectations! We had the best time! The room we got was very nice, spacious enough for the 4 of us! The pool area was quiet, and we relaxed with all these summer sounds from the surrounding nature ! The food was always tasty with plenty of choices, any time of the day ! A special thanks to Manos and the staff that made our stay so comfortable! See you next time!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Edward K wrote a review Aug 2019
Warsaw, Poland45 contributions49 helpful votes
Pictures show the hotel looks like so I will not waste my time for description. Food is ok rather typical Greek standard...I would only require a little bit more sophisticated breakfasts and scramble eggs not from powder....People that work there are nice and helpfull. Near the hotel you have nice beaches you may also eat something but if you count on parties and night live...you need to go somewhere else. For sure this hotel is not good for older, fat and disabled people...it is lokated on the hill and has many stairs...Swimming pool is realy nice. It is long enough to swim and deep enough to dive (up to 2,5 m). Enjoy! PS: I was paying mostly cash in Greece and almost every time Greeks wanted to cheat on me....
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Date of stay: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
$51 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureAgios NikolaosIstron
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elpida Village
Which popular attractions are close to Elpida Village?
Nearby attractions include Voulisma Beach (0.7 miles), Agios Panteleimonas Beach (0.4 miles), and Agrokipos (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elpida Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Elpida Village?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Elpida Village?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Elpida Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elpida Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include MamaLukia & Lotzeta Restaurant, meRaki, and Taverna Kavos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elpida Village?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Elpida Village have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Elpida Village offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elpida Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Elpida Village?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Spinalonga (Kalydon) (4.6 miles) and Gournia (3.5 miles).
Does Elpida Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.