We booked our whole holiday over the Internet but did consult Trip Adviser before hand.
The Akti Olous is charming it is in an excellent location. The staff are very nice and efficient. The rooms are not large but extremely clean, bed linen and towels changed every second day and the room cleaned everyday - properly cleaned not just a run over with the mop!!
We were on Bed and Breakfast, there was plenty of choice - yogurt, fruit, cold meats and cheeses, or hot options, not full British breakfast but why would you want that in Crete???
The roof top pool is again a unique experience and although not a huge area we never found it over crowded, the views are fabulous. The best bit for us was having breakfast on the jetty and feeding the fish.
Elounda is a beautiful resort, get there quickly before it changes. The hotel location is in a quiet spot but is only 5/6 minutes walk from the resort where there are plenty of really good eating places and bars. All the eating places we visited were of an excellent quality. We went to a restaurant called the Lotus Eaters, run by a family, the food is excellent and the family are lovely, they can cater for large parties and special occasions.You will always get a warm welcome. We found a bar called Babel slightly further round the bay , it was a great place to sit and watch the world go by while enjoying a cocktail or just a drink.
I would recommend the resort to families and couples, not really a singles place if you are looking for night clubs etc.
There is no higher recommendation that to say that we would go back in a minute and will do in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akti Olous is recently renovated, a family-run hotel ideal for those of all ages, looking for comfortable accommodation in a cosy environment. The hotel is located directly on the thick sandy beach in the bay of Elounda, only 300 m from the village of Elounda, its small harbour and shopping area. The location of the hotel provides a relaxed holiday, with stunning panoramic view from the roof top pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Akti Olous Elounda
- Elounda Akti Olous
- Akti Olous Hotel Elounda, Crete