This was our second time to the Alikes apartments in Elounda,the first time we visited was in September 2012 when we decided we must return again. The location of Alikes is idyllic, peaceful and tranquil and this time we were fortunate to have breathtaking views from our balcony along the bay to Spinalonga Island in the distance. The welcome we received on arrival was wonderful and it was like meeting up with old friends again.
The staff are great - Maria, Jenny and Popi are warm, friendly and helpful making your stay even better. A big thank you to the two hardworking cleaning ladies who keep the place spotless, it is the cleanest apartments we have been to in Greece.
Would highly recommend going to the Hotel Kalypso which is also owned by Mr George who owns the Alikes. We went to the special meze evening which is an offer for guests staying at Alikes, it costs 18 euros per head including a bottle of wine between two. The food was very well presented and delicious and incredible value for money. There are lots of good restaurants to choose from especially right by the water's edge, some of our favourites are 'The Lotus Eater", 'The Ferryman' and 'Megaro' where we enjoyed wonderful food at all of them.
It is worth doing the boat trip to Spinalonga Island (it used to be a leper colony until 1957) which is very interesting and thought provoking. You can go independently on the boats from the harbour, it costs 10 euro each. (Would recommend reading the novel 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop before going there which is a story based on the island).
The location of the Alikes for us is fantastic with fabulous views and staff. We would like to thank Maria, Jenny and Popi for making our stay so special and are looking forward to returning again soon.
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- Built in 2002, the Alikes Hotel Apartments are a family run business, offering a high standard accommodation in the beautiful resort of Elounda on the north coast of Crete. To ensure that you have an enjoyable and relaxing holiday the Alikes offers many facilities including a gym, sauna and hammam privat parkig pool bar and snak bar. ... more less
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