Home again after a fantastic fortnight, met some lovely people old and new at the Elpida including the ever helpful family, Dennis, Denise and their son Spiros. We can't wait for our return in September.
Well not long before we will be back at The Elpida, we must like it as this will be our 10th year of stopping here. There is always a warm family atmosphere and the facilities (including the snack bar) are basic but everything you need for a self catering holiday as it is close enough to many good restaurants. We have met lots of other people who return year after year as it is so relaxing and welcoming.
What can we say! Such a lovely holiday. Such a beautiful family run hotel, they can't do enough for you. From breakfast until a late meal, nothing is too much trouble for them.
It was the 4th year myself & my husband had returned to Elpida. Fantastic time, fantastic place & a fantastic family couldn't ask for better. The grounds are lovely, the pool is ideal, the food is great & the service outstanding. We have met some really nice people who also return every year such a friendly atmoshere. I love it here & can't wait to go back next year.
Had another wonderful holiday at the Elpida. This is really a home from home. I am a solo traveller and this is one of the few places that I feel safe and relaxed, this is down to the family that own the Hotel. Spiros, Denis and Dennis go out of their way to make your holiday all you would want. The rooms are spacious and clean and they even provide a kettle if you want a cuppa in the morning ! They are on the outskirts of Alykanas, but a stones throw from all the bars and restaurants. A 10 min stroll to the local beach or a bit longer to Shoestring bay which is beautiful and well worth the walk. Lots of lovely restaurants around but the best by far, in my opinion, is Vrasaki ! The bar at the Elpida is a great place to meet people and make new friends,Lovely atmosphere and very friendly. While your there try the Spiros Special cocktail... but be warned !! Lovely atmosphere and very friendly. All in all a fantastic holiday and I cant wait for my next visit !
Flying out in four days time (Sept 11) and from the reviews on this site we're really looking forward to it. Usually stay next doot at Plessas but glad we chose the Elpida this year. Only 3 more sleeps to go
Looking forward to our Holiday, arriving on the 06 Sept 2010 from Wales, little needs just need to chill out for a week away from work, good company, food and of course SUN top of the list.
just got back had a great time, here lovely family run hotel in the country next to a farm so yes cockerels do make a rackett!!! but you get used to it.
pool area lovely,nice bar selling a good variety of snacks,small shop with all the bits you will need,we had a one bedroom apartment with a upstairs basic but clean and very big.
near shops bars and restaurants not far from beach lovely
Due to XLs collapse, we had to re-organise our travel arrangements. We will now be arriving Thursday 30th July 09 for two weeks. Anyone else we know staying at that time?
Hi Janice, you will love this small, quiet, family run complex. No formal entertainment provided but we have not needed it - plenty of laughs with friends made over the years. Pool table plus ps2 available for kids.No worries about sun beds as there are always plenty. Although close to the main road you soon forget it. We have only ever stayed in the new complex but this was very good in comparison to other Greek accomodation. You have to buy your own toilet roll, and the cooking facilities are basic. Fridge, sink, hotplates, crockery and table/chairs.However, the owners are lovely and will do their upper most to help. Air con is extra.Spiros is the son of Dennis and Denise; Spiros speaks perfect English and is just brilliant, but beware his lethal cocktails which incidentally work out cheaper than buying just a G & T. Bathrooms get very wet and slippery, but hot water is available 24/7. Attached to the hotel is a supermarket also belonging to the family. However, you can't eat or drink purchases by the pool. This will be our 4th time back to this hotel - love the location just outside of town which walks off some calories!
we got a bargain with thomas cook we were going to florida all booked but due to the credit crunch and lack of funds we transfered it to the cheapest elpida come up at 1 week £774 for a 1 bed apt and 3 people 2 adults and my 13 yr old classed as a adult though!!!!!!!
very cheap for august
im going to the elpida in august this year im a first timer on the island and any tips on the apartments and area be very welcome thanks
Going back again this year 13th August for two weeks ! Cant wait! Just need to get the flights booked now !
Girdy, girdy, guys. We too have really missed not being there this year. First time in 10 years.
We've so missed not going to the Elpida this year. We will however be there on 2nd - 16th Aug 2009 - can't wait to be in sunny climes and great company again.
Well another lovely two weeks at the Elpida, I didnt want to come home again ! The place is lovely, the family are fantastic, they make your holiday special. I cant wait to come back next year, when I will bring my son and his wife, my daughter and her hubbie, my other daughter and my grandchildren !!!
Hopefully will be able to meet up with some of the friends I have met here over the past 3 years as well.
Didn't actually stay here but had a couple of fantastic breakfasts here.
HI TO ALL THE ELPIDA REGULARS, I SHALL BE AT THE ELPIDA AGAIN THIS YEAR FROM 27thJULY TO 10th AUGUST LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING OLD FRIENDS AND NEW ONES THIS YEAR, ANYONE VISITING FOR THE FIRST TIME I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR SELVES YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME BY ALL THE FAMILY'LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON SUNDAY HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY AND GOOD LOCK WITH YOUR HOLIDAY. SORRY THAT GINA AND WALTER WONT BE THERE THIS YEAR DUE TO WALTER HAVING A PROBLEM WITH HIS LEGS BUT WE WISH HIM WELL AND HOPE TO SEE HIM NEXT YEAR. SEE YOU IN THE BAR FOR COCKTAILS SPIROS SPECIALS.
back from the elpida 13.09.07 had a fab holiday again. spiros is a great guy who knows how to look after you. dennis,denise and alikis are brill too.going to book next year again at the same time.sad to be back in this cold country. i would recommend this holiday to anyone whether you are young or old as there is something for all.spent nights at heaven, cuba,dannys then back to the elpida for our cocktails.lots and lots of late nights
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