Staying at the Elman can be quite N experience if you do not know what to expect. This is a cult 1970s hotel located at the best beach in South West Crete. Truth is, there is no one to carry your luggage and the hotel looks like a block of flats. But you get accustomed to this strange hotel and there is a family atmosphere which builds into you. Strangely, it reminded me of the Adams family series : there is this fat and lazy dog Paulina that you have to jump before you arrive in front of the equally overweight receptionist Mrs Marina. Overweight is also the rest of the staff (probably from the ex Soviet countries) including the owners. The furniture is as if coming from the 1970s and so is the decoration. But who cares? This is a hotel to get lost in time and experience the trouble free vacations of your childhood. There is not much to do in Paleochora but if you like swimming and have some good books, you will be fine. In fact, there are do many crystal clear water beaches all the way to Krios that no one can complain. As to the water temperature it is ideal : around 24 to 25 degrees Celsius.
There is also a beach bar next to the hotel (30 meters away) which is quite handy.
The sea in front of the hotel ("Pahia Ammos": thick sand) is very good albeit quite windy.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Elman Paleochora, Crete