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Esperides Villas

Greece, Europe

Esperides Resort & Spa is a newly-renovated resort with breathtaking sea view, located in the heart of the cosmopolitan and traditional village "Koutouloufari", where every visitor can experience the pure and warm hospitality of a traditional Cretan village combined with modern features. The resort offers a wide selection of suites, designed with beautiful aesthetics and equipped with every comfort to meet the needs, either for a comfortable family vacation or a romantic getaway for couples. Esperides Resort& Spa, originally launched in the year 1980, is 39 years later, taking the second breath promising to every single guest a welcoming paradise and a unique experience, under a new ownership and management team with its 105 entirely renovated suites, all easily accessible through elevators and ramps. Welcoming atmosphere, honesty, dignity, and the world famous Cretan hospitality are the key principals under which we have formed our whole philosophy and structure of operation. The resort's total makeover includes an array of on-site features, such as operating a homey-feeling, but classy a la carte restaurant,one Cretan Traditional Tavern (Monastery Tavern) and two Bars, incorporating new swimming pools with relaxing lounges and establishing Spa Center. Completely reconstructed in 2019, including thermal and sound insulation that have been installed in all suites and operating under Eco friendly mode, offering an amazing view of the close by gulf. Esperides Resort& Spa is situated in the centre of the traditional village Koutouloufari. Located on the hill side, just 1 kilometer from Hersonissos port and offering breathtaking panorama view of close-by coast. Koutouloufari is located 25 kilometers from Heraklion International Airport (HER) and 30 kilometers from Heraklion City, which is the capital of Crete. Its location, provides the guests with easy access to all means of transport and with the opportunity to visit and explore each edge of the island.

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  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late Check-out*
  • Wi-fi
  • Car hire
  • Transfer service*
  • Secure parking
  • Airport Shuttle*
  • Room service*
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

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Esperides experience

Review by prosecco6 Larne, United Kingdom

Myself and my husband Visited this hotel (Sept 2021) on the recommendation of my daughter. I must say it was just amazing. We stayed in a duplex room with a shared pool, the room was beautiful and was cleaned every day with such attention to detail by the lovely cleaner ( apologies I have forgotten her name) the pool was lovely and so relaxing which was exactly what we needed...

We especially loved the large pool with the fantastic bar and bartender, ( again apologies I have forgotten his name) he made me the best Moscow Mule I’ve ever had in my life!! All in all we had an amazing holiday!! Congratulations to all of the staff for making it such a wonderful experience!!

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Good place to relax and does what it says on the tin

Review by andrewolivermorley London, United Kingdom

As others have said the resorts team are very friendly and we pretty much had good service of all the team. Wilson was a standout for us ,his work ethic was to be commended as was his attentive manner. We were given the choice of a room away from the main building and pools which was great as it well equipped and quiet...

We ate breakfast everyday as this was included in our price and although it wasn't a particularly relaxing experience the food was ok. We also tried dinner in the restaurant however there are lots more authentic places eat in the village and if I'm honest better quality food and in more authentic settings. We did receive a 20% off voucher to eat in the resort but the price was steep for what we ate.All is all we enjoyed our stay but probably wouldn't return.

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Lovely hospitality & resort

Review by flexy_cat Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We stayed at the resort for a few days. We received a warm welcome from the reception staff and were offered a welcome drink. The room was ready before the check in time which we appreciated after an early morning flight...

The room was spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable enough for us. Nothing was missing from the morning buffet, instead, there were plenty of options to chose from! (omg those crepes and just made omelets were soooo good!) The staff is amazing, they would go beyond to meet your needs! I asked for figs which I did not find and the day after they were there! We tried the Monastery restaurant and the Luna Rossa where we enjoyed both the food and the view! There were two pools of which one is a heated pool. We loved the quiet spots around the resort and the layout is very stylish. There is a free shuttle bus that leaves you at the center of Hersonissos. Koutouloufari village is just a few meters away. We found everything we needed while we needed a quiet place to spend our holidays. Thank you so much Esperides team for making our holidays special with your warm hospitality and amazing services! We will definitely be back next year! Until then, take care x

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Review by Myron F Irakleia, Greece

Excellent place with very kindly staff and very good service. Very special menu with many gourmet choices. Congratulations for this place with the excellent menu and the magnificent view...

I suggest it unreservebly.

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Fantastic is not enough

Review by Raffaele D

Fantastic stay…

People are awesome, food is unbelievable and what a view from the main bar and the restaurants.

Cleanliness should be the name of the hotel as it is so detailed clean.

Hotels reception was helpful with our stay

Thank you Esperides team

We will be back

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