Elia Traditional Hotel & Spa

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Elia Traditional Hotel & Spa

Elia Traditional Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Platanias with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.8/10 Exceptional

15 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Ano Vouves, Platanias, 73100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Platanias Beach - 18 min drive
  • Platanias Square - 21 min drive
  • Agia Marina Beach - 23 min drive
  • Kalamaki Beach - 21 min drive
  • Port of Kissamos - 31 min drive
  • Nea Chora Beach - 25 min drive
  • Golden Beach - 31 min drive
  • Falassarna Beach - 47 min drive
  • Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport (CHQ) - 47 min drive

About this property

Elia Traditional Hotel & Spa

Enjoy your visit to Platanias with a stay at Elia Traditional Hotel & Spa. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in Thai massages, body wraps, or facials. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a sauna. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include Thai massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.00 per accommodation, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Elia Traditional Hotel Platanias
Elia Traditional Platanias
Elia Traditional & Platanias
Elia Traditional Hotel & Spa Hotel
Elia Traditional Hotel & Spa Platanias
Elia Traditional Hotel & Spa Hotel Platanias

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10/10 Exceptional

Miriam, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Views, garden and location fantastic. Staff very very helpful.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a great find. Secluded, quiet, very relaxing. They also have a beautiful pool, which is not mentioned here on Expedia. This place is NOT easy to find. Google Maps and Apple Maps both had me going in the wrong directions. There is a small sign on the road that I happened to spot and turned off there...down a very old, narrow, unpaved country road for a couple of hundred meters. I thought I was lost again until I saw the parking lot with a sign pointing to reception.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Second time visiting, and will return again next year . Fabulous location , very friendly and helpful staff.
Denis, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ultimate relaxation
Wonderful hotel, very relaxing, fabulous food. Definitely need a car but great places to explore
carolyn, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The way all hotels should be
We stayed at Elia for our honeymoon and the experience could not have been nicer. Its a gorgeous out of the way spot in the hills that combines authentic Cretan charm with a comfort and level of care appreciated by foreign travellers. The food, views, pool, spa/yoga services and general hospitality were all fantastic. If we had any criticisms, it would be that our room and balcony did not feel very private: the room was directly over the outdoor breakfast tables so opening blinds and windows felt like being overlooked. We also shared a balcony with a couple who were akways on theirs smoking cigarettes. Perhaps the hotel could consider adding a partition so that guests with adjoining balconies can enjoy more privacy. Overall, Elia is a gem and we will definitely return one day.
Alexis, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jürgen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Philippe, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Hotel war sehr persönlich, man kannte die Gäste nach einigen Tagen und hat sich zum gemeinsamen Essen getroffen. Ein großes Lob an den unglaublich warmherzigen Koch, welcher seit über 15 Jahren kommt und einzigartige, traditionelle Küche zubereitet. Alle Daumen hoch :)
4-night family trip
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