Breakfast 07.00-10.30, late Continental breakfast 10.30-11.00, lunch 12.30-15.30 and dinner 18.30-21.30. 1 meal per stay in the Greek and Italian à la carte restaurants.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including house wine, draught beer, soft drinks and mineral water.
Snacks 10.30-12.30 and 15.30-18.00.
Start your day with a selection from the hot and cold buffet spread. If you'd like to watch your meal be prepared fresh in front of you, make sure to visit the show cooking station. For the late risers, there's a continental breakfast on offer until 11am. You can also enjoy lunch and dinner here as you soak up the panoramic bay views. Men are asked to wear long trousers.
Like many other reviewers have said this is possibly the best hotel I've stayed in and I've been around! We got a free upgrade to a junior suite and my parents who came with us were upgraded to an executive suite - both were excellent with great beds and glorious views.
The food was of an extremely high standard and as people have said the hotel management are extremely visible and chat to everyone - no one is forgotten.
Age wise there were all age groups - from young couples to elderly guests which was ideal. The hotel caters for all ages and has a variety of activities from aqua gym to Greek lessons.
The location is great and we walked every day to small villages and back before breakfast.
The 3 pools were never crowded and sun beds were plentiful - no early morning towel hoggers here!
A really nice touch was on our departure we were given bottled water and small kit kat type wafers for our journey to the airport when normally once you've checked out you're forgotten about.
Another plus is Pimms is served for free on the all inclusive package so happy days were had by all! More
maddiePortsmouth, Titchfield, United Kingdom
One of our best vacations ever !!!
Having read all this great reviews before we travelled certainly raised our expactations. One reviewer claimed it was "the best hotel in Europe". I don't know if it is but it is for sure one of the best hotels we ever have stayed in. That includes our trips to Thailand and USA. At arrival we experienced one of best organised check-in ever. We were upgraded from a Junior Suite to a Swim-up room which was lovely. We couldn't ask for a better start of our vacation !!! There are 3 pool areas in the hotel and there were never a shortage of sunbeds. Both my wifeand me are breakfast lovers and we were not disappointed. First-class breakfast with everything you could ask for. The lunch at the Greek Tavern (beachfront with a great view) and the dinner in the main restaurant (buffe style) was very good. The beach in front of the hotel is great and the sea is very clear. The guest is from a number of countries, mostly from the Nordic countries, UK, Switzerland.
I could go on and on with all postive things. Was there really not a negative thing ??? We stayed at Atlantica Kalliston at 24-31 August and I am writing this review at 18 September. So I have had time to think and the answer is: There are no negative things.
Will we return ??? Not next year (we never travel to the same place 2 years in a row) but in the future (100 %).
One of our best vacations ever !!!!More
Backis, Sollentuna, Sweden
Exceeded our high expectations!
Having read the reviews before our holiday we were already expecting a great holiday, but it really did exceed them :) I won't go into all the details as they are already in other guest's reviews.
We stayed 26th August - 2nd September and didn't want to go home :)
The rooms were spacious, clean and modern. The bed is huge and had the best night's sleep, they say you miss your own bed on holiday but on this occasion we wanted to take the bed home with us! The only aspect of the room that could be improved is the decor in the bathroom. The walls are concrete and painted grey which made it look dirty/damaged.
The sunbeds were always available and we didn't go down to the pool or beach until at least 10/11am :)
We stayed half board but would highly recommend the drinks package which allows you to have any soft drink, beer, wine, cocktails and milkshakes - great value for money €72 for 3 days! We also exchanged our evening meal for the lunch buffet on two occasions as we wanted to try out local restaurants in the evening a few times. This was no problem for the staff and great that the hotel were so flexible!
The food was fantastic - breakfast was my favourite and couldn't wait to get down to the restaurant each day. Evening meals were superb and had plenty of choice.
The beach was beautiful although we had a couple of yellow and red flag days which meant it was a strong tide and very wavy.
During our stay we had a 5.8M earthquake (I didn't realise we were so close to a fault line) - having had a good shaking we can confirm that the hotel is built to with stand them and no damage was caused (to our huge relief) ;)
The hotel attracted mostly 50+ couples and a few honeymoon guests - it was lovely and quiet and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening entertainment.
One evening we went to Chania via the #21 bus - it's a lovely town and about 15mins away. It was just like any Greek/Turkish tourist town where each restaurant owner tried to get us to eat at their restaurant and there were plenty of gift shops. We were relieved to get back to our luxurious town after this excursion ;)
Overall we would highly recommend this hotel to any couple looking for a luxurious getaway! Thank you to all the wonderful staff that made our stay so memorable!More
We have just returned from a week in this wonderful hotel. It is simply put "Fabulous".
We had a swim up room which was so lovely, but to be fair all the rooms looked pretty nice.
The cleaning staff were super, the rooms spotless.
The food was excellent, we were on Half Board and we did not feel that we needed to pay extra to use the other restaurants as the there was plenty of choice every night and not at all repetitive. The lady Maria on the grill was so lovely and always had a lovely smile for everybody.
The staff were all very good, always looked happy in their work. Tonia in the restaurant was a gem, she is a credit to the hotel, along with other restaurant staff, they were a great team.
Management were always around which I think is the sign of a good hotel, as was the friendly chef.
Do not be put off by the review which says its for the Saga group. We are just 50 years old and by no means old and past it. We loved the modern ambiance in the hotel, as there was a varied age group from young honeymooners to a lovely elderly couple next to us who were in their 80's and very young at heart. A do agree that maybe one night a more Up to Date dance night would be good as we love all the current music and a good bop !! maybe next year ! as we will defiantly be back to this wonderful hotel. Saying that this hotel does not advertise being a full on entertainment bonanza that is we choose it, but we did join in when we wanted to, but its not "in your face" entertainment. To us it was a good happy medium.
Thanks again Kalliston for a great holiday, already back in work mode and wishing we were back. Thanks also to Thompson Holidays as everything was very well organised and the rep Jo was also excellent, and always on hand.More
phoenix201109, Wrexham, United Kingdom
our luxury haven after a long days drive
we had been driving long distances that day and all we wanted was a nice hotel by the sea to recover.
turned up at their door step and got offered their apparently last room with a discount off their rack rate. Nora and Stavros at reception did a wonderful job checking us in and showing us around the property.
the room is on the smaller side and it's a squeeze passing between the bed and desk. not sure how people cope who stay for a week or so and who therefore have bigger suitcases. we were fine for one night with our carry ons. the bathroom was huge in comparison.
wifi was temperamental, having to log out and in a couple of times to make it work. it seemed to be better late at night and early in the morning when presumably less other guests were using it.
dinner at eur20 per person was a nice cretan buffet and good value for money.
the beach was nice, the water crystal clear which was divine.
our room was right next to the open dining area so lacked privacy. what wasn't very nice was waking up to loud breakfast music at 6.30am (breakfast only starts at 7am, so why turn on the music before then?).
breakfast itself was a very decent affair although it did get very busy.
we treated ourselves to massages: Vasilki and Lydia did a great job. our thanks again to them.
they let you check out at 12noon which is great. parking was free.
overall we definitely brought the average age down quite a bit, being in our thirties. would definitely stay again though.More
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