Arcus Suites is in the heart of the village of Agryroupoli, in a neighborhood (ancient Lappa) with restored Venetian, stone mansions of the 14th century. In 2005 the Ministry of Culture declared the complex as a “Preserved Archeological Monument” and since then the houses and the surrounding area were renovated and 5 independent suites were created, respecting the style and architecture of the area. At the property the visitor can enjoy local products, attend Cretan cuisine lessons and make wine tasting of local wine varieties, as well as enjoy organized walks in the countryside and a sailing boat ride.
Country Hotel Velani
Country Hotel Velani is located near the village of Avdou, in an oak forest It has gardens with fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as an olive grove to produce olive oil. The property has a total of 12 rooms with a private garden or terrace. The cuisine of the restaurant uses the products produced from the gardens: virgin olive oil, wine from local varieties, meat and cheese from the local sheep and honey from the local beekeeper. During the stay of the guests are offered various activities, either relaxation or adventure experiences, such as bird watching with guide, routes on the E4 path in the Lasithi plateau, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, cycling, paragliding. The hotel also includes an equestrian center that offers lessons and day trips.
Delina Mountain Resort
Delina mountain resort is located about 1 km outside the village of Anogia, on the road to Nida, at an altitude of about 910 meters. The Delina complex extends over an area of 28 acres and combines the excellent facilities and services of a luxury hotel with the authenticity of the Cretan tradition and the wild natural beauty of the island. It consists of 13 elegant apartments with comfortable spaces, elegantly decorated, which offer the visitor a quality accommodation. All rooms have a fireplace, hydromassage and terrace overlooking Psiloritis, while the resort has 2 rooms suitably equipped for disabled guests. In the complex there are also: a shop with local products – souvenirs, stable, church, observatory, theater, lake, playground, and a traditional café.
It is a stone guest house in Psychro in Lasithi Plateau. The accommodation includes 8 spacious rooms, which operate throughout the year and also serve people with disabilities. The accommodation has been built in conditions of absolute respect for the environment, as it is located near the cave Diktaion Andron and must be in line with the uniqueness of the area. Along with the accommodation, there is a tavern that offers traditional Cretan cuisine.
Earino is built on the outskirts of Plsiloritis, above the village of Assites and has 3 independent traditional guesthouses, a restaurant that offers Cretan cuisine and a traditional café During the stay in Earino, guests are given the opportunity to participate in a series of many different activities. Thus, the visitor can take part in activities related to the Cretan way of life: the making of the traditional Cretan drink “raki”, picking olive fruit, harvesting vines and participating in the kneading of bread. In addition, one could walk or bike in the mountain that encloses the accommodation, to climb, canyoning, to cross gorges, as well as the E4 trail that connects the Forest of Rouva wih the village of Assites. Earino is a member of the Rural Tourism & Agritourism Association of Crete, while its restaurant has the “Land of Values” mark that certifies Cretan cuisine.
Eleonas Country Village
The complex of Eleonas spreads on a verdant slope, at the foot of Psiloritis, with centuries old olives, locusts, among aromatic plants and flowers, next to the village of Zaros. Its hostels are perfectly harmonized with the natural environment and they are made of stone and wood, offering all modern comforts to visitors. The award – winning restaurant “Elia” is certified as a Cretan Diet Restaurant and uses raw materials from farms in the surrounding area, the family garden and cheese factory and wines from local producers, while serving a certified Cretan breakfast. The activities organized by Eleonas in the rich nature of the area give the visitor the opportunity to get to know its uniqueness as it participates in wine routes, in routes to farms, as well as in cycling routes, in cooking lessons etc. There is also spa and massage relaxation and music nights are often organized.
Hiona Holiday Ηotel is is a warm place of hospitality that seeks to offer a comfortable stay. It is located in the easternmost part of Crete, in Palekastro, an area rich in history and culture. It is very close to the Palm Forest of Vai and the beaches of Chiona and Kouremenos, which is known as the beach of surfers.
Katalagari Country Suites
Katalagari Luxury Suites is located 17 km away from Heraklion, in the homonymous village, and started operating in 2003. It is built on a mountain and offers a view of the Cretan countryside. It consists of 14 suites that combine tradition with a different aspect of Cretan life and offers breakfast tailored to the needs of guests (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.). The location of the accommodation allows the visitor to carry out activities of various kinds: visits to wineries, archeological sites, nature, the sea etc.
Milia Mountain Retreat
Milia is an accommodation of high ecological sensitivity, a mountain restored settlement of the 16th century with rooms that preserve the architecture and aesthetics of the mountainous region of Western Crete. It is located in an area included in the NATURA network, in a green valley, at 550m. above the surface of the sea, below the peak Psilos head of the Koutroulis mountain range. The settlement is surrounded by a forest with chestnuts, arbutuses, locust trees and a wide variety of trees and plants. The restoration of the old houses began in 1982, with attention to detail and respect of nature and has been operating as an eco-lodge since 1993, bringing the atmosphere and footprint of its former inhabitants to the present.
Perachori Boutique Studios
Perachori Boutique Studios is a complex of three (3) open type rooms – studios located in the square in Perachori, in the historic village of Anogia Mylopotamos. Stone and wood are dominant materials, with handmade additions to give a special and warm feeling to the visitor. Its location allows the visitor to get in touch with the wider area of the mountain range of Psiloritis and to interact with the local community.
Polydoros Hotel & Wine Bar
The hospitable family hotel Polydoros is in the heart of Paleochora, south Of Chania. It has 7 apartments which can accommodate up to 5 people and is ideal for family vacations, offering comfortable accommodation and relaxation. The place where it is located offers guests the opportunity to explore the nearby beaches and enjoy the Cretan landscape through walks and excursions in nature. In the courtyard of the hotel there is a wine bar which offers wines exclusively from local Cretan varieties, thus promoting local production.
Thalori is located in the village of Kapetaniana, in the mountain range of the Asterousia Mountains, and consists of 20 traditional houses that are an integral part of the village, preserve the Cretan architecture and offer modern comforts to visitors. The restaurant offers dishes and breakfast from Cretan cuisine, from pure, local, ingredients. The visitor can also enjoy a range of activities, as he is given the opportunity to choose between hiking, climbing, bird watching, horseback riding, mountain biking, downhill, canyoning, jeep rides, boat rides, fishing, participation in agricultural work, cooking lessons.
Villa Kerasia is in the settlement of Vlachiana, 15 km southwest of Heraklion. It is located at the southeastern foot of Psiloritis, at an altitude of 580 meters. It has 7 rooms and offers the opportunity to participate in various events related to culture, gastronomy, but also in activities related to climbing in Psiloritis. Also, the international hiking trail E4, which leads to an organized shelter, in Prinos, at 1.200 meters altitude is near the Villa. The kitchen of the Villa offers Cretan breakfast, special dishes (for diabetics, vegetarian, etc.) and custom dishes.
Villa Kynthia is a preserved mansion of 1898 located in the center of the village of Panormo, two hundred meters away from the sea. It was restored in 1991 with care and respect for tradition and thus the 5 traditional rooms of the complex were formed. Villa Kynthia is a member of the Rural Tourism & Agritourism Association of Crete and offers a Cretan breakfast, while music events are often held at the café-bar inside the mansion.