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Country Hotel Velani

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Velani 46 | P.O. Box 46, Avdou, Crete 70005, Greece (Formerly Avdou Pediados)
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Ranked #1 of 1 Avdou B&B and Inns
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've just returned after a week at Velani. We rode most days and enjoyed the mountainous hacks followed by great meals in the evening - the meal portions are sunstantial and very tasty. The pool is lovely and the room clean and modern. The staff were helpful and polite. We will be back.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with 2 other couples while staying in Crete. The drive to the top was relaxing and gave us time to relax before returning from each day's travels. There is a beautiful view from anywhere on the property. Manolis and Sabine have something special here. They have put considerable work and pride into their property. Each day the food... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 11 days on Crete in May – June 2015. We had booked the Country Hotel Velani for the first two nights and liked it so much that we extended for one night. This is one place that we will definitely include in our itinerary for future trips to Crete. The only thing it doesn’t have is the sea... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed in Country Hotel Velani for three nights. Driving to this hotel is on a narrow gravel road climbing up about 2 kilometers, signs guide the direction on the crossroads. All the buildings and premises looked to be in perfect shape, like they would have been just built. For this type of remote hotel it was very good that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A wonderful oasis - comfortable rooms, amazing views, generous and knowledgeable hosts. A great place to stay. We booked for one night - ended up staying for 3! The surrounding area is a walkers paradise. The food is great. Unfortunately, it was too cold to swim - but wonderful swimming pool.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we went there to learn about olive oil from Greece as Crete is the place where olive oil is consumed most (like 50 liters/person yearly). We talked with Manolis about his experiences when he was a child and he was helping his father harvesting the olives. You have to listen to this to understand the love Greeks have for olives... More 

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Bari, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Spacious rooms, great choose in style, cleanliness over the Greek average. Wonderful panoramic view, wonderful swimming pool. Kind owners! You have to try theese place in order to understand! I suggest it for a 3 days staying. In a few points it seems to be still under construction, but everithing is well cared for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We only stayed here for one night but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The surrounding area is rugged and beautiful and the views from the hotel are amazing. Our room was well presented and all the rooms have lovely views from the balconies across the mountains. The owners were really friendly and it was really nice to see that it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was my second visit to this lovely family-run hotel, situated in a peaceful valley in the foothills of the spectacular Dikti mountains. Four years ago I did the Lassithi trail ride and enjoyed it so much I returned this time for the more relaxed panorama rides- half day rides followed by plenty of downtime by the beautiful horizon pool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have just got back from Country Hotel Velani and cannot praise it enough. I took part in the 6 day trek across the mountains to the sea and back again. The horse trek itself was fantastic and really well organised, the horses were well cared for and looked after. After a long day riding I really looked forward to... More 

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