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Country Hotel Velani

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Velani 46 | P.O. Box 46, Avdou, Crete 70005, Greece (Formerly Avdou Pediados)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Dorset, uk
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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London UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This unique family run property is located in the interior of the island, not far from the Lassithi plateau, and is primarily a centre for horse riding with stables on site from which you can go trekking. It is in the Country / Mountain style, with rooms scattered over the hillside in little villas, so be aware there will be... More

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Zele, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had visit the hotel because we made the Lassithi tour with the horses. The room was great, the food outstanding and Manolis, our host was the most excellent host ever! We can not wait to go back! If you want a holiday with horses or a Cretan holiday away from the croud, Velani is the place to be!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed a couple of nights to visit the area. Our room was pleasant and warmed by a very welcoming wood burner. The food was excellent. We had breakfast and evening meals. The restaurant, the hub of the hotel, was attractive and comfortable. We would recommend the Rozas gorge nearby for a walk. Very pretty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I have just returned from a one week holiday , I had a lovely time, the views from the hotel are amazing, views stretch for miles around. The owners are so hospitable and work very hard to keep standards high and guests happy. The horses are very well cared for and are a joy to ride. Milou the guide was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Nestled in the hills about 45 minutes from Heraklion, this is a perfect spot for folks who want a quiet holiday. The riding was excellent with very good horses (and this is our 10th riding holiday). We did the Panorama Ride - 3-4 hours every morning....to see very different views of Crete from jagged, misty mountain tops where vultures live... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my six-day stay here. I did the Sunny Rides, with half-board, so I went riding with the guide and other guests (once it was just one other guest and the last time it was just me) either two hours in the morning or two hours in the evening. Milou, the guide, is charming and very capable. The... More

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Address: Velani 46 | P.O. Box 46, Avdou, Crete 70005, Greece (Formerly Avdou Pediados)
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Avdou
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Hotel Class:2 star — Country Hotel Velani 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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