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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I had always wanted to do a horseback riding vacation and this exceeded my expectations. The hotel was rustic and lovely, set in a picturesque setting in the mountains - quite removed from the hustle bustle of a city. We stayed for 7 days, 8 nights. I traveled with two girlfriends and we rented a car since they were not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Beautiful location amid rugged mountains. Clean air and a tranquil location. The food at dinner was wonderful on the two nights my wife and I stayed. We had some problems with our bathroom but these were resolved ASAP. There was also some building work going on all of the time, even on a Sunday, but once this is completed peace... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

There really isn't a bad thing to say about Hotel Velani. I stayed here at the beginning of July for 4 nights and I wish I could have stayed longer. Firstly, we were greeted by Manolis and Sabine who took our suitcases and offered us a drink. Despite it being almost midnight they were very friendly and ensured we were... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Totally loved our stay here. A warm welcome from Sabine and Manolis in their beautiful hotel. The rooms are located in two sets of bungalows, very comfortable with bath shower, beds etc, the views are stunning, has to be seen to be believed. The pool is located between the bungalows and the restaurant and overlooks the arena and stables. All... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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 July 21, 2015

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 July 3, 2015

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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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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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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