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3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Sterna, Zaros, Crete 70002, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 2 Zaros B&B and Inns
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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just had a very enjoyable 7 night holiday at Eleonas Cottages. The 1km road up from Zaros is in poor state of repair but once you reach the property you enter a different world. Our cottage was extremely comfortably furnished and decorated to a high standard using traditional materials in an elegant yet simple style with a comforable... More

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Exloo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed six nights in a cottage at Eleonas, at the foot of the Ida mountain in central Crete. It is far enough from the busy and touristy north coast, yet not too far from the beaches at the south coast - Agia Galini is just half an hour's drive. The village of Zaros is at half an hour's walk... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at the Eleonas. Beautiful cottages, clean and quiet! The pool was refreshing after day hikes in the beautiful surroundings. The taverna food and entertainment was top notch, made with locally grown ingredients! The owner was very personable and very friendly...he has developed a real jewel! We will definitely stay at the Eleonas again...Soon!

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34 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three nights at Eleonas Cottages in May, after visiting Rethymno, Chania, and Heraklion. Zaros was a sweet change of pace, and the Eleonas Cottages were a lovely place to spend our last days in Crete. Manolis was very warm and friendly, and understandably proud of the hotel. He was a helpful guide, suggesting spots we might want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a special place. Not just your average B&B, it is actually a resort at the foot of a mountain pass. Family owned & run it is a wonderful oasis in the the near wilderness of Southern Crete. Manolis is the owner (along with his brother). His father tends the wide variety of trees, herbs & plants that are... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a good time at the Eleonas Villas. The walks in the surrounding hills are beautiful and we enjoyed relaxing by the pool when we got back! Dinner each night was an amazing experience with a new main meal each night; the buffet breakfasts were so lovely - all on a gorgeous terrace overlooking the mountainside on one... More

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Take an olive grove on a sun-soaked mountainside amidst stunning scenery. Add around 20 beautifully and sympathetically designed cottages and studios in traditional Cretan design. Intersperse with a network of paths and steps lined with fragrant herbs, flowers and shrubs. Include a fabulous pool area with outdoor gym. Don’t forget a taverna with a delightful outdoor terrace and a range... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

From the beginning to the end of our stay at Eleonas we felt ourselves very welcome. Nice resort, friendly staff and delicious food. The houses are well situated and gives a lot of privacy. Illis & Cor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Our second visit to this wonderful place. Once again, amazing service and food. Great attention to detail, with guests comfort and enjoyment paramount. Walks in the mountains and to the village of Zaros, helped by Manolis's advice. Lovely swimming pool and restaurant terrace looking out over the beautiful countryside, and the mountain from our balcony. I shall return again!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed at Eleonas during Easter 2014. Our high expectations were met! Nice location, excellent food and service in the restaurant. And Manolis and his staff were all such nice people. There are lots of nice walks in the area and if you have a car it will take you 30-40 minutes to reach lovely beaches. But don't expect to... More

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Address: Sterna, Zaros, Crete 70002, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Zaros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Eleonas 3*
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Eleonas Zaros, Crete, Greece

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Our 20 rural lodges are situated on a peaceful and refreshing mountain slope, surrounded by olive trees and sweet-scented herbs, and are facing a magnificent view. This is the perfect getaway land. The beauty of the landscape makes it ideal for nature-lovers. Be it summer or winter, wild nature and its enchanting beauty will cast a spell on you. Experience moments of relaxation and tranquility, and admire nature in all its grandeur. ... more   less 
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