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Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   11th km of Old National Road | from Heraklion to Rethymnon, Heraklion, Crete 71500, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 7 Heraklion B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Very nice Shops - relax place - clean accomodation, quiet with good views and at the middle of Crete (you can easy go everywhere) !!!The pool is beautiful and very relaxing.I would like to stay there for ever. I would highly recommend staying there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This makes a great change from a resort hotel, quiet with fantastic views and well located, you'll need a car, but a lovely relaxing place to stay. Nice pool, good food and plenty of cats roaming around if that's your thing.

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. Your opinion in important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. We hope that one day we will see you again in Arolithos and we will be able to offer you a pleasant stay. All our best regards. More

Heraklion, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

this is a very nice place where I saw everything as it was at the old villages. It is a living museum that has gathered a lot of old stuff to show to the visitor how everyday it was done at Crete, what did the Cretan used in everyday life, photos, machines, etc. and of course restaurant, cafe and accomodation.... More

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review and for the fact that you spent your holidays in Arolithos. Your opinion is always important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. We hope that one day we will see you again in Arolithos and we will be able to offer you a pleasant stay. All... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We spent the first and last night of our holiday in Crete staying here due to the close distance to the airport. While some of these reviews comment on how basic the rooms are I have to say the accommodation is typically Greek, clean and represent very good value for money. The pool is beautiful and very relaxing. There was... More

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. It is nice to hear that you had a nice experience in Arolithos and you enjoyed your stay. Your opinion is important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. We hope that one day we will see you again in Arolithos and we will be able to... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We booked this hotel for the first two nights of our holiday in spite of reading one or two negative comments. When we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised. This place is based on a traditional Cretan village with all the slight imperfections you would expect to find in such a place. Yes, there are weeds growing in some of... More

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. It is nice to hear that you had a nice experience in Arolithos and you enjoyed your stay. Your opinion is important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. Arolithos is really an exceptional place. Its character is very particular and we try as much as possible... More

Lausanne, Switzerland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Charming construction but would need serious refreshment as well in the common parts than in the rooms. Not clean and many things neglected. Staff was friendly and welcoming. You need a car if you want to stay here.

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you very much for the review on tripadvisor. Havinh your opinion we are able to know your point of view and be able to improve our services for a better result to our guests. It is true that in our place we have many trees and plants and all around there are gardens. We have many... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed here in July 2012. The price was great and the reviews and pictures were mostly favorable, so we decided to take a chance on the location. We rented a car upon arrival to Heraklion. It is a 10 -15 minute drive from the airport to Arolithos. The road leading to the hotel is narrow and winding and a... More

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest. Arolithos is really an unusual place if somebody combares it with the classical hotels or tourist resorts. Our services is a combination of hosting, organising events and conserving the traditional elements of the beautifull island of Crete. We are very proud for that because local people choose Arolithos as one of the better venues for events and celebrations.... More

Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

My partner and I have just spent the best 2 weeks holiday of our lives here! Everyone works exceptionally hard to make it a holiday to remember. There is nothing we could complain about. We came here stressed from a hectic life in the Uk and soon found ourselves relaxing amongst the beautful scenery and peaceful surroundings. Yes, there were... More

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear quests, We thank you very much for coming in Crete and staying in Arolithos Village Hotel. It was really very impressing that you made your reservation many months before your arrival and that you choosen only one hotel even if you had such a long stay. This makes as feeling very good about what we do and how our... More

Rogers, Arkansas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The people are very helpful and friendly. If you are limited funds and cannot afford your own set of wheels this is not the place for you. It is far away from most of the stuff tourists want to see. The busses on crete are not regular and do not come to Arolithos often. The breakfast was not very good,... More

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for spending your time and writing on trip advisor. Your honest review will help new guests to know in advance about our place. It is also necessary when we judge something to take both positive and negative sites and display a more general picture. Arolithos as an idea is unique and of course... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We loved this place. We were two adult brother and sister and two adult nieces. We saved it for the end of an 18 trip that included Athens, Milos, and Istanbul. Boy were we sick of Greek food by then however Arolithos cheered our weary travel spirits. We had already enjoyed our family traditional home in Tripiti on Milos so... More

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MichailS, Owner at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guests, We thank you very much for spending your time writting on tripadvisor. I am sure that many people will find intereting and helpful your point of view. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay even if one or two things were not at the standard of your demands. It is true that many things are... More

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Also Known As:
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village Hotel
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village Hotel Heraklion
Arolithos Hotel Heraklion
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village Crete/Heraklion
Address: 11th km of Old National Road | from Heraklion to Rethymnon, Heraklion, Crete 71500, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Heraklion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village is really a very special case. It is a hotel at the form of an old village of Crete. Constructed at the form of an old village it travels us back to the past times. The rooms are very standard but with the necessary services. There is a magnificent swimming pool with a breathtaking view over the city of Heraklion and the valley. ... more   less 
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