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Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

11th km off Old National Road | from Heraklion to Rethymnon, Heraklion, Crete 71500, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

whilst a hotel you get the feeling that you are in a small traditional village. Good value for money but the issues are that the rooms need renovation and due to many events (weddings, christenings etc) it can noisy. The pool could be better as the hotel is not close to the seaside.

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Thank maro04
MichailS, Public Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guests, We thank you very much for writing a review to trip advisor. Arolithos is a place with many services and our goal is to keep the traditional elements of Crete. It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. All our best regards and we hope to see you again. More 

Paris, France
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We picked this hotel looking for an authentic Cretan experience and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the place and the warmth of the people at Arolithos. The hotel is part of a reconstruction of a Cretan village on a hill 15mins by car from the centre of Heraklion. The village is in immersion with nature surrounded by olive trees.... More 

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MichailS, Public Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for writing on trip advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Arolithos. Rewarding our efforts gives us courage for the future. It makes us feeling good that our efforts have a good result for our guests. We hope that we will see you again in the future. All... More 

Palm Springs, California
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345 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We came to this village as part of a shore excursion from our ship. This lovely village was created in 1988, but is traditional in every way We enjoyed a lovely lunch and traditional Greek dancing. I loved the colors of the homes and the friendly people.I would advise you that it is quite a hike up the hill to... More 

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Thank lavonnemy
MichailS, Public Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for writing on trip advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Arolithos. Rewarding our efforts gives us courage for the future. It makes us feeling good that our efforts have a good result for our guests. We hope that we will see you again in the future. All... More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a quit place, no all-inclusive people, very traditional and super to relax. I wanted and got days to feel good, to read, to have an inspiring environment. Personal are extremely helpful and ask what they can do. It looks like an old village and is full of flowers and trees. Everything bloomed. There is a small, interesting museum... More 

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MichailS, Public Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for writing on trip advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Arolithos. Rewarding our efforts gives us courage for the future. It makes us feeling good that our efforts have a good result for our guests. We hope that we will see you again in the future. All... More 

California
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170 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were on a cruise shore excursion and had a wonderful meal with traditional dancing at this village. We also enjoyed a short tour of the homes. Did not get enough time to see the shops and workshops. Clearly need to come back to get the whole experience.

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MichailS, Guest Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for writing on trip advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Arolithos. Rewarding our efforts gives us courage for the future. It makes us feeling good that our efforts have a good result for our guests. We hope that we will see you again in the future. All... More 

Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stay there for 4 days for vacation and to combine a friend’s wedding. A couple of mobile phones were stolen and the hotel basically told us that it was our fault…… The food at the restaurant was really bad and the rooms have very small windows and without any change of sunlight. In case you are traveling with heavy... More 

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MichailS, Guest Relations Manager 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. I hope in another time we will reach the standards of your demands. Our best regards More 

Fulton, Texas
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102 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited this unique place as a shore excursion from a cruise so were only there for a few hours but what wonderful hours they were. We had spent the morning touring the palace so were tired and thirsty. We were met in the main party plaza with ice cold water and raki for those brave enough to try it.... More 

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MichailS, Guest Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for writing on trip advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Arolithos. Rewarding our efforts gives us courage for the future. It makes us feeling good that our efforts have a good result for our guests. We hope that we will see you again in the future. All... More 

Bend Oregon
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village is more like a very cute village than a hotel. With individual "bungalows" it offered us two bedrooms and a small bathroom. As many people noted, and we expected, the rooms are VERY simple. Basically a bed, small tv & small bathroom with tub. The lack of a shower did make it more difficult for us... More 

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MichailS, Guest Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your review. We appreciate the fact that you offered your precious time to write about our services. We will be glad to see you again in Arolithos. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visited this location because friends that went there told us it's a must see and some locals don't even know about it! Some stores that sell amazing handmade table clothes at excellent prices and other handmade crafts add to the tradition. We didn't make it to the museum, hopefully next time. Beautiful traditional houses , just walk in and... More 

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MichailS, Public Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for writing a review to trip advisor. Arolithos is a place with many services and our goal is to keep the traditional elements of Crete. It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. All our best regards and we hope to see you again. More 

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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Though still part of the official summer season, according to the calendar, and beautiful weather, we arrived after dark to what appeared to be a deserted village. Wandering through the little streets, we found a small group relaxing in the restaurant, and they got us settled in our room. We were disappointed to find that all the activities that we... More 

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