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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 6 Heraklion B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Burlington, Vermont
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a guided walking tour of this traditional Cretan village as part of an escorted tour of Greece. The village is beautiful, redolent with flowering trees and shrubs, herb planters, artwork, shops, a charming hotel (with pool) and a pleasant seaside taverna. Dressed in traditional Greek garb, the knowledgeable guide gave a highly informative series of talks on the... More

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Spokane, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Away from the hustle/bustle of Herakleion, one comes a little ways to a lovely "old Cretan village". Usually I would think this cheesy but it was very warm and welcoming and quiet (be warned there are Cretan weddings and baptisms on the weekends, can get noisy!). Simple Cretan food at the restaurant, a lovely swimming pool overlooking fields and orchards.... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 3rd stay here and as always we enjoyed it. The whole family work hard to ensure every one has all they need or if they dont have whats wanted, will get it. The entire village is dedicated to the traditional way of life and the history is amazing. It was a lot busier this year with baptisms... More

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Athens, Greece
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was there last summer for a wedding ocasion.A couple of close friends(boy - girl) were getting married and they had decided for the hold wedding to be held there..The property has a small chappel inside so it can also be booked for weddings and not only for the buffet following the wedding but also for the actual religious wedding... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The experience was quite outstanding. A total retreat from my everyday world. The individually unique rooms are 'houses' in the 'village' , which includes squares, shops and restaurants inside and out which is in the 'square' shaded by trees and looking over the pool and into the countryside. The gardens and grounds are simply beautiful, the service and the staff,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Exceptional staff. Delightful hotel. Amazing food. Could not fault my stay. We were a group travelling from most corners of the globe to celebrate our friend's birthday. The staff could not have been more helpful to organise the Birthday Party. The Village is charming. The rooms all unique with an exceptional maid service. I had a small problem in my... More

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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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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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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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4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Address: 11th km of Old National Road | from Heraklion to Rethymnon, Heraklion, Crete 71500, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village 4*
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Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village Hotel Heraklion
Arolithos Hotel Heraklion
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village Crete/Heraklion

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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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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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