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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Such an incredible place! No electricity, only oil lamps and candles. Amazing experience for any one. At night time the sky is bursting with stars. You can have a glass of wine under the coco beans tree! Myrta the owner and the helper the German lady, will help you with any request.

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed for 3 nights at Apros Potamos House. The first thing I would mention is that you have to love going back to basics to stay here and also you need a car rental. If these criteria don’t not apply to you, then you will be very unhappy staying there. Apros Potamos Houses are hard to find because they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Aspros Potamos is a beautifully reconstructed Cretan village with all the trimmings....including NO ELECTRICITY in the rooms except for LED lights above the beds. ..WIFI is available in the reception area. Shower is okay...This type of village is made for the Baba Cool, the environmental and ecological-minded people who want to spent a couple of nights or even a week... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We spent our Easter holiday at this resort and had a lovely time. We did not have a car and Mikaela (manager) was very very helpful taking us into the village so we could have meals etc. We liked our rooms very much and found the whole resort very peaceful and tranquil. We look forward to visiting again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are looking for a very relaxing holly day visit Aspros Potamos. Its an ancient village all left in its cretan charme ! Peace full and lovely ! Oil lamps for light no electricity except for the fridge and LED for the bedside lamp there are walks uphill (a gorge) with a cave and a small village where you... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed in Aspros Potamos for 3 nights and it was the most relaxing a wonderful part of our 13 day crete holiday. I cannot express how much i loved my stay here, only to say that I still miss it. I was expecting a rural and slightly uncomfortable time when my partner booked it and was surprised at how... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We chose Aspros Potamos for its quirky "eco" approach and its position near Makry-Gialos, a pleasant little seaside town with a laid-back atmosphere. Aspros Potamos is not that easy to find: we made a few wrong turns on our way. The rooms were large enough but not cleaned once in 3 days, and the shower was very temperamental. It was... More

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I enjoyed a lot being there because I appreciated the silence, the natural way of living, the starriest sky than ever! Thanks to the small and clever use of electricity...really eco-friendly! No electricy apart from a bed light and a bathroom light but never mind when you can appreciate the sounds of nature, but you always find your hot water... More

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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

This place is an easy step off the main track of Makry-Gialos. It's situated in a small Gorge, making it a peaceful and picturesque location. The rooms had a lovely atmosphere in the evening having only the lanterns and candle lights for lighting.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Staying in Aspros Potamos was the worst experience i ve ever had with hotels! The rooms are old tradional houses which had never been maintained and where very dirty. And above all they where asking 65 euros per night! Its a fraud! We made a reservation for three nights and we stayied only one. We didnt take a receipt because... More

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Address: Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Lassithi Prefecture > Makry-Gialos
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Number of rooms: 10
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