went here for 3 days originally as that's all we could get, but ended up staying 7 as someone didn't turn up. katerina and georgia were so lovely and helpful to us. it is a looong drive but when you round the bend and see kato zakros it is all worth it. there are some lovely tavernas all serving fresh good food.yiannis retreat is the most welcoming and relaxing place I have ever been to, I would still be there if my husband hadn't dragged me back to the real world! lovely rooms with everything thought of so you don't have to. little welcome basket which was great to tuck into after a long drive. the most beautiful gardens you could find with eating areas, hammocks, seats and a bbq area which we used twice. all this and peace and quiet and the sound of the wildlife and a family of cats, that adopt new people as they arrive! all those little touches make a big difference. don't change anything
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yiannis Retreat Studios is a complex of five traditional renovated stone houses, situated in the wonderful green valley of Kato Zakros, surrounded by olive trees, garden plants and bushes, all there for you to enjoy the magnificent view and the blue and clear waters of Kato Zakros bay.The rooms are 500m away from the beach, a distance close enough for you to enjoy your swimming in the clean and clear waters and taste the traditional cuisine at the taverns and also far enough to abort the stress from the everyday routine , in our magnificent location.Inside the rooms, we have combined the traditional element in the decoration and the furniture with the functionality and the comfort of a modern lodging, trying to offer you a warm and pleasant environment for your holidays.Each room is fully equipped with all electric appliances such as electric cooker, refrigerator, coffee maker, sandwich maker and household goods to prepare your breakfast and meals.Outdoors there are very beautiful trees, like pines, cypresses, palm trees, acacias, mournies, voukamvilies, jasmines, banana trees, cactus etc. , that offer you their coolness and shade when you want to relax. The garden is separated in three uneven levels with natural fences and trees that create private corners for your personal privacy.We invite you to visit Kato Zakros, and have the chance to discover the eastern part of Crete, see the Natural-wild beauty and enjoy the clean beaches. Taste Cretan traditional food and of course have relaxing holidays in one of the fewest places of Crete, which continues to be untouched by the “Modern Tourism”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yiannis Retreat Kato Zakros, Crete