We were looking for a place to spend the night not far from Heraklion and near the Ditkan Caves. This hotel seemed to have decent reviews so we gave it a try. What a lovely surprise! I have to admit, I was a bit nervous as to what we would find while driving up the narrow long dirt road, hoping we were going the right way. Not to worry, there it was. And how nice it was. While the room wasn't huge or luxurious, it certainly was clean and more than adequate. There was a lovely pool that we didn't have time to use, but it sure looked inviting. What really made the stay excellent was the warm treatment by the proprietors. It was getting late but they prepared a wonderful dinner. And breakfast the next morning was equally lovely. We would enjoy the opportunity to stay longer next time as it truly was an excellent place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotel located on a stunning hillside, over viewing the Avdou valley. Relaxing in the middle of untouched nature. 12 Hotel rooms located in bungalows.Infinity pool with separate children’s pool.Professional equestrian center on site, offering horse riding for all levels. Paragliding take off located above the hotel, and free available walking and hiking routes. Velani’s restaurant serves homemade cooking with fresh Cretan ingredients. A Family atmosphere with the very best in Greek hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Hotel Velani Avdou, Crete, Greece