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“GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD, GOOD HOTEL” 4 of 5 stars
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Idi Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Zaros
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“GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD, GOOD HOTEL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The hotel is 50 km from heraklion airport. It is not new(some rooms are old, ask for the new or refurbished ones) but the ambiance is very nice and big. A big swimming pool fits nice in the mountain. It is quite near to faistos museum, so there is also archeological interest.

The big surprise is the trout breeding place, where the fish goes directly from the pool to your plate. It is also exciting watching the fish fighting for pieces of bread.
Salads with Fresh products from their garden, real bread (ask them to make flour in the water mill) from a wooden stove.
Half an hour away is a fantastic beach called ''komos''. eat grilled sardines at the only tavern at the left end of the beach.

If you can, swim from the beach with a swimming mask to a little rock that slightly gets over the surface a hundred meters approximately.
And there enjoy one of the most beautiful underwater vista, fishes, crystal clear waters, and colors.

Sit on the rock and enjoy!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Very good environment, excellent food and very nice people!!!
The perfect place to relax and have as a starting point for daily trips!!
The area has some great beaches and very nice places to visit, or if you want you can stay at the hotel by the swimming pool. A veru friendly place if you have kids.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Lindesnes Municipality, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Service was excellent. Breakfast was very good and the hotels taverna offered a very good dinner with trout from their own aquacultur. Rooms were tiny and an even tinier bathroom. Very hard beds (Greek beds are often firm, but these were on the even harder kind). Free wi-fi with connection in reception only. No cleaning during our 2 day stay. Price made up for most of my negatives.The suroundings are great for relaxing or for a gorge-walk.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2006

The main hotel and two blocks of 'bungalows' are set in lovely, spacious and lush gardens. We were were in one of the bungalow rooms - nice, wooden panelled with a little private terrace. The place is very peaceful (except maybe if you're in the main building during a wedding reception at the tavern), with lovely views of the Idean mountains - right next to the hotel. Like much Cretan accommodation it's extremely good value for clean and decent rooms and facilities - including a bar, swimming pool and the connected Votomos Taverna (though the taverna on the lovely Votomos lake itself - 10 minutes walk up the road - is better). Nearby Zaros village is pleasant, with a number of shops etc. Matala beach and Festos not too far away.

Stayed September 2006
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Address: Zaros, Crete 700 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Zaros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Zaros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2 star — Idi Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
IDI hotel is located in the traditional village Zaros on the foothills of Psiloriti in a majestic landscape of serenity, beauty and fresh air surrounded by lovely gardens. The rooms are spacious, fully furnished and include a private bathroom, air conditioning, balcony with view, refrigerator (after request), television (after request). In all areas of the hotel provided free wireless internet and also offers free private on-site parking. The breakfast is included in the room rate and it is served on a rich buffet that contains coffee, juices, mountain tea, milk, different types of bread, homemade cakes, cookies, different types of cereals, eggs, butter, homemade marmalades, different types of cheeses and cold cuts, olives, fresh vegetables and fruits. You can enjoy your coffee or your drink in the beautiful tree-lined courtyard café or even in the garden enjoying the coolness of the hotel's pool. In our property you will find a garden filled with orange and tangerine trees from which you can pick up fruits to enjoy. In VOTOMOS tavern known for its trout farm you can taste fresh trout and traditional local dishes in a peaceful and beautiful environment. Every Tuesday night from April till October a Cretan Feast is organized in Taverna ''VOTOMOS''. You can enjoy live Cretan music and local people dancing dressed in traditional Cretan costumes. In the traditional watermill located in our property you will have the opportunity to view the process of grinding barley and wheat which are converted into flour, a tradition of hundreds of years. Based on hotel IDI in Zaros village, famous for its clean water sources available, you can visit famous archaeological sites such as those of Knossos, Phaistos, Gortys and Agia Triada, important Byzantine monasteries, the gorge of Agios Nikolaos - Forest of Rouvas, as well as the nearby crystal clear beaches of the south such as those of Matala, Komos and Kalamaki. ... more   less 
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