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Akros Oreon Green Small Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Kato Symi | 7 0004 Viannos Heraklion, Crete 7 0004, Greece   |  
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Ranked #190 of 536 Crete B&B and Inns
Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Strongly recommended, amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We stayed at Akros Oreon for only one night, if we knew that it would be so nice we would certainly arrange for more.

The guest house is located in the pine forest with a great panoramic view to the mountain, the forest and the village of Kato Simi. The location is really great, peacefull away from the mass tourism, the noise etc

when you go to sleep the only things you can hear are the sounds of the nature, the wind...
the houses themselves are very nice, stone built, cosy and clean.

except the location the other really great thing there is the attitude of the onwers, you really feel like being invited to their house, Anna's cooking is just excellent wirh really fresh ingredients she cuts at the very moment from the garden!
the meal she prepared was really one of the most delicious we have ever had.

the allowed the kids to cut strawberries from the garden, my little boy liked them so much he cut and ate them all up! Anna and Giorgos didnot say a thing on the contrary they encouraged him.. so ti was a very nice experience for a city boy to have the opportunity to cut strawberries straight from the garden, wash them in the little river down the inn and eat them instead of going to the supermarket and buy them.

it may be some far from the main attractions usually mentionned in the guides but it really worths the detour
hope we will be back one day

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Stayed at Akros Oreon in July of 2011. On arrival we were greeted by Georgios broad smile and aroma of wonderful dinner being cooked by Anna. They are such warm and hospitable hosts! We were taken care of as if we were their family members.

The apartment on the second floor was clean, cozy and spacious with a fireplace, TV, small kitchenette, with a huge terrace and amazing view to Kato Symi – a small village nearby. Stone houses keep cool and you don’t even need air-conditioning in summer. Well-maintained hotel environment, a lot of plants and surrounding pines make the place look as part of the mountainous landscape.

I would recommend this accommodation only to those whose seek quiet, seclusion and wish to explore the island on their own or spend their time hiking in the mountains.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

That is one of the best hotels that we spent holidays.
Nice service!!! You can go to beautiful places like: the plateau of Omalos, the small traditional village of Kato Symi and exotic Lybian beaches like Psari Forada.!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kato Symi | 7 0004 Viannos Heraklion, Crete 7 0004, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #190 of 536 B&Bs / Inns in Crete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Akros Oreon Green Small Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"A magic place for a romantic and peaceful stay." Nested at the foothills of Dicti Mount, in the South-East area of Crete, Akros Oreon is built entirely out of stone and wood. Surrounded by a beautiful mountain landscape, these traditional cottages provide an ideal retreat for relaxation and discovery the South -East part of the Island and the nice beaches of the Libyan sea. You surely will be enchanted by the authenticity of the services. The rooms at Akros Oreon are fully furnished and stylishly decorated. Just above the springs of Kato Simi, the magnificent landscape surrounding Akros Oreon, offer a relaxing setting with activities as excursions, mountain bicycle, walking, hiking, and trekking with road notes provided by the hotel. Cooking classes are also available (ones per week). ... more   less 
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