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“Fabulous Vritomartis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vritomartis Naturist Resort

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Vritomartis Naturist Resort
Sfakia, Crete 730 11, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 24 Specialty lodging in Sfakia
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2 reviews
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“Fabulous Vritomartis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We spent one week this year at Vritomartis Naturist resort in Sfakia , Crete , between 24.08/3108.2013 . It was our first time at this hotel , and the 8th time in Crete . It was our best holliday in the last 10 years . In fact we booked already for 2 weaks for august 2014 . The hotel is very very clean , rooms decorated with a lot of good taste . The hotel personnel is wonderful . Very nice pool and extremly clean . Food is great . The hotel has it's own naturist only beach , with pebbles . At short distance from the hotel there is another beach , part of it naturist , part of it textile , with soft sand and shallow clear blue water . It is called Frangokastello . Only 12 km from Vritomartis . The whole area , Sfakia , it is very beautiful , with rocky spectacular mountains . Sfakia region is not as touristic as other parts of Crete ( like Chania or Heraklion regions ) and we loved this . In every evening , at the hotel terrace ther were organized for free all kinds of shows , like greek nights , or 70/80 music night , etc . There were very nice evenings .

Room Tip: We had an superior sea view bungallow
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikos D, Manager at Vritomartis Naturist Resort, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guests

Thank you for the review and your kind words for Vritomartis. See you next summer!

Kindest Regards
Nikos Douroudakis
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

With a spare week in October and cheap flights from Stansted, I took off for Vritomartis resort on Crete and had one of my best relaxing vacations EVER. The resort complex at Vritomartis is excellent with great rooms, food, staff, pool, beach (rocky and rugged), gardens ... in fact nothing to criticise in the whole experience.
It is not at the centre of the universe, so don't go for nightlife or city buzz ... 90 minutes over the mountains from the airport at Chania (take the local bus from Chania town if timing works - it's cheap, reliable and high quality). If you want to move around, hire a car, but if you just want to chill, you don't need one, and the resort organises a lot of trips in the local area which are very reasonably priced.
Some great escorted walks as this is an area of exceptional rugged beauty - the best I did was Aradena Gorge (reasonable fitness and walking shoes required) but Imbros Gorge was easier and a good "taster". October weather was perfect for both activity and sunning the buns - sunny and 23C every day!
You can also walk around 20 minutes to the local port (Chora Sfakion) where there are bars, shops and restaurants, and boats along the coast ... and the resort organises regular shuttles to get you back up the hill (or there AND back if you're feeling lazy)
Guests are from all over Europe, with a high proportion of Dutch, and were sociable and participated in various activities (boules, shuffleboard ...). If you have never tried naturism, this is a great place to try as everyone is so relaxed ... you won't even notice that the little useless pieces of expensive cloth aren't there!
Staff were great and really worked together as a team to make for a perfect stay.

Room Tip: Mountain view rooms are on North side so no sun on balcony ... but still quiet, and the mountains ar...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikos D, Manager at Vritomartis Naturist Resort, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guests

Thank you for such a detailed review and your kind words for our staff and Vritomartis in general. We hope to see you back at Vritomartis soon.

Kindest Regards
Nikos Douroudakis
General Manager
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Second time we've been, every bit as good as the first. Delightful quiet location, excellent staff, rooms simple but sufficient. Food in the evening a delight on the terrace. The pool ambience is great, the areas around not too busy. Trips to the private beach are fun, and Chora Sfakia itself is splendid. We will return, just a matter of when?

Room Tip: The small villas away from the main hotel are OK, but the main bulding is best. Try and avoid being...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikos D, Manager at Vritomartis Naturist Resort, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Guests

Thank you for the time to leave the review and your kind words for Vritomartis. We'll be happy to see you next season again.

Kindest Regards
Nikos Douroudakis
General Manager
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Ravenna, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our second stay in Vritomartis was as perfect as the previous one: it was again a fantastic experience.
We loved the good food, the room and the ambience and we appreciated the staff: they are all wonderful and they always do the possible and i'm sure sometimes also the impossibile to offer you all the kindness, comfort and warm of home. The resort was clean and care was taken with everything.
The weather in October was very good and we spent very nice days on the beaches (the one of the hotel and some other beautiful beaches near the hotel).
At the arrival you are invited to an introductory meeting for a friendly and enthusiastic welcome to Vritomartis and the Sfakia region. We find this meeting very useful and it’s also a good chance to meet some of the other guests.
The staff organise several trips and excursions and at the hotel there are many different activities scheduled each day. There is no pressure to join in any of the excursions or activities, you can choose if you want to participate or not.
There are also evening entertainments organised in the main bar or sometimes on the terrace. My favourite one was the Cretan evening with dancers in local costumes.
I can highly recommend Vritomartis for your naturist holidays: the hotel offers a quite and beautiful location; immaculate grounds and spotless rooms; excellent food and a good choice of excursions, activities and entertainment. The top is always the staff: they make your staying so special. We will always remember all the beautiful smiles of you all, your warm and friendly greetings on arrival;the helpfulness throughout the day, etc. You are a big wonderful "family" and we are counting the days to our next visit.......
We LOVE Vritomartis!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikos D, Manager at Vritomartis Naturist Resort, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Sabina

Thank you for such a detailed review and your kind words for our staff and Vritomartis in general. We hope to see you back at Vritomartis soon.

Kindest Regards
Nikos Douroudakis
General Manager
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Richmond, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This hotel was approaching perfection. We loved the varied food, the room and the ambience.
The staff are just wonderful and living proof that nations of the world can get along together.
This area of Crete is like a film set and totally unspoilt. The excursions with knowledgable Aspra were so well organised. She gave us the confidence to try gorges for ourselves. It was so pleasant to arrive back and being able to discuss the day with Aspra or Elena. Other guests we walked with felt the same.

We have found a gem!!!

Mike and Alan

Room Tip: We looked over the pool but the rooms at the back saw the fabulous sunsets. Our friends preferred t...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikos D, Manager at Vritomartis Naturist Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Mike and Alan,

Thank you for the review and your kind words for Vritomartis. We're happy to keep our guests satisfied and we love to get this kind of feedback from you. Hope to see you soon.

Kindest Regards
Nikos Douroudakis
General Manager
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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Staff is very good! Knowing we would be very late, the staff had a special meal for us as we checked in. Wow! Good communication with resort. Omar our server in the dining room was top notch. Aspra the excursion girl was great. Meals were great. Breakfast did not vary! Large pool. Too cool in the shoulder season. Solar heating would solve this. Lots to do. A good balance of relaxing and activities. Resort was clean and care was taken with everything. Strange beach towel policy - 20 euro cash deposit for each towel even when the resort has your charge card on file. No fitness centre , weight room or hot tub. However lots of activities.
A good mix of people as well.

Room Tip: In the shoulder season ...a room facing the sunset would be nice. Not so in July August.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikos D, Manager at Vritomartis Naturist Resort, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the review and your kind words for our staff. We decided to charge our guests 20 EUR as cash deposit for the towels only to make sure that all towels are delivered safely back to the hotel by the departure and of course 20 EUR cash are delivered back to the guest. As for the fitness centre we currently not support this kind of service and this is clear from our website. At the moment we do not have many requests for services like these but we're always happy to listen what our guests have to say.

Kindest Regards
Nikos Douroudakis
General Manager
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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I was for the third time by Vritomartis on Crete.
Again I had a marvelous time and good weather in October.
There is always a good hospitality and a lot to do.
Everything went oke.
Only the evenings music must be more modern and not the same as last year.

Room Tip: Higher florrs have a better view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nikos D, Manager at Vritomartis Naturist Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time to leave the review. We're happy to have you back again at Vritomartis family. Hope to see you soon again.

Kindest Regards
Nikos Douroudakis
General Manager
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Address: Sfakia, Crete 730 11, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Sfakia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 Specialty lodging in Sfakia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vritomartis Hotel & Bungalows is a naturist hotel located in the region of Sfakia on the south coast of Crete, near the village of Hora Sfakion. The hotel features a private naturist beach in a spectacular domain overlooking the sea. Vritomartis hotel has 180 beds in 85 beautifully appointed rooms, of which 42 are located on two floors in the main building and 43 in 9 separate bungalows. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Vritomartis Hotel And Bungalows
Vritomartis Hotel Chania

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