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Villa Archanes

Evangelias Armenaki 19, Archanes, Crete 701 00 Greece
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The 4-star traditional apartments lie on a hillside overlooking Archanes & Youhtas sacred mountain. This original Cretan mansion was built in 1890 and was renovated during 2000 and 2015. The foundations of this old house, its stone walls (60-80cm thick), its frame and woodwork have remained intact. We have tried to respect and preserve the architectural arrangement of the apartments and all other spaces using old building materials to obtain all the amenities that are necessary for a comfortable accommodation, attractively restored into just 6 exclusive apartments. It is an alternative proposal of vacation, for people showing sensitivity for nature, relaxation, exercise, nutrition with pure local products, entertainment and communication with the local people, and time for reflection.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Street parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek, Italian
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Cristina Agafon wrote a review Jun 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
Had an amazing stay at the Villa! The host is very friendly and always happy to help! It's a peaceful and quiet location that has all the amenities you would need. The pool is a major plus for this place! The bed was so comfortable that my boyfriend even said he had one of his best sleeps here! Overall 10 out of 10 and will definitely stay at Villa Archanes again (even if it's just for a good sleep!)
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Michalis G wrote a review Jun 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
4 nights - The apartment was perfect in every way. The owner went above and beyond to ensure we felt comfortable and welcome.Every area of the apartment was spotless, beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was fantastic. Hope to be back again soon!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Martin S wrote a review Aug 2019
Columbus, Ohio3 contributions
Open hearted hospitality, big breakfasts, in a beautiful little town. Excellent local restaurants in the nearby town square where you can view how a community can live in harmony. Highly recommend. Leftidis was a gracious host with immaculate English.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Themistoklis C wrote a review Aug 2019
Limassol City, Cyprus188 contributions62 helpful votes
I stayed in Villa Archanes for 4 days and I had a great time! The villa is very nice with a small swimming pool in the yard (see photos)! The owner (Vassilis) and the staff (Eleni) have been very nice, friendly and helpful throughout my stay! The apartment was very nice with all the necessary amenities! Archanes is a very nice and alive village, and at a very good location: away from the city of Heraklion, but close enough to be there in 10-15 mins drive, close to the archaelogical place of Knossos, and on the mountains. It feels that you are in an island, it is relaxing and you enjoy the Cretan hospitality! I will definitely visit again and I will stay at Villa Archanes again!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Yves wrote a review Aug 2018
Versoix, Switzerland4 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice renovated house around a pool. Very friendly owner and staff. Breakfast is served at the pool, all typical Greek sweet bakery and salty dishes, with fresh pressed orange juice. Can only recommend
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
$65 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Villa Archanes Traditional Cretan House
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureArchanes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Archanes
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Archanes?
Nearby attractions include Idols Art (0.2 miles), Archaeological Museum of Archanes (0.2 miles), and Archanes Pure Natura (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Archanes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Archanes?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Archanes?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Archanes?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Archanes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bakaliko Crete, Kritamon Restaurant, and AGORA restaurant in Archanes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Archanes?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Archanes?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Villa Archanes?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Archanes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Archanes?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (4.6 miles), The Throne Room (4.5 miles), and Kouloures (4.5 miles).