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Traditional rent rooms and taverna in Amari Rethymno Crete. Just 9 kilometers from Arkadi Monastery, near ancient Eleutherna. The place is built at a picturesque village Thronos at the ruins of Ancient Sivritos. It has panoramic view on Amari valley and on Psiloritis ( mountain Ida), the highest mountain of Crete. Most of the rooms are recently renovated and offer relaxing moments to our guests. Visitors can taste genuine Cretan dishes at our taverna. Guests can participate in a wide range of activities such as hiking, collecting herbs and flowers, making bread in the wood oven,wash their clothes in a traditional way using ash,painting lessons,knitting Cretan patterns lessons. A Aravanes is a family business and everyone who seeks a genuine Cretan experience is welcome to share unique moments together!!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Smoking rooms available
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Feels like you need something different yet homelike atmosphere? Then - Aravanes is a place of your choice. We had a 3 day family stay there and were enjoying our being there every single minute. Wonderful scenery along with delicious food and very friendly staff. Cosy and
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One of the most beautiful locations ever - amazing views over the mountains and valley. Beautifully decorated rooms, very comfortable with great facilities. Service second to none and Haroula deserves a special mention - extremely friendly and helpful and hard working. Ideal
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Response from Maria P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Aravanes
Responded Apr 29, 2018
Thank you so much!!!
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Stayed there for one night. The Amari Valley is a beautiful part of Crete with good hiking options. We were received with a heartfelt welcome and everything was perfectly in order. The food was great and we got great advice regarding tours in the neighborhood. Definite
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Response from Maria P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Aravanes
Responded Oct 3, 2017
Thank you so much!!!! We wish you all the best!!!
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The family welcomed us with warmth and joy, justr after a brief emails exchange. They were extremely helpful in adding another bed (since our group was bigger than the reservation). rooms are very comfortable, view is great and we really appreciated thir style. The taverna is a
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Nice stay for two nights in the place with the most beautiful view over the valley and the mighty mount Psiloritis which changes colour from early morning to late evening when it turns dark pink in the sunset. Small familiar place with newly nice renovated rooms. We have been
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Response from Maria P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Aravanes
Responded Jul 30, 2017
Thank you so much for your nice review! Thronos and Aravanes ' family will always wait for you to come back!!
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"The Samitos room was beautiful and had great view. However, most rooms have excellent views."
"Nearly all rooms have view over the valley and Psiloritis. Short very narrow access road through the village ending in the parking place."
"All have great views"
"There are no"nice" rooms here they look like they furnished the place at the flea market"
"We were only there for an hour or so, but may well come back. Lambros is quite a character! He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area. I translated his (mainly-only-Greek) website into English: I may post it somewhere when I get home."
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureThronos
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