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Thronos, Crete 74061 Greece
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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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Moellegaarden wrote a review Oct 2019
Hadsten8 contributions2 helpful votes
Our first time at Aravanes was 5 years ago. The extreme silence combined with the breathtaking view over the Amari valley and Psiloritis when sitting on the balcony in the evening made a big impression on us. So when we were in the area again we had to come back. Luckily we weren't disappointed. The next generation has taken over the place and most of the rooms have been restored. We stayed in the last room that hasn't had a make over yet. But it was our own choise and it was nice and clean. The original line of using local produce is fortunately still valid. The menu is with Greek specialities at reasonable prices. The breakfast (incl. in the price) was very good with homemade products, served on the beautiful terrasse with the best view. The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. Haroula had time to joke and tell us about the menu. Maria gave us advice on what to see on our trip from Thronos to Rethymnon. We can truely recommend this place and would like to come back again - maybe a bit earlier in the season so that the swimmingpool is still open ;-).
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Choose this place if you want to experience Cretan hospitality, magnificient view, silence and a...
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344helen21 wrote a review Sep 2019
Bathurst, Australia48 contributions6 helpful votes
On our travels through Crete this hotel and little village was the highlight of our trip. Up in the hills with magnificent views. The staff and family were unbelievably friendly and helpful. Food was all fresh produce grown on premises. The meals were amazing, loved the salad dressing. This area offers beautiful walks into other small villages. The rooms have all been renovated and offer view over the valley. Beds comfortable, clean fantastic service. Everybody makes you feel at home. You need to stay at least 2 nights. All meals can be included if needed. I would certainly recommend staying at this place, hopefully I will be able to return some day. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Karolis K wrote a review Jul 2019
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Outstanding place with beautiful scenes and phenomenal customer service. Very nice owners providing excellent organic food. Enjoyful atmosphere for kids and adults, with plenty of activities to carry out in Aravanes.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Maria P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Aravanes
Responded Jul 3, 2019
Thank you so much!!❤️❤️
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Berkshire roamer wrote a review Jun 2019
Reading, United Kingdom242 contributions142 helpful votes
We came here for lunch after visiting Arkadi monastery (well worth visiting, especially when the roses are in bloom). We were directed here by a lady in the car park encouraging us to drive to Aravanes taverna for lunch. This is not a place you would spot from the road through the village and you would probably not be on that road anyway. Having made the diversion we were delighted to arrive at this beautiful place with its hospitality, great food (Cretan specialities recommended) and fabulous views. I could not recommend Aravanes more strongly.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Somerwest2 wrote a review May 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
I have loved this taverna and its hospitable Papoutsakis family for 25 years now, and have seen it morph from a basic village stopover to its present state as a spick and span accommodation with hot showers, comfortable beds and most mod cons, without sacrificing its two main assets - its warm friendly atmosphere, and the quite unbeatable view over 10 miles of glorious upland villages, flowery hillsides and magnificent mountains. Maria and Eleftheria Papoutsakis have done a fantastic job enhancing what their father and mother, Lambros and Maria, started here. In my opinion the best time to visit is any old time, but best of all is in April or May when the valley is green with spring, wild flowers carpet (quite literally) the ancient knoll of Sivritos overlooking Thronos, and the mighty 8,000-ft mountain of Psiloritis, highest peak of Crete, is streaked with snow as it dominates the scene.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$46 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aravanes
Which popular attractions are close to Aravanes?
Nearby attractions include Monastery of Arkadi (3.7 miles), St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos) (4.1 miles), and Museum of Ancient Eleutherna (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aravanes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Aravanes?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aravanes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aravanes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aravanes Taverna, Kafenio Filio, and Moschovolies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aravanes?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Aravanes?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Aravanes?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Monastery of Panagia Chalevi (8.9 miles).