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White River Cottages

Aspros Potamos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55 Greece
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White River Cottages is a complex of 13 country stone houses in the tranquil valley of Aspros Potamos. They offer accommodation as for those in search of Architectural taste and Natural harmony. The once ruins of the old deserted hamlet were painstakingly restored in the 80s ,giving them new life as holiday houses A spacious* pool is in the heart of the property. A long sandy beach as well as restaurants, cafés and shops are only 1km walk down through olive groves. Superb beaches can be discovered by car or bike in the immediate vicinity.• White River cottages is 25 km from Ierapetra and 33 km from Sitia. Heraklion Airport is 120 km away. • White River cottages is 25 km from Ierapetra and 33 km from Sitia. Heraklion Airport is 120 km away.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Highchairs available
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Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
Outdoor pool
Sun terrace
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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English, French, Greek
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Alistair M wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
Our stay here was the highlight of 6 weeks in Europe. These beautifully restored cottages, set in a wonderfully landscaped environment provided comfort, privacy and an excellent base from which to explore this part of Crete. Lots of walking opportunities (nearby gorges), swimming (nearby beaches and beautiful pool and surrounds at White River Cottages) and eating local food (many restaurants). The area is not upmarket resorts, more rustic, which appealed to us. Helen and Sue were wonderful hosts, can’t recommend this place highly enough.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mats B wrote a review Sep 2019
48 contributions11 helpful votes
Embedded in the hillside reminescent of ancient dwellings the well furnished cottages offer seaview, large pool and quiet. Small private verandas. The cottages are accessed on a trail just west of the river bridge, which skirts the rover bed. The white river is mostly dried out but in 2018 hevy rains contributed to inundations downstream and a white riverindeed. Up the mountainside is the steep but fantastic gorge trail to Pefki, not to be missed Walking shoes and intact knees are essential.
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Date of stay: September 2019
GardenerCook wrote a review Sep 2019
Maidenhead, United Kingdom68 contributions53 helpful votes
We enjoyed six nights here in a very comfortable and spacious house, no 6 , with good views down to the sea. The whole property, including the grounds, is immaculately kept and the house was really well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. The pool is excellent with some shaded areas. The nearby resort was quiet during our visit, which we liked. We particularly enjoyed visiting Green Beach, a short drive away, where we rented beds and enjoyed lunches in the Diaskari Taverna. The beach there is sandy and unspoilt, but beach shoes are recommended when you enter the sea. Helen and Sue were so helpful when we booked and continued to be so during our stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
njboxall24 wrote a review Aug 2019
Sourzac, France24 contributions3 helpful votes
I had been wanting a holiday at White River Cottages since seeing stumbling over it in a newspaper review (Telegraph I think). It’s as beautiful as you would hope and our accommodation was very comfortable (brilliant beds), outside space was a little tight for a family of 4. We had some amazing adventures in the gorges And on the beaches around, a car is a must, and found some wonderful places to eat. However for a reason that I cannot quite put my finger on, White River Cottages lacked some soul which left me a little disappointed.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
HoneyHampshire wrote a review Jul 2019
Fleet, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
I had read reviews of White River Cottages and decided it sounded perfect for a special birthday trip. We were not disappointed. The cottages themselves are lovely with perfect attention to detail, and the whole surroundings are beautiful. You never feel that you’re staying in a complex as it is so well thought out, you rarely see neighbours. The pool area is great and wonderfully tranquil, never crowded. On top of all this is the wonderful personal service provided by Helen and Sue (not forgetting Maria!) who went above and beyond to help my husband arrange a wonderful birthday surprise for me. Helen showed such genuineness in helping out and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely return, and more than once!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about White River Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to White River Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Olive (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at White River Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at White River Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at White River Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White River Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gabbiano Greek Restaurant-cocktail-bar, Obelix, and Takis Voula Patisserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White River Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at White River Cottages?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at White River Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to White River Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kapsa Monastery (4.2 miles).