We have just returned from a fabulous week in Mint cottage. The cottage itself was beautiful! Many original features,very quaint but very greek. The setting is fabulous in the small inland greek village of Vamos. Sheep are regularly seen and heard being herded up and down the road by the shepherd on his moped. You definitely need a car to explore further and we visited lake kournas, the beach at kalives and then a fabulous drive through the mountains to the south of the island where we picked up a small boat to Loutro( only accessible by boat) and then persuaded a taverna owner to taxi boat us over to sweetwater beach( for a small fee- it was siesta time!). Nothing is too much trouble for all the team at Arosmari. Trish is a wealth of knowledge, Ruby oversees a gorgeous breakfast and Nikos the owner organised a greek music night with his fellow musicians in the amphitheatre which is built in the grounds. We had the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration coupled with experiencing a real greek village including a fabulous cooking lesson with mrs koula arranged by the lovely ladies in the tourist office. All in all 10/10 from us but if you want busy bars and bling then this is not for you!!! We will definitely be going back. Thanks to all at simpson travel too who sorted everything out from change of airport,extra leg room seats etc we just said what we wanted -they did the rest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arosmari Village Hotel is a haven; a cluster of stone and cypress wood cottages with a beautiful garden at its heart, set in the timeless village of Vamos. Here, among roses, jasmine and lavender are many secret corners to read, meditate or sleep the afternoon away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arosmari Village Retreat Hotel Vamos
- Arosmari Village Retreat Vamos, Crete, Greece