We arrived 1st September to beautiful sunshine, the hire car already and waiting for us at Chania and the drive to Arosmari via the INKA supermarket, which is a really good place to stop and get your gin and tonics!!!! oh and of course any food you may need. The drive was good no problems as Simpson travel had given us superb directions. We arrived to a lovely warm welcome from Nikos and a very welcome glass of fresh orange juice. Nikos showed us around the wonderful grounds and then our cottage which was a beautifully renovated Cretan cottage with all we needed and a welcome pack which consisted of wine and other things but the wine was the important thing!! Our first week was wonderful, brilliant sunshine everyday, with Ruby 's beautiful display of breakfast goodies setting us up for the day.Our first week consisted of us doing nothing more than lounging by the pool walking into Vamos for our evening meal and then relaxing on one of our two balconies at night to watch the sun go down behind the White mountains. Our second week the weather changed somewhat, the locals told us it was unheard of to get so much rain in September but this didnot spoil our holiday. We decided to explore some nearby villages, Kalyves was a nice place, Georgeopolis also a lovely village and Chania's old town and harbour lovely. We had great days, food, and "liquid" stops in all three. The weather did improve and we once again did no more than lounge around the pool. The whole idea of us choosing Arosmari was for much needed R&R and we got this in heaps. In summary Arosmari and Vamos, apart from beaches, had everything you could wish for to experience the real Crete.
- 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