Having booked this place on a dull and cold December day last year, I was a bit worried weather I could have been too easily lead by the lovely photoes on the website. So it was with a bit of anxiety my husband and I reached Kato Zakros after a long but beautiful journey along the south coast of Crete.
I needed not to have worried AT ALL. This little gem was for sure the highlight of our trip to Crete this year. Yiannis and his lovely wife Katarina couldn't do enough to make everything perfect. AND IT IS, at least if you love a beautiful landscape, flowers, cats, tranquility, a view to die for to the mountains and the sea - and everything greek at its best. The garden surrounding this place can only be described as sublime. We fell in love with it all on the spot and wished we could have stayed longer - we, two grown up people both had tears in our eyes when leaving. (please dont tell anybody as we felt really stupid). Will we come back??? Well I should think so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yiannis Retreat Studios is a complex of five traditional renovated stone houses, situated in the wonderful green valley of Kato Zakros, surrounded by olive trees, garden plants and bushes, all there for you to enjoy the magnificent view and the blue and clear waters of Kato Zakros bay.The rooms are 500m away from the beach, a distance close enough for you to enjoy your swimming in the clean and clear waters and taste the traditional cuisine at the taverns and also far enough to abort the stress from the everyday routine , in our magnificent location.Inside the rooms, we have combined the traditional element in the decoration and the furniture with the functionality and the comfort of a modern lodging, trying to offer you a warm and pleasant environment for your holidays.Each room is fully equipped with all electric appliances such as electric cooker, refrigerator, coffee maker, sandwich maker and household goods to prepare your breakfast and meals.Outdoors there are very beautiful trees, like pines, cypresses, palm trees, acacias, mournies, voukamvilies, jasmines, banana trees, cactus etc. , that offer you their coolness and shade when you want to relax. The garden is separated in three uneven levels with natural fences and trees that create private corners for your personal privacy.We invite you to visit Kato Zakros, and have the chance to discover the eastern part of Crete, see the Natural-wild beauty and enjoy the clean beaches. Taste Cretan traditional food and of course have relaxing holidays in one of the fewest places of Crete, which continues to be untouched by the “Modern Tourism”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yiannis Retreat Kato Zakros, Crete