We, my husband and I, were lucky enough to choose The Arches for a week long stay in June 2017 last. We stayed in the ground floor studio room which was beautifully constructed in the traditional Cretan fashion. It was cool, comfortable and peaceful and exactly what we wanted after tripping about the island.
Julie, the owner, is so friendly and gave us lots of tips on where to visit and how to get there as well as local information and where the best tavernas were to eat and drink.
Eleftherna is a small traditional village nestled against the mountains and very central and easy to find. It is steeped in culture and near the historic digs. From there we travelled and visited the beach's and other villages and historic sites.
We are going back in September/October for a longer stay and feel like we are going to our second home as Julie was so accommodating, friendly and easy going.
I recently had a wonderful stay at the Arches in Eleftherna. It is the perfect place for a relaxing tranquil break, The building has been beautifully and lovingly restored, managing to retain traditional character with all mod cons. My hosts were friendly and informative but also gave me my own space for peace and quiet. The village of Eleftherna is typically Cretan, set in a fantastic location with great views. The village also overlooks world famed archaeological sites, which are fascinating in themselves. Thank you both!