We spent two nights at Eleonas, and wished we could have spent longer. Built on the side of a mountain in an olive grove, the views are spectacular. Each cottage is private, but at the same time the place has a community feel. The food in the taverna is excellent, on a par with the service. The cottages are very well equipped. There is a living area with a working fireplace, a comfortable bed, a bathroom with a proper bath, and a little kitchen area where you can squeeze yourself some fresh orange juice or have a Greek coffee (pot and coffee supplied).
The taverna that is part of the community serves excellent breakfasts and dinners. We rarely had lunch because we were so well fed in the morning and evening. We thought it would be a wonderful place to bring our children and grandkids, as they have a pool, table tennis, a play room and many other treats to keep the little ones occupied.
The free raki and fruit that greeted us when we walked into the cottage was duplicated after the meal in the evening--after dinner, raki and a little something were brought to the table as a little present, a common occurrence in many of the places we stayed in Crete.
And please don't take much notice of the review which commented on the water plant that you pass as you climb up the road to Eleonas. It is quiet, employs 70 local people, and it is so far away as to be not worthy of a mention. Enough said.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 20 rural lodges are situated on a peaceful and refreshing mountain slope, surrounded by olive trees and sweet-scented herbs, and are facing a magnificent view. This is the perfect getaway land. The beauty of the landscape makes it ideal for nature-lovers. Be it summer or winter, wild nature and its enchanting beauty will cast a spell on you. Experience moments of relaxation and tranquility, and admire nature in all its grandeur. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eleonas Hotel Zaros
- Eleonas Zaros, Crete, Greece