Stayed in unit 2 with 2 female friends in May 2013. This was my 2nd stay. May is a wonderful time to come to Crete for the lovely Oleander and other flowers. Aspros Potamos is a great place to stay at very good value. Michaela was very friendly and helpful - Thank you to you Michaela.The area is a mixture of very pretty places and real Crete not dependant on tourism. The local gorge walks are amazing. The food in all the restaurants was amazing. Great for vegetarians. I would really recommend the Dragons cave restaurant. The highlight of the week was the Greek music and dancing on Sunday at The Piperia Taverna in Pefki. Such a wonderful place. I cant say enough about the location - at the head of the valley; under the beautiful pepper tree and sublime food. So friendly and welcoming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aspros Potamos is known to be the most ancient settlement in the area of Pefki. It is located in south-east Crete, a thousand meters above sea level and the coastal village Makrys Gialos. The area is famous for its natural beauty, which comprises of numerous unspoiled beaches, traditional picturesque villages, and its four magnificent gorges. It is an ideal location, since the area combines both beaches and mountains covered by lush greenery and endogenous pine, olive and citrus trees. It is thought that early Aspros Potamos was originally much larger; however, probably the constant attacks and raids from pirates forced the inhabitants to abandon the settlement. So, they sought refuge in the higher mountain ranges, where it was more safe and isolated and they used the settlement to house their life stock during the harsh winter months or they would venture down in order to maintain their vegetable gardens. The old inhabitants of Aspros Potamos are considered to be the first settlers of the mountain area of Pefki. This comes as no surprise, since the location is spectacular with densely covered mountain sides and valleys giving an intense green foliage. The valley on the south side reaches all the way up to Analipsi and the stream Aspros Potamos, which the settlement takes its name from, runs through it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aspros Potamos Crete, Greece