A Chania Hotel in the Country - choose from the map below
Kastellos is located in a picturesque semi-mountainous village 50 kms from Chania Town. With sweeping views to the sea, part of this traditional hilltop village has been restored to provide an elegant yet rustic accommodation experience, very close to the beautiful inland Lake Kournas.
This is where the real character of Crete can be found, in the small villages amongst the olive groves and surrounded by stories of bravery and rebellion. With three separate hamlets, each with four restored stone village houses, this is a place to relax and enjoy mountain air and tranquility.
The houses harmoniously combine traditional style with modern decorative elements, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. Each house has two floors with a private veranda with panoramic view of the mountains and the sea. Choose from houses with one or two sitting areas.
All houses have a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bathtub,
toilet and shower and in the bedrooms, king size beds. All houses have
airconditioning, a fireplace and plasma television. The houses can
accommodate 4 to 6 guests. Each hamlet has two swimming pools, one for
adults and one for children and a dedicated parking area. At the centre
of Kastellos Village Hotel is the reception area and a traditional
Greek coffee house.
More information and bookings for Kastellos Village Hotel...
This is a special place with a guesthouse, therapeutic spa and a separate villa to offer the weary traveller. A wonderful choice for your holiday in Crete.
Sitting in rolling olive groves just outside of the village of Ano Vouves, the 200 year old restored farmhouse and estate offers a view to the Mediterranean, beautiful gardens, paths and courtyards and relaxing country walks.
To quote the website: A walk around Elia is itself an experience. Wander around the ruins of a Venetian house; sit on the stone benches with their panoramic views or simply wandering through the olive groves and orchards which encircle the main building.
Upon your return you may have booked one of the many themed holistic treatments offered here, including use of the Turkish bath, an aromatherapy massage or a Jacuzzi with rose petals and jasmine oil.
A short walk from Elia is also the oldest living olive tree in the world, some 2,500 years old. The guests of Elia are advised on a series of walks which can be taken from here, some guided, which can lead to waterfalls, hilltop Byzantine churches- or simply to enjoy rural Crete at its finest.
The nine apartments have names such as Almond-Tree, Chamomile, Pomegranate-Tree and Grapevine, so you know you are in for a cosy stay.
Wholesome traditional food is served and adds to the therapies on offer such as massage, reiki, yoga, beauty treatments and revitalising baths.
We Love Crete congratulates the team at Elia Guesthouse.
This beautiful rural accommodation in Crete is chosen for its authentic architecture and small size, it is a peaceful rustic getaway for a real experience of Kríti. This community is also dedicated to sharing a real grass-roots environmental retreat, using organic farming and solar energy.
Located 60 kms from Chania town in the west of the island, the Eco Village Miliá Μηλιά is a fully restored village built into the rocks of the beautiful Cretan mountains. The closest village is Vlatos 4kms away.
Central to the scenic area of western Crete, the retreat itself persuades visitors to relax, breathe deeply and be at one with nature. Close by are the beautiful beaches of Elafonisi and Paleohora to the south and Falasarna and Gramvousa to the north.
13 rooms or guest houses are offered, each one is unique. All are lovingly restored and simple. Candles are used at night. Time slows down.
The 120 hectares of Miliá offer plenty of walks and nature to explore. There are chestnut trees, plane trees, acorn trees and cone-bearing trees, and aromatic herbs, various flower-bearing bushes, olive trees, pear and wild pear, and carob trees. The rare vulture Gypaetus barbatus, the Bearded Vulture known for eating bones, lives in the area.
The organic gardens and many village buildings offer farm activities to those guests who choose to get really involved with the local produce, which is then served at the warm, family-like kitchen for guests of Miliá.
Traditional wholesome fare is served according to the rhythms of nature. Dishes offered could be rabbit with mizithra cheese baked in the oven; potato, chestnut and onion stew; pork with orange cooked in the woodstove; boureki zucchini and potato with mizithra cheese; or kalitsounia small cheese pies.
Contact Tassos at Miliá if you have any questions before booking your peaceful retreat: www.milia.gr
We Love Crete presents Kamares Καμάρες Houses. Located in the hills and sweeping valley in the village of Machairoi, the Kamares Houses are 23 km from Chania and 40 km from Rethymnon on the island of Crete in Greece.
Kamares Houses are in a beautifully restored Venetian monastery in the traditional village of Mahairoi, full of Cretan history and character, in an area of natural beauty. The restoration has combined traditional architecture and modern quality facilities.
Such a small and beautiful retreat is perfect for sanctuary in the hills of Kriti. To quote from the website:
This is the place where you will be reconciled with your dreams. The inner courtyard of Kamares. Overwhelmed by the harmonious combination of simple things.
The sweet smell of jasmine and lemon blossoms. Friendly shadows cast upon the whites slabs of the courtyard by the perennial arches leaning against the mountain.
The soft melody of the murmur of the mulberry, locust and fig leaves. Uncountable stars in the night. A brilliant sun. The joyful flutter of the swallows. The calm sleep of the roving cat on the front doormat. The invigorating sea breeze blowing on the plain and cooling the courtyard.
The furniture in Kamares was designed by your host Roula, following patterns from the local museum of folklore. Each piece has been hand made by local craftsmen of cypress wood, marble and iron. Your host Kostas has hand-forged the iron work and grown the cypress in his family’s woodland.
Congratulations to Roula and Kostas for their wonderful creation. Rural Chania Hotel is proud to include the Kamares retreat in our selection.
For each of these Chania hotel locations it is probably best to book at rent a car Chania.