AROLITHOS Traditional Cretan Village

Tylisos, Heraklion, Crete

38€
Accommodation Type Small Traditional hotel
Rooms 27
Capacity 75
Open All year

Eleven kilometers away from the city of Heraklion, on the way to Anogia, the village and the traditional hotel Arolithos, have been entirely built with respect to the local architecture by the Saloustrou family so as to offer to their guests the best of Cretan hospitality and traditions. At this hotel, you will follow the Cretan way of life throughout the duration of your stay!

The family property is spread out in twenty-two acres. The Arolithos hotel is the perfect representation of an authentic Cretan village, with its central square, the church, the colorful alleys and craftsmen working in their shops.

The traditional rooms are divided into small neighborhoods in the streets of the village and are situated either on the ground floor or on the first floor. All are quite large, with simple amenities, while the furniture and decor are typical examples of Cretan art.

You will find a welcoming reception at your disposal, where they will inform you about all activities in the region.

You can drink something and relax at the small traditional coffee shop or the cafeteria that opens in the evening or even in the coffee shop/bar by the pool (depending on the season).

The restaurant opens from noon till midnight and offers excellent Cretan cuisine. It also has an ISO certification and the kitchen has been described as "authentic Greek cuisine". When weather permits, breakfast is served outside.

The area around the swimming pool is beautifully landscaped with chairs, sun beds and umbrellas and stunning views of the valley of Heraklion.

Gourmet stay  History & Archaeology

Guest Inn Opinion

Lovers of authenticity and less known destinations, you should come visit and stay at the Arolithos village to live at the heart of the customs and traditions, and the cuisine of Crete.

Facilities

Reception
Sitting room
Breakfast Room
Swimming Pool
Garden
Bar
Pets allowed
Tavern
Baby cot free of charge
Daily cleaning service
Firewood for free
Private parking
Vehicle recommended
Credit cards accepted

Spoken Languages

English

Customer Reviews

Chantal O. / France / June, 2017
- excellent accueil - Douche à améliorer, pas d'eau chaude - eau dans la chambre en raison de la pluie ; flaque non épongée pendant 3 jours malgré les demandes.

Sylvie M. / France / May, 2013
Nous avons séjourné en Crète dans 4 hébergements de votre réseau: Arolithos, Zouridi, Mehori Georgila, Thalori. Arolithos est un très bon point de chute pour la descente d'avion, tous ont été formidables, chacun dans un genre différent. Accueil, environnement, qualité de la rénovation de ces beaux bâtiments anciens: parfait. Une mention spéciale à Thalori, du fait de l'originalité et de la beauté du lieu. Nous parlons du réseau Guest inn autour de nous dès que la conversation roule sur les voyages en Grèce...

Access Information

From Heraklion (11 kms, approximately 20ʼ) Follow the National Road Heraklion-Rethymno and then follow the direction towards Anogia and Tyllisos. From Chania (136 km) and Rethymnon (78 km) Follow the National Road Chania – Rethymnon - Heraklion. Arriving to the region of Gazi, exit the National Road following the signs for Gazi – Tylissos - Anogia. The Arolithos Traditional Hotel is located 1,5 km before Tylissos and there is a signpost.


Distances

Shops
4.0 km
Village
3.0 km
Archaeological Site
10.0 km
Museum
50 m
Closest Airport
15.0 km
Closest Port
12.0 km
Beach
10.0 km

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Double Room (×3 )

Max Persons: 2
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Telephone
Satelite TV
Verandah
View to Plain
View to village
Safe-box
2 single beds
Wifi

Double Room with Fireplace (×3 )

Max Persons: 2
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Telephone
Satelite TV
Verandah
View to Plain
View to village
Safe-box
1 Double bed
Wifi

Triple Room (×3 )

Max Persons: 3
Max Adults: 3
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Telephone
Satelite TV
Verandah
View to Plain
View to village
Safe-box
1 Double bed
1 single bed
Wifi

Double Room for Single Use (×3 )

Max Persons: 1
Max Adults: 1
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Telephone
Satelite TV
Verandah
View to Plain
View to village
Safe-box
2 single beds
Wifi

Double Room with Child (×3 )

Max Persons: 3
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Telephone
Satelite TV
Safe-box
1 Double bed
1 single bed
Wifi
View garden

Quadrable Room (×3 )

Max Persons: 4
Max Adults: 4
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Telephone
Satelite TV
View to Mountain
Safe-box
1 Double bed
2 single beds
Wifi
View garden

Double Room with Two Children (×3 )

Max Persons: 4
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Telephone
Satelite TV
Safe-box
1 Double bed
2 single beds
Wifi
View garden

Triple Room with Fireplace (×3 )

Max Persons: 3
Max Adults: 3
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Telephone
Satelite TV
View to Mountain
Safe-box
1 Double bed
1 single bed
Wifi
View garden

Double with Child & Fireplace (×3 )

Max Persons: 3
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Air Condition
Fridge
Toilet with shower
Satelite TV
View to Mountain
Safe-box
1 Double bed
1 single bed
Wifi
View garden

Guesthouses which offer onsite restaurant, tavern or table d'hôtes. Take the chance to experience a tasty journey and try local specialties
Stay near the major archaeological or historical sites in Greece up to 30 km from your place of stay

At the village, you will find local artisans and you can get acquainted with their art: painting, mosaic making, textiles, icons, bakery, the Cretan cuisine.

Workshops on those activities are organized (a small fee is charged). It is recommended to contact the guesthouse regarding the program of various activities, as their schedule changes subject to season.

You'll find a traditional grocery store with basics and Cretan products.

The competitive advantage of the village is the museum of rural history and folk art, established by the patriarch of the family many years ago. At the museum old objects from the region are collected and restored.

The museum is known throughout the island for the rare and precious pieces that showcase the folk history of Crete. We must also mention the two Cretan houses, open to the public, which are exact replicas of Cretan houses and the lifestyle of the era.

Evenings of Greek and Cretan dance and music are organized several times a week.

At the small chapel, at the main square, baptisms and weddings take place during all weekends from May to September, with unique Cretan feasts dominated by traditional music and dance.

If you want your peace and quiet, you might prefer to stay in the village during the weekdays, if not, come during the weekend to join the Cretan feasts!

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