The cottages that make up the traditional settlement of Aspros Potamos are estimated to have been built some 300 years ago, the most ancient in the Pefki area. An overnight stay in this peaceful south-east Cretan community is like taking a page from history. And you don’t just feel a connection with the past, but with the great outdoors also, as you will be staying in an area of unspoilt natural beauty. 4 epic gorges, magnificent sandy beaches, and many picturesque small villages are there to be explored.
You’ll love the authentic Cretan feel of Aspros Potamos, from the spare decoration from traditional materials, to the network of criss-crossing stone paths that connect the cottages. Stone beds (with comfy mattresses), bedrock walls and original windows make for a humble yet welcoming retreat. The community is powered entirely by renewable sources, and is protected by the Greek government due to its historic importance. If you want a relaxing experience away from the stress of modern life, you’ll get it here.