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1 Night Stay in Ancient Hotel in Crete for Two

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Why we included this experience:

● Take a step back in time
● Each cottage has an individual design
● Relax in a stunning natural setting

Experience description

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.

Experience details




All year


Land & Nature

Active Level



  • A charming stay in the rustic beauty of Aspros Potamos, one of Crete’s oldest settlements
  • Traditional accommodation restored in a sustainable manner
  • Abundant hikes in the area, as well as beaches and old villages to explore
  • A slice of authentic Cretan life, relaxed and peaceful

What's Included:

  • One night accommodation for two people
  • Refrigerator
  • Hot water
  • All taxes
  • WiFi

Good to know:

  • There are no electrical sockets in the house. Photovoltaic cells on the roof feed the reading lights over the bed, the bathroom and the fridge
  • Most lighting in the cottages is provided by oil lamps
  • Available all year-round
  • Check in 2pm, check-out midday
  • Pets allowed
  • Heraklion airport transfers can be arranged on request
  • Wifi available



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