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In Arolithos, the hotel rooms are arranged in small “neighborhoods”, scattered all over the premises. Each of them has its en suite bathroom, a refrigerator, as well as a TV set and an air conditioning system. Moreover, the rooms used in the winter have a fireplace that could be used on request. The rooms provide basic equipment while being of a traditional style. Most of them have balconies or courtyards, where our guests have the opportunity to enjoy the garden view or the view over the surrounding hills.


  • General manager: Saloustros Yiannis
  • Reservations Manager: Saloustros Michalis
  • Category: A Class Traditional Hotels
  • Year of construction: 1987. 
  • First partial renovation: 11 rooms in 2001.
  • Number of rooms: 34
  • Opening TIME: All year round
  • Distances from:
    the beach 5Km
    the city of Heraklion 11Km.
    the airport 15Km.
    the port 11Km.

NOTE: The hotel was built in the form of a Cretan village. It is not a real village with permanent residents, but a representation of one. The hotel rooms are not situated in a main building. They are arranged around the village in such a way that it reminds small neighborhood alleys. The hotel has been built on a hillside.

Parts of the village - facilities:
  • Café-Bar. TV-video room
  • Breakfast room
  • Cafenion
  • Restaurant
  • Souvenir Shops (silverware, woven textiles, ceramics)
  • Traditional arts and crafts workshops (blacksmith’s, ceramic art, weaving art).
  • Traditional houses.
  • Museum of Rural History and Popular Art
  • Church
  • Traditional Bakery
General Services:
  • Safe Box (at the reception desk)
  • Information Desk-Reception
  • Central telephone system
  • Exchange of currency
  • Pets allowed
  • Car and motorbike rental.
  • Recommended excursions and other activities.
  • Free Parking facilities
  • Internet Access (reception)
Room Services: 
  • Daily cleaning
  • Change of bed linen every two days
  • Traditional room decoration. Simple not luxurious
  • Air-condition
  • Refrigerator
  • TV in the room
  • Balcony (29 rooms)
  • Mountain - garden and city view.
  • Fireplace (11 rooms)
  • Private WC/Shower
  • Cable connection to the internet
  • Partial renovation in 2009
Restaurant services: 
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (on request)
  • Dinner
    (Traditional Greek and Cretan cuisine)
  • Dinners for vegetarians (on request)
  • At the restaurant, we organize traditional Cretan evenings, while social events (such as wedding parties) take place at the weekends.
    During the summer season, the restaurant serves dinner outdoors, at the big square of the village, while in the winter, meals are served in the main building.
  • Greek and Cretan Music
  • Swimming pool and pool bar (WiFi connection)
Languages spoken: English, French, German

Accepted cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Visa Electron, Diners Club, Discover Global Network etc..