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Perched amphitheatrically on a picturesque eastern hillside, a mere 18 km from Heraklion, this country complex offers luxurious living, colourful mountainous countryside and moments of pleasure in the... Great pool, super friendly staff, very comfortable app, delicious breakfast. Short drive to Archanes village.
Boasting a year-round outdoor pool and a fitness room, Villa Archanes features accommodation situated in Archanes, 46 km from Malia. Complimentary WiFi is provided. The property is beautiful and cozy. The owner is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is outstanding. All in all, I was entirely satisfied with my stay at Villa Archanes.
ARCHANES APPARTMENT is located in Archanes and offers a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace. The air-conditioned accommodation is 45 km from Malia. The house was really lovely, cute little village. We loved our nights out here, best food we had in Crete. The house has two toilets which was great for two couples. We loved the village and would highly recommend staying here. Kitchen was well equipped with everything you need if you decide to cook. The host was great, he met us when we arrived, showed us everything and gave us raki :)
Kalimera Archanes Village, located in the picturesque village of Archanes, approximately 15km away from Herakleion, offers fully equipped traditional accommodation. Our stay couldn’t have been better. Leftaris is an amazing host. Breakfast is a feast. The house is like something from a film set of Zorba the Greek as is the village itself.
The town is a delight, once you figure out how to safely drive to where you are staying. After you've down that explore on foot and take in the delight of the little alleys and streets, filled with vine covered houses, slumbering cats and flowers. The food was great, the town square adorable and the location for the Wine country and Knossos was perfect. I wish i had another few days there to really get everything out of the town. It was a real contrast to the seaside part of my trip.
This is a beautiful traditional village in the middle of verdant wineyards and just below the imposing Yuchtas mountain. Perfect for trekking, wine tasting and visiting archaeological and historical sites. The sea is not more than 20 minutes away by car. Many tavernas in the village serve excellent Cretan food.
Nestled close to the ancient Minoan ruins of Knossos and Crete’s capital Heraklion, Archanes is a typical Cretan village that does not fail to delight. We only spent three days there but I could have easily spent a week. We ate at a restaurant called Kritamon which was so good and so well priced for the quality, my husband almost wept.
Delightful village. Locals very friendly. Village square a gem for coffee or a traditional Cretan meal. Almost no tourists. Good out of the way place to stay to visit Heraklion and/or Knossos for a day trip.
The town is about 20 minutes from Heraklion Airport, so a great place to start or finish a trip. We took the bus in to Heraklion and Knososs is about 15 minutes away. There are plenty of restaurants and bars and the locals were very friendly.
Epano Archanes an excellent choice to see most of central Crete by car; streets are narrow so try to park near access roads and walk to where you stay. At least one big supermarket and quite a few smaller general stores. Wonderful fresh local fruit and vegetables, olive oil and of course wine. Several restaurants in the main square and coffee shops everywhere. We ate at Bakaliko mostly, wine and oil specialists with good fish and vegetarian choices and wonderful pistaccio icecream. The Archaeological Museum is a real gem, don't miss it, but the ruins were closed when we went. Kato Archanes not very interesting but has a good garage at the junction with the upper town.
8.8 Fabulous 6 reviews
The host was very welcome and friendly, he gave us tips about things to do and suggestions for food and drink. The villa was very nicely presented and spotlessly clean. It provided everything we needed and even more than we expected! Excellent breakfast, including local traditional delicacies. Great amenities for our own cooking and BBQ. Amazing views of the mountains and the picturesque village of Archanes. Good value of money.
9.5 Exceptional 229 reviews
This is a very lovely, quiet place to stay and excellent value for the money. We rented one of the smaller apartments with a loft for sleeping and a well equipped kitchen. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful, served outside by the pool. The owner was very warm and helpful as was his staff person. Villa Archanes is a perfect place to stay to visit Knossos. We highly recommend it.
9.2 Superb 73 reviews
Spacious self catering apartment in a lovely old building. Good location for exploring Archanes with its many excellent tavernas. If you are interested in discovering Minoan Crete, this makes a great base and is about 10 -15 minutes drive from Knossos.
9.1 Superb 19 reviews
Well designed little complex of several apartments. Interior of the apartments is adequate but could be a more extensive considering the price. Location two kilometers outside the village of Archanes is very beautiful. Nice staff.
9.9 Exceptional 6 reviews
This is a perfect place to stay the best i had in Crete Big suite with fruit plantation around excellent warm staff and all you need
9.0 Superb 31 reviews
Great pool, super friendly staff, very comfortable app, delicious breakfast. Short drive to Archanes village.