The Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel occupies a cluster of buildings on the mountains outside Heraklion. Built in the late 1980s, it has been purposely designed to reproduce an authentic Cretan village and much care has been taken to recreate the atmosphere of times gone by.

In the bedrooms, modern amenities are cleverly blended with traditional . The local taverna organises Cretan nights with mouthwatering Greek food and folk dances. A number of social events are organised during summer in the open air restaurant.

The area boasts dazzling white houses with pretty turquoise windows that host several old-fashioned shops, including a blacksmith.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel has been welcoming guests since 28 Feb 2001.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast info

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free parking available at the hotel


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Max adults: 1
Single Room
  • 1 single bed
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Max adults: 2
Double or Twin Room
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 2
Triple Room (2 Adults + 1 Child)
  • 3 single beds
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 3
Triple Room (3 Adults)
  • 3 single beds
  • 1 single bed and
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About Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel

Welcoming guests since 28 Feb 2001

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  • Hello, if I have a 9 am ferry and need to return my rental car at Heraklion port, how early would I have to leave your property?

    Dear Sir, Our reception operating 24/7 So you can leave anytime you want till 12:00 (noon) Thanks

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    Answered on 28 February 2020
  • I was booked with you before Covid and now i am looking to rebook - really liked the look of your place and your kindness in my cancelation. Would you have a room for one night available April 6 - for one person? I would also require parking Thank you -RAMBO!!

    Hello Mr RAMBO, Hope you are doing well Unfortunately our first day for the next season is 15th of April Thank you and we hope to welcome you soon

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    Answered on 9 November 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • University of Crete
    2.8 miles
  • Pankritio Stadium
    4.2 miles
  • Stadium Theodoros Vardinogiannis
    5.3 miles
  • Natural History Museum of Crete
    5.5 miles
  • Historical Μuseum of Crete
    5.7 miles
  • Nikos Kazantzakis Garden Theatre
    5.7 miles
  • Venetian Walls
    5.7 miles
  • Morosini Fountain
    5.7 miles
  • Municipal Art Gallery
    5.8 miles
  • Loggia
    5.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Ammoudara area
    3.1 miles
  • Cafe/bar Ammoudara
    3.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Heraklion Venetian Harbour
    5.9 miles
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum
    6 miles
  • Koules
    6 miles
  • El Greco Museum
    6.4 miles
  • The Palace of Knossos
    7.3 miles
  • Nikos Kazantzakis Museum
    11.3 miles
  • Labyrinth -Musical Workshop
    11.7 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Cretan Sea
    3.1 miles
  • Mountain Stroumpoulas
    6.2 miles
  • Mountain Giouchtas
    12.4 miles
Closest airports
  • Heraklion International Airport
    8 miles
  • Chania International Airport
    52.8 miles
  • Sitia Public Airport
    60.4 miles
How to get to Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel from Heraklion International Airport
    Public shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: Greek

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Live music/performance Additional charge
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
  • Entertainment staff
  • Library
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate or cookies Additional charge
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Safety deposit box
  • Pet bowls
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Yoga classes
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Massage Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • Greek
  • English
  • French
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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15:00 - 23:00


07:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 15 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Bar is closed from Mon 01 Nov 2021 until Sat 30 Apr 2022

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Mon 01 Nov 2021 until Sun 15 May 2022

License number: 1039Κ014Α0056700

FAQs about Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel

  • Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Library
    • Evening entertainment
    • Cooking class
    • Entertainment staff
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Yoga classes
    • Live music/performance

  • Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel is 1.5 miles from the centre of Tílisos.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel by:

    • Car 20min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h

  • Check-in at Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • DELFYS

  • Guests staying at Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Room options at Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Triple