Elia Hotel & Spa Crete, Greece

“This small, rustic spa retreat offers peace and quiet in the Cretan hills. With a pool and a good traditional restaurant, it's the kind of cosy cocoon that some guests won't want to leave, but for those who do the bright lights of Chania are a short drive away.”

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“Travellers looking for somewhere to practice mindfulness in a peaceful Cretan setting need look no further. Tranquillity rules here. Most of the time, as you sit gazing out over olive-covered foothills to the sparkling Aegean, there's little noise except for birdsong, cicadas and the distant clank of goat-bells.
Elia Traditional Hotel stands in 10 acres of gardens shaded by lemon and olive trees, brightened by clumps of bougainvillea and perfumed by flowering jasmine. Footpaths connect hidden nooks, perfect for an hour with a book. Breakfast features home-grown fruit, fresh baked bread and cheese and spinach pies and fresh orange juice, served wherever (and whenever) you want. Lunch and dinner are served on the pool terrace or in the hotel's own taverna. Bedrooms are in restored stone cottages and outbuildings surrounding a former farmouse that has been in the family since the 19th century. Colours are cream and pink, with exposed beams and stonework. Some rooms are split-level, with mezzanine sleeping areas, and all are decorated with antique wooden furniture, traditional fabrics and Cretan pottery. Villa sleeping 6 is also available.”

Written by  Robin Gauldie

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Facilities

Wifi
Satellite / Cable TV
Hot Tub
Fireplace
Sauna/Steam
Sit-out Terrace
Massage
Cots available
Private villas
1 villa to rent sleeps 6.
Swimming Pool
Restaurant
Spa
Spa treatments including mud massage and aromatherapy
Garden
Lush gardens filled with tropical plants
Disabled access
Sitting Room
Child friendly
Air conditioning

Activities

Yoga
Yoga and meditation
Great walks
Easy-going walks on the doorstep, challenging treks nearby
Riding
Zefiros horse-riding club at Akrotir.
Watersports
Sights nearby
Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa. Ancient Olive Tree Museum and world's oldest olive tree a short walk away

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9 rooms from $118 per night

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Recommended for

Spa breaks
Sauna and hammam
Country Escape
Set amid olive groves and reputely located next to the oldest olive tree in the world
Total relaxation
Groups
Families

Activities

Yoga
Yoga and meditation
Great walks
Easy-going walks on the doorstep, challenging treks nearby
Riding
Zefiros horse-riding club at Akrotir.
Watersports
Sights nearby
Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa. Ancient Olive Tree Museum and world's oldest olive tree a short walk away

Other highlights

Airport
Chania airport 45 minute drive
Quiet
Eco
Remote
Romantic
Charming
Sit-out Terrace
Organic food
Traditional
Restaurant
Spa
Spa treatments including mud massage and aromatherapy
Wellbeing
Disabled access
On an island
Beach nearby
Secluded beaches on Rodopos peninsula
Child friendly
Antiques
Antique furniture in all the bedrooms

Hotel size

9 rooms, 1 villa
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