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13 rooms from $92 per night

“A charming hamlet of 13 former shepherds cottages surrounded by olive groves and citrus trees. The self catering studios are rustic and quaint and with stunning views of the local area and sea. This authentic and secluded spot is a 15-minute walk from the beaches and local town. ”

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“A charming hamlet of 13 former shepherds cottages surrounded by olive groves and citrus trees. The self catering studios are rustic and quaint and with stunning views of the local area and sea. This authentic and secluded spot is a 15-minute walk from the beaches and local town. ”

Hotel Overview

“Hidden in the Pefki valley inland from Makriyialos, this collection of former shepherd cottages with whitewashed walls, stone-flagged floors and low wooden ceilings is cool, airy and comfortable. Each has one or two bedrooms and a basic kitchen with a fridge and mini cooker (but the tavernas of Makriyialos provide an alternative to self-catering). The pretty pool is a bonus. Attractions include Shiatsu massage, local boat trips and gorge walking.”

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • The charmingly rustic self contained studios and apartments are ideal for couples looking for a bit of privacy and romance.
  • Hideaway
  • Off the tourist track, this peaceful retreat is set in stunning natural landscape and only a 15 min walk to the beach.
 

Written by Robin Gauldie

Facilities

  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site.
  • Cots available
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No restaurant
  • Library
  • Child friendly
  • Family rooms available.
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lovely outdoor pool.
  • Self catering to rent
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Private villas
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Lounge by the central pool, or sit back in the shade of the gazebo.
  • Snorkelling
  • Makriyialos boasts a stunnig beach, grab some equippment and head out snorkelling.
  • Great walks
  • Explore this stunnig landscape on foot, full of olive groves, citrus trees and stunning landscapes.
  • Sights nearby
  • Walk down through the olive groves to Makriyialos, the prettiest town on this stretch of coast.

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Other Reviews

White River Cottages

"It’s clean-lined and rustic: think whitewashed stone surfaces and varnished roof beams of cypress trunks."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

The perfect Crete retreat

"Down the road it's tourist hell, but go inland and you'll find a restored hamlet that blends seemlessly with the surrounding landscape."

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

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13 rooms from $92 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • The charmingly rustic self contained studios and apartments are ideal for couples looking for a bit of privacy and romance.
  • Hideaway
  • Off the tourist track, this peaceful retreat is set in stunning natural landscape and only a 15 min walk to the beach.
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • Lounge by the central pool, or sit back in the shade of the gazebo.
  • Snorkelling
  • Makriyialos boasts a stunnig beach, grab some equippment and head out snorkelling.
  • Great walks
  • Explore this stunnig landscape on foot, full of olive groves, citrus trees and stunning landscapes.
  • Sights nearby
  • Walk down through the olive groves to Makriyialos, the prettiest town on this stretch of coast.
Other highlights
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Less £
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Remote
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No restaurant
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Child friendly
  • Family rooms available.
  • Self catering
  • Boutique
  • Self catering to rent
  • Beach nearby
  • 15 mins walk away.
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing

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