White River Cottages Crete, Greece

“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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“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.”

Written by  Robin Gauldie

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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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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13 rooms from $96 per night

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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

Hotel size

13 rooms
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