ACCOMMODATIONS

IN THE LUXURY OF CRETAN NATURE

WHERE TO STAY?

This page is put together in order to help you with a little orientation before your aromatic retreat journey on Crete, and in light of this, to organise our time together. 

A wide range of accommodation options are available to meet individual preferences and budgets. Plenty of small family homes, larger apartments and villas can be booked via airbnb, bookings.com or your chosen travel agent. Your choice of accommodation may also depend on whether you will rent and drive a car while you are on Crete, or simply what you want to experience more!

Everything is rather small, human-scale and distances are relatively small – explore the map a bit! However, due to the specific nature of the Cretan landscape, the map may not give you a full picture of convenient access, so if you may want to check your accommodation choice with us before your final booking, you are welcome to do so.

While we have lands on the East part of the island as well, we are mainly based on West Crete, in the village of Armenoi, which is located in Chania prefecture. Most of the pre-selected accommodations gathered to support your preparations are located nearby us, and a few in the neighbouring villages.

Mind you, the main town in Chania prefecture is called Chania. Likewise, you would find villages with the same name – even Armenoi – and the indicator of the right location is the prefecture where it belongs to. The four main regions are Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion, and Lassithi.

Please scroll down on this page for our kick-off accommodation lists, more about local transportation.

Traditional houses and self-catering villas in ARMENOI

Traditional, simple and affordable

Stefanos Garden
Located just outside Armenoi village, Stefanos offers various apartments in a large garden, all units have a kitchenette, a private bathroom and a terrace or balcony with views of mountain.
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Little House on The Prairie
A small stone studio with a double bed, and an extra mattress in the loft. The residence, just outside of the village of Armenoi, is in a lush natural environment and offers an outside hot tub as well. 
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Helen’s House
The accommodation comes with 2 bedrooms (1 double bed & 1 single bed), 1 bathroom and has a garden.
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Boho Vibes
The house is located in a quiet neighborhood of Armeni village in Chania. It is the first floor of a residence with two double bedrooms. The living room has a sofa bed that can accommodate two people, so the accommodation can host up to 6 people.
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Madaro Traditional House
This historical house in the village was built in 1889 and renovated in 2023, comes with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and offers a terrace with mountain views.
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Traditional, charming and modern

Diogenis Residence Euphoria
Diogenis residence is a reconstructed ancestral house of the 1900s’ build of stone and wood. It is a fully equipped maisonette with a beautiful yard and garden. The house provides visitors unique moments of relaxation and complete tranquillity in an authentic traditional area. 
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Villa Maragoudi
Conveniently situated in the village, this spacious holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bedroom with 2 single beds each, 2 bathrooms with a hot tub. The villa is in a lovely garden, with outdoor cooking-dining facilities and a swimming pool.
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Green Dia’s Mansion
Charming restored 19th Century house full of Greek Light and energy… The owners of the house wanted to marry their passion for the Aegean islands by blending the white of the Greek islands, with the deep olive green that dominates the Cretan landscape. And the result of this lovingly restored home is truly impressive with all modern luxuries.
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More luxury villas with pool

Minos Villa
Traditional 3 bedroom villa of excellent quality, a fully renovated building of the early 40’s provides accommodation with luxury and comfort, with private pool.
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Villa Methexis
The recently renovated villa has 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a bath. The accommodation comes with a terrace and mountain views and offers rooftop pool, outdoor dining area and a relaxing garden.
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Villa Naiades
Newly built stone villa in traditional Cretan style, with 2 bedrooms (1 double bed & 2 single beds) and another double bed on the gallery. Private pool, terrace overlooking the White Mountains and a garden with BBQ corner.
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Villa Galania
Villa Galania is ideally placed to enjoy the rural idyll whilst still being within reasonable walking distance from the village square. The villa offers a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and one twin bedroom with shower. Private pool, covered BBQ area with oven, and gorgeous mountain view.
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Villas at the outskirts of Armenoi village

Villa Levanta
The spacious holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 3 bedrooms. Guests can swim in the outdoor swimming pool, go cycling, or relax in the garden and use the barbecue facilities.
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Villa Vedema
This spacious holiday home has 3 bedrooms, terrace with outdoor dining and beautiful view to the valley.
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Aoria Villa By Hope Estate
The villa has 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, features veranda with barbecue, dining and lounge area. A new patio with sun-loungers by the pool, a garden with lawn, flowers and Cretan aromatic herbs and farm with an abundance of trees.
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Villa Chloe
The villa is situated outside the village and offers a relaxing getaway with a graden full of trees and flowers. The accommodation features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, private pool and view to the White Mountains.
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Transfers and Local transportation

AIRPORT transfers

Private airport transfers from/to Chania International airport usually cost around 40 euro one way (to Armenoi) per person. You can check some options here at one of the local taxi providers.

While you are attending a retreat-journey with us in Crete, depending on our arrangements most likely you will travel with us during the day, including transportation from/to your accommodation nearby us.

LOCAL transportation

By car:
If it is your nature to do your own explorations either beyond our retreat days or some hours of the day outside our daily program, you may want to rent a car (perhaps with airport pickup already). Both the above taxi company and Flisvos car rentals have good offers. If you need help with your arrangements, please let us know.

If you choose to stay in Kritsa village, and not driving a car, here is a couple of more ideas for traveling between Agios Nikolaos and Kritsa: bus, taxi or (electric) bike.

By bus:
The local KTEL Chania bus service can be useful, and you might check out the timetables, but they don’t necessarily get you off at every corner. If you are a visitor and not driving yourself, these regional buses can be a nice way to visit other towns like Rethymno or Heraklion. There is a bus route coming from the city of Chania and has a stop at the national road, from where you have to take a 2-3 km walk to the village of Armenoi or Kalyves (seaside).

By bike:
Flisvos in Kalyves also has some selection of bicycles if you are into riding around!

ABOUT CRETE ISLAND

Crete is the largest and most Southern Greek island of the Mediterranean Sea, considered to be the birthplace of the Gods and the cradle of Europe. In recent times, the island has attracted many people – both Greeks and other nationalities – to find a new home on this land. Spiritual leaders from all over the world are visiting Crete and acknowledge the special energy vortex over the island. It is also mentioned as the root chakra of Europe that – just as 5000 years ago – has a special task in raising awareness, developing Earth culture, and bringing Universal balance to a higher level.

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