Accommodation on Crete
WHERE TO STAY?
We are located in East Crete, close to the town of Agios Nikolaos just about an hour (60 km) from Heraklion International Airport.
We live just outside of town, and our aromatic fields are a short drive away, close to Kritsa village. All of these locations are at easy distance – within about 10 km radius. This page is put together in order to help you with a little orientation before your journey, and in light of this, to organise our time together. Your choice of accommodation may also depend on whether you will drive a car while you are on Crete, or simply, what you want to experience more!
We honour your personal preferences, and would like to list here a couple of various accommodation options in the nearby areas. These are situated either:
– in the picturesque traditional village of Kritsa,
– in the heart of the charming town of Agios Nikolaos, or
– the outskirts of the town along the lovely beaches.
In addition, you may find plenty of nearby places via booking.com, airbnb, or any other agents. 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.
For more about local transportation, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
We love to meet and gather with our visitors at one of our close-by favourite seaside cafes ‘To Votsalo‘, so we added a pin to highlight this as a point of reference.
Please scroll down for our kick-off accommodation lists.
Tsiboulas Cretan Cottage
Xobli House 18ths’ century renovated micro house
Agios Nikolaos outskirts (seaside)
Ammoudara Beach Hotel Apartments
Naiades Almiros River Hotel
Beach Walk Luxury Suites
Lazar Lux Suites – Ammoudara
Du Lac Hotel
Mirsini Bed & Breakfast Hotel
Naiades Marina Hotel
Filia’s Memories Apartments
Transfers and Local transportation
Private airport transfers from/to Heraklion airport usually cost around 80 euro one way (to Agios Nikolaos). We can arrange that for you upon request.
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.
If you wish to rent a car for your free explorations, and for the rest of your time, and need a recommendation, here is one local car rental company to start with: KERA Tours, Cars, Travel
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.
The local KTEL bus service usually operates 6 times per day between Agios Nikolaos and Kritsa, the travel time on the bus is 15 minutes and the fare is approx 2 euro. KTEL also run buses to/from Heraklion airport.
Within the town of Agios Nikolaos, there is also a public city bus service that takes you around and on the link you can check out the route and timetable.
By the way, if you like walking, you may easily get around on foot everywhere in Agios Nikolaos which is a small town with a population of about 10.000 people.
Orfanakis Bike company in Agios Nikolaos comes with a great selection of standard and electric bikes, and they also have an online booking service for bicycles, just as well as Bicycle Rental Crete.