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Kapsaliana Village Hotel

Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Hania

At a Glance


  • former village-turned-hotel
  • a welcome break from anonymous resorts
  • atmospheric surroundings
  • extremely attractive accommodations
  • casual yet attentive service
  • unique history
  • reasonable rates


  • remote location makes a rental car a necessity
  • some distance from beaches

Kapsaliana Village Hotel Review

A 300-year-old hamlet set amid vast olive groves has been converted to one of Crete's most distinctive and relaxing lodgings with luxurious, stylishly appointed rooms, welcoming lounges, and an excellent dining room—all fashioned out of beautiful, ancient stone houses. These, like the grounds, were part of the Arkadi Monastery holdings; everything has been positioned as if in a painting, in a quintessentially Cretan landscape. Surrounding the main lounge of the large Olive Press house are 12 bungalows, most restored historic houses, designed with bold wooden beams, mighty stone walls, and the occasional farm utensil/modern art sculpture. Stone work, arches, cobbled lanes, lovely views of the countryside and sea, terraces, and a refreshing pool all contribute to an idyllic retreat and a taste of Cretan life as it once was—though rural life was never as luxe as this.

    Hotel Details

  • 11 suites, 6 rooms.
Updated: 07-19-2013

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