Fodor's Expert Review Thalori

Kapetaniana, Crete, 70016, Greece

To enjoy a remote Cretan retreat without sacrificing comfort, it's hard to beat these beautifully renovated stone houses in an ages-old village that clings to a mountainside high above the Libyan Sea. Fireplaces, handmade wood furnishings, and embroidered carpets enhance the character-filled surroundings, while terraces, a cliff-side pool, and an outdoor summer taverna are vantage points from which to take in the mountain and sea views. Excellent farm-to-table local fare is served in a fire-warmed, wood-beam restaurant and taverna. This is agro-tourism at its finest—a real escape to nature and a sustainable, traditional way of life far removed from the commercial hordes elsewhere.

PROS

  • beautiful surroundings
  • ideal for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy nature
  • very comfortable and unique

CONS

  • a half-hour drive to the nearest beach
  • thick stone walls plays havoc with the Wi-Fi
  • hair-raising road trip to reach the property

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green, Romantic, Views
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 28930-41762

HOTEL DETAILS

Rate Includes: 20 traditional houses, Free breakfast
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