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Hotel Aetovigla Hotel 3 star
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Kroussonas, Héraklion Heraklion, Greece -
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The Aetovigla, "eagle observatory" in Greek, is the ideal place for watching these birds in flight over the mountains of Crete. This ecotourism complex proposes a genuine escape into nature, far from mass tourism and luxury hotels that don't always equate with tranquillity. Here there is nothing better for relaxing than going for a walk in the mountains or meeting the locals in the small neighbouring villages. This is where you find authentic Crete.

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    Location 8.51 /10

    The Aetovigla cottages are located at 800m of altitude on the hillside of Mount Psilritis, next to the Agia Irini Gorges. Heraklion is about 16 miles away. The closest village is the historic little village of Kroussonas just over 2 miles away.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    Each of the 50m², single-room cottages can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children and they all have a bed for infants. Other equipment includes a kitchenette, a dining area, a sofa-bed, a fireplace, a large double bed and a furnished terrace from which you can enjoy a spectacular view.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    The Aetogivia complex consists of 6 detached cottages built from carved stone and wood following the traditional architecture of Crete and respecting the environment. The villas stand fairly close together but with enough distance between them to offer plenty of peace and privacy. There is a swimming pool for guests to use.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    There is a traditional tavern where guests can eat. It consists of a dining room where the menu offers typical dishes found in Cretan cuisine and made exclusively with local products. It is a welcoming spot with fireplaces and wood stoves. Everything is homemade, even the wine and the raki. You can enjoy some Greek coffee or a cup of tea made from freshly picked aromatic plants at the coffee lounge next to the pool.

    To know

    The zone surrounding Aetovigia is a protected natural area, with its wide variety of plants and animals, including the bearded vulture, a species in danger of extinction. Here you can go for hikes and magnificent walks to discover the endemic plants and herbs of Mount Psiloritis, spend the day with a shepherd from the region, or even learn how bread and cheese are made.

    Equipment

    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      mountain bike

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