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Hotel Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village - Servili Tilissou, Heraklion

4 star Hotel Heraklion

11th Km Old National Road Tilisos - Heraklion

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An original and unique structure, the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village hotel is located in the heart of Tilissou, a picturesque Cretan village which lies only 11 km (7 miles) outside Heraklion, on the Old National Road connecting the island's capital to Rethymnon.

Delightfully furnished in a traditional style, this property provides welcoming rooms and the Delfys restaurant that serves Greek specialties for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Coffee and tea are available in the lobby. An Internet point, a children's swimming pool, complimentary wireless Internet access, a safe-deposit box at the front desk, a small shop offering local souvenirs, a ballroom, and a meeting room with audiovisual equipment are also available. A roundtrip airport shuttle can be requested for a surcharge and with advance notice.

The hotel furthermore hosts the museum of Agricultural History and Popular Art, where precious elements of Cretan civilization are exhibited and displayed to the public.

The property has preserved an ancient, authentic character while offering every modern comfort and facility. Warm hospitality and thoughtful service and assistance will make your stay a very pleasant one. Dogs and cats are welcome; pet maximum weight is 5 kg (11 lb).
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 71 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

it is really a beatifull place to stay...unforgettable!!

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Breakfast at Hotel Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Hotel Facilities at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Pets accepted
  • Beach umbrellas and deck loungers
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after noon.

Check-out: before noon.


Due to limited reception hours, guests must inform the hotel of planned arrival times using the contact information on the booking confirmation sheet.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 15 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village is also known as

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Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village Hotel
Arolithos Hotel Heraklion

7.5

Clean

7.8

Location

8.0

Quiet

8.6

Spacious

7.9

Service

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village Hotel reviews

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Arolithos is exactly like we expected it. The atmosphere and the welcoming are beautiful and the reconstruction of the Cretan Village are very nice

7.6 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

I loved the place and the surroundings. The reception staff were charming and helpful but our stay was slightly marred by the quality of the breakfast - the bread was stale and inedible and the waitress in the 'kafenion' was most unfriendly. This did spoil our visit, although in view of the other aspects of the hotel, it would probably not stop me staying there again. The rooms were warm and comfortable. It seems a shame to spoil the experience with such a small matter.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • France

Nice place to rest. Very convenient when you arrive from the airport a bit late. Very helpful employees. Very friendly place where you can meet people from Creta or Greece on holidays.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Véry nice véry quiet

6.9 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Arolithos is a charming place to stay if you want to be near Iraklio. It is a nice little village in the moutains, the view is beautiful, nice and quiet swimming pool. The main problem we encoutered was with the restaurant : there was virtually nothing available from the menu. So unless you drive a fair amount of miles to find some other place to eat, you end up having the same dishes over and over again.

7.3 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is good but he has some problems. The beds are really old an uncomfortable. The bathroom is really old and small. The quality of the service and the public areas are very good.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

O Hotel é pitoresco. O baheiro poderia ser um pouco melhor. Vale a pena a experiencia.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

The Hotel is nice, with spacious rooms, but improvements are necessary in the bathroom, especially showers (actually there were only hand douches). There are many stairs, that may be a problem for elder people or a person with disabilities. The restaurant is very good, and the place hosts parties in the typical greek tradition. Our room was not close to the restaurant, so the noise was not a problem, but if the room is near the restaurant, people looking for quietness could have problems. A car is required for reaching interesting places in Crete. ONe thing is also important: Internet is not available as mentioned by Venere. They told that is possible to use the manager computer to check e-mails, but there is no wireless internet or computer available full-time for guests.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

die lage des hotels ist für mietwagenfahrer exzellent, das konzept des hotels interessant und solide: man ist in einer art pseudo-historischem dorf untergebracht, trotzdem mit allem zeitgemäßen luxus. der mittwochabend, an dem busladungen folkloreinteressierter menschen den innenhof lautstark bevölkern, ist gut zu ertragen, wenn man teilnimmt (musikalische tanzveranstaltung). die frühstücksterrasse ist ein traum, man sieht auf heraklion und das meer. die gleiche aussicht hat man von einigen zimmern; hier sind kleine abstriche zu machen: die zimmer sind in lage und größe sehr unterschiedlich: eine nacht haben wir in einem 2-zimmer-apartment mit traumaussicht und 2 balkons und kamin in einem zimmer verbracht, zwei weitere nächte in einem zimmer mit balkon und sicht auf den innenhof. man kann auch zimmer bekommen, die weit tiefer am hang des steil ansteigenden museumsdorfs liegen und die dann keinerlei umfeld mehr haben. die einrichtung der zimmer ist traditionell griechisch-ländlich, immer zweckmäßig. die klimaanlagen funktionieren und sind geschickt-nicht störend angebracht.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

cadre agréable pour séjourner pres d héraklion il y a une piscine toute neuve ce qui est tres agréable apres les visites. il faut surtout louer une voiture si vous résidez a Arolitos car ily a peu de bus. il ya souvent des mariages et le service du restaurant laisse a désirer car le personnel s occupe surtout de la noce. 4 étoiles c est surcoté... mais c est pas mal quand meme et on peut bavarder entre compatriotes

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

Hotel Arolithos is a good choice for the price, the rooms are big and the restaurant serves delicious food at reasonable prices. The rooms were a bit basic, the shower wasn't the best and we had real trouble with our door key but overall I would recommend it to people, especially as the hotel is a rustic village where you can see old crete. word of advise though plan your journey carefully, the bus is only every 2-4 hours and the last one from town leaves at 4:30!

5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

A bit of a tourist trap, what can I say, ... I guess the drive there and the views from up on the hill of the olive groves and country side were pleasant. I imagine it is a better place weddings and meetings than it is for families on vacation.

1.8
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

Want no sleep, Book this hotel! J&J Cape Town, South Africa We booked this hotel via the Internet - based on customer reviews. Quoted as being close (15kms) to airport, we booked to have a good night's rest before our international flight. Well - try and sleep through a Greek Baptism celebration! It is impossible unless you are deaf! This hotel caters for very large Greek functions - this is not mentioned when you book although we were told that an e-mail is sent out informing guests of a function before arrival. I have gone thru all my e-mails for the past month - no e-mail re the function. We asked to change rooms - the new room was slightly quieter but the air-con was not working and the basin poured water straight onto the bathroom floor instead of into a drain! So we returned to our original room and the Greek party sounds. If we had not required any sleep, it could have been fun to watch this very important aspect of Greek life. The hotel is "Budget" - Poorly furnished in basic style, shower head (hand-held!) fell off, no spare toilet roll, not serviced on the day we were there, the breakfast was extremely poor despite being advertised as a "Rich" Buffet. Advertised as a typical Cretan Village, it would be good if they also advertised the noise from the typical "Village Square" We were given a discount of 1 night (luckily we had to leave at 18.00hrs so escaped from the second huge baptism function on the second night.) Receptionist apologised but as these functions appear to be the main business of the hotel, all guests should, in our opinion, be forewarned. The directions provided are also not clear for first-time visitors. All in all, not an experience to be repeated.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The room was clean and spacious, but very noisy from the many things going on at the hotel. It was very far from town, so you should rent a car to get around. The staff was very nice and tried to help, but the running water did not work well in our room. They also did not take credit cards.

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Nice place in a handy position near to Iraklion, good if you want to route Crete with a fix base.

7.3 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The environment is beautifull but the room was not very clean, it's a pity.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Very nice & new concept of having a hotel in a functional village which is so traditional & picturesque, v warm and welcoming staff... overall a nice experience. Only must have is a hired car at your disposal which the hotel can arrange at reasonable price.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

The hotel is super,we were warmly welcomed. In fact, the hotel is like a park. But the bus is not frequent. Except that, all is wonderful. If I return to Crete, it is centain that I will stay in this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Acceuil charmant, ambiance unique lors d'une soirée donnée à l'occasion d'un baptème au restaurant de l'hôtel.Il vaut 100 fois mieux séjourner dans ce type d'hôtel a 10 min du centre d'Héraklion, dans un cadre bucolique plutôt que dans la ville même. A conseiller sans la moindre réserve ! Un grand merci à la famille qui tient cet hôtel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very good resort close to Iraklion (and therefore to Knossos); very nice accommodation in a "new" traditional cretan village with typical shops and restaurants

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

L'endroit est réellement à recommander pour passer des moments relax aux couleurs de la grèce "profonde"! Calme, propre et disposant d'un restaurant de bonne qualité dans un cadre charmant.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Excellent hotel. The relationship between price/quality is high. The location (not much kilometres from Heraklion) it's perfect to visit the city and near Cnosso, but it alloows to stay in a delicious place (a traditional cretan village) where it's possible to have relax and a good cuisine. We hope to come back.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

Excellent property for reasonable price. It is a traditional Cretan village with real Cretan atmosphere. Very friendly staff, good buffet breakfast, big rooms. It can be reached by car, most of all. The proporty is located in the mountains, in a beautiful place. In the evening we saw Heraclion's lights from the balcony. Heraclion is only 15 minutes by car on the New Road. Some days there was loud music in the restaurant, but this music doesn't disturb us. Most of the rooms are far form the restaurant. If somebody wants to stay in a lovely place near to Heraclion, Arolithos is a very good choice.

6.1 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

We cannot sleep very well because there was a traditional wedding. The room was not like from photography, but the place was beautiful and interesting.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

excellent "musée-hôtel" que je recommande chaleureusement. Très belles chambres spacieuses, le restaurant de l'hotel est très bon... Cadre magnifique avec une réèlle impression d'être dans un village!! Très bon séjour près de Héraklion

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We really liked this place! Not a fancy place but clean and a wonderful mood and breakfast. You really do need a car to come and go but it is worth the trip back and forth. The potter on location was a pleasure to watch at her wheel. We couldn't have been more pleased. David and Judy Geisser

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

The road map you suggest to get from Heraklion Airport tyo the Hotel is very difficult to follow. It brings downtown, in the traffic. It takes about 30 minutes. The following takes about 15 minutes, no traffic, no town. Simply, highway. I suggest: out of airport, turn left. Take the National Road (Highway free toll) - direction Rethymnos. Get the 3rd Exit (Gazi). Turn left, direction Alissos. Always straight for about 6 km. The Hotel is on the road.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Charming.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

was even better than expected . very friendly and helpful staff , very relaxing.loved it!!!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent quiet location 10-15 min drive out of Heraklion.Masses of character. Charming beautiful buildings. Food mediocre quality especially breakfast. Wednesday night is the greek evening and although this is entertaining, coachloads of tourists arrive which affects the tranquillity. Hotel guests have reserved seats and dedicated waiters so ervice is not really affected. Generally an excellent relaxing beginning to touring holiday in Crete.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Further from Heraklion than we thought. As we are non drivers, it was difficult to find things to do in day as really you go for the greek traditional evening festivities-these were great and best value and quality food on our two week venture. Good greek experience.

7.4 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

location is very romantic

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

Arolithos is an very good hotel's concept. The pictures on the Web site are not representative of the beauty of this location's environnement. A very good choice.

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Korea

too far from the centre of ciry, Heraklion. You cannot sleep when hotel hosts some traditional party for local peoples.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

7.8 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

6.8 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

7.1 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Luxembourg

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Belgium

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Switzerland

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Norway

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9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

0.0
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.7 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.7 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.1 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

7.3 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

7.2 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Belgium

7.8 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.7 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, offering 34 guest rooms with climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free (wired) high-speed Internet access during their Malevizi visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • TV
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village Hotel

By car
From Heraklion's city centre reach Elefterias square, which is close to the Archaeological Museum, and take Dikeossinis street. Continue straight and then take Kalokerinou avenue all the way down to Porta Hanion. Cross over the bridge and go straight to 62 Martiron avenue. Keep driving and when you reach a junction continue straight (do not follow the way to Carefour). When you reach the village of Gazi, proceed straight towards the village of Anogia. You will see the hotel on your right.

By airplane
The Heraklion N. Kazantzakis international airport lies about 15 km away from the property and is serviced by all major airlines. Bus and taxi services connect the airport to Heraklion city centre, to Servili Tilissou and to the hotel.
Exit the airport and follow the New National Road towards Heraklion-Rethimnon. After the traffic lights, keep driving in the same direction until the second crossroad. When you see the signs to the villages of Gazi and Anogia, turn right following the indications to Anogia. Go straight along the road and you will find the property on your right.

By bus
A frequent bus service, with daily runs to Servili Tilissou, leaves from the Chaniopoorta bus station in Heraklion city centre and stops just outside the hotel.

By boat
There are daily ferry and high-speed ferry services connecting the Athens port of Piraeus to the harbour of Heraklion, located about 12 km away from the hotel. Taxis are easily found at the end of the wharf.

Distances from Hotel Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

Tylissos - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Pankritio Stadium - 6.9 km / 4.3 mi
Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium - 7.5 km / 4.7 mi
Venetian Walls - 8.3 km / 5.2 mi
Freedom National Stadium - 8.4 km / 5.2 mi
Kapetan Mihalis Korakas - 8.4 km / 5.2 mi
Hania Gate - 8.4 km / 5.2 mi
Natural History Museum of Crete - 8.7 km / 5.4 mi
Panayia Akrotiriani - 8.8 km / 5.5 mi
Agia Ekaterini Church - 8.8 km / 5.5 mi
St. Minas Cathedral - 8.9 km / 5.5 mi
Geoponikos Kipos - 8.9 km / 5.5 mi
Dermatas Gate - 9 km / 5.6 mi
Public Gardens of Iraklion - 9 km / 5.6 mi
Italian Archaeological School - 9 km / 5.6 mi
The preferred airport for Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village is Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 12.8 km / 7.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking