Aspros Potamos

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The singular architecture of the Aspros Potamos Apartments looks like something out of a movie set - perhaps a Hobbit village in one of the Lord of the Rings trilogies?
Actually, that’s not necessarily an inappropriate comparison. Constructed in the natural local stone and reflecting the natural colour of the earth, the Aspros Potamos is clustered on the side of a hillside within the hamlet of the same name.
Views seem to go on for ever. You don’t get Middle Earth but you do get the Pefki gorge and the Lybian Sea. And just like our Hobbit village, the Aspros Potamos emanates tranquillity, spirituality and simplicity.
And simplicity really is the operative word here. The only thing you’ll hear is the sound of silence. There are no cars, lights and the mobile phone network isn't that strong either. So if you want to get away from it all, Crete style, the Apros Potamos is the place for you.
The place itself is made up of 10 accommodations, catering from two up to five persons. They are constructed on different levels to further highlight the sense of privacy and all come with their own courtyard, open fireplace, kitchen and bathroom.
Traditional sleeping platforms, flagged floors, authentic furniture, linen and lace window coverings put the finishing touches to what is, in our opinion, a marvellous back to basics property allowing you a genuine experience of the unpretentious down to earth Cretan life. And as each cottage is built into the hillside rock, they are cool in summer and warm in winter.
A word of note. In order to retain the traditional atmosphere of the dwellings there is no electricity. Candles and oil lambs provide lighting. There is also a photovoltaic solar system installed which provides enough electricity for each cottage to have their own fridge 2 lights over the double beds and light in the bathroom. Hot water is provided in each cottage by solar water heater
So, don’t expect luxury or hotel service, it’s not that sort of place. Do expect, however, a place that fits in perfectly with its environment and basic tranquilly.
Finally, we'll end with the Aspros Potamos's own words: "We feel that in todays's world of sameness we have created a retreat from the modern world which can be enjoyed by all for a short time.
Our accommodation is built with great respect for traditional architecture, and with love for the earth or at least a small part of it. Our commitment to the environment with our low energy establishment allows the visitor not only to enjoy their stay but also recognise that tourism can help the planet not just destroy it. In today's plastic world we offer something really different." Well put indeed.

Authentic environment Casual Panoramic views Surrounded by nature Value for money


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+351 214 647 430 or +44 203 286 46 43

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Really something special
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Date of stay 05/09/2023
Geschmackvolle und stilsichere Renovierung bereits verfallener Häuser. Alles blitzsauber. Tadelloses Warmwasser. Schönes Gefühl, umweltschonend in der Einschicht mitten in der Natur zu urlauben. Zufahrt auch mit Kleinwagen gut zu bewältigen. Reizende Gastgeberin! Beeindruckende Fotodokumentation der Revitalisierung des ehemaligen Hofes.
absolutely marvelous
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Date of stay 19/08/2022
This little houses and rooms are one of the best accomodation we every stayed in. definitely recommendable for off-mass-tourism-visiters and such guests, who want to feel the original spirit of the original / ancient Greek way of living and folklore accomodation. very different to the all you can eat hotels..... recommendable for individual tourists flexble and mobile, doingthere own way of holiday on that island. very friendly and thorough service through 3 ladies on site all the time. very clean and bedding and towel changed every second day! 100 out of 100 points!!!
Great Place
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Date of stay 12/07/2019
Myrto and all of her team made sure we enjoyed a superb 10-day holiday. Everything at Aspros Potamos was excellent - the location, the rooms and the hospitality of our hosts. We would definitely try to go back there as often as we could. We highly recommend Aspros Potamos.
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Date of stay 10/09/2017
Very beautiful !! Only Problem was the mediokre ventilation in the bedroom during the hot weather
Oase der Ruhe
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Date of stay 05/10/2016
Aspros Potamos ist ein ganz zauberhafter Ort der Ruhe und Entschleunigung, Die wunderschön restaurierten Häuschen sind urgemütlich, das Personal freundlich und hilfsbereit
Grottos with a twist
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Date of stay 13/08/2023
Silent, in the very middle of nature and simple, you live in half houses-half grottos, everything very clean. I knew it would be oil lamps in the kitchen and in the sitting room, but it is not easy because lights are very dim and hot and smelly and so you must forget about dining at home unless you cook and eat before sunset. Nice spaces in the house but very poor apparels for the kitchen: pity, it would take very little to make it better. Tables and chairs awkward to sit (low, very low, not for dining, just to read or a cup of coffee). No air conditioning but the air is very fresh at night and the fan was enough.
A silent secret.
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Date of stay 31/07/2017
It was a wonderful stay at Aspros Potamos. Nice house, excellent breakfast and really nice people there. If you need time for yourself to relax - this is the right place to stay.
schöne Architektur
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Date of stay 15/07/2016
gelungene Architektur, Freundlichkeit war stimmig. Etwas unzufrieden war ich mit der Reinlichkeit. Zu finden war Aspros Potamos trotz Navi und GPS-Koordinaten in der Nacht nicht. Durch die freundlichen Einheimischen, die mit dem Moped voraus gefahren sind, haben wir das Ziel dann doch erreicht.

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