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Arhontiko Arhanes ****

Arhanes, Heraklion, Crete


Arhontiko ArhanesExterior View

Archontiko Arhanes has been restored with care and respect to its original architectural elements, thus giving a new meaning to ‘traditional’. The CACG / Central Archaeological Council Of Greece has characterized ‘Arhontiko’ as a Protected Traditional Building. All of ‘Arhontiko’ interiors are fitted with antiques, old embroideries and handmade furniture. The beautiful enclosed yard is decorated with stones that are hand-carved by the very stone-builders that raised the house.Amidst an abundance of flowers and a multitude of colors and scents, the visitors can enjoy their coffee, tsikoudia and many more beverages made from the unique wild herbs gathered from the sacred mountain of Jiouktas or taste a thousand …and one treats prepared with care by the house owners.


Archontiko Arhanes was built in 1893, it is a fine example of  19th century inland Cretan architecture. It played an important role throughout the recent history of Arhanes.During the Cretan revolt against the Turkish rule, in 1897, it was used as barracks and headquarters of the Regiment of Select Cretans under the command of Ioannis Dafotis.In early 20th century it accommodated the needs of the community of Arhanes for an elementary school for several years.

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Additional Information

Arhontiko is 4-star traditional apartment building. It is situated in the centre of Arhanes, a traditional town built at the foot of the sacred mount Jiouktas. Arhanes is a picturesque small town, built at an altitude of 380 meters [1280 ft] in the middle of a basin. It is run through by Kaeratos stream, dividing into two parts. Arhanes is 14 kilometers away from the city of Heraklion and only 7 kilometers from the Palace of Knossos. The greater area of Arhanes is most significant for its numerous archaeological sites.

Staying at 'Arhontiko' Arhontiko features 4 independent apartments of 70 square metres each, consisting of two levels, with interior staircase. They are fully equipped and can accommodate 2 to 4 persons, all year round. Each has a spacious day room and fireplace a master bedroom with vintage brass bed and two single beds in the day room area, offering every contemporary living comfort. Each apartment has:

  • WC/Bath tub
  • Air condition
  • Heating
  • Music
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless internet
  • Telephone
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Safety Box
  • Hair drier


Internet Access 24 H Room Service Garden Antique Building Telephone Fully Equiped Kitchen Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Satellite TV Music System Safe Box Central Heating


Internet Access Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Satellite TV Music System Fully equipped kitchen Safe Box Air-conditioning Central Heating Telephone

The Above Special Discounted Rates are inclusive of all taxes, services and are valid for a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Breakfast is Cretan Traditional.

Special reduction of 15% apply for more than 3 nights stay

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