Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Eleonas Traditional Cottages, Crete

Eleonas has 20 beautiful rural cottages surrounded by olive trees and sweet-scented herbs at the foot of Mount Psiloriti in Crete. The traditional style of the interior as well as the architecture of the guesthouses are perfectly attuned to the natural habitat and you'll be able enjoy the tranquillity of nature in comfortable accommodation with good traditional food.

There are a lot of surrounding areas suitable for hiking - the gorge and the lake as well as a lot of hiking paths in the mountain - and there are important archaeological sites nearby, as well as beautiful beaches.

Activities Available

  • Trekking in the surrounding mountains - there is a map with 7 signposted paths in the area of Zaros.
  • Archery - adults and children
  • Mountain biking - adults and children
  • Bird watching
  • Cooking lessons in Cretan cuisine with organic products produced at Eleonas.
  • Helping to grow and gather vegetables in the vegetable garden.
  • Pony and Horseback riding - Adults and children
  • Cheesemaking
  • Feeding the farm animals
  • Footballpitch
  • Outdoor area with fitness equipment
  • Outdoor Table Tennis
  • Billiards 
  • Outdoor and indoor children's playground.
  • Children's pool 


  • Archeological sites - The most popular sites are Faistos (20km), Gortina in (13 km), Agia Triada (15 km) and Knossos (45 km). You can also visit old monasteries in the region.
  • Horse Riding at the beach party in Pitsidia, about 30 minutes from Eleonas. 
  • Boats & fishing - about 32 km.away is the small port of Agia Galini, where you can get a small boat to visit the beautiful coasts of Southern Crete.
  •  Visits to winery - 6km from the cottages there is a winery where you can have guided tours in the vineyard and inside the winery.
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