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The Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel occupies a cluster of buildings on the mountains outside Heraklion. Built in the late 1980s, it has been purposely designed to reproduce an authentic Cretan village and much care has been taken to recreate the atmosphere of times gone by.In the bedrooms, modern amenities are cleverly blended with traditional . The local taverna organises Cretan nights with mouthwatering Greek food and folk dances. A number of social events are organised during summer in the open air restaurant.The area boasts dazzling white houses with pretty turquoise windows that host several old-fashioned shops, including a blacksmith.

Check-in / Check-out Policy

Check-in: from 14:00 h
Check-out: until 12:00 h


Meeting Rooms Pets Partially Allowed Shopping Health / Beauty Care Entertainment / Animation Babysitting Child Care Car Parking Bar Cafeteria / Snack Bar Internet Access 24 H Room Service No Smoking Rooms Newspaper Stand Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool Massage Panoramic View Beach in the Proximity Garden Cultural and Artistic Events Library Archaeological Area Shuttle Service Antique Building Antique Hotel Airport Nearby Fire Place Dining Area Telephone Television Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Facsimile TV Safe Box Central Heating Fridge Restaurants Children Activities


  • Live music/performance (additional charge)
  • Cooking class (additional charge)
  • Tour or class about local culture (additional charge)
  • Evening entertainment (additional charge)
  • Entertainment staff
  • Library
  • On-site coffee house
  • Chocolate or cookies (additional charge)
  • Fruits (additional charge)
  • Bottle of water (additional charge)
  • Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Good coffee!
  • Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secured parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids' pool
  • Yoga classes
  • Body Treatments
  • Hair styling
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair cut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Make up services
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool bar
  • Pool with view
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage (additional charge)
  • Airport drop off (additional charge)
  • Airport pick up (additional charge)
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out (additional charge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services (additional charge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/photocopying (additional charge)
  • Business centre (additional charge)
  • Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service
  • Pet bowls
  • Grocery deliveries (additional charge)
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Food & Beverages

Restaurant services:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (on request)
  • Dinner

(Traditional greek and cretan cuisine)

  • Dinners for vegetarians (on request)
  • At the restaurant we organize traditional cretan evenings and during the weekends are organized social activities (such as wedding parties).

During Summer time the restaurant serves the dinner outside at the big square of the village (open-air) and during winter it serves in the main building.

Additionally we organize many social events such as marriages and wedding at the open air restaurant.

  • Greek and Cretan Music


Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village consists of 36 Rooms ( Singles, Doubles & Triples ) with a total capacity of 85 Beds. Most of the rooms have balconies with a lovely mountain-garden and city view. All the Rooms have been built following a traditional way, which may not be luxurious but they offer traditional holidays.

Room Facilities

  • Daily Cleaning
  • Linen changing every two days
  • Armchair
  • Balcony Chairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Rooms with mountain or city view

Room Services

  • Daily cleaning
  • Change of bedclothes every two days
  • Traditional decoration of the rooms. Simple not luxurius
  • Air-condition ( all rooms).
  • Refrigerator
  • TV in the room
  • Balcony (29 rooms) or terrace

Mountain - Garden and city view

All rooms have a private safe, a private balcony and a work desk at your disposal. All rooms have garden views. Electric kitchens, coffee and tea making facilities and self-service fridge are also available.

Room Amenities

Restaurants Fire Place Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer TV Satellite TV Air-conditioning Fridge Telephone


Arolithos is a small, charming picturesque Village, 11 kilometres away from Heraklion, along the old national road connecting Heraklion with Rethymnon. It is situated after the village of Gazi and before the village of Tylissos. Built on the slope of a mountain, in the wild Cretan landscape, the village is a beauty on the map of the Cretan nature!


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