Be a part of the Cretan Tradition and culture...
The visitor who is interested in folklore and would like to see in practice the artistic activity which has been kept unchanged today in embroidery, weaving, ceramics, hagiography and pottery should not miss the unique traditional village of Arolithos.
In a typical Cretan area in the middle of the mountains, surrounded by trees, rocks and sky lies the beautiful Traditional Cretan style Village of Arolithos. This Village is like stepping into the past but with the comforts of the present.
It's whole atmosphere is unique, small winding roads, 11 Shops of Cretan technicians and artisans, whilst working in their environment, Traditional Cretan Houses so you can get a taste of the life in Crete, Traditional Cretan Restaurants with big square outside, Cretan Kafenio, a Greek Orthodox Church in Cretan style and Museum.
Like a real fairy tail while in fact it is a First Class Hotel. At a wonderful environment which takes you back to the past, the visitor can learn several things about Crete by :
- The Arts
- The Hospitality
- The Architecture
- The Cretan Food
- The Dances and the Cretan Music
- And the Cretan product of Weaving, Painting, Silver, Blown Glass, Ceramics, Embroider
Arolithos Hotel is a private property and is owned by the family of Mr. Saloustros. He was born in Anogia, the most famous village in Crete. He was very proud of his nationality so that he decided to do something special in order to promote his village and the tradition of Crete.
It is unique in Crete and in whole Greece. Its aim is to show and promote the Tradition of Crete to all over the world. Lots of people visit Arolithos every year and feel that they move to another world far away of their common life and realize how different their life is from their ancestors ones. The Village of Arolithos gathers and maintains the Traditional and Folklore Elements of Crete!
The hotel was built at the form of a cretan village. It is not a real village with permanent residents. It is called ‘’village’’ because it looks like that. The rooms of the hotel are not situated at a main building. They are situated all around the village at the form of small neighborhoods. Arolithos has been built on the hillside of a hill which means that we have many stairs to go up and down.
Check-in / Check-out Policy
Check-in: from 14:00 h
Check-out: until 12:00 h