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.Arhontiko features 4 independent apartments of 70 square metres each, consisting of two levels, with interior staircase. They are fully equipped and each apartment 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:
Fully equipped kitchen
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.
THE TOWN ARHANES
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 also 8 km from the hospital 12 km from the airport and the port of Heraklion .
The greater area of Arhanes is most significant for its numerous archaeological sites.
During your stay at ARHONTIKO you will keep your days full of activities. Strolls through the narrow streets of the old town, visits at the Minoan, Byzantine and Folklore museums to discover the local history. The multitude of traditional and historic buildings, scattered across the town will simply enchant you!
Visit the various restaurants and taverns at the central square to discover the world famous Cretan cuisine or the exquisite Arhanes wines. Discover the methods the people of yester Crete used to produce their precious products, wine and olive oil, by visiting the traditional olive and wine presses. Why not participate in the summer harvesting of grapes during the celebration of the Arhanes Farmer Festival and many more cultural activities.
For those of you that prefer trekking and walks in the nature, there’s a lot to choose from: walk up to the sacred mountain, Jioukta, where according to ancient mythology, Zeus, the father of Gods and Humans has been buried. Walk along E4, the European trail to the Silamiano gorge under the thick shade of oaks and sycamores.