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Country Hotel Veláni****
Greece Crete

       Equestrian hotel 

Nature, wildlife, serene quietness and panoramic views combined with sports... Welcome to our Country Hotel****.

The country hotel has:
    • 12 large and comfortable rooms
    • a restaurant with panoramic view
    • a café with Mediterranean terrace
    • a large swimming pool
    • and our own equestrian centre

The estate is 3,5 hectare large and located in the country side of the village Avdou, in the province of Heraklion, on the island of Crete in Greece.

The moment you arrive on the hillside of the country hotel you immediately experience the serene quietness and the tremendous panoramic view. Under the hotel stretches the Lagada Valley with the Apposelemis River crossing through, above the hotel rise the red coloured peaks of the Dikti Mountains. Birds of prey, like the Griffon Vulture, glide along these peaks.
The estate is surrounded by protected Kermes Oak forest and olive groves stretching down to the valley. On the estate many protected trees and flowers can be found, like different types of beautiful orchids.

The country hotel suits its surrounding as it is built with real natural stones collected from the land it stands on, giving it a robust and natural look. The hotel has a neo-classic style creating a romantic atmosphere for long summer nights.

The main building houses the reception and a romantic bar with a large balcony on witch you can drink your Greek coffee or Rakí. In the main building you also find the Panorama Restaurant with its large terrace overlooking the riding place and the valley. The restaurant serves the Cretan diet which is famous for being healthy and the use of olive oil. The olive oil is our own produce by the olive grove of the estate.

Our small country hotel has 12 rooms which are grouped into 2 bungalows each housing 6 hotel rooms. The bungalows lay quietly separate from the main activities. The hotel rooms are large and comfortable and all have a tremendous view over the valley. Each hotel room has a large bathroom with bathtub.

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Country Hotel Veláni****
Equestrian and sport hotel
Sabine Fragakis Ruijters & Manolis Fragakis
Avdou Pediados 70005, PO Box 46
Crete, Greece

Tel.  0030 28970 510 80 / 79 - 0030 6942 83 60 83 - 0030 6942 85 84 66