Near and Far

The Country Hotel Velani is centrally located in the middle of Crete Island, 40km east of the city of Heraklion and at the foot of the Dikti Mountains.

Far enough inland to experience the real Greece, and meet the locals and their culture, and far enough to avoid the mass tourism.
Still close enough, however, to the coast area and an easy drive to the beach, shops and tourists facilities.


  • Avdou 2 km, walking distance 20 min.
  • Airport Heraklion, 40 km (40 min.by car)
  • Heraklion port 40km (45 min.by car)
  • Chania 180 km (3 hour by car)
  • South Coast 60 km (1h and 20 min)
  • Aposelemis┬áLake (3 km), walking distance 25 min.
  • Beach 18 km (20 min. by car)
  • Golf course, 9 km (10 min. by car)
  • Large supermarket, 5 km (8 min. by car)

Route description

The hotel is located on an unpaved rural road.
Every car can reach the hotel, we advice an off-road car.
Download here the pdf with the route description.

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