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Country Hotel Velani

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Luxury hotel located on a stunning hillside, over viewing the Avdou valley. Relaxing in the middle of untouched nature. 12 Hotel rooms located in bungalows.Infinity pool with separate children’s pool.Professional equestrian center on site, offering horse riding for all levels. Paragliding take off located above the hotel, and free available walking and hiking routes. Velani’s restaurant serves homemade cooking with fresh Cretan ingredients. A Family atmosphere with the very best in Greek hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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This is a wonderful small hotel, I cannot recommend it enough. We spent our summer holidays here (sparing us the 38 degress they had in Germany and trading them for a far more agreeable 27 degrees in Greece). Manolis and Sabine are the perfect hosts, they were always available
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Friends gifted us a night at this lovely place after they had stayed there and loved it. We adored every part of it.. the gorgeous location in the mountains, the incredible variety of plants and flowers all over the hotel, the horses, the friendly staff, the relaxing silence.
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We (parents and two boys aged 12 and 14) spent ten days at this gem at the foot of the mountains in central Crete and were all sad when it was time to leave! The comfortable rooms all have gorgeous views over the valley, the immaculate infinity pool has as well; the hosts and
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I had the pleasure to do a 5 day stay and horseback ride at Hotel Velani and it was one of my best travel experiences to date. The property is beautiful with stunning fresh views and very clean. The family is so kind and nice and thoughtful. They are passionate about their
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Thank you for an amazing holiday, despite an awful flight delay and arriving at 3am. A very welcoming family feel, and amazing food. We have walked mountains, seen vultures, wild goats and a hidden church in a cave. Our daughtes love horse riding, after such great tuition so do
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double room with private garden
view to the mountains
Pool at night.
View from terrace.
Do you dress for dinner
We were never there in summer so I usually exchanged my hiking shorts for jeans. Evenings in April/May and September/October can get a little cool. Also the view from the terrace is so romantic that it's a shame not to dine outside. On occasion I've even taken a sweater or fleece jacket with me to dinner.
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October is wonderfull weather for the horse riding. Not to hot but mostly nice sunny days. Rainy days can occur and beach day can occur. In the evenings it cools down.
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Hello Tiffany, For more information on the horse riding have a look at HorseRiding.gr. They offer trekking, horse riding holidays, day and 2 hour rides as well as lessons for all levels.
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"I would go for the rooms on the first floor as I personally liked the terrace."
"All rooms have great valley views; if you book family room you get two interconnected rooms which was great for us."
"I would ask for an upper level room."
"All the rooms have great views."
"consider that rooms are spread out and might be 200 meters or so from car."
US$63 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Avdou Pediados
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureAvdou
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