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Aretoussa Pension

Pitsidia, Crete 702 00 Greece
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Pitsidia

Looking for a place to stay in Pitsidia? Then look no further than Aretoussa Pension, a family-friendly pension (b&b) that brings the best of Pitsidia to your doorstep.

The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Aretoussa Pension features sun umbrellas, baggage storage, and outdoor furniture. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free private parking available nearby.

If you are looking for a good seafood restaurant, you may want to check out Vrachos Taverna while staying at Aretoussa Pension.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Aretoussa Pension as you experience everything Pitsidia has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek, Italian
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FrankBER wrote a review Nov 2020
Berlin, Deutschland25 contributions30 helpful votes
I stayed already my 4th time in Aretoussa Guesthouse and will always return. I like the personal atmosphere and the great attentive owner Kerstin and her service worker Alma. Spotlessly clean rooms in gentle warm colours with a little balcony. Bathroom got renewed which is great. It is a cosy little place surrounded by trees and plants in the garden. Kerstin always has an ear for the needs of her costumers, gives advices, recommendations. The breakfast takes place in the yard in front of the house and is a la carte with 4 options who have to be paid extra. The portions are very big not easy to eat it all. Pitsidia is an authentic little Cretan village away from the main touristic track. Famous Kommos Beach is 25 min by foot away. If you need rest and want to really enjoy go Aretoussa!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: The rooms to the garden are more quiet.
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Bob G wrote a review Jul 2019
Kaiwaka, New Zealand240 contributions79 helpful votes
We had such a good stay at Aretoussa, a lovely welcome from Kerstin. Breakfasts are great on the deck at the front. Rooms are clean and spacious and the costs are reasonable. The location is excellent. The town of Pitsidia has many restaurants, surprisingly good ones hidden away. Aretoussa in Pitsidia is well located for trips to Matala beach & town only 10 minutes drive and the impressive Minoan ruins at Phaisos. We wished we could stay longer and hope we can go back again
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
H E wrote a review May 2017
Toledo, Spain18 contributions9 helpful votes
Host Kirsten most welcoming and serves delicious healthy breakfasts. Room spotlessly clean and freshly decorated, with back-facing view from verandah onto pleasant garden. Great library of German (and some Engish language) guidebooks to Crete, as well as paperbacks in reception area. Only one mains socket for phone/laptop charging in our room, but really...a first-world problem when enjoying such a beautiful natural location near mountains, coast and archaeology aplenty (Phaestos/Gortyna). Cretan ethnology museum in Vorai and the pottery shop in Sives (supplier of Kirsten's crockery dappled crockery) are good visits.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: In high season, garden-facing rooms will be quieter
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Jfaulk2431 wrote a review Oct 2016
Vancouver, Washington9 contributions1 helpful vote
We were able to check in at 9am after a red eye flight. Kirsten is so warm and friendly and serves a nice breakfast. Restaurants on both sides of the hotel are excellent. Rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Mosquito net provided although we weren't bothered much. A good walk to local beach or catch the bus to Matala. You cannot rent an automatic car in the village.
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Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We enjoyed a back room that let out onto a garden.
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Miriam C wrote a review Aug 2016
Pordenone5 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely place:the owner is very kind and gives you many useful suggestion,the rooms are simple but restored with accurance for the details,there is also a small relaxing garden,all is clean and you feel confortable!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$44 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefecturePitsidia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aretoussa Pension
Which popular attractions are close to Aretoussa Pension?
Nearby attractions include Matala beach (0.05 miles), Matala Caves (0.00 miles), and MARINERO BAR (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aretoussa Pension?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Aretoussa Pension?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aretoussa Pension?
Conveniently located restaurants include George's Yard, SCALA Fish Bar Restaurant & Hotel Boutique, and Alexis Zorbas.
Does Aretoussa Pension have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aretoussa Pension offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aretoussa Pension?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Aretoussa Pension?
Many travellers enjoy visiting War Tunnel (8.0 miles).