We first stayed at Enagron last year for a week and loved it so much that we returned there this year for the last four days of our two weeks trip around the island.This is just a perfect place to stay if you want to be surrounded by mountains and countryside away from the more typical places you usually find on the island.
Our room was fantastic - a light, airy, spacious and comfortable bedroom, and a very comfortable living space with the added bonus of being able to prepare food ourselves when we so wished. The balcony had a lovely view over the gorge and was perfect for sitting on in the evening playing backgammon as the sun set, and enjoying a glass of raki from the complimentary decanter provided with the room.
The food in the resturaunt was traditional Greek dishes - simple food but perfectly cooked. My partner absolutely loved the Apaki - a pork dish marinated in vinegar and smoked with herbs - we watched them smoking it in the outside oven chimney. I loved the aubergines with tomatoes and cheese which just melted in the mouth - absolutely divine.
The pool is fantastically set looking out over the gorge - where we were lucky enough to see nesting Cretan vultures - very rare - nesting in the opposite cliff face. It was a lovely relaxing place to soothe our aching legs in the water after doing the Samaria gorge walk the previous day.
The staff are fantastic, warm and friendly. Aphrodite who is in charge of the restaurant is a lovely person and made us feel very special - she remembered us from our previous visit last year and gave us complimentary wine on our first night - she is a very warm and generous hostess and we remember her with fondness.
All in all, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Far enough in the mountains of Crete to be away from it all, but certainly in drivable distance of towns and the coast when you want a change of scenery. A perfect holiday destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you want to discover the most beautiful landscapes along with authentic culture experiences... If you see traveling as a way to conquer new tastes and expand your knowledge of local gastronomy... If you are interested in exploring the unique natural environment and learn about the myths, the stories and the legends that surround it... If you are fascinated by the idea of being privy to the small cultural secrets of local communities... then... ...DISCOVER ENAGRON CRETAN ECOTOURISM VILLAGE! Enagron is built at an altitude of approximately 500 meters and is found in the center of the highest and holiest mountain of Crete, Mount Ida. Its aim is to combine local hospitality with traditional Cretan cuisine and link the exploration of the island’s natural environment to the experience of local culture by means of accommodation, activities and gastronomy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Enagron Ecotourism Village Axos, Crete, Greece