We would echo all of the enthusiastic comments on here. We have just come back from two weeks at St George’s Retreat and found it one of the most welcoming and relaxing places we’ve been lucky enough to stay in with our twin boys. There’s two things that we think made this a really special place:
The first is the setting itself. The villas are comfortable and welcoming with a great view over the beautiful bay, (really amazing sunsets), and the pools are great for the little ones to enjoy. There are lovely fruit trees across the estate which the guests can help themselves to (fresh figs, warm off the tree with honey and greek yoghurt for breakfast!)
The second thing is that we found Stephanos and Roulla really to be the perfect hosts. They could not have been more helpful and are full of interesting information together with a real passion for this part of Crete. Talking to them gave us a great insight into Greek food, history and hospitality. We would like to come again and genuinely found it hard to leave.
I would recommend without hesitation.!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About the Retreat: The Retreat Village is situated just below the famous St. George's Retreat cave. The complex benefits from extensive cultivated gardens, olive trees, a vineyard with its own wine press, and a large number of fruit trees, which the guests are free to taste. They are ideal for families and friends who would like to holiday together, but still maintain their private space. There are discounts available for groups who wish to book 3 or more villas. Contact the owner for details. There are two shared pools and a large BBQ area containing both a BBQ spit and traditional baking oven, while the tavern situated high up above the villas will take care of any appetite desire. The village of Kokkino Chorio is 5 minutes drive away while Plaka and Almyrida villages are a further 5 minutes drive each. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. George's Retreat Village Crete/Chania