Arolithos is a pretty bizarre place. It's a collection of little blocks of rooms posing as a traditional village. From the outside it looks fairly uninviting, but actually, once you're inside its false village streets it's quite nicely done. The rooms are a bit basic - stone flags etc in 'traditional' style - but we had a fridge, a/c and view, so not bad. Breakfast (and the breakfast room) I felt were a bit limited and grim, but my wife liked it. Dinner, in a sort of piazza area, was pretty good: the highlight as far as I was concerned. Each night there was Greek dancing and singing, apparently aimed mainly at coached-in tourists. All of that is well done, if you like that sort of thing (if you don't, steer clear!). Staff were friendly. The general area is not especially attractive, though there are good views of the mountains. It's in the rural hinterland of Heraklion. But a good base for seeing the area. It's worth having a look at Tilissos, up the road, which has one of the better minor Minoan sites, but is off the beaten track.
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included