We had a beautiful and most relaxing holiday at Aspros potamos. It reminded me of my childhood in the 80ties. When I went with my parents to Greece every Summer. The quiet, relaxing and beautiful atmosphere. The unbelievable friendliness of the Greek people. It is such a special place in the mountains away from everything. Thank you Michaela for all your tips. Liv and Luna are just talking about going back on holiday to Crete everyday. We went end of May and would definately come back again around that time or even earlier. It was the perfect start for the slow northern european Summer. We came back after a week feeling warmed up from the inside and happy after just eating really simple and fresh food everyday. It was perfect. Thank you again for having us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aspros Potamos is known to be the most ancient settlement in the area of Pefki. It is located in south-east Crete, a thousand meters above sea level and the coastal village Makrys Gialos. The area is famous for its natural beauty, which comprises of numerous unspoiled beaches, traditional picturesque villages, and its four magnificent gorges. It is an ideal location, since the area combines both beaches and mountains covered by lush greenery and endogenous pine, olive and citrus trees. It is thought that early Aspros Potamos was originally much larger; however, probably the constant attacks and raids from pirates forced the inhabitants to abandon the settlement. So, they sought refuge in the higher mountain ranges, where it was more safe and isolated and they used the settlement to house their life stock during the harsh winter months or they would venture down in order to maintain their vegetable gardens. The old inhabitants of Aspros Potamos are considered to be the first settlers of the mountain area of Pefki. This comes as no surprise, since the location is spectacular with densely covered mountain sides and valleys giving an intense green foliage. The valley on the south side reaches all the way up to Analipsi and the stream Aspros Potamos, which the settlement takes its name from, runs through it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aspros Potamos Crete, Greece