We stayed in Aspros Potamos for 3 nights and it was the most relaxing a wonderful part of our 13 day crete holiday. I cannot express how much i loved my stay here, only to say that I still miss it. I was expecting a rural and slightly uncomfortable time when my partner booked it and was surprised at how comfortable my stay was. hot water whenever i needed, adequate cooking facilities, comfy bed and total peace. I am very sensitive to artificial lights and loved the kerosene lamps that lit our evening. We ate in for two nights and found the cooking facilities perfectly workable with a little planning, one of the nights we ate out in the nearby village of Pefki at a wonderful taverna with an ancient Peppertree right through the centre, the food was excellent (especially the Imam Baldi). The cats that live at the aspros were also a highlight as we had two kittens visit us daily, it really felt like home.
Michaila was fantastic and so was Myrto, who came to our house on our first morning to see if we needed anything before she went out! You can tell how much she loves the place and takes your comfort and enjoyment as personally as if you were her house guests.
Total relaxation like i have never expewrienced before, i will definately be going again!
- 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