Here you have access to all of nature – trails crossing the great outdoors, moving along the shoreline or spreading through the surrounding mountains (we will provide all necessary information).

Here’s a brief overview of sites close to the hotel that are yours to discover…

The region of Lassithi comprises 15 islands and 300 kilometres of beaches. Talk about heaven on Earth! Pebble beaches, rocky beaches, fine sandy beaches. Remote beaches, amenity beaches. Rough beaches, exotic beaches, etc. But always – whichever you choose – beaches with crystal-clear waters. Here are some of the beaches closest to us, so that you waste no time.

The village

Right outside the hotel, discover our quaint little village.

As with many Greek villages, Milatos is divided into two distinct locations: one of which is inland, surrounded by olive groves. Traditional and well-kept, it makes for a pleasant walk along peaceful streets brimming with flowers.
The other, by the sea, is livelier thanks to its small fishing port and nearby tavernas.

Here you can find a bakery, a mini market, a kafenio (traditional coffee shop) and several tavernas.

Do not hesitate to greet the locals chilling out in the shade of their home.

 

The Milatos cave

At 2.5 km east of the village of Milatos, this cave boasts eight entrances, big and small, along a 40 m-long façade and spanning three different levels. You can make out the main entrance from the hotel. During the struggles for independence, back in 1823, this cave witnessed the massacre of villagers that had hidden there in an attempt to flee the Turks. A chapel and a small memorial have were erected in one of its halls. A must see!

Free entrance

The Selinari Monastery

The Selinari monastery (Saint George) is located deep inside the Selinari gorge at only a few kilometres from Milatos. It was built during the 2nd Byzantine era (961-1204). The catholicon (main church) is dedicated to Saint George. The two adjoining churches are dedicated to the Epiphany and the Resurrection. Miracles have been attributed to the icon of Saint George, the patron-saint of travellers, that it hosts.

The village of Sissi

Feel like going shopping for hand-made trinkets and souvenirs? At 6 kilometres from the hotel, discover the picturesque village of Sissi, a popular tourist destination perched on the cliffs of a long and narrow bay.

Here you will find supermarkets, a beauty salon, a pharmacy, a tobacco shop, ATMs, etc.

The Folklore Museum of Neapoli

The city of Neapoli is located approximately 10 km from the hotel and is known for its Folklore Museum.

One room is dedicated to local history, and the others focus on a craft, a shop, a house room, etc.

It provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to come face to face with the past and admire the various objects, fabrics, clothes of everyday life…

Entrance: Free, although donations are welcome

The Elounda Bay and Spinalonga

Farther out, almost forty minutes from the hotel, we urge you to discover the famous Elounda Bay and visit Spinalonga, the island of the forgotten.

A truly enchanting place, bearing a long history which guides are bound to share with you.