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Traditional guesthouse in Krousonas Psiloritis Mountain
Welcome to Arodamos
At an original mountainous landscape of Crete, on the mountain Psiloritis, we have created the appropriate diggings to extend hospitality to the journeyer of the unique Cretan countryside, to whom who will wish to intimate the especial tradition andculture of our island. Arodamos stands at the tableland “Livadi” of Kroussonas, a place with certain natural beauty with richly agricultural and stockbreeding tradition. The two imposing canyons that frame the region and the peaks that are standing around the tableland are composing a unique and raw mountainous terrain which is refuge for the wild life of Crete. The tableland is plumed with fruit-bearing trees like apple trees and pear trees and its fruits are famous for their quality and taste.
There was a beautiful pool over looking the mountains. We had a wonderful day.
Lauren | Australia
“This is a real gem high up in the mountains. ”
These people are extremely friendly and supply excellent Greek food. If you look for a quit place in a beautiful environment, this is the place to be.»
Pieter | Netherlands
“The best place in 30 min from airport”
The best place in 30 min from airport to feel mountains and calmness. Relax after long flight or beach vacation with the great family
2naive | Russia
“Το μέρος είναι μοναδικό για ηρεμία, χαλάρωση και επαφή με τη φύση.”
Το μέρος είναι μοναδικό για ηρεμία, χαλάρωση και επαφή με τη φύση. Ο κ. Γιάννης, η κ. Ειρήνη και η Εύη μας πρόσφεραν την πιο ζεστή τους φιλοξενία. Το σπίτι που μείναμε ήταν πανέμορφο, άνετο, καθαρό και περιποιημένο, σαν ένα όμορφο εξοχικό. Στο Arodamos φάγαμε τα πιο καλομαγειρεμένα γεύματα με αγνές πρώτες ύλες. (ζυμωμένο ψωμί από δικό τους σιτάρι, ρυζόγαλο με φρεσκοαρμεγμένο γάλα, αντικριστό αρνάκι δικό τους κ.α.) Οπωσδήποτε θα επιστρέψουμε!!!!»
Elisavet | Greece
“Οι οικοδεσποτες ειναι εξαιρετικα ευγενικοι και περιποιητικοι.”
Προθυμοι παντα να απαντησουν σε ερωτησεις για την παραδοσιακη κρητικη ζωη.Ο Αροδαμος προτεινεται ανεπιφυλακτα σε οσους αναζητουν ξεκουραση και ηρεμια κοντα στη φυση.Ιδιαιτερα πλουσια τα γευματα,καλομαγειρεμενα.Οι κατοικιες ειναι πολυ ευρυχωρες,πολυ καθαρες και με υπεροχη θεα.»
Christina | Greece
“Magnificent view, very quiet”
excellent breakfast, very friendly staff. Note that the distance from Krousón is just 10km, but a 30 minutes drive. The road offers wonderful views, but is steep and somewhat scary
Uri | Israel
Me and my wife spent 5 days in Arodamos and I am lost for words to describe this experience. The place is a family run guesthouse with several villas a pool and a taverna. All of which are exceptional. All the food and wine is being prepared by the family from the products they make on the farm. We ate there (breakfast, lunch and dinner) much more than we have planned as the food was delicious. But above all that the attitude and hospitality of the entire family that runs this place was extraordinary. We want to say a special thank you to Evi for all her tips about Crete and to Minolis for an amazing rock climbing hike and a fun evening filled with great music, a fun conversation and of course some raki. It was also a great to make homemade cheese with Yanis as well as playing with the local donkey and all the other farm animals. The only thing to be aware off (nothing to do with the place but with the satellite internet available in the mountains in Crete) that in this part of Greece in most places the internet connection is rather slow, it will be enough to check your emails and google but it won't allow you to do much else (like skyping or downloading larger files). Thank you all, and we will be definitely coming back and recommending this amazing place to our friends.
Alex | England
I should really keep this place a secret but it's so beautiful I have to tell everybody! Yiannis and Irini were so welcoming and made us feel part of the family. The accommodation is reached by narrow, winding lanes with the final approach on dirt track but actually it isn't really that far from civilisation and well worth the journey. Irini is an incredible cook and provided us with some lovely meals, including her homemade bread in which she uses home grown wheat - this was beautiful. The sleeping accommodation is in individual houses which are very comfortable, having self catering equipment if you need it. We found our stay very relaxing and will definitely return.
Melanie | United Kingdom
What an experience! We were originally going to stay only one night but decided that as we were arriving in the evening we should stay two. As it turned out a great decision. Our arrival was somewhat problematic as our ferry from Naxos arrived 2 ½ hours late. Not only did this mean arriving at Arodamos much later but driving into the mountains in the dark rather than during daylight. This is relevant as Arodamos is about 8 km beyond Krousonas, the last 1 ½ km being along a gravel road. You really want plan to drive the houses in the light. Although we did not arrive until after 11:00 pm both Irini and Giannis were waiting for us, greeting us with drink, cheese and fruit – most welcoming.
Nsmoosehead | Canada
Just getting to Arodamos is breathtaking - it's in the mountains outside Krousonas. You can see the ocean as you climb higher, but don't take your eyes off the road because herds of goats and sheep regularly graze around the roads.
I think the concept around Arodamos is to give you a real taste of traditional Cretan mountain life. The villas themselves are beautifully built and spacious inside. The light and electricity is solar and wind-powered. I highly recommend the breakfast. Just about everything served is made at Arodamos - right down to the wheat used in the bread. They provided us with everything we need to make our own Greek coffee in the kitchenette in our villa every day. Having the pool right at our doorstep was nice on hot days.
The couple that run this place are generous people and proud Cretans. One evening they treated us to their own raki and a serenade complete with a lauoto. They also let us help them thresh wheat using a donkey. My son enjoyed trying out the loom and my wife did a bit of pottery.
This place is so tranquil and such a nice break from the crowds on the beaches, but it's also close enough to beaches on both the north and south coast that you can spend your day at the beach. Arodamos is few degrees cooler, which is nice after spending your day in the sun.
On a clear night, the sky is heavy with stars and all you can hear is the faint bleats and bells of goats and sheep.
Με στόχο την διάχυση και προώθηση της βιωματικής και διαθεματικής γνώσης των παιδιών πάνω σε θέματα περιβάλλοντος και πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς μέσω της γνωριμίας τους με την ιδιαίτερη τοπική φυσιογνωμία των ορεινών περιοχών και το φυσικό & ανθρωπογενές περιβάλλον της κρητικής ενδοχώρας οργανώνουμε εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα και φιλοξενούμε σχολικές εκδρομές.