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Aravanes Rooms

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Staying here is like being welcomed into a family. Lampros and his assistant Charoula could not have been more helpful. Meals were very good and generous, mostly from the farm. Rooms are simple but had all we needed; they showed signs of wear just like any family house. Stunning views, including Psiloritis turning pink at sunset.

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johannesburg
Reviewed 9 July 2016

In the little village of Thronos is to be found an extraordinary taverna and guest house, Aravanos, presided over by the inimitable Lampros and his beautiful assistant, Haroulla. The rooms are very simple and comfortable (E40 per night bed only 2 pax) with own bathroom - in fact we had two little interconnected rooms which gave us more space. No...

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Seattle
Reviewed 3 October 2015

It turns out that in Crete, the Middle of Nowhere has a name, and the name is Thronos. It is a wonderful Middle of Nowhere, part of a Crete from a different age. I have been coming to this island since the 1970's, and have watched the inevitable development and “touristification” of the coastal towns, but here in the Amari...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2013

The rooms were sad the bathrooms were dirty The food was just ok. The town has nothing to offer If your planning a treck up psiloritis dont do it from here Your much better off trecking from the other side. This amari valley route is unmarked and dangerous at times You are much better off following the E4 trail past...

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Was wonderfully peaceful sitting on the terrace looking down at the Amari Valley and seeing Psiloritis and Kedros. Loved Lambros' broken English signs, and his never missing a point (Taverna, Rooms, Walks, Hikes up Psiloritis, etc). Would like to come back with a group.

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Reviewed 13 August 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and it was one of our favourite times to get a real feel of life in Crete. The food was delicious and either freshly picked from the garden or bought off other local villagers. We went on a gorgeous walk kindly offered by the owner free of charge to show us the village, we...

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Huddersfield
Reviewed 5 April 2012

We visited Thronos in late September 2011. Aravanes Rooms are in the middle of a crumbling village. The accommodation was terrible, I am sorry to say. Our bed was cheap and very hard, the carpet was full of stains but the views are spectacular and Lambros is a very nice man. All this for 104 euros!!! including a micro-waved meal....

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Agios Nikolaos, Greece
Reviewed 24 March 2012

The rooms are basic and overpriced. The taverna produced a tasty meal from local produce but again was overpriced. We had asked the price before hand but were not given one; we felt we had been taken for a ride. The taverna has an unbelievable setting at the head of the Amari Valley and could provide an excellent base for...

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Crete, Greece
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We visited Aravanes rooms two days in a row. The first day we went for coffee. It was nice, but the prices were very high in comperance with the rest area villages. The second day we went to have dinner in the taverna. We really felt that the owner took advantage of us. He told us that the taverna was...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Ok for Bobos maybe, but probably not Yuppies. Meaning, this place is a lodge, not a fancy remodeled tourist extravaganza. No bottles of cooled Raki in your room. What there is is a panoramic view of the Amari Valley and Mt. Psiloritis, fresh goat milk, delicious food from the owners own gardens and animals and olive trees, a very nice...

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Address: Main Street, Thronos, Crete 740 61, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Thronos
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“All have great views”
 of 5 bubbles Sweetkoshka, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There are no"nice" rooms here they look like they furnished the place at the flea market”
 of 5 bubbles SCAZMOS, 29 Sep 2013 | Read review
“We were only there for an hour or so, but may well come back. Lambros is quite a character! He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area. I translated his (mainly-only-Greek) website into English: I may post it somewhere when I get home.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesHappyWalker, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Sorry but I don,t think there will be one.”
 of 5 bubbles ACJHuddersfield, 4 Apr 2012 | Read review
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