Anogia is a mountain town with 2500 permanent residents and is 55 km away from Rethymnon and 36 km from Iraklion. The name Anogia, means "high place - Ano Gi", is connected with the location that is built, in altitude of 700 m. Hospitable and pleasant residents have to tell a lot of old stories that have marked the tradition and the culture of the village. Anogia is a well-known village historically for its resident's resistance to the conquerors, Turkish and Germans.
Ormos Atalia is located in Bali Village, only 100 metres away from the harbour and 150 metres from the beach. It features an outdoor pool, and offers free public Wi-Fi. All guest rooms offer a private balcony. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, minibar, and en suite bathroom with hairdryer. Guests of Ormos Atalia can relax in the green garden or by the pool area, and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding area. Hotel Ormos Atalia is situated half way between Heraklio and Rethymno in Northern Crete. Connection to the public transport network is available 2 km from the hotel, and Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is 50 km away. Free parking is possible at a nearby location. Hotel Rooms: 45
This village-style complex is situated in Bali, 700 metres from the beach. It offers self-catering apartments, 3 swimming pools and it has its own small raki distillery. Hotel Stone Village (Petrino Horio) apartments are traditionally decorated featuring dark wood furnishings and stone walls. They have a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. They all come with air conditioning and TV, and offer Wi-Fi access. Their balconies enjoy views of Talaia Mountains. Free sun beds are available by the swimming pools of Stone Village Hotel Apartments. Next to one of the pools, a bar serves refreshing drinks and snacks. The restaurant prepares traditional Cretan dishes made with ingredients produced in Stone Village’s own farm. Inside the complex, there is also a small traditional winepress. Bali’s location in the centre of Crete is ideal for exploring the entire island. The town of Rethymno is 35 km from Stone Village Hotel Apartments. Free private on-site parking is available. Hotel Rooms: 44
Captain's House is a unique beautiful traditional building, situated just above the sea with a magnificent view. It faces over the port and the golden sandy beach of the small fishing village of Panormos. The hotel offers maisonettes, apartments and a very spacious suite, all with sea-view terrace or balcony. All guests are greeted with welcome basket including fruit, wine and mineral water. In-room facilities include satellite TV, safe and fully equipped kitchens. Captain's House has a lounge and a nice restaurant which offers traditional Greek food and fresh fish. Hotel Rooms: 6
Located in Panormos fishing village, 50 metres from the sandy beach, Apartments Christina offer self-catering accommodation overlooking the Cretan Sea. The fully equipped kitchens feature cooker and fridge. All air-conditioned units at the Christina include satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. Bathrooms are equipped with hydromassage tub or jet shower. Maisonettes and apartments also feature furnished balconies and a sitting area with fireplace. The village of Panormos has a good selection of traditional taverns, shops and water sports facilities. Christina Apartments is 18 km from Rethymno Port and 60 km from Heraklion Airport. Free public parking is possible at a location nearby the Christina. Hotel Rooms: 6
Bali Star is built amphitheatrically on a small peninsula in Bali, enjoying a view of the port. It offers a large garden with free deck chairs and playground, a pool and a beach bar. The hotel’s rooms are tasteful and fitted with all modern comforts. They have a balcony or veranda with view of the garden or the sea, TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Hotel services include around-the-clock reception, banking service, free parking and travel services. The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast and dinner prepared with famous Cretan products. The menu is complemented by a full range of drinks and quality wines produced in the area. The hotel is 47km away from Iraklion, where the nearest airport and port are situated, and 32km from Rethymno. Hotel Rooms: 62
Back-dropped by the Cretan mountains, this modern hotel complex offers a fantastic view to Bali bay. Guests enjoy air-conditioned rooms with private balcony, 2 adult swimming pools and a variety of dining options. The renovated hotel rooms are fully equipped with private bath or shower, satellite TV with music channel and mini-fridge. Each offers a lovely view of the bay of Bali or Mount Kedros. The Bali Beach’s pool complex includes 2 pools for adults, a children’s pool and a baby pool. It is surrounded by a large sunbathing terrace with beds and umbrellas. Refreshing cocktails are served at the two pool-side bars. The Bali Beach & Village’s buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner,including Cretan, as well as International dishes. Refreshing juices and light snacks are available at the beach bar Meltemi. The Hotel Bali Beach & Village is 25 km east of Rethymnon and 45 km west of Heraklion. The village centre which features traditional taverns, restaurants, and various shops is just 250 metres from the hotel. Hotel Rooms: 63
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5 two-room furnished houses that each can host up to 4 guests. In the bedroom there's a choise of a double bed or two single ones. Each house has a safe box to secure valuables. In each bathroom there's a spacious bath tub and a hair- dryer as well. It's 34 klm. distance from Iraklion and 44 klm. from Rethymno. It's built on the slopes of a beautiful hill fully covered of fruit trees and wild plants.
At 1538m above sea level, 20 km. south of the traditional town of Anogia , on the plateau of Nida, of Mountain Psiloritis, lies this sacred cave, where according to mythology, Rhea, Zeus' mother, hid the new born Zeus in this cave in order to protect him from his father Kronos (Saturn), who was in the habit of swallowing his children because he feared they might deprive him of his power. Hidden in that cave Zeus grew up being fed with the milk of the goat Amalthia, while the 'Kourites" covered the child's crying through banging their copper shields.