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13th Km of Old Road Heraklion Rethi, Tylissos, Crete 715 00 Greece
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The day may begin with a rich breakfast in the estate's traditional coffee house alongside the rising sun. Our guests can let loose in the shade under the trees reading a book or sampling traditional meze and raki in the Cretan tavern which we lovingly built or taking a bicycle, horse into the river trail and the surrounding mountains making their way from the cave of the Holy Fire to the village of Tylissos with its rich archaeological findings and the unparalleled local hospitality. Upon returning to the estate, the invinting B.B.Q, the fully equipped fitness room and the pool are at their disposal. We would recommend that you let the sunset catch up with you at your private veranda, while you allow yourself to be distracted by the sound of flowing water and the sight of nature, wild and blooming. As for those days when you cannot avoid the use of a car, things could not be simpler: the most prominent destinations, such as the city of Heraklion, the airport, the harbor, Knossos, organized beaches and the tourist resorts of Ammoudara and Agia Pelagia are no more than 10 or 20 minutes away. After all, the highway that connects the biggest Cretan cities to each other lies but 5km from the estate.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Table tennis
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek
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Mike H wrote a review Sep 2020
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
Our family spent 6 nights at the beautiful Estate Kares. Georgia, the host, treated us as if we were family. The food was amazing and amongst some of the best we had in Greece! Lots to explore, breathtaking views and lots of space to soak up the sun, have a drink, and relax. A beautiful slice of paradise, perfect for the whole family. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
asiminakoulouridi wrote a review Jan 2020
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A really cosy place. Clean, modern, in the nature. It is great for relax. Very good hosts, offering great hospitality. Georgia makes you feel like home.We had a really good time with them. We' d like to visit this place again!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Relaxing jacuzzi!
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althea1986 wrote a review Sep 2019
Heraklion, Greece28 contributions3 helpful votes
Poor quality of everything. Electronics not working properly, not always someone around when you need someone. Poor cleaning service, food average, but with a good view. Although the rocky no signature road to get there makes you think twice. Good luck if you choose this hotel. Photos can be deceiving.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
Michele Mascia wrote a review Jul 2019
Cagliari, Italy1 contribution
The staff is very welcoming and kind, always available for everything you need. When I got there they told me the best places in Crete to visit and they offered me a fresh made juice made by them. The breakfast is served from 9 to 11 and is all organic and produced by the estate (juices, jams, croissant, sweets, milk). The structure is lovely and is located in a beautiful zone immersed in nature, there are two beautiful horses that you can feed (carrots or apples). The view is amazing but to get there you have to access from a rural street, you definitely need a car or a taxi, not the best option if you want to travel every day, it's a very good choice for families or people that just want a relaxing place to chill. Some minor issues I encountered: The water pressure is intermittent (there is a normal flow and a weak flow). The WiFi connection wasn't stable during my staying. To use the jacuzzi you have to pay €15 for a hour. During the day time there is a lot of natural light due to the presence of various windows but during the night time the room is kinda dark because there are only weak artificial lights on the walls. Overall it was a nice staying and I strongly recommend it if you are looking for a relaxing place to relax in a natural environment.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
cydopa wrote a review Jul 2019
Bois Colombes, France1 contribution
Manolis the owner wanted to make his guests discover the valley of his childness. He built a lovely cretan like hamlet with all conveniences ans nice vies to countryside, the Cretan sea ans the city of Heraklio. With Georgia, the intendant and cook, je found the soûl of his place. Not only Georgia prepare nice food from local organic products but brings her knowledge of the island ans her so friendly attitude. We had suce a nice week there. Thank you Manolis and Georgia . Dorcas, Cyriaque and Pascal from Paris.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
$68 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Estate Kares
Which popular attractions are close to Estate Kares?
Nearby attractions include Snail Farm and Fun (3.1 km), Senses Club (4.2 km), and Ammoudara Beach (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Estate Kares?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Estate Kares?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Estate Kares?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Estate Kares?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Estate Kares?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thigaterra, Restaurant Mourelo Cretan Food & Drink Philosophy, and Kritiko Spiti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Estate Kares?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Estate Kares have airport transportation?
Yes, Estate Kares offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Estate Kares?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Estate Kares?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Estate Kares offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.