The Thalori Traditional Village is a complex of fifteen traditional houses which were restored to reflect the particular style of vernacular architecture which was dominant in the host village of Kapetaniana in the very old days.
Kapetaniana is a small village perched at an altitude of 800 meters on the Asterousia range, west of the Kophinas peak. It commands a magnificent view of the Libyan Sea and combines in harmonious ways the wilderness of the mountain and the serenity and benefits of the sea.
At the center of the complex there is a larger building which in the old days was associated with legends. It now is a common area offering our guests recreation and the opportunity to taste a rich selection of traditional dishes made from fresh, local ingredients that mother earth has been nursing in this area for centuries.
The position of the traditional village of Kapetaniana, at an altitude of 800 meters on the Asterousia hills, against the wide open space which forms the Libyan Sea, sets the conditions for a unique climate. When conditions are proper, clouds race to take interesting formations around the village and dissipate just as fast. Also, the visibility is so perfect that the eye can see very far into the horizon, which has a soothing effect for the body and mind.
The heightened sense of beauty which is evident in the traditional village and the services available can keep satisfied even the most demanding guests who need to establish a starting point for their exploration of the island of Crete.
* Above prices include VAT and exclude breakfast.
* Each extra bed over 4 people costs 10 euro.
* 10% off every three nights of staying.
In the construction and design of the THALORI traditional village particular emphasis was placed on the selection of the building materials and furnishings. The aim was to create and enhance the harmony among exterior and interior spaces.
The selection and design of furniture was particularly meticulous. The elements of stone and rock, traditional fireplaces, lofts and embroidered carpets create a very warm atmosphere which is both functional and relaxing. The THALORI traditional village has been designed, renovated and furnished to offer memorable experiences.
There are 14 housing units (4 two guests, 5 three guests, 1 four guests & 4 five guests) which can accommodate from 2 to 5 persons.
Region: Gortina, Heraklio
relevant routes: The Asterousia mountain range route
From "Nikos Kazantzakis", the international airport of Heraklion, drive out south to take the exit to the National Road for Heraklion or Rethymnon. While you are on the National Road notice two exits on your right and be prepared to take the third, which joins the new road to Moires. Drive along this new road and past the village of Agia Varvara. Just before the village of Agioi Deka, take the exit to the village of Vagionia and drive on to the village of Loukia. After Loukia the road leads to the Asterousia range. Drive on until you reach the village of Kato Kapetaniana. You now have reached your destination, the THALORI Traditional Village. Distance from Heraklion: 68 km, approx. 60-70 minutes.
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