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The Country Hotel Velani is 3,5 hectare large and located in the country side of the village Avdou, in the province of Heraklion.

The Country Hotel Velani is 3,5 hectare large and located in the country side of the village Avdou, in the province of Heraklion.
The moment you arrive on the hillside of the country hotel you immediately experience the serene quietness and the tremendous panoramic view.
Under the hotel stretches the Lagada Valley with the Apposelemis River crossing through, above the hotel rise the red coloured peaks of the Dikti Mountains. Birds of prey, like the Griffon Vulture, glide along these peaks. 
The estate is surrounded by protected Kermes Oak forest and olive groves stretching down to the valley. On the estate many protected trees and flowers can be found, like different types of beautiful orchids.
The country hotel suits its surrounding as it is built with real natural stones collected from the land it stands on, giving it a robust and natural look. The hotel has a neo-classic style creating a romantic atmosphere for long summer nights. You can find hotel's professional equestrian center and organizes memorable experiences for riding, caving, hiking, bird watching, while nearby there is an 18-hole of golf course.
The main building houses the reception and a romantic bar with a large balcony on witch you can drink your Greek coffee or Rakí. In the main building you also find the Panorama Restaurant with its large terrace overlooking the riding place and the valley. The restaurant serves the Cretan diet which is famous for being healthy and the use of olive oil. The olive oil is their own production by the olive grove of the estate.
This small country hotel has 12 rooms which are grouped into 2 bungalows each housing 6 hotel rooms. The bungalows lay quietly separate from the main activities. The hotel rooms are large and comfortable and all have a tremendous view over the valley. Each hotel room has a large bathroom with bathtub.
The lively Hersonissos is about 15 km. away. The town and the International Airport of Heraklion "Nikos Kazantzakis" are 38 and 35 km. respectively. Free private parking is available.
Bar, Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Room Service, Heating, Fast check in/check out, Luggage Storage area, Laundry, Car Rental, Tours & Trips, Daily cleaning service, Terrace, Parking, Traditional Breakfast in Room, Private Parking, Special Diet Menus, BBQ facility, Garden, Fireplace
Non Smoking rooms, Soundproofed rooms, Heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Radio, Balcony, Breakfast in Room, Minibar, Wardrobe, Refrigerator, Fireplace, Board games, Fully equipped kitchen, Flat Screen TV, Central Heating
Hiking, Horse Riding
Wifi, Free Wifi, Wired Connection
High season
Low season
2 rooms Apartment
3+ rooms Apartment

All rooms are designed to give you a feeling of relaxing and freedom by living outdoors.

The rooms are grouped into bungalows which lie quietly separate from the main activities and are surrounded by nature. The rooms are large and comfortable and all have a tremendous view over the Lagada Valley.

The rooms have a terrace or balcony with valley view, a large bathrooms with a bathtub, telephone, central heating and air-conditioning.

To airport:37 km.
To port:39 km.
To medical care:20 km.
To restaurant:1 km.
To town:20 km.
To beach:20 km.
To shopping:20 km.
address: Avdou Pediados, 70005
Region: Hersonisos, Heraklio
relevant routes: Hersonissos - Avdou - Lasithi Plateau - Vrahasi

The hotel is located at 35 km from the airport. To reach the hotel follow these instructions:
From the airport or port in Heraklion follow the signs to the national highway in the direction of Agios Nikolaos. You stay on the highway for about 25 km. Take the exit to Chersonissos, Kastelli and Lassithi Plateau to go off the highway. In the end of the exit turn right in the direction Lassithi Plateau.You follow the road and passes the golf course.
After the golf the road splits, here you continue straight following signs Lassithi Plateau.
You will pass the villages Potamies. The next village is Avdou. In Avdou you follow the signs Country Hotel Velani. The sign will let you turn right straight after The Avdou Restaurant. This turn also has a big blue sign saying Agia Fotienie and Cave 7 km. Follow this sign. After Avdou Villas the road becomes an unpaved road. Follow the signs Odysseia Stables or Agia Fotinie.
Don’t worry that the last 2 km to the stables is a climbing, unpaved ground road. Any car can reach the Hotel. On the ground road you drive underneath electricity cables, these go to the Hotel so just follow them.

  • phone: +30 2810 282630, +30 6936091876
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Check in: from 14:00-23:00

Check Out: until 12:00

Free! All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are allowed.

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