Cressa Ghitonia Village offers you the opportunity to escape at a unique reconstructed neighbourhood of the 1800’s found in a picturesque village of Eastern Crete, which is famous for its authentic and well-preserved mountain villages, its beautiful landscapes and its virgin, untouched character. Cressa Ghitonia is located in the highest part of the mountainous village of Sfaka and is a traditional 15-house redevelopment where each room is truly unique, and maintains its historical elements..!
Cressa Ghitonia has been awarded four times as "Best New Small Hotel in Europe, 2011" in International Hotel & Property Awards (in association with CNBC and Bloomberg Television) for the quality of construction and its design.
At each of Cressa Ghitonia’s 15 houses, suites, studios or rooms you will have the opportunity to escape at a destination where time has stood still over the centuries! While still benefiting from all modern luxuries, you will walk through the village’s small alleys to reach the Hotel, you will hear the church bell sound, you will dance to the Cretan Lyra and you will gaze at the virgin views of the Aegean Sea and mountains.
The unique Cressa SPA is a dream destination. Here you can melt away your stress, escape from the pressures of everyday life and rediscover your senses experiencing Hamman, Jacuzzi, Sauna and various Massages, body treatments and beauty therapies. All the senses are gently provoked reflecting the calmness and the beauty of the place.
At the panoramic Cressa Iris Restaurant that overlooks the Aegean Sea and the mountains, you will have the opportunity to taste an awakening combination of Cretan and other Greek dishes from the hands of hotel's Chef, some of which originate from Cressa’s own biological garden. Also, the Pool & Snack bar introduces light lunch and all day menu together with new generation cocktails!
The picturesque Vintage Houses have traditional stone-built arches or historic fireplaces and details that have been reserved throughout the centuries. Each house has 1 master bedroom, and a 2nd bedroom with either a double bed or a single bed, or a children’s bunk bed. It also has a living area that can accommodate extra persons. The property benefits from one or two bathrooms. The different levels of the property and the hand-made furniture give a unique architectural style. Each Vintage House also, has a large private terrace, offering the opportunity to enjoy peaceful moments overlooking the mountains and the beautiful Aegean Sea.
The spacious Cressa Suites, with stone and wooden elements, are exquisitely designed to offer discreet luxury. Each has a unique design and offers an elevated double bed, a comfortable seating area (where an adult or a child can be accommodated), mini-bar and a bathroom. Some of them might include a historic fireplace or a unique decorative oven, modern facilities and panoramic terrace with a magnificent view. The access to the pool creates an exceptional feeling of privacy and calmness.
The traditional Rooms are part of a large, stone house, with a unique character and give you the feeling of an old-style Cretan property. They are simple and cosy, they offer a double bed, they have a wooden ceiling, stone-built walls and a bathroom. Some of the rooms benefit also, from a terrace with a beautiful view of the mountains from where you can enjoy the unique Cretan sunset.
Superior Traditional Room
The luminous and whitewashed Superior Traditional Rooms offer either an amazing panoramic view of the sea and mountains or have a terrace with a similar view. As you enter these rooms, you see a small seating area, which can be converted into a full size single bed. They have a Cretan style double bed and a bathroom.
Region: Sitia, Lasithi
From Heraklion airport
Leaving the airport, you head southeast on the National Road towards Agios Nicholaos. Drive on the National Road of Heraklion - Agios Nicholaos for 57,5 km about, where you turn right at the Regional Road of Agios Nickolaos for 39,3 km (you will see a sign for "Ierapetra / Sitia"). At this point, turn left for 200 m and then turn right. After 110 meters, turn left and you reach the hotel Cressa Ghitonia. * You can also easily reach us by plane directly from the airports of Athens, Ioannina and Alexandroupolis. Furthermore, there are ferries connecting Sitia to Agios Nickolaos, Piraeus and the islands of Milos Kasos, Karpathos and Rhodes.
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