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3.9 / 5Good
50 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning



Popular LocationAmmoudara Beach26 min drive
AirportHeraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis)28 min drive
Popular LocationShrine at Anemospilia39 min drive
Popular LocationCretaquarium41 min drive

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  • House, 1 Bedroom (Afrodite)

    Room amenities

    • 700 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • House, 1 Bedroom (Agapi )

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • House, 1 Bedroom (Dias)

    Room amenities

    • 1076 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 7
    • 2 Double Beds, 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • House, 1 Bedroom (Harmony)

    Room amenities

    • 1076 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • House, 1 Bedroom (Sofia)

    Room amenities

    • 699 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located in Heraklion, Traditional Cretan Houses is connected to a shopping centre. Historical Museum of Crete and Natural History Museum of Crete are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include St. Mark's Basilica and Lions Square. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Pankritio Stadium. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pankritio Stadium - 24 min drive
  • Ammoudara Beach - 26 min drive
  • Palace of Knossos - 33 min drive
  • Shrine at Anemospilia - 39 min drive
  • Cretaquarium - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 28 min drive


  • ETHIMIKON-ΕΘΙΜΙΚΟΝ — 1 min walk

About this property

Traditional Cretan Houses

Historic aparthotel connected to a shopping centre in Heraklion with free parking
This aparthotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour health club and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a steam room, a rooftop terrace and spa services. Each apartment boasts a private spa tub and a jetted tub, while also featuring comforts such as a memory foam bed and Egyptian cotton sheets. Guests will find a kitchen with a fridge, an oven, a hob and a microwave. Housekeeping is available on request.
Traditional Cretan Houses offers 6 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features private hot tubs and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Memory foam beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3-star aparthotel has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
Bathrooms include baths or showers with a jetted bath, a rainfall showerhead and a hydromassage showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with complimentary toiletries. This Heraklion aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on request and hairdryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include a 24-hour health club and a steam room.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Near the beach
Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Beach sunloungers
Beach umbrellas


Close to skiing


Private hot tub
Steam room
Turkish bath/hammam
Spa services


Free WiFi

Parking and transport

Free self-parking
Free parking nearby
Street parking
Local area shuttle (surcharge)
Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

Free cot/infant bed
Children's books


Fridge (full size)
Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle


Self-service breakfast available for a fee daily: EUR 5 per person
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
Couples dining


Premium bedding
Memory-foam mattress
Egyptian cotton sheets
Bed sheets provided


Bathtub or shower
Jetted bathtub
Rainfall showerhead
Towels provided
Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)

Living spaces

Sitting area


TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

Rooftop terrace


Laundry facilities

Work spaces

Laptop workspace


Air conditioning


Service animals only (pets not allowed)


No lifts
Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

Housekeeping (on request)
Local maps
Front desk (limited hours)
Restaurant dining guide
Hair salon
On-site shopping
Corner/local shop
Fireplace in reception

Location highlights

Connected to a shopping centre
Near the sea
In the entertainment district
In the historical district
In the mountains

Things to do

24-hour health club
Winery release events
Private winery tours
Health club access nearby
Wine-tasting room
Water sports equipment
Public winery tours
Fitness facilities nearby (free access)
Zip-lining on site
Canoeing on site
Helicopter/aeroplane tours on site
Rowing/canoeing on site
Ropes course on site
Beach volleyball on site
Power boating nearby
Free bikes nearby
Swimming nearby
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Mountain climbing nearby
Sailing nearby
Rock climbing nearby
Skydiving nearby
Waterskiing nearby


6 rooms
2 floors
5 buildings
Built in 1900
Traditional architecture

Where to eat

ETHIMIKON-ΕΘΙΜΙΚΟΝ – Beachfront restaurant with a bar offering Greek cuisine. Open daily. Reservations required.



Check-in between 2 PM and 4 PM


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 3 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests who wish to book in-room breakfast provisions must contact the property in advance.


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for self-service breakfast: EUR 5 per person (approximately)
  • Firewood fee: EUR 05 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Property registration number 1039K070B0021601

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Traditional Cretan Houses Apartment Heraklion
Traditional Cretan Houses Apartment
Traditional Cretan Houses Heraklion
Traditional Cretan Houses
Traditional Cretan Houses Aparthotel Heraklion
Traditional Cretan Houses Aparthotel
Trational Cretan Houses Herak

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Guest reviews

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3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

gorgeous cretan house

such beautiful peaceful place...thank you for lovely stay

Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Fabulous ambience very traditional Tiny little town Beautiful place

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

It was a unique home to stay in. It was quiet and in a more rural location. The neighbours were friendly and welcoming too! It was handy to have a basic kitchen to make meals in. The only thing I didn't like was the floor tile in the bathrooms. It was uncomfortable on bare feet. Otherwise, good place to stay.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2018

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Away from the chaos of Heraklion

Staying at the traditional Cretan house was perhaps the highlight of the trip to Crete. The property is 20km from the city, but easily accessible if you have a car, however there are cab and bus service. The experience of a small welcoming Cretan village is enveloping. The small cafe,grocery stores and the second floor restaurant recommended by the owner, Popi, was outstanding....totally unexpected in a small town...broad selection of menus choices. Nice option to have if you don't want to drive in the dark on mountain roads. The owner, Popi was helpful friendly and a great host. Similar to another reviewer, I missed the 'notify the host of arrival time' request, and had a moment or two of anxiety which was quickly allayed by the villagers, confirming that indeed I was in the right place. Don't be put off by the drive, its lovely. In the heart of wine country.

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2017

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Vibe, style and real cretan hodpitality

The apartment us large and fully equipped with two bathrooms s and a large dining room. It is fully furnished with stylish pieces of furniture from Greece and India. Every detail if the apartment is accurately selected. A suggested choice 25 minutes driving from the city center of Candia.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2017