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Country Hotel Velani

Relaxing close to natureA sunny retreat or an invigorating activity holiday, we make the most of the mountains and its surrounding countryside. Our charming family-run Hostel is far enough inland to experience the real Greece and meet the locals and their culture, and far enough to avoid the mass tourism. Country Hotel Velani is a secret haven hidden in a rocky wilderness of ancient stone and protected Kermes oak forest. It is these oak trees with their evergreen leaves and ‘Velani’ fruits that gave our hotel its name. The nature around, the architecture, the activites, the food, the Cretan hospitality makes this small hotel a place to enjoy every day of your stay. The hotel owns the Odysseia stables with 20 horses and guides ready to teach you horse riding if you are a beginer or guide you in the nature around if you are an experience rider.Velani is located in rural area near the village Avdou, in the province of Heraklion, on the island of Crete in Greece. The hotel is builded on the hill of Dikti mountain with a fantastic view over the Langatha valley and the lake of Aposelemis river. Getting to the hostel: Heraklion (HER) 40km Chania (CHQ) 194km KTEL Heraklion-Lassithi http://ktelbus.com/?module=default&pages_id=37&lang=en Route description from HeraklionAt the airport or port of Heraklion follow the signs to the national highway in the direction of Agios Nikolaos. Stay on the highway for about 25 km.Take the exit Kastelli or Lassithi Plateau (Oropedio). In the end of the exit turn right direction Lassithi Plateau or Golf Course. You drive past the golf course.The road will split in direction Lassithi Plateau (Oropedio) and direction Kastelli. Here you follow Lassithi Plateau.Follow this road until you drive into Avdou. You drive past a large supermarket and the Lake Aposelemis.In Avdou follow the signs Country Hotel Velani and Odysseia Stables. Pay attention that you turn to the right into a small street after ‘Avdou Restaurant’. The road becomes an unpaved rural road. Drive up-hill until you meet the hotel entranceRoute description from Agios NikolaosAt Agios Nikolaos you take the national highway in the direction of Heraklion.Take the exit Kastelli or Lassithi Plateau (Oropedio). In the end of the exit turn left direction Lassithi Plateau or Golf Course. Drive past the golf course. Do not take the exit ‘Mochos’ from the highway as this route to the hotel will take much longer time due to the mountains.The road will split in direction Lassithi Plateau (Oropedio) and direction Kastelli. Here you follow Lassithi Plateau.Follow this road until you drive into Avdou. You drive past a large supermarket and the Lake Aposelemis.In Avdou follow the signs Country Hotel Velani and Odysseia Stables. Pay attention that you turn to the right into a small street after ‘Avdou Restaurant’. The road becomes an unpaved rural road. Drive up-hill until you meet the hotel entrance.
  • Geolocation longitude : 25.42180484
  • Geolocation latitude : 35.21798164
  • Address line : 70005 Avdou Heraklion, Crete, Greece