AROLITHOS TRADITIONAL CRETAN

AROLITHOS TRADITIONAL CRETAN

11th Km of Old Rd. From Herak, Heraklion 71500 Greece (GRC)
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3 Star Mountain hotel
35.3151 25.03592
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  • Includes an outdoor swimming pool
  • 36 rooms in property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 1200
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.5/10
  • 2 conference rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Ancient Palace of Knossos, Archeological Museum of Heraklion, Historical Museum of Heraklion, Heraklion City, Beaches.

Customer Reviews of Arolithos Traditional Cretan

4.0 out of 5. Based on 48 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

AROLITHOS GENERAL DESCRIPTION AROLITHOS is the unique traditional private Cretan village. It lies just 11 kilometers away from Heraklion, along the old national road connecting Heraklion with Rethymnon. Built on the slope of a mountain, in the wild Cretan landscape, the village is a feast for the eyes, evoking memories from the past of older generations as for their way of living while revealing the simplicity and beauty of old times to younger generations. AROLITHOS is a family - run business. It was implemented with great passion and love for Cretan tradition. Its goal is to bring Cretan tradition, the customs and habits of the region, the architecture and the values of Cretan people into relief, through a project that will stay alive for a long time to come. AROLITHOS complex could be characterized as a reconstruction of a typical Cretan village including various departments such as: Hotel, Restaurant Tavern, Traditional Cafe, Modern Cafe, Museum of Rural History and Popular Art, Traditional houses, Ceramics, Painting, Woven Textile, Old Blacksmith's, Shops with cretan products, Church. The restaurant of Arolithos is equipped with a spacious dining hall used in the winter, until the weather permits the use of the village square. This hall accommodates 300 persons and it is divided in three tiers. The restaurant mainly operates for gala nights, social events (wedding receptions and christenings), corporate events, formal VIP dinners etc. The above-mentioned hall can also be used for the organization of art exhibitions, as well as for corporate product promotions. During the summer season, such occasions take place at the sprawling village square, whose capacity is 1500 persons. The square is naturally shaded by trees. At the same area lies the church “Analipsi Kiriou” (dedicated to the Assumption of our Lord), which celebrates forty days after Easter. During the said celebration, a fete takes place in the village. For many years now, Arolithos has connected its name with the phrase “traditional Cretan wedding”. Hundreds of couples from the district of Heraklion, as well as from other regions of Crete have had their wedding reception in “Arolithos”. Moreover, their largest majority has exchanged marital vows during a wedding ceremony celebrated in the church of “Analipsi Kiriou”. For those wishing to have such events organized, they should contact the person in charge, so as to discuss the details together and carefully plan the event. On the day of the wedding reception, a colorful party takes place to the sounds of Cretan or Greek music. There is a wide array of wedding receptions depending on the client’s request. Thus, one has the choice of a typical traditional Cretan wedding reception, a wedding reception that includes traditional Cretan cuisine combined with folk music from other regions of Greece, or even sumptuous receptions where traditional Cretan cuisine is served. The conference hall has been designed to serve conferences meetings and seminars of a limited number of participants. Its capacity is up to thirty personsMoreover, there is a reception area for coffee breaks. It is equipped with an overhead projector, a slide projector and a paperboard. Additionally, one has the option of hiring any other audio-visual equipment upon mutual agreement. The room is air-conditioned, with a lightning system equipped with dimmers. Alternatively, the room can be darkened using the window stores. The room can also be used as an art exhibition hall.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 13:00
Check Out: 1200
Year of Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 2
Rooms: 36
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 15
Handicap Rooms: 0
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 30 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 1500 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 5.0 Km
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 10.0 Km
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 5.0 Km
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
For cancellations 14 days prior to arrival 50% of the total cost applies as cancellation fees. For cancellations 7 days prior to arrival 100% of the total cost applies as cancellation fees.
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 6.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets are welcomed in the premises of our property.


  • Air conditioning
  • Car rental
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Dinner available
  • Fax available
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Telephone
  • Wedding Chapel

Airport & Shuttle Information

The airport is situated 11klm from the hotel Arolithos. There is no airport shuttle service provided by the hotel. The cost of the taxi is aproximately 30.00 euro (one way)

Local Shuttle Info: The local bus runs about 4 times a day (schedule depending on the season)

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Arolithos Traditional Cretan

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Arolithos Traditional Cretan.

Feel free to use the Arolithos Traditional Cretan meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Heraklion event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Meters)
Size
(sqm.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Vartholomaios I 8 x 4 x 3 30 --/-- -- 25 -- 20 -- --/-- -- 30 10
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Vartholomaios I

This hall has been designed to serve conferences meetings and seminars of a limited number of participants. Its capacity is up to thirty persons. Moreover, there is a reception area for coffee breaks. It is equipped with an overhead projector, a slide projector and a paperboard. Additionally, one has the option of hiring any other audio-visual equipment upon mutual agreement. The room is air-conditioned, with a lightning system equipped with dimmers. Alternatively, the room can be darkened using the window stores. The room can also be used as an art exhibition hall.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
30 Sq. Meters
Dimensions:
8 x 4 x 3 Meters
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
€50.00 EUR
Full Day Rental:
€100.00 EUR
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Taverna 10 x 25 x 4 250 --/-- -- 200 -- -- -- --/-- -- -- --
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Taverna

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
250 Sq. Meters
Dimensions:
10 x 25 x 4 Meters
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
€600.00 EUR
Full Day Rental:
€600.00 EUR
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