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Eleonas Apartments

Eleonas in the village of Zaros is an agrotourism settlement built at the foothill of mountain Idi, overlooking the village of Zaros, only 48km south of Heraklion city.


Eleonas in Zaros village south Heraklion offers its guests the opportunity to be close to nature while being accommodated in comfortable traditional style cottages and savour authentic Cretan dishes prepared from mostly their own organic produce.

The 23 rustic cottages are scattered in 2 hectars – 25000 square metres – of land and so enjoy utterly privacy, quietness and beautiful views of the mountains and the village of Zaros.

The architecture of the entire guesthouse is perfectly attuned to the natural habitat, amidst olive groves and exceptionally beautiful gardens with local aromatic plants and herbs.

The Stone Cottages can accommodate up to 3 people and are all on one level with a bedroom, living area with a single sofa bed and fireplace, a small kitchenette and bathroom with a shower room or bathtub.
There are also cottages best suited to couples with a Queen size bed and a Jacuzzi bathtub.

The Family Cottages can accommodate 2 adult and 2 children.
They feature an attic where there is a master bedroom and an additional single bed plus a single sofa bed on the ground floor where the kitchenette and the fireplace are also found.

The Two-Bedroom Cottages can accommodate up to 5 people.
On the ground level there is a sitting room with a single bed and a sofa bed, a fireplace, a private bedroom, a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower.
One more bedroom with private balcony from where you can enjoy the mountan view and the view of Zaros village is found on the upper level.

All 23 cottages have outdoor sitting areas with tables and chairs and boast beautiful views of the natural surroundings and the village of Zaros.

Eleonas is situated at the entrance of Zaros gorge with numerous other mountain paths starting near the guesthouse and thus, detailed maps and additional information are provided.
The area also features an emerald – green lake and natural springs.

The settlement also has a large pool with plenty of space to sunbathe, an outdoor fitness area, 2 playgrounds and 20 mountain bikes, the latter at an extra charge.

Moreover, guests can take part in cooking classes and learn how to prepare traditional Cretan dishes, or help to grow vegetables, milk the goats and make cheese, harvest vines and feed the animals at the on-site farm.

Cottages: 23

Facilities of the Cottages

Air  Conditioning / Central Heating
Fireplace (logs supplied free of charge)
Bathroom with Bathtub or Shower room or Jacuzzi (for homeymooners)
Bathroom Amenities / Pool towels / Complimentary Toiletries
Music Dolby Digital System / DVD Player / CD Player / Radio
Satellite / Cable TV
Free WiFi
Direct dial phone
Kitchenette with a hot plate, basic crockery (to prepare coffee and tea, not meals)
Coffee / Tea Facilities and a supply of greek coffee and mountain tea
Private Balcony or Terrace with a table, chairs and beautiful surrounding views
Refrigerator  stocked with wine, beer, fizzy drinks and mineral water (payable)
Complimentary welcome basket including raki and a basket of fresh seasonal fruits
Daily Maid Service
Baby cots
Special decoration of the cottage with flowers and rose petals on the bed upon arrival (for honeymooners)
A bottle of red wine (for honeymooners)

General Facilities

Outdoor pools (100m2 for adults and 12m2 for kids), open to guests of Eleonas only
Pool bar, free sun loungers and umbrellas
Beautiful gardens / Terrace / Sun terrace
Football court / Billiards / Table tennis
Outdoor fitness centre
Children’s playgrounds (both indoors and outdoors)
Massage available on request
Restaurant / Vegetarian Menu
Bar / Traditional Kafenion
Rich breakfast buffet included in the price with freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade yoghurt and pies, cheeses, freshly made bread, cakes, biscuits, local honey, homemade jam and marmalade
Car hire
Airport / Port shuttle (surcharge)
Express check-in/check-out
Luggage storage
Tour desk and detailed maps of the area
Laundry service /  Ironing Service / Dry cleaning services
Pets are welcome by arrangement
On-site shop selling olive oil based cosmetics and herbal teas
Free WiFi throughout the hotel with Internet corner and computer for the guests
Bicycles Available
Free private parking (reservation is not needed)
Private dinner on the terrace of the restaurant with candles (for honeymooners)
Cottages for disabled people
Tap water from the nearby natural springs is of excellent quality.

20km to Phaistos
20km to Gortyn
26km to Agia Triada
27km to the beautiful Kommos beach
47km to Heraklion city
48km to Knossos
49km to the “Nikos Kazantzakis” International Airport of Heraklion.

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The hotel operates all year round.

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