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Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete

Kapsaliana 741 00, Greece
| +30 2831 083400
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Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece
Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete   Greece

Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete

Follow the twinkling sconces down a path framed with pink bougainvillea and gnarled olive trees into the complex of stone dwellings that is Kapsaliana Village Hotel. Once an 18th-century village tucked quietly in the hills above Rethymno, the site was abandoned and left to crumble before being renovated by architect-owner Myron Toupoyannis into a low-key resort with 19 luxe yet understated guesthouses in 2008. Surrounded by one of Crete’s largest olive groves, the property is arranged around a turquoise pool that stretches toward the Aegean, providing beautiful backdrops at every turn. Nearby, couples gather on the restaurant terrace with a glass of rosé or licorice-scented raki. Pitharia, or large clay storage vessels, are sprinked throughout the public spaces, while accommodations display historical elements like arched doorways, exposed timber beams, and stone walls. For a real trip back in time, stay in the 1763 olive mill suite, where a breakfast of homemade bread and local eggs and honey is served in front of the fireplace, then visit the village’s 17th-century church and sit in on olive-oil tastings.