Aspros Potamos – Traditional Greek LivingAspros  

You won’t wake to the sound of your neighbor’s obnoxious music blasting from their in-room iPod dock here. Nor will you hear anyone talking to their friends on their mobile phones. Because it’s all banned. All the annoyances of the modern world are left behind you so you can yourself set adrift into Grecian tranquility.

The location, on top of a seaside gorge, assures you of a warm and sunny stay with enough of a breeze to be lulled into a comfortable and happy state of mind. You will stay in a traditional village house, incredibly restored with whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs. I imagine it is like living in the first chapters of Captain Correlli’s Mandolin; before all the war and tragedy. The waters are clear and sparkling and there is plenty of time for snorkeling and other oceanic diversions. There are many local villages nearby with streets so narrow you can touch the houses on either side if you outstretch your arms. The Greek pace of life is alluring so don’t be surprised if you find yourself relaxing over a coffee and game of backgammon watching the sun slowly arc into a gentle disintegration over the calm waters. All energy comes from renewable sources, Aspros Potamos won the first European Award for Greece for their solar system.

Aspros Potamos Hotel in Crete

Aspros Potamos Hotel traditional Greek houses

Stairs and terrace in Aspros Potamos Hotel

Greek ceramic jug

Mediterranean style houses in Crete

Entrance of a traditional Greek house at Aspros Potamos Hotel

Aspros Potamos Hotel terrace

Aspros Potamos Hotel private terrace

Traditional Greek bungalow interior

Aspros Potamos Hotel room

Aspros Potamos Hotel bedroom

Aspros Potamos House

Aspros Potamos house interior

Traditional Greek house interior

Aspros Potamos Hotel room interior

Aspros Potamos Hotel room with white walls and wooden furniture

Makris Gialos rocks

Nature around Makris Gialos, Crete

Makris Gialos nature

Makris Gialos beach

Mediterranean sea in Crete

Aspros Potamos, 72055 Makriyialós, Greece