Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Polythea village

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Apartments and hotels in Polythea village from Crete Island

Polythéa Village, previously known as Pigaidouri, was named after the Cretan word ‘pigaidi’, which means ‘a well’. However, due to a misunderstanding, the name was changed to avoid confusion with the word ‘gaidouri’, which means ‘donkey’. Despite the name change, the village still maintains its traditional charm and offers visitors a glimpse into Cretan life. The village has several kapheneions that serve raki and mezedes, and there are also rooms available for rent. Visitors can experience a typical Cretan feast on August 15th, which is held in honor of the Virgin Mary’s Assumption. The feast is a celebration of food, music, and dance, and is a great way to immerse oneself in the local culture. Additionally, the village is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, including olive groves and vineyards, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers.

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Best Hotels in Polythea village

  • 9.2 / 10
  • Roussos Lakkos Hersonissos

Crete Golf Club Hotel is situated at The Crete Golf Club, an 18-hole Championship course in Hersonissos, 1.8 km from Aquaworld Aquarium and features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. 2 km from Labyrinth Park, the hotel features a fitness centre and a garden. The restaurant serves European cuisine.

All units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms have a private bathroom with a bath, private ultra high speed WiFi, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The rooms at Crete Golf Club Hotel come with a seating area.

A à la carte breakfast is available daily at the property.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide guidance on what to do in the area.

Water City is 2.2 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport.

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€281

/night

  • 8.9 km
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Hersonissos

Village Heights Resort is situated in Hersonissos, just a step away from the Crete Golf club. It’s a relaxing getaway that features a spa centre with fitness area, sauna, hot tub, hammam, 2 outdoor pools, an indoor heated pool and 2 kids’ pools. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.

In true traditional Cretan Village style, all studios, apartments and villas come with panoramic views of the stunning countryside and the sea. They also feature a satellite TV and DVD player, a fully equipped kitchen and coffee machine. Each unit features a private bathroom with a bath, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Guests can enjoy Cretan and international dishes at the on-site restaurants and poolside snack bar, while a range of refreshments, coffee and alcoholic drinks can be enjoyed at the pool bar.

On-site sports facilities include a tennis court, a mini golf and a volleyball court. Kids facilities include a mini club with a playground, a games room and table tennis. For family fun, the Crete Aquarium and the Labyrinth are at close proximity. Other on-site facilities include a mini market and a library.

The property can make arrangements for car hire, while daily shuttle from/to Hersonissos is also provided. The nearest airport is Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, 17 km from Village Heights Resort.

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€68

/night

  • 9.8 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Ano Hersonissos

Villaggio Boutique Hotel Hersonissos – Adults Only features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a shared lounge and terrace in Hersonissos. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Villaggio Boutique Hotel Hersonissos – Adults Only each room has bed linen and towels.

A continental, American or vegetarian breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. A vegetarian option can also be requested.

Limenas Hersonissou Beach is 2.6 km from Villaggio Boutique Hotel Hersonissos – Adults Only, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 20 km from the hotel.

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€71

/night

  • 11.1 km
  • 7.9 / 10
  • Lyktou Road

Located at the hillside of the traditional village Piskopiano, just 1 km from Hersonissos, Amazones offers well-equipped rooms with balcony. The complex includes a large pool with hot tub and a poolside cocktail bar.

Amazones Village Suites are tastefully furnished, most with sea views. They come with air conditioning, kitchenette and satellite TV. Some suites also offer a spa bath.

Along with the main swimming pool, Amazones Village has a children’s pool and a spacious wooden sun deck with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. A fitness room is also available.

Buffet breakfast is served daily in the breakfast room, while the restaurant prepares Greek and international dishes. Amazones also has a lounge bar offering refreshing beverages and the local raki.

Amazones Village Suites is within 25 km of the Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport and 27 km of Knossos Minoan Palace. It offers free Wi-Fi in its public areas and free on-site parking.

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€59

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  • 11.4 km
  • 7.3 / 10
  • Piskopiano, Hersonissos

Boasting a garden, terrace and views of pool, Optasia Apartments is situated in Hersonissos, 1.4 km from Limenas Hersonissou Beach. Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is set 2.3 km from Glaros Beach.

At the hotel, every room is equipped with a desk. At Optasia Apartments rooms include bed linen and towels.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Speaking German, Greek and English, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical advice on the area at the 24-hour front desk.

Golden Beach is 2.4 km from Optasia Apartments, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 21 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 11.5 km
  • 7.8 / 10
  • Heraklion City

On the hillside of the traditional Piskopiano village, surrounded by Mediterranean plants and overlooking Hersonissos Bay, Korifi Suite 024 Adults Only features outdoor and indoor pool, restaurant and snack bar. It offers accommodation with balcony overlooking the Cretan Sea.

Featuring traditional details, all accommodation types at the Korifi Suite 024 Adults Only have a fridge. Each comes with a satellite TV.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding and hiking.

The nearest beach is 1 km away. The property is 800 metres from Aquaworld Aquarium, 2 km from Lixnostatis Folk Museum and 3.5 km from the 18-hole Crete Golf course. Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is 20 km away.

  • 11.5 km

Best Villas in Polythea village

  • 8.7 / 10
  • Kasteli

Featuring pool views, Villa AnnaMaria features accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa is equipped with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views. The air-conditioned villa also provides a seating area, washing machine and 3 bathrooms with a bath and a shower.

The villa offers a picnic area. If you would like to discover the area, fishing and hiking are possible in the surroundings.

The Palace of Knossos is 27 km from Villa AnnaMaria, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 33 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€298

/night

  • 1.5 km
  • 9 / 10
  • Kastelli

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Villa Zenovia is situated in Heraklio Town. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 21 km from the villa, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 29 km from Villa Zenovia.

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€238

/night

  • 1.7 km
  • 9.4 / 10
  • Armacha

Featuring garden views, Mylopetra Traditional House provides accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 34 km from The Palace of Knossos. The air-conditioned accommodation is 31 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi.

The villa is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The villa offers an outdoor fireplace. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Mylopetra Traditional House.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 45 km from the accommodation, while Venetian Walls is 46 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 39 km from Mylopetra Traditional House, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 5.2 km

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Villa Akali by Villa Plus is located in Kalón Khoríon. The accommodation is 11 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa comes with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, and 2 bathrooms with a shower, a hair dryer and a washing machine. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 26 km from the villa, while Venetian Walls is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 20 km from Villa Akali by Villa Plus.

  • 7.4 km
  • 8 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Καλού Χωριού - Γαλύφας

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view and a balcony, Villa Galinos is set in Kalón Khoríon. This villa offers free private parking, free shuttle service and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 3 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

The villa offers a hot tub. Guests at Villa Galinos can enjoy walking tours nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 10 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 25 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 19 km from Villa Galinos, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€176

/night

  • 7.6 km
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Νιπιδιτός κτηριο

Located in Arkalochori in the Crete region, Nipiditos Village provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

Some units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, washing machine and a coffee machine, as well as a kitchen.

Guests at the villa can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace.

The Palace of Knossos is 31 km from Nipiditos Village, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 33 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 35 km from the accommodation.

  • 8.0 km

Best Apartments in Polythea village

  • 7.7 / 10
  • Agion Anargiron

Set in Xidhás in the Crete region, Traditional Cretan Stone House in the Center of Crete has a patio. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment consists of 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

If you would like to discover the area, hiking is possible in the surroundings.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 27 km from the apartment, while The Palace of Knossos is 30 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 35 km from Traditional Cretan Stone House in the Center of Crete.

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€47

/night

  • 1.6 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Amariano

Featuring garden views, THE AA VILLA: Your Interactive Home Experience! offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 30 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. It features an infinity pool, a garden, pool views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment comes with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The apartment offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at THE AA VILLA: Your Interactive Home Experience!, while diving and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

The Palace of Knossos is 32 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 45 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 38 km from THE AA VILLA: Your Interactive Home Experience!.

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€243

/night

  • 3.8 km
  • Νιπιδιτος Κτήριο

Located in Nipidhitós, 31 km from The Palace of Knossos and 33 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Luxury Villa Nipiditos est 1912 provides air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The property has garden and inner courtyard views, and is 37 km from Venetian Walls.

The apartment with a terrace and mountain views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. The property also has 2 bathrooms featuring a hot tub and free toiletries, and towels and bed linen are included.

At the apartment guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 38 km from Luxury Villa Nipiditos est 1912, while Acqua Plus Waterpark is 21 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 35 km from the accommodation.

  • 8.0 km
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Αβδού

Located in Avdou, 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 39 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Kagiampakis Concept Residences I provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With quiet street views, this accommodation offers a patio.

The apartment comes with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Venetian Walls is 40 km from the apartment, while The Palace of Knossos is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 32 km from Kagiampakis Concept Residences I.

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€151

/night

  • 8.4 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Γωνιές

Boasting garden views, Apartments Gonies – Artemis features accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. There is an in-house restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 40 km from the apartment, while Venetian Walls is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from Apartments Gonies – Artemis.

  • 9.1 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Γωνιές Πεδιάδος

Featuring lake views, Apartments Gonies – Afroditi provides accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available.

The apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with mountain views.

A a baby safety gate is also available at the apartment, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 40 km from Apartments Gonies – Afroditi, while Venetian Walls is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from the accommodation.

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€53

/night

  • 9.1 km

Best Holiday homes in Polythea village

  • ΚΡΗΤΗ ΚΑΣΤΕΛΛΙ ΠΕΔΙΑΔΟΣ

Located in Kardhoulianós, 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 27 km from The Palace of Knossos, Eva’s cottage provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home is equipped with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 38 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 32 km from Eva’s cottage.

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€115

/night

  • 530 m
  • 10 / 10
  • Epar.Od. Agiou Paraskion-Kastamonitsis

Set in Kastéllion, 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 26 km from The Palace of Knossos, Marilidia House offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 39 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 32 km from Marilidia House.

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€66

/night

  • 950 m
  • 10 / 10
  • 1 Λεωφόρος Ηρακλείου

Featuring mountain views, MarilidiaHouse provides accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

This holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with a microwave and a toaster, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom equipped with a bidet. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

The Palace of Knossos is 26 km from the holiday home, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 32 km from MarilidiaHouse.

  • 950 m
  • 10 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Αγίων Παρασκιών - Κασταμoνίτσας

Featuring garden views, Traditional stone house camari offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 22 km from The Palace of Knossos. It features a garden, a terrace, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

This holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with an oven and a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom equipped with a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 28 km from the holiday home, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 30 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 24 km from Traditional stone house camari.

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€52

/night

  • 4.5 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Kato Vathias - Smariou

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, Villa Magnolia – Smari Cozy Getaway is located in Smárion. This holiday home is 26 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 27 km from Venetian Walls.

With free WiFi, this holiday home provides a TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 16 km from the holiday home, while The Palace of Knossos is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 20 km from Villa Magnolia – Smari Cozy Getaway.

  • 5.3 km
  • ΧΑΡΑΣΟ

Set in Kharasón in the Crete region, “Thimises” traditional-stone village house has a patio. It features a garden, a terrace, inner courtyard views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hot tub. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a hot tub. A a baby safety gate is also available for guests at “Thimises” traditional-stone village house.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 11 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 20 km from “Thimises” traditional-stone village house.

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€119

/night

  • 7.4 km

FAQ

What was the previous name of Polythéa Village?

The previous name of Polythéa Village was Pigaidouri.

What does the word ‘pigaidi’ mean in Cretan?

‘Pigaidi’ means ‘a well’ in Cretan.

Why was the name of the village changed from Pigaidouri?

The name of the village was probably changed due to the fact that people thought it was a reference to ‘gaidouri’, which means ‘donkey’.

What can you find at the kapheneions in Polythéa Village?

Apart from the ubiquitous raki and mezedes, you can also find rooms for rent at the kapheneions in Polythéa Village.

When is a typical Cretan feast held in Polythéa Village?

A typical Cretan feast is held in Polythéa Village on August 15th for the Virgin Mary (Assumption).

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