Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Riza village

What to Know Before Visiting Riza village

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Riza is a charming village situated at an altitude of 540 m in the southern parts of the Dikti mountain range, at the borders of the province of Ierapetra-Viannos in the Lasithi Region of Crete. The village is home to retired citizens, animal and bee farmers, and Athens immigrants of the Riza community. Despite its small size, Riza is a lively place with a bustling square and a lively tavern-coffee house built by the local association. The village is known for its vibrant community, where citizens from the entire region gather every day to indulge in coffee, raki, and proclaim their love for their village. The renowned musician of traditional Cretan music, Manolis Alexakis, hails from Riza, and the inhabitants are proud to tout this fact.

The village offers breathtaking views of the olive-covered hills of the southern horizon and the Libyan Sea. Visitors can witness the remarkable beauty of Riza and its surrounding areas from high observatories erected by local associations or explore places such as the little plateau featuring a quaint old church or along cliffs with serene gulfs and gorges. The area is also home to stunning pine trees, hollies, cypresses, and more, adding to the magical atmosphere that permeates the body with an incomparable sense of serenity. A trip to Riza is an experience like no other, and visitors are sure to be captivated by the natural beauty and vibrant community of this charming village.

Best Hotels in Riza village

  • 9 / 10
  • Odos Michali Andreopouli

Situated in Myrtos, within 200 metres of Myrtos Beach and 2.4 km of Vatos Beach, Myrthe Apartments features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation offers airport transfers, while a car rental service is also available.

The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a wardrobe. With a private bathroom fitted with a bath and a hairdryer, some rooms at the hotel also boast a city view. At Myrthe Apartments rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

Kalikovrechtis Beach is 3 km from the accommodation, while Lake Voulismeni is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from Myrthe Apartments.

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€65

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  • 4.3 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Mirtos

Esperides Hotel is located in Myrtos, on the outskirts of Ierapetra, only 200 metres away from the beach. It offers sunny rooms with Wi-Fi, a traditional Cretan tavern, 2 bars and a pool.

Set in a peaceful environment surrounded by flower gardens, Esperides offers year-round accommodation. Rooms are air-conditioned and have TV and balcony with view to the sea or the mountains.

The city of Ierapetra is 14 km away. Heraklion Airport is 80 km away via Arkalochori local road, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 50 km away.

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€48

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  • 4.3 km
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Μύρτος

Just 50 metres from the beach, Mirtos Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a TV and balcony. Facilities include free WiFi, a restaurant and a mini market on site.

Bright and colourful, all rooms in the Mirtos Hotel have a fridge, electric kettle and a safe. The private bathroom comes with bathrobes and free toiletries. Some rooms offer views of the Libyan Sea.

The Mirtos’s restaurant serves typical Cretan dishes in the vine-covered terrace. A good selection of taverns can be found within 10 minutes’ walk.

The town of Ierapetra is about 15 km away. Guests wanting to explore the area can hire bikes and motorbikes through the hotel. Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport is 120 km away. There is free on-site parking.

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€47

/night

  • 4.3 km
  • 7.4 / 10
  • Omirias 4

Centrally located in Ierapetra Town and 100 metres from the beach, Galaxy hotel features a snack bar with free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioned rooms. The 24-hour front desk can advise on local interests, such as Casero Fortress at 10 metres.

Simply decorated, all rooms come equipped with a mini fridge and a TV with cable channels. Each has a balcony, and a private bathroom with a shower or bathtub.

Galaxy lies 63 km from Sitia Airport and 100 km from the international airport of Heraklio. Staff can arrange car rental to visit the scenic beach of Mirtos, around 10 km away.

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€71

/night

  • 17.5 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Plateia Eleftherias 19

Just 30 meters from the nearest beach, Coral Hotel offers accommodation in the center of Ierapetra. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

All rooms at Coral Hotel offer a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A terrace or balconies are featured in certain rooms. Each room has a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Breakfast consisting of Cretan products is with extra charge and can be enjoyed at the cafe/ bar of the Hotel.

Several restaurants, cafes and shops for the essentials can be found with 30 meters. Boats travelling to Chrysi Islands are available within 50 meters from the property. Hersonissos is 47 km from Coral Boutique Hotel, while Ágios Nikólaos is 20 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 60 km from Coral Hotel.

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€55

/night

  • 17.5 km
  • 9 / 10
  • 42, M. Kothri street

Situated on Ierapetra’s seafront promenade, El Greco Hotel the 4-star hotel offers modern and spacious rooms and suites with balconies. The hotel restaurant enjoys views over the Libyan Sea.

Decorated in earthy tones, the guest rooms include a satellite TV, mini fridge and air conditioning. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer and courtesy bathrobes. Some of the rooms enjoy views of the bay and the harbour. Each room offers the option of wired internet along with free WiFi.

Guests can enjoy an American and Greek breakfast buffet, while gazing at the Libyan Sea. Mediterranean dishes, as well as traditional Cretan cuisine are served at the à la carte restaurant Porfyra. Hot and cold beverages are available at the hotel bar. Room service is available between 08:00 and 24:00.

Car rental is available through reception.. Guests may use a shared computer at the lounge area. Express check-in service is provided. Along the coast, there is a pathway where you can find traditional local products. Free public parking is possible nearby.

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€79

/night

  • 17.7 km

Best Villas in Riza village

  • 9.8 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Mithon - Mallon

OMythos features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Míthoi, 40 km from Lake Voulismeni.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, mountain views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and a private bathroom with shower and slippers. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also provided, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

An à la carte breakfast is available daily at OMythos.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy cycling and hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 39 km from OMythos, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 76 km from the villa.

  • 4.0 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Ανατολή 0

Located in Ierápetra, 31 km from Lake Voulismeni and 30 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa), Villa K-Villa with private pool offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers a private pool, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa features 3 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

Agios Nikolaos Port is 31 km from Villa K-Villa with private pool. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 74 km from the accommodation.

  • 8.5 km
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Anatoli Ierapetras

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a rooftop pool, mountain view and a balcony, Villa M – Villa with private pool and yard is located in Anatolí. It features a garden, pool views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

A outdoor play equipment is also available for guests at the villa.

Lake Voulismeni is 31 km from Villa M – Villa with private pool and yard, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 30 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 74 km from the accommodation.

  • 8.5 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Anatoli

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and barbecue facilities, Villa Lato – Villa with private pool and yard provides accommodation in Anatolí with free WiFi and pool views. The air-conditioned accommodation is 19 km from Ierápetra.

The villa features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms.

The villa offers a terrace.

Agios Nikolaos is 31 km from Villa Lato – Villa with private pool and yard, while Elounda is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 91 km from the accommodation.

  • 8.6 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • AMMOUDARES

Featuring mountain views, GRAND VILLA KATERINA offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 2.6 km from Limnaki Beach. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking 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 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

The villa offers a hot tub. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at GRAND VILLA KATERINA, while hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Lake Voulismeni is 40 km from the accommodation, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public, 67 km from GRAND VILLA KATERINA, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€162

/night

  • 8.7 km
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Καλού Χωριού - Μεταξοχωρίου

Boasting sea views, Villa Rosa offers accommodation with a terrace and a coffee machine, around 30 km from Lake Voulismeni. This villa provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

With free WiFi, this 3-bedroom villa features a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

The reception at the villa can provide tips on the area.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 30 km from Villa Rosa, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 31 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 74 km from the accommodation.

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€144

/night

  • 8.7 km

Best Apartments in Riza village

  • 7 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Μύρτου

Kallithea Apartments has garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Myrtos, 600 metres from Myrtos Beach.

All units come with a terrace with mountain views, a kitchen with a fridge and kitchenware, and a private bathroom with shower. Some units have a balcony and/or a patio with sea views.

The apartment offers a picnic area.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Vatos Beach is 2.8 km from Kallithea Apartments, while Lake Voulismeni is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from the accommodation.

  • 3.9 km
  • 7.9 / 10
  • Mirtos

Situated 300 metres from Mirtos Beach in Southern Crete, Mirtopolis offers self-catered accommodation with views of the sea, mountains and olive trees, 70 metres above Mirtos Village and sea level.

A kitchenette with cooking facilities, fridge and electric kettle is included in all units at the Mirtopolis. Each unit has a CD player/radio and a private bathroom with hairdryer.

The village of Mirtos with its taverns and shops is right on the seaside and can be reached within an 11-minute walk. Ierapetra Town is 15 km away. The town of Agios Nikolaos is 54 km away.

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€94

/night

  • 4.0 km
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Mirtos

Only 250 metres from the nearest beach, Villa Aliki is located in Mirtos of Crete Island. From the spacious terraces, you will enjoy sea views, while free WiFi connection is available.

Villa Aliki offers apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room with a flat-screen, satellite TV. Bed linen and towels, as well as ceiling fans are included.

Car hire is available at the property and the area is popular for snorkelling. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as diving and cycling. Malia is 50 km from Villa Aliki, while Elounda is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 80 km from Villa Aliki.

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€75

/night

  • 4.1 km
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Mirtos

Featuring river views, Sophie’s Village House offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 300 metres from Myrtos Beach. It features mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

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

Vatos Beach is 2.5 km from the apartment, while Lake Voulismeni is 46 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from Sophie’s Village House.

  • 4.2 km
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Μύρτου

Boasting a terrace, Irene Luxury Apartments is situated in Myrtos, within 200 metres of Myrtos Beach and 2.4 km of Vatos Beach. Free WiFi is availablethroughout the property.

Lake Voulismeni is 46 km from the apartment, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 45 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from Irene Luxury Apartments.

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€75

/night

  • 4.2 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Μύρτος

Offering free WiFi and free private parking, Stonehouse Elia Up is set in Myrtos, just 100 metres from Myrtos Beach. The air-conditioned accommodation is 2.3 km from Vatos Beach.

The apartment has a balcony, 1 bedroom, a living room and a well-equipped kitchenette.

Kalikovrechtis Beach is 2.9 km from the apartment, while Lake Voulismeni is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from Stonehouse Elia Up.

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€65

/night

  • 4.2 km

Best Holiday homes in Riza village

  • 7.9 / 10
  • Agia 10

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, sea view and a terrace, Comfortable Family House nearby Mirtos is set in Gdhókhia. Featuring mountain and pool views, this holiday home also features free WiFi.

The holiday home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen with oven and fridge, and 1 bathroom with a shower, a hair dryer and a washing machine.

If you would like to discover the area, hiking is possible in the surroundings and the holiday home can arrange a car rental service.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 72 km from Comfortable Family House nearby Mirtos.

  • 1.8 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Mithos, Mirtos

Set amidst olive groves, Sarakina’s Home is set in Míthoi and boasts scenic panoramic views of the surrounding area. Free WiFi is provided throughout.

Fitted with wooden ceilings, all units have a seating area. There is also a fully equipped kitchen fitted with a microwave and oven. A stovetop is also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Every unit features a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Towels and bed linen are provided in this pet-friendly accommodation.

Sarakina’s Home also includes a sun terrace and a private pool. The area is popular for cycling and hiking. Myrtos Beach is 5 km away. The lively Mália is 30 km from Sarakina’s Home while Hersonissos is at 36 km. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 50 km from Sarakina’s Home. Free private parking is possible on site.

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€63

/night

  • 2.8 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Mirtos Crete

Situated in Myrtos, 100 metres from Myrtos Beach, 2.4 km from Vatos Beach and 2.9 km from Kalikovrechtis Beach, Mirtos Luxury apartment features accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a balcony.

The air-conditioned holiday home is composed of 1 separate bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and 1 bathroom. A flat-screen TV is offered.

Lake Voulismeni is 46 km from the holiday home, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 45 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from Mirtos Luxury apartment.

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€77

/night

  • 4.2 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Μύρτου

Situated in Myrtos, 100 metres from Myrtos Beach and 2.5 km from Vatos Beach, Spitaki features air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation offers a balcony.

This holiday home has 1 bedroom, a kitchen with an oven and a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom fitted with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Lake Voulismeni is 46 km from the holiday home, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 45 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from Spitaki.

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€122

/night

  • 4.4 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Ψαρή Φοράδα, Σιδωνία, Βιάννος , Κρήτη

Located in Psari Forada and only 1 km from Sidonia Beach, Metochi Olokalon, Sidonia provides accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The holiday home is located on the ground floor and is equipped with 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, an oven, a washing machine, a microwave and a fridge. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a terrace. Guests can also relax in the garden.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 76 km from Metochi Olokalon, Sidonia, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€88

/night

  • 6.4 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Anatoli

Dorovinis Country Houses is a complex of traditional, stone-built villas and houses with a fireplace and Libyan Sea views. It is located in the village of Anatoli, 12 km from Ierapetra Town. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Fitted with beamed ceilings and hand-picked furnishings, all units feature a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. They open out to a furnished patio and have access to a rooftop terrace with panoramic sea views.

All houses are equipped with central heating, air conditioning, and fireplaces.

Guests are complimented with a welcome basket, including local breakfast products and local spirits. A tavern serving Greek dishes and Cretan specialties lies within 50 metres of Dorovinis. Several beaches, such as Myrtos, Voulisma and Agia Fotia, can be reached within a 30-minute drive.

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€95

/night

  • 8.6 km

FAQ

Where is Riza village located?

Riza village is located in the southern parts of the mountain Dikti at the borders of the province of Ierapetra-Viannos in the Lasithi Region of Crete.

What is the altitude of Riza village?

Riza village is built at an altitude of 540 m.

What is the population of Riza village?

Riza village is currently populated by retired citizens, some animal and bee farmers, as well as Athens immigrants of the Riza community.

What is the atmosphere like in Riza village?

The atmosphere in Riza village is described as magical and serene, established by nature’s own hand.

What is there to do in Riza village?

Riza village has a bustling square and lively tavern-coffee house built by the local association. Visitors can also witness the remarkable beauty of Riza and its surrounding areas, including high observatories, pine trees, hollies, cypresses, and more. There are also places to explore, such as a little plateau featuring a quaint old church or along cliffs with serene gulfs and gorges.

Who is a famous musician from Riza village?

Manolis Alexakis, a renowned musician of traditional Cretan music, hails from Riza village.

What is the view like from Riza village?

The view from Riza village is stunning, with olive-covered hills of the southern horizon and even out to the Libyan Sea.

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