Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Skotino Village

What to Know Before Visiting Skotino Village

Located 22.5 km away from Heraklion, Skotino Village is believed to have been named after the church of Aghios Nikolaos Skotino, which was built during the Venetian period. The church served as a Hedge School or Hidden School during the Turkish rule when education was banned. The locals referred to it as “Skotino” (meaning darkness) when they intended to go there for schooling purposes. The church’s name appears as “Skotino Perasma” on a 1671 map from the Turkish administration. Today, an extra wing has been added to the ancient structure, dedicated to Aghios Charalambos.

A popular tourist attraction, the cave of Aghia Paraskevi is located just 1.5 km away from Skotino Village. Visitors are drawn to the cave’s exploration, making it a must-see destination.

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Best Hotels in Skotino Village

  • 3.5 km
  • 8.1 / 10 ()
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  • 8.2 / 10 ()
  • 3.7 km
  • 7.9 / 10 (214)
  • from 132.02 euro
  • 3.8 km
  • 8.7 / 10 ()
  • 3.9 km
  • 5.9 / 10 (3798)
  • from 75.74 euro

Best Villas in Skotino Village

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  • 8.6 / 10 (739)
  • from 200 euro
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  • from 0 euro
  • 2.4 km

Best Apartments in Skotino Village

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  • 3.4 km

Best Holiday homes in Skotino Village

Casteliana I

  • 7.3 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Κόξαρης - Γουβών

Located in Gouves in the Crete region, Casteliana I has a terrace. The accommodation is 5.4 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned holiday home is composed of 2 separate bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. A flat-screen TV is provided.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from Casteliana I.

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€95

/night

  • 1.4 km

Korina’s wood house

  • 8.3 / 10
  • Κάτω Γούβες 1ος όροφος

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Korina’s wood house is situated in Gouves. It is set 5.3 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and features bicycle parking.

The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

A bicycle rental service is available at the holiday home.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from Korina’s wood house, while Venetian Walls is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from the accommodation.

from

€110

/night

  • 1.7 km

“Theeporto” Maisonette with pool

  • 9.8 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Koxaris -Gouvon

Located 2.7 km from Gouves Beach, “Theeporto” Maisonette with pool offers an outdoor swimming pool, barbecue facilities and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.

Each unit comes with a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, a hairdryer, 2 private bathrooms with shower and a private pool. There is also an oven, stovetop and a coffee machine.

The holiday home provides a terrace.

Marina Beach is 2.7 km from “Theeporto” Maisonette with pool, while Aposelemis Beach is 2.7 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 16 km from the accommodation.

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€160

/night

  • 1.7 km

Minas Farm Cottage

  • 9.3 / 10
  • Κάτω Γούβες

Boasting a garden, private pool and garden views, Minas Farm Cottage is set in Kato Gouves. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and 1 bathroom. A flat-screen TV with streaming services is offered.

Aposelemis Beach is 1.6 km from the holiday home, while Gouves Beach is 1.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 14 km from Minas Farm Cottage.

from

€154.8

/night

  • 3.0 km

"Thimises" traditional-stone village house

  • / 10
  • 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.

from

€118.8

/night

  • 3.0 km

George's Island House with Plunge Pool

  • 7.8 / 10
  • Unnamed Road

Boasting mountain views, George’s Island House with Plunge Pool features accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 2.4 km from Aposelemis Beach. This holiday home has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The holiday home has 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.

If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, fishing and hiking are possible in the surroundings.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 6.6 km from the holiday home, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 22 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 16 km from George’s Island House with Plunge Pool.

from

€115

/night

  • 3.2 km

FAQ

What is Skotino Village?

Skotino Village is a small traditional village located in the region of Crete, Greece.

What is the history of Skotino Village?

Skotino Village has a long history dating back to the Minoan period. It was also occupied by the Venetians and the Ottomans.

What are the main attractions in Skotino Village?

The main attractions in Skotino Village include the Skotino Cave, the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis, and the traditional architecture of the village.

What is the Skotino Cave?

The Skotino Cave is a natural cave located near Skotino Village. It is known for its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

What is the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis?

The Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis is a small church located in Skotino Village. It dates back to the 14th century and is known for its beautiful frescoes.

What is the traditional architecture of Skotino Village?

Skotino Village is known for its traditional architecture, which includes stone houses with red-tiled roofs and narrow streets.

Is Skotino Village a popular tourist destination?

Skotino Village is not a popular tourist destination, but it is a great place to visit for those who want to experience traditional Greek village life.

How can I get to Skotino Village?

Skotino Village is located about 20 kilometers from the city of Heraklion. You can get there by car or by taking a bus from Heraklion.

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