Full of expectations, I drove my rental car up the mountain. I was headed for a 200-year-old hotel called Hotel Elia, a historic building on beautiful Crete. When I got out of the car, Jo was already walking my way. She works at the hotel and told me right off the bat that stress is a taboo here.
We passed through the garden on the way to my room. The interior reflects that authentic Greek style, a perfect match with the old building. A canopy bed in the centre of the room caught my eye immediately. I quickly dropped my things and set out to explore the estate. A narrow path led me to a remarkable tree: the world’s oldest olive tree. It had been there for 200 years and creates a very special atmosphere. Not far ahead, I noticed the swimming pool. How enticing!
The next couple of day would be all about swimming and enjoying the sun. They also have a spa with a comfy sauna, jacuzzi and Turkish bath for some ultimate relaxation. And when you’re in for a more active day, there is plenty of hiking to be done in the area. For now, I decided to stay in my hammock with a good book. Stress? What's that?
It's possible at the time of booking due to Covid-19, services and facilities are different than when your holiday begins. As the services and facilities mentioned are subject to change, no rights can be derived from this.
Are you booking a flight holiday? Then a rental car of the lowest category (Small Class) is selected as standard for your trip and you have the option of upgrading the rental car. You can pick up the rental car at the airport and drive to your accommodation yourself.
Are you booking a holiday with own transportation? Then the rental car is not included in your trip and you can (at some destinations) book the rental car if you are interested. When you book your rental car, you can pick it up at your destination and drive to your accommodation yourself. The transport to the pick-up point of the rental car is arranged by you.
Tip: If you are travelling with 4 or more people, it is advisable to book an upgrade or an extra car. You can select the car upgrade in the booking steps. Do you want to book an extra car? Please contact us.