Arches, Eleftherna.

Terry and Julie. 

We have 2 available rooms. Please contact us and we will accommodate you in a family room, a disabled access room or a room with a  stunning sea view.

But both of  our rooms have separate access to the main house.

It depends on your personal requirements and needs as we cater for couples, families and older guests. It's very quiet and peaceful here. 

We also have a common room with board games,

TV, DVD's and a Wii machine if you and the family want to stay in, or in case it's poor weather. Not often, but sometimes it rains in winter.

Both of the rooms are en-suite

We are open all year round and have heating if you fancy a winter break as it's a good area for hiking, bird watching, painting and photography. Pay by cash or Paypal as there are no ATM's in the village.

PS Don't use Google maps to find us. Ongoing problem with location that we are trying to resolve. When booking we will send you directions. 



Our rooms are newly renovated rooms in a stone house in a traditional Greek/Cretan village. 

They both have new mattresses and bedding and are cosy and comfortable. 



Free tea & Coffee

Tea & Coffee making facilities in all rooms. Breakfast available at 4 local tavernas. All in walking distance and Nearby  by car/bike is and Haroupia taverna

Free Wifi


All rooms have free Wi Fi. Details on booking confirmation, or  on request.


We have gardens and balconies for your use. We also have a BBQ which you can use if you clean it afterwards. 

Comfortable Rooms
We have tried to make the rooms as comfortable as possible but if you need anything to help make your stay more perfect please just ask. Chargers, irons, toothbrushes, anything you want or have forgotten we will have. Or be able to tell you where to find it. Just ask.
Plunge Pool
We  have a small  plunge pool for guests to use .
Outside shower available soon.
Beach towels and lilos provided free of charge.  

Each room has a kettle and a fridge, hair drier, towels and extra sheets, blankets plus heating and air conditioning units. There are no cooking facilities except the BBQ as our village tavernas are excellent value and very close to the Arches. Table and chairs available in both rooms. There is also a common area with games, Wii machine, DVD's Cd's & Wifi. 





Chill out in a hammock
You can go in the pool, relax, read any of our 1000 books and have tea and coffee available.
Maps and guide books to read about where to visit on your exploration days. We can also tell you which areas are interesting to visit and  which are accessible if you have limitations like a small car or are a cyclist.
Cultural Sites


You are a five minute walk from the Eleftherna museum.

Amazing archaeological finds.



We have contacts who can take you and your family for a diving experience in the South of the island. 

Bird watching, Photography, Artistic Pursuits, Walking, Climbing, Stargazing, Serious Cycling are all good in this area.


If you want to get out and about  on hobby pursuits we can suggest areas to go for all the above.

You can go bird watching, wild flower and orchid spotting whilst you hike the area and it's an inspirational area for scenery. It may make you wish you could paint and draw. It makes me wish I could! Additionally as there is very little light pollution this area is great for watching stars. Clear skies and no light pollution. Great combination. I am amazed by how clearly you can see the stars from here. 

Horse Riding 


A riding experience is available 15 km from here.

Explore this amazing area


12 km from nearest beach, 5 km from Marguarites, the pottery village and  5 km from Arkadi Monastery. Over the hills are the Amari valley, Gerakari the cherry village, Thronos, Meronas, Spili, Plakias and Aghia Galini. Anoigia, Maroulas, Zoniana, Livadia, Perama and Panormo are all close by.

 With stunning views and driving through the slopes of Psiloritis. Arches Eleftherna is a great base for exploring the Rethymno and Gerapotomus area. 


Also, there is the City of Eleftherna, an independent and one of the most powerful ancient cities in Crete. Eleftherna experienced prosperity during the Roman and Early Byzantine Age. Its inhabitants were occupied with trade, agriculture and shipping. Its high development becomes obvious from the bridges that surround it. It also had its own currency, with engravings of Apollo and Artemis. Eleftherna and Knossos were not on the same side. As a highly developed independent city, Eleftherna actually fought against Knossos in the first Cretan War. 


Julie and Terry are outstanding! We had a lovely time with them, many interesting conversations and we think we didn't have a host/guest relationship but felt more like being at our friend's place. They did all they could to make us feel safe, comfortable and at ease, we really enjoyed staying with them. The house is beautiful and recently renovated and Eleftherna is a quiet and nice village in the mountains, not far from the sea and Rethymno. We definitely recommend Julie's house!!!

Miriam and Gigi



tel: 0030 694 639 8883

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Room 1 AMA number 00000114506

Room 2 AMA number  00000114517

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