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Crete Island, Hotel Arolithos, Heraklion
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Business Address
11th klm of old national road
from Heraklion to Rethimnon
 
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P.O. Box 2032 | N. Stadium 710 02
Heraklion | Crete island | Greece
Tel. +30-2810-821050
Fax: +30-2810-821051
e-mail: info@arolithosvillage.gr
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WORKSHOPS - SHOPS

In Arolithos, there are various popular art workshops, such as ceramics, weaving, and a blacksmith’s for the production of farming tools. Those sections are open for the hotel guests, for tourist groups visiting the village, as well as for individual travelers looking for an oasis of calm.

The grocer’s
The grocer’s called “To Diktamo” [“the Dittany”] sells wine, ouzo, raki, Cretan buns and rusk rolls, vanilla dessert, stewed fruits in syrup, as well as herbs of Crete.
The traditional blacksmith’s is one of the most interesting workshops in Arolithos. For the sake of our guests, the old blacksmith willingly presents the process according to which, the hot iron takes its form being made into a pickaxe, a smith’s pliers, a horseshoe, a hoe, or any other tool for the cultivation of the land. The experience at the blacksmith’s is certainly unique and unforgettable.
At the woven textile exhibition, which is the biggest shop of the village, visitors may see Cretan looms, traditional woven textiles, embroideries, and knits used by homemakers to decorate their house. Cretan textiles are famous all over the world. Genuine threads, yarns and true colors lend textiles beauty and authenticity. Cretan symbols and pictures of the Cretans’ daily life are depicted on them.
The weaver uses the old loom with address and skillfulness to create unique, original textiles. Carpets, runners, curtains, embroideries and knitwear are available at the shop. In the same area, ceramics, silverware, carven furniture and antiques are on display. Moreover, our visitors may admire our postcard collection depicting landscapes of Arolithos, which are unique all over Greece (exhibition photos).
 
The workshop of mosaic
The workshop of mosaic presents this special ancient art which is still alive and developed nowadays. Our visitor can find very nice items for decoration of the interior of the house or even the yard and the garden. One can see wonderful mirrors, frames, pictures made of mosaic, earthen flower pots, or even small but usefull items for making our home nice and special. The artist is always willing to inform you about this exceptional art.
 
Painting
The painting and handcrafted gifts workshop is a necessary stop during ones’ visit in Arolithos. Still life paintings, landscapes and portraits as well as hagiography works count among the exhibits of the workshop. Small items and gifts decorate the shop and are available for customers of refined taste.
 
The Wood Oven
In Arolithos, there is a traditional wood oven, where kneaded bread is baked and subsequently consumed in the tavern. The oven operates on wood that burns inside it until it turns into charcoal. After reaching the appropriate temperature, it is cleaned with the use of panistra, specific oven brushes so that bread can be placed in it.
 
 
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SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL RATE:
-20% discount for reservations with check-in dates from 01/April-17/April provided that they have been done till 31/March/2014
- NON REFUNDABLE RATE:
THIS IS A RESERVATION WITH 100% DEPOSIT. IN CASE OF CANCELLATION OR NON SHOW ALL THE AMOUNT IS KEPT. IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE. Discount -15%
- EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
Early booking Discount -10% for all the reservations of the tourist season of 2014. The offer is available till 31/03/2014
- Rates include breakfast.
- Prices are already under discount for booking through internet.
- Early booking for 2014 !!! Book For all months of 2014 get the discount wihtout any cancellation fees in case of non show or cancellation. !!!!!
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village