Kapsaliana Village Hotel - Rethymnon area
Crete- Heraklion Area

The Kapsaliana Village Hotel is located in the prefecture of Rethymnon, Crete, 18 km from the main town, 4 km from the historical Arkadi Monastery, 75 km from Heraklion airport and 85 km from Chania airport.  

On approaching Kapsaliana you will realise that the hotel is the village itself, a fascinating group of stone buildings of Cretan and Venetian architecture, nestling in peaceful surroundings with superb views of the countryside and the sea. It is the perfect place for rest and relaxation, particularly as the whole settlement has been painstakingly renovated using natural materials to create a harmonious blend of old and new. The mixture of the traditional Cretan architecture of the houses and courtyards combined with Venetian carved stone vaults and outside staircases, make it a visually appealing compound.

15 of the original houses have been carefully converted into comfortable elegant, comfortable guest houses clustered around the old Olive Press. Seven new houses have been created to the same architecture as the original houses. Each house is individual in design and has all modern amenities within simple, tasteful interiors. All rooms/suites have king size double beds, rainfall shower bathroom, working desk, water boiler , coffee, tea selection, mini bar with Cretan delicacies, free Wi-Fi access, telephone, safe box, satellite TV, Apivita natural beauty care products, slippers, bathrobes, individually controlled A/C and central heating. Some rooms/ suites have  their own fireplace & private terrace.  

There is also a large outdoor swimming pool ( 6 x 16m) with spacious paved areas equipped with sun beds and umbrellas overlooking the olive groves and the sea. There is a snack-bar by the pool.  

At the centre of the settlement is a large stone building with outside terrace and garden square, this houses the reception & the restaurant Our A la Carte restaurant has a fireplace and specially arranged outdoor area sheltered by a pergola. The reception area includes a small sitting area.

Vedema taste - Main restaurant area where breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served
Perivoli - Farm to table experience. With an open-air kitchen area, cooking lessons are hosted and a proper Cretan lunch is served.
Pool bar area for light snacks & salads during lunchtime
Lemonies Cocktail Bar - Nestled under the blooming lemons trees for a cocktail before or after dinner.
Aperitivo corners - At Kapsaliana Village hotel we have carved some intimate, candlelit corners along the communal terraces, for the incurably romantic.
Massage & yoga room specially designed by the pool area with a view of the Cretan sea and surrounded by the delicious aromas of our orchards and blooming nature.
Fitness area - equipped with treadmill, stationary bike, free weights and cardiovascular machines


  • Car Rental
  • Credit cards and exchange
  • Daily breakfast supplies (organic fruit & locally sourced produce)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Linen provided, changed daily or according to preference
  • Parking Area
  • Pool Snack Bar
  • Pool Sunbeds & Umbrellas
  • Pool Towels
  • Reception with small lounge
  • Restaurant lounge with fire place
  • Restaurant with fireplace, outdoor dining area and pergola
  • Shop with local products
  • Swimming pool
  • Tailor-made guided excursions & walking tours
  • Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) in the pool area, lounge & coffee corner

Room Descriptions

Classic double room (Eridanus - Hyades - Kentavros)

The Classic double rooms (Eridanus, Hyades,Kentavros)  have a spacious bedroom with double bed or twin beds, a sitting corner and a bathroom with rainfall shower. Eridanus & Hyades are ground floor rooms with a sitting area in front of the room with a table, chairs and umbrella. Kentavros is located on the first floor, it features a small balcony at the entrance of the room with chairs and umbrella.

Superior double room Terrace (Libra - Hydra)

The superior double room “Libra” has a spacious bedroom with a double bed or twin beds, a bathroom with rainfall shower and a sitting corner. Libra can comfortably accommodate a couple while the room benefits from a private entrance, with its own courtyard and parking space right outside the entrance. From the large private terrace you can enjoy the views over the canyon of the village. The superior double room Hydra has a bedroom with a double bed or twin beds, a bathroom with rainfall shower and a small living room with fireplace and a sofa bed that can accommodate 1 child. Hydra is located on the ground floor and overlooks the west side of the village and the canyon. Hydra can also be connected to “Libra” room and altogether transform into a lovely house with 2 bedrooms, living room, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, patio and private entrance.

Historic junior suite (Perseus - Lyra - Sirius)

The original features of Crete have been preserved in the 3 historic junior suites (Lyra, Perseus and Sirius) and they remind the restored village houses with their authentic style and heritage. They are all ground floor suites located at the central building complex, with rather small windows , a spacious living room with a double bed or twin beds as well as a seating area. Perseus and Lyra are open plan suites with an arch that connects the living area to the bedroom and they are equipped with a sofa bed in the living room that can accommodate an extra person. They have a small sitting corner at the entrance of the room. Sirius has a living room with a sofa bed that can become 2 single beds suitable for 1 or 2 children while it separates from the bedroom with a door. Sirius has an outside sitting with table, chairs and sun umbrella.

Superior junior suite Terrace (Orion - Cassiopeia)

The Superior Junior Suite “Orion” is a comfortable suite, suitable for couples, located on the first floor of the main building and the olive mill. The suite features a spacious living room where an arch leads to the bedroom with a double bed and fireplace. From the private terrace you can enjoy a wonderful seaview while the windows overlook the village square full of lemon and orange trees.The comfortable, two-room suite “Cassiopeia” features a living room and a bedroom with a double bed. Each room has its own private terrace, while the suite has also a sofa bed that can accommodate a child. It is located on the first floor of the main building complex with beautiful view from the private terrace over the lush western side of the village. Both suites have a fully furnished terrace with table, chairs, loungers and a sun umbrella.  

Historic Olive Mill Suite

Our Olive Oil Mill Suite was originally an 18th century private olive mill. The open plan suite is located side by side as a continuation of our historic olive oil museum. Part of the room’s ancient decoration are a historic millstone and an underground oil tern protected by glass floors.


Classic Single (Cygnus)

Family Suite Terrace (Pleiades)

The “Pleiades” suite  is a spacious, 2-room suite with a sitting area, fireplace and a separate bedroom. Both the living room and the bedroom have access to the terrace with a pergola and the garden. The suite also has a living room with a sofa bed that can turn into 2 single beds suitable for 1 or 2 children. The suite overlooks the lush hillside and is ideal for families looking for a unique suite to stay in Crete. Ideal for families with children because of the outdoor protected space.

Classic double Terrace (Izar)

Exclusive Superior double Terrace with Sea View - Pergola (Pegasus)

Superior Junior Suite Terrace with mezzanine (Andromeda)

Andromeda is a Superior Junior Suite with a bedroom loft and a bright living room with a large fireplace. The suite also features a private fully furnished terrace with chairs, table, loungers and a sun umbrella & beautiful views over the square of the village. Ideal for couples who want an outstanding place for their stay in Crete.

Exclusive Suite Terrace with Sea View - Swim Spa Mini Pool - Pergola (Aquarius)

Classic double terrace Sea View (Altair)

Altair features a bedroom with double bed or twin beds,bathroom with rainfall shower, a private terrace and connecting doors with “Izar” room. “Altair” has a wonderful view over the olive groves and the sea, while its own stone staircase connects the terrace of the room with the swimming pool. It is ideal for couples looking for a cosy room or for families, as the space can be connected to the adjacent room “Izar”.

Stone House suite Borealis

Superior double room Terrace Sea view (Berenices - Luna)

Junior Suite with terrace (Aquila)

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