The elegant Katalagari Country Suites Hotel is situated in Katalagari, a charming little village on Crete Island, Greece. Due to its wonderful natural environment, this lovely location offers a unique venue for relaxing and unforgettable holidays in Greece. The 4-star hotel Katalagari Country Suites is the perfect accommodation for tourists and families with children who want to experience a great vacation in Crete. To meet the needs of even the most demanding travellers, a large outdoor swimming pool is available on the premises. Further amenities at the Katalagari Country Suites include high-speed Internet access, restaurant, TV lounge, terrace with breathtaking views of the countryside, garden and wine cellar.
Food & Beverage in the complex
The restaurant offers breakfast , lunch or dinner upon request using natural ingredients from our garden and the local area. Delicious, healthy local specialties can be prepared for breakfast. Home-made Mediterranean / Cretan dishes can be arranged upon request for lunch or dinner.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Amnissos 24 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Cretan diet and the Cretan way of life is the reason for long living and good health
The food of Crete is hard to describe. It has the most delicious dishes in restaurants and in the homes. Everybody has to taste all the island's traditional recipes of appetizers and main dishes. Honey and cheese, pies from Sfakia, cream cheese, chohlious , staka, stuffed vine leaves, ntakos, and many many other tastes.
In the latest years many mentions have been made about the Cretan Diet and Mediterranean Diet. So it is now well known that the Cretan Diet is not only aromatic and tasteful, but also extremely healthy. The food has already taken the right place in Crete's culture, equivalent to the monumental identity and the sun and sea. The most important product that gave so much to Cretan Diet it is of course the virgin olive oil and the wide variety of local wine.
For the Cretans, the secret of good health and long living is very simple. They eat all that their rich solid gives them. Many fruits, vegetables, groceries, legumes, varieties of cheese, olive oil and bread. They scent the taste with marvelous herbs like oregano, they make desserts with natural sweetening materials as honey, and accompany their meal with excellent local wine or tsikoudia.
Crete, an Island of Extremes
Crete is an island of extremes in everything, from the harsh craggy ravines to the beautiful mellow beaches and plateaus; from the warrior like people who are also among the kindest and most hospitable of Greece, to the arid rocks in the mountains.
The knife is a symbol of Crete and indeed, these are sold in abundance at the souvenir shops. The true Cretan people are among the tallest in Europe, which can be seen in the isolated mountain areas where the population has remained unchanged by outside influence. Cretans are a proud and independent people and their behaviour reflects their long history and their struggles against occupying forces.
Many traditions are preserved in the villages of Crete, especially in the more isolated ones. Among them are the Cretan wedding and the Cretan baptism. Both are special celebrations that may continue for several days. In the west of Crete they are characterized by the "rizitika tragoudia", which are very old songs, some of Byzantine origin. Dancing, eating, drinking, and shooting guns into the air, are all part of the celebrations.