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Adriades House

Official Contact Details - Adriades House

Phone: 00306977158377 Fax: 00302810301977

The dream started to come true in 2002, when the restoration of the edifice built at the beginning of the 20th century commenced, with much love and care.

  • Price from 95 EUR / Day
  • 2 bedrooms
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Last updated: 11/17/2008

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The guest house Adriades was created at the top of the village Smari, at the location Arhontika next to the old school.

It is named after the wonderful view that someone can enjoy from the guest house, as the side of the mountain across is full of oaks, commonly called drides or adriades in the folk speech.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
95 EUR
Highest Daily Price:
180 EUR
Lowest Weekly Price:
665 EUR
Highest Weekly Price:
1260 EUR
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

The village Smari lies in the inland of the Prefecture of Heraklion in Crete, it belongs to the Municipality of Kastelli and is characterized as a traditional settlement.

It is 7 km far from Kastelli and 27 km from the center of Heraklion, at an altitude of 320 m; it is inhabited by 150 persons.

Smari emits a unique charm, which is unfolded gradually and wins us with no return.

A walk in the village, arrack with the local population, a walk at Profitis Ilias, and a small stop at the places where arrack is prepared. everything fits to each other and gives us pleasure, in its own way.

They say that in order to get acquainted with a place you must first get acquainted with its people. Mike's tavern in the main square of the village (Rousa) as well as Marina's tavern at the most graphical alley will travel you to Cretan cuisine. The village is full of small coffee houses-groceries which we strongly recommend.

Near the village there are some byzantine churches, historiated: Saint George with, unfortunately, white-washed murals and Christ Sotiras with discrete murals. Saint Paraskevi, Saint Panteleimonas and Panagia the Keralimniotisa.

Archaeological excavations conducted during the 80ies financed by the villagers and with a small aid granted by the Ministry of Culture, proved that the location was full of life since great antiquity. The architectural remains, excavated under the supervision of D. Hatsi-Vallianou, lead to the conclusion that the place had been used continually from the Midminoic until the Anatolian era (1800 630 b.C.). The view from the Acropol is wonderful and you can distinguish even the northern coast of Gouves. On the east side of the Acropol you can see the traditional settlement of Lagos, whereas when descending towards Smari 100 m from the Acropol you can see the beautiful small church of Profitis Ilias.

On July 20, at the feast of Profitis Ilias, a big fete is organized in the village with a traditional Cretan feast. The cultural association of the village organizes different cultural events, such as the arrack feast, Christmas and Eastern carols and feast of Clean Monday. Moreover, a very remarkable newspaper is published, named Arismari.

01 Smari village, 71202, Heraklion, Greece
Accommodation located in:
countryside, rural, village!

Amenities & services

The lodging has been restored with stones from the area, and its roofs are mostly tiled.

The two bedrooms are accessed from different stairs.

The smaller one has the old iron bed of grandma, whereas the lantern lets you enjoy the beautiful sky at night.

The bigger bedroom has a wonderful view to the mountain, a wooden double bed, while the telescope can keep you company on the divine summer nights.

People say that love goes through the stomach, that is why our fully equipped kitchen can cover both your appetites.

The kitchen has all the appliances, a dishwasher, a coffee machine and all the types of coffee. In the lodging you will find olive oil, vinegar, marmalade, sweet preserves, olives, arrack, as well as a bottle of red wine, all produced by us.

On the ground floor the fireplace and living room is a company retreat for hours of relaxation

The big fireplace next to the sofa, as well as the stove will create a relaxed atmosphere.

You can enjoy reading a book from our rich library, playing board games (you will find playing cards, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Backgammon and Monopoly), listening to music or watching a film on TV or DVD player.

In the past, the heart of a home was its yard.

In our yard you can enjoy a nice meal at its big table under the trellis, relax in full peace, whereas the aromatic herbs of the garden will transfer scents of the Cretan country.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 0
  • Single beds: 0
  • Double beds: 0
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0


  • No Bath:
  • No Hair Drier:
  • No Shower:
  • No Towels:


  • No Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • No Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • No Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • No Ironing Board:
  • No Stereo/Radio System:
  • Yes Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:


  • No Fridge & Freezer:
  • No Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • No Microwave:
  • No Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:

Living room

  • No Fireplace:
  • No Sofa Bed:
  • No Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • No Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • No Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • Yes Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • No Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only

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