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The THALORI is a complex of fifteen traditional houses which were restored to reflect the particular style of vernacular architecture which was dominant in the host village of Kapetaniana in the very old days.

Kapetaniana is a small village perched at an altitude of 800 meters on the Asterousia range, west of the ΚOPHINAS peak. It commands a magnificent view of the Libyan Sea and combines in harmonious ways the wilderness of the mountain and the serenity and benefits of the sea.

This double character of the village, and its long history, rubs off on its buildings which combine Minoan stylistic influences and monastery architecture. The houses were constructed with defensive concerns in mind.

They have a lot in common with castles, while in the older days sheepfolds of various sizes formed an integral part of these fortified homes. They were built from materials resourced locally and fitted perfectly with the surrounding environment.
The uniqueness of this traditional village lies in the materials that were used during the construction works, e.g. locally resourced stones for exterior and interior walls, wood and marble.

The traditional fireplaces are another stylistic element. Perhaps the most eye-catching detail is the integration of rocks and rock formations with other building elements within the traditional village.

At the center of the complex there is a larger building which in the old days was associated with legends. It now is a common area offering our guests recreation and the opportunity to taste a rich selection of traditional dishes made from fresh, local ingredients that mother earth has been nursing in this area for centuries.
The position of the traditional village at an altitude of 800 meters on the Asterousia hills, against the wide open space which forms the Libyan Sea, sets the conditions for a unique climate. When conditions are proper, clouds race to take interesting formations around the village and dissipate just as fast. Also, the visibility is so perfect that the eye can see very far into the horizon, which has a soothing effect for the body and mind.

The heightened sense of beauty which is evident in the traditional village and the services available can keep satisfied even the most demanding guests who need to establish a starting point for their exploration of the island of Crete.

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    24-hour front desk
    Air condition
    autonomous central heating
    Bath or shower
    bbq use
    conference room
    Convention Center
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Fireplace in lobby
    Free breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi
    Fridge/mini bar
    Front desk hours
    hair dryer
    Indoor Pool
    internet corner
    kinder garden
    laundry service (extra charge)
    lugagges storage
    Newspapers in lobby
    outdoor activities
    outdoor jacuzzi
    outdoor pool
    pool bar
    self service Laundry and dryer
    snack bar
    steam bath
    team bath
    various table games
    water sports near by
    Autonomous central heating Fireplace Fully equipped kitchen Mini stereo system TV with LCD screen 20″ and satellite channels (Satellite TV) Chess Table Orthopedic mattresses Organic products for personal hygiene (shampoo, foam bath) Various table games, Backgammon

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