Heracles Hotel

Top choice guest house

in Spili

These five balconied rooms are quiet, spotless and simply furnished, but it’s the charming and softly spoken Heracles himself who makes the place so special. Intimately familiar with the area, he's happy to put you on to the right hiking trail, birdwatching site or hidden beach. Optional breakfasts (from €4.50) feature local eggs and an array of homemade marmalades.

Heracles also rents two apartments in the traditional 200-year-old Cretan house where his great grandfather grew up. The apartments have wonderful historical features and great views over the Lefka Ori (White Mountains).