Hotel Casa Doria
Hotel Casa Doria is located in the south of the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete, Greece. Overlooking the Libyan sea, Casa Doria gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty of the wild and untainted by the mass tourism beaches of the area. Casa Doria used to be a traditional tavern in Loutra, near the village of Lentas, that has been turned into a wonderful retreat.
It has two (2) floors with eight (8) rooms in total all with a shower and private bathroom. Seven (7) of the rooms are on the first floor with five (5) of them being double/twin rooms while the other two (2) are triple rooms. There is a shared balcony for all the rooms with four (4) of them overlooking the sea and the other three (3) being more spacious and with a view to the mountains.
The rooms are designed with simplicity and each one has a different style inspired by the life of the locals and the traditions of the island of Crete. There is also a restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Cretan recipes that focuses in using local herbs and spices as well as fresh products from local producers. Casa Doria is a member of “EcoWorldHotel”, the first eco-sensitive hotel chain. Thus, the change of towels is on request as Casa Doria follows an environmental friendly policy. Soaps and cleaning products are 98% biodegradable within 24 hours. Separate bins are available for the recycling of materials and batteries. Hot water is available at all times by the use of solar panels. Information is also provided about the naturalistic trails and the available activities in the area (trekking, diving, free-climbing, mountain bikes and more).
Heraklion airport is 78 km away, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The historical village of Lentas is less than 3 km away and there you can find a traditional “kafenio” and taverns next to the beach and a sanctuary dedicated to Asclepios with a wonderful preserved mosaic. The “Bath of Pasiphae”, also known as “Hammam”, is a beach only 5 minutes away by foot. Other beaches at a sort distance are Trafoula, Loutra, Dytikos and more.