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Milia Mountain RetreatCrete, Greece

Venture off the grid and get set for a Greek islands escape that defies clichés. Tucked away in the lush mountains of western Crete, this deserted seventeenth-century settlement has transformed into an eco-friendly paradise.

Each stone cottage has been delicately restored and features a small garden or balcony, elegant handmade furniture and a fireplace or wood-burning stove to stave off the winter chills. Leave your gadgets at home and prepare to disconnect – there are no in-room TVs or power outlets, giving you precious time to recharge.

Soak up the fresh air on a tranquil hike through the hills, sample a glass of wine from the local winery and enjoy the solitude. At night, dig into a delectable candlelit spread of organic homegrown Cretan delights and bask in the glow of the star-speckled sky.

get there

The hotel is best accessed by car. You’ll drive through stunning hilly landscape before arriving at the turn-off for Milia, with the last 2.5 kilometres taking you along a bumpy but delightfully scenic dirt road.

  • Double or twin beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Bathtub
  • Desk
  • Small garden or balcony
  • Fireplace or wood-burning stove

Rooms start at around US$85 per night.

Milia Mountain Retreat
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