When it comes to where to stay in Crete, there is only one answer: Kamares Sanctuaries. Staying at Kamares Sanctuaries transformed our trip from a typical summer vacation to an authentic Greek experience like none other. This trip to Crete was one of our favorites ever and that is in large part thanks to the owner of Kamares Sanctuaries, Emilio. Not only is Emilio a wonderful host, but he goes the extra mile to share his love of Crete with each and every guest. The entire experience at Kamares Sanctuaries went above and beyond any expectations. From the modern decor to the lovely outdoor lobby area, to the hand-crafted coffee each morning (made by Emilio himself!), Kamares Sanctuaries is the definition of hospitality done right.
Our room itself was a two-level loft suite, called the Superior Suite, with everything you could need. We had our own private outdoor terrace, as well as a balcony on the second level. I loved the stylish touches throughout the room and the hotel, and the bar area is awesome. The view of the mountains and countryside, as well as the ocean, was so gorgeous. I didn’t want to leave!
Before we checked in, Emilio sent us a list of his recommendations and on the last night, he actually came to dinner with us. We had such a great time and will remember that night forever. It was the perfect way to end our trip. We have made a friend for life in Emilio and will undoubtedly be back to Kamares Sanctuaries!