If you prefer staying in an intimate hotel rather than a large resort, Monastery Estate Retreat is the perfect place where you can experience rustic luxury, tranquility, and true Cretan hospitality in a converted 200- year- old family home surrounded by olive groves and the stunning mountainside.
Located in the remote village of Moni, in Sougia Chania, the Monastery Estate Retreat is a small boutique hotel that’s ideal for those in search of an exclusive and authentic concept of hospitality that uniquely blends luxury, tradition, and modern living.
The Monastery Retreat effortlessly blends into its natural environment, allowing guests to enjoy the simple beauty and beautiful nature that surrounds the property.
Offering eleven minimalist rooms divided into four categories, each one offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Lefka Ori Mountains and olive trees. The rooms exude a rustic-chic, minimalist design, featuring concrete, wood, metal, and contemporary furniture, soft touches, warm tones, and natural materials, that creates a perfect balance between comfort and style. Each room has a sunny terrace and a private swimming pool with built-in sun loungers and whirlpool baths.
A delightful and traditional Cretan breakfast with fresh products is served on the ground floor room which opens onto an outdoor terrace, otherwise, you can enjoy the morning feast on your private balcony. Breakfast options include traditional Dakos rusks, yogurt, fresh fruit, juices, delicious homemade jams and plenty of homemade bread and sweet local pastries.
If you are in need of some pampering, you can take advantage of the spa area with a sauna, hammam, and a range of relaxing massages. And if you are wondering what’s nearby- Sougia beach is only a 10-minute drive away from the hotel, and local shops and taverns are roughly 12 minutes away.
The family-run hotel prides itself on its friendly staff who go out of their way to guide guests on what to see and do and are also able to book tours and other unique experiences on offer close by.
A: Moni Village, Sougia, Chania, Crete