Our Eco hotel is a sociable Eco-retreat of 4 independent villas and 3 cottages with a communal dining room and a swimming pool (one for adults and one for children), set in the mountains near Achlada rural, traditional Cretan village - dating back to the medieval era, but only 10 minutes from the beach of Agia Pelagia area (popular seaside holiday resort area on the island of Crete Greece).
The main appeal of Mourtzanakis Residence is its rustic setting. As you reconnect with the beauty and tranquility of nature, it is easy to detox from urban stress. And you don’t need to worry about being too isolated - Agia Pelagia beach is a 10-minute drive away, while Crete’s capital Heraklion lies 18km up the coast, making Achlada a good base for visiting attractions on Crete and an infinity of ecotourism activities offered on this great island of the Mediterranean Sea.
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"Out in the dark blue sea there lies a land called Crete, a rich and lovely land, washed by the waves on every side…"
HOMER, The Odyssey
TV5 Monde report
AGROTOURISM on CRETE - the documentary was filmed at our property Mourtzanakis Ecotourism Hotel and aimed to touch the world of ecotourism on Crete and how our family, with our vision, implements and provides the specific services / activities in our agrotourism hotel.
TV5 Monde has commissioned Ocean TV to create documentaries about ecotourism in 13 destinations worldwide - one of them was about agrotourism / ecotourism on the island of Crete in Greece in coordination with our Eco Hotel, Mourtzanakis Residence.
How to find us:
We are a small Eco-friendly, family friendly, apart hotel offering since 2008 ecotourism holidays on Crete (an eco resort for amazing agrotourism holidays in 4 cottages and villas) located right at the center of Crete, in the village of Achlada, near the airport and ferry port and the capital city of Crete, Heraklion, at a distance of just 23 km from Heraklion Airport, 18 km from the Ferry Port, 6 km from the sandy beach of Agia Pelagia, 4 km from the nearest coach – stop on the E75 roadway, and 18km from the center of Heraklion, 45 km from a Golf Course, 59 km from the Old Town of Rethymnon, 7 km from tennis courts, 160 km from Samaria Gorge, 30km from Knossos Palace the center of the ancient Minoan civilisation.
We offer a romantic eco retreat for nature lovers, Crete lovers, in a small luxurious eco hotel at the ideal location - our aim is to provide all the means for a great ecotourism vacation on Crete, we are sure you will appreciate and be fully satisfied by your holiday by us!
Achlada village, GR-71500
(Agia Pelagia Crete)
CRETE ISLAND - GREECE
Our Ecotourism Lodge is a member of and follows the green policies for alternative tourism, according to the Greek and International sets of rules for offering Eco friendly Rural Tourism holidays / Alternative Tourism / Sustainable Tourism
member of ECOTOURISM GREECE
green policies for Eco friendly alternative tourism
member of AGROXENIA NET - Ecotourism Union of Crete
member of Agrotourism Union of CRETE
Ecotourism is catering for tourists wishing to experience the natural environment without damaging it or disturbing its habitats. It is a form of tourism involving responsible travel to natural areas, conserving the environment, and improving the well-being of the local people (SOURCE: Ecotourism - Wikipedia)
Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015)