Frequently Asked Questions
5. How do I pay for my booking?
According to your booking payment policy it may be required, or not, a partial or total prepayment of your booking cost and therefore we will charge your credit card with this amount. We accept VISA and MASTERCARD.
This payment in advance, if required, is non refundable, but can be modified upon request.
The remaing cost is to be paid at the hotel during your stay, either by credit card, or in cash. If the booking is made directly to us and not through any travel agency, we will offer you an extra discount of -5% for the amount paid in cash.
4. How can I make - confirm a reservation?
You can use our secure online booking system in our website, checking at the same time availability, rates and all special offers or extras we might offer.
If you want to contact us, you can fill the contact form, email or call us and get the information needed.
1. How do I get to Samonas?
a) From Chania airport follow the route: Airport - Souda - Megala Horafia - Styos - Samonas.
More specific: 7km from the airport you turn left to Souda. Then enter the high way with direction to Rethymnon. A few kilometers after, follow the exit to Megala Horafia and go straight ahead to the village of Stylos. At the end of Stylos village, the road is separated. You have to follow the right acclivitous one. After 5km you will reach Samonas village. Our traditional houses are on your left hand, after the first couple of residences.
b) From Heraklion airport follow the route: Airport - Rethymnon - Kalyves - Stylos - Samonas.
More specific: From Heraklion - Rethymnon head to Chania. From the high way follow the exit to Kalyves and then left to the villages of Armenoi - Neo Horio - Stylos. At the entrance of Stylos, turn left and follow the narrow acclivitous road to Samonas (5km). Our traditional houses are on your left hand, after the first couple of residences.
6. What is your reservation policy?
Below you'll find our standart cancelation and payment policy.
This may different if you choose any of our discount offers, but you will be clearly notified of this while you are making your booking
- If cancelled up to 15 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
- If cancelled 14 - 8 days before date of arrival a 25% of your booking cost is required.
- If cancelled 7 -1 day before date of arrival a 50% of your booking cost is required.
- If cancelled on arrival day or in case of non-show 75% of your booking cost ir required.
- In case of early departure the total cost of your booking is to be paid at the hotel.
- Credit card guarantee is required to secure your booking.
- We will not charge your credit card before your arrival, but we reserve the right to pre-authorize it.
3. Are there any taverns and shops in the village?
At our property we have also created a small traditional cafe where you can get Greek and mainly local products as well as our homemade products such as wine, honeyraki, sweets, jams, dairy products, and more.
2. What can I do near Samonas ?
No matter your age or your interests at Samonas Traditional Houses and in Crete generally, you will have the chance to get unique experiences during the whole year.
Our villas are close to mountains of extreme natural beauty with rare kinds of flora. Every tourist has the ability to approach these beauties, if he wishes, either on foot or by bicycle provided free here. Treking or hiking the cretan mountains with our experienced guide can be the highlight of your vacation.
It is also very easy for somebody to visit near-by beaches (10 minutes by car), caves, gorges, other traditional villages and archaeological sites. The strategic position of the village, on a hill between mountains and the sea and near the national road, offers the ability to the visitor to get at both, as well as the West and the East site of the island.
We regularly organize cretan's cuisine evenings, often with live music, we make our dairy products from sheep and goat milk, soap from olive oil with the traditional way and many other and you are always more than welcome to join us to those activities if you like.