The friendly, family run, "O Arkalos studios" is located at the entrance of the traditional village of Mariou, 30 km south of the big town Retimnon. The studios are located on a hillside, with stunning views of the turquoise-blue Lybian Sea and the mountains surrounding the valley of Lefkogia.
“O Arkalos” offers you 4 brand new high quality studios, set in beautiful flower-filled garden. It has a magnificent swimming pool with a terrace where you can relax under the Cretan sun.
Mariou is a small traditional and quiet village at 3 km from the sea. It is also ideally located as a base to explore the island and organize excursions.
It is also located near the famous village Plakias, at the sea side. Here you find several shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets, as well as a bakery, butchers, pharmacy, and patisserie, ensuring you have everything to enjoy your holiday.
Plakias has a long and beautiful sandy beach in a magnificent bay. The fishing harbor is famous for its excellent fish restaurants where you can enjoy freshly caught lobsters and local fish.