The story begins at the time of the Venetian Occupation, 16th century. Kapsaliana in Rethymno was a small settlement in Crete, at that time part of the Arkadi Monastery estate – the island’s most emblematic cenobium and one which would subsequently play a pivotal, heroic and dramatic role during the Greek War of Independence. The 21st century version of Kapsaliana is a contemporary retreat to Cretan authentic life with sophisticated comforts, seclusion, and tranquility.
Kapsaliana Village Hotel is in effect timeless: an ageless medieval community in which time stands still. Its reinvention from an abandoned village into an iconic hotel of traditional Cretan architecture, though serving a new function, has preserved the settlement’s initial structure and above all its heart and aura .
Kapsaliana Village Hotel pioneers the modern-day imperative for back-to-nature luxury holidays. Here we seek to reintroduce you to the terms luxury, hospitality and