True Greek Hospitality & Passion for Sun & Sea
From ancient times, the Greeks have been famous for their hospitality, the “filoxenia”. As such, we were born into this philosophy of a warm embrace (literally and/or metaphorically, as one prefers) to our guests-friends. We want to share with you the Greek traditions, show you the most beautiful spots in our picturesque town Rethymno and, for those who intend to go further, the island of Crete.
Insider-tips only locals can give, will enhance your stay in a relaxing environment so that you will return with plenty of wonderful memories.
Our island is blessed with 300 days of sun per year which makes for a great prerequisite to enjoy the sea, but not only. It is a perfect place to stay all year round, as each season has a beauty of its own, full of light and the colours of the Mediterranean.
We love the light, the colours, the sun and sea. Here, you will find the most beautiful and inspiring combinations. The Mediterranean Sea lays right in front of us and creates an alternating peaceful, passionate scenery to relax or be active likewise.
The “Calla”, a natural elegance
“Calla” is the name of a flower which belongs to the arum family. Although not considered true lilies, they are commonly called “Calla lilies” with their Latin name Zantedeschia. Mostly, you will find the Calla in creamy-white, but it is available in a multitude of colours. Its unique flower form gives it an elegant, yet plain ornamental appearance.
But “Calla” is not only the name of a flower. In Greek the word “calla” (kalà) means “good”, while its derivative “κάλλος” (kàllos) is the Greek word for “beauty”. While the ideal of Kallos in ancient times initially referred to the external beauty, Greek philosophers and poets later paired the idea with virtue, the combination of physical and moral excellence as the joint basis for felicity.