We spent three nigths in Enagron and the beginning of our stay in Crete and find it very pleasant. The location is great, nice swimming pool , outdoor games for children, and also we found that people were very nice. Mary is very welcoming, and makes the stay vvery pelasant, some activities are organized every day. We did some excursion with donkeys (great for children that can go on the donkey).
The other positiv point is that the food is very good, only products from their garden, fresh and bio. You can also assist to cooking lesson (moussaka , hum!!!)
We stayed at Enagron with my family for over a week. The cottages are gorgeous with real atmosphere. The food was divine and the cooking class lots of fun. The location is great if you are into hiking. Mary and Fanny have made the stay even better with their superb tips and the complimentary raki,
You must go!
We recently spent a week in Enagron and had a wonderful time.
The setting is remote, and as other reviewers have pointed out, it pays to leave more time to make the journey than you would expect. We stayed overnight in Iraklion to avoid having to make the drive at night, and this proved to be a good decision. The road to Axos is narrow, winding, and steep in places. But in daylight, finding Enagron is not too difficult – follow the map to Anogeia, then on to Axos. From Axos, there are clear signs to Enagron every few hundred meters.
Once you finally manage to find Enagron, expect a warm welcome from Mary at reception. We arrived and were shown to our apartment and offered fresh cookies and a bottle of raki. Everyone we met at Enagron was warm, friendly, and helpful, and after a few days we began to feel like family.
On our visit, we noticed that there’s a big difference in spending a week (or more) versus just a few days. Those of us who spent the whole week ended up spending quite a lot of time socialising with one another (not surprising, as we would see one another every day at breakfast and dinner as well as during many of the organised activities) and this added a lot to the trip. Those who were only passing through for a night or two missed out on this camaraderie – although Enagron is big enough that there’s always plenty of privacy if that’s what you’re after.
Our apartment was spotlessly-clean and well-appointed, with a small kitchenette and a balcony overlooking the valley. The apartments are air-conditioned, although the buildings naturally stay quite cool during the day so we found we didn’t often need the air conditioning.
One of the highlights of our visit was the endless stream of wonderful food that came from the kitchen. Stauroula, the chef, makes a variety of dishes throughout the week as well as hosting occasional cooking courses for the guests, and from time-to-time she gave into requests for our favourites or sent us off with a plate of her home-made cookies to enjoy by the pool. The food is all locally-grown or locally-sourced, and it was the best food (and best value) that we had on our visit to Crete.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay and can’t wait until our next one. Enagron is definitely off the beaten path, a little remote and a different way to spend a holiday. But if you’re a fan of nature, passionate about wine & food, and interested in local traditions it’s a wonderful place to discover and relax for a week.
We have been to Enagron every summer for the last 7 years for a communication seminar delivered by my husband. Our group is normally 15-24 persons. We are staying 4-5 days each time. The place is beautiful, both the mountainous scenery and the complex of small houses in total harmony with the physical surroundings. The appartments are spacious, each with a private veranda/terrace. The food is delicious, traditional Cretan cuisine, most ingredients coming from the hotel's gardens (vegetables, some types of cheese,milk, home-made bread). The staff is very friendly, eager to help with whatever need might arise during your stay, they make you feel welcome and at home. The place is very quiet and peaceful, ideal for relaxation and enjoying the nature. Crete at its best!