Azogires is a beautifull and unique village in the mountains, it is mentioned in many tourist guides as the “Paradise Village”. In the village you will find the Cafe which is also the village Information Center where Lucky is the man with all the answers and knows all of the local history.
The valley is perfect for walkers and nature lovers with many walking paths such as the famous Anidri path and the Azogires Spaniakos. Also close by are the 99 Holy Fathers Monastery and museum, the grave of the legendary local Priest and hero Gabriel Papagrigorakis, the Holy Plane Tree, Not forgetting the old Venetian style bridge, the olive oil factory. View the 2000 year old olive trees and buy their oil at the Cafe. You can visit the mystical Alfa water falls, the magical Alfa forest, the spiritual Koukoutsakis and Holy Fathers caves the ancient Carved caves and St.John the Hermits Church.
Take a trip through the nature and history of Azogires, one of the most famous villages of Crete, where tradition is still alive! Lucky will lead you to the Azogires Monastery and Museum, very old olive trees, the old Venetian style bridge, the olive oil factory e.t.c. We will help you unravel some of the secrets, myths, legends and folklore stories from this area.
There are some accommodation options. A hotel, an apartment and some studios near to the river.
Alfa Hotel is a beautiful place, situated in the paradise village of Azogires…
It has 8 rooms, a group room, comunal kitchen with big veranda and a wonderful view only seven kilometers from the town of Paleochora.
Alfa cafe and restaurant still serves the world famous Sofia’s omelette among other Cretan specialties such as pies with cheese and spinach, fennel or meat pies, stuffed vine leaves to name just a few, all at the cheapest prices! As for the raw materials, they come from the family’s gardens, livestock and olive groves.