Unique Luxury Tent Experience on Donkey Sanctuary in Crete, GreeceIerapetra, Crete (Greece)
Unique Luxury Tent Experience on Donkey Sanctuary in Crete, Greece
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This unique luxury tent, located in Crete, Greece, allows glampers to enjoy their vacation while giving back to the community. The site is an amazing donkey sanctuary, giving guests the chance to mingle with rescue animals including donkeys, dogs, and horses. Guided tours and set feeding times allows glampers to really get to know the animals, and appreciate the important worked carried out here. The beauty of this site is that guests do not need to give up any of the luxuries that they would expect at a hotel!
Sleeping up to three people, the luxury tent is equipped with a queen-size, raised air bed and a big single raised air bed, with linens provided by the host. Perfect for a cozy night under the stars! Adjacent to the main tent there is a spacious shower tent with a camping toilet and hand pumped solar shower. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a glamping vacation on a beautiful Greek island while being part of a truly special charity organization at the same time!
This luxury tent is fully equipped with everything guests will need to enjoy their stay in the ultimate comfort. There are a range of features that are designed to ensure glampers have a truly memorable experience, including a beautiful wooden decking area that is the perfect spot for guests to enjoy their morning coffee while listening to the song birds. The tent itself is crafted from thick cotton, and has two big doors with mosquito nets and two large netted windows meaning it is extremely well ventilated. Although this is an off-the-grid experience there is limited power in the tent for a bedside light, to firm up the airbed if necessary, and for recharging phones.
A breakfast hamper is provided full of delicious goods, and guests can make tea and coffee with the hot water dispenser in the tent.
- Linens and pillows
- Mosquito net
- Dinner additional charge
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Check-in: 05:00 PM early check-in allowed additional charge
Check-out: 12:00 PM late check-out allowed additional charge
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Events allowed
The steps up to the luxury tent are steep, guests should ensure they are able to climb these in order to access the camping area. The site is not suitable for very young children or people with walking difficulties as the sandy soil can be slippery and access to the tent and area is uphill.
Although there is no extra fee to spend time with the animals, the site is funded solely by donations and they are greatly appreciated.
There is not a power supply for hair dryers or other power-thirsty implements. Guests are advised not to bring these items.
Smoking and pets are not permitted anywhere on this site.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location & Surroundings
Ierapetra, Crete (Greece)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Wildlife watching
- Feeding animals
The real focus of this retreat is the wonderful rescue animals that are cared for here. Stays in the luxury tent allow glampers to integrate with the donkeys, horses, and dogs and permits them to appreciate the amazing charity work being carried out by the hosts. Meeting the animals is a must-do experience, and the hosts are happy to show glampers around the sanctuary. Once guests have had their fill of the animals, there are many local villages that are very accessible. There is a delightful cafe and shop in the village of Anatoli just three kilometers away. Guests are also encouraged to take advantage of the lovely walks available from the sanctuary which will allow them to discover the many old monasteries and churches.