Welcome to White River Cottages in Crete.

You have found a magic hideaway, a secret well kept by those in the know. In the Aspros Potamos (White River) Valley, just half a mile from the shore in the south-east corner of Crete, thirteen unique cottages lie scattered among groves of olive, pine and carob.

Discover the authenticity of the White River Cottages, where the architecture and natural surroundings that will sure enchant you. Since 1991, this has been a heaven for guests looking for a holiday with a difference: an unforgettable stay and a chance to enjoy the mountains and the sea in a nature-lovers' paradise. They come for the unrivalled peace and quiet, the fresh air and the relaxed atmosphere at the White River Cottages and in the surrounding valley. 

The Cottages

All of our cottages blend in harmoniously with the landscape, literally hugging the rocks on the hillside, which form part of most houses. This quaint building style makes each house one of a kind.


The experience

Your stay at the cottages

A stay at White River Cottages is ideal for everyone looking for a unique holiday, whether they are couples in search of quiet comfort, or families with younger ones wanting to enjoy carefree play in the great outdoors.

Living in nature

In houses built to blend in with the rocky hillside, surrounded by flowers, aromatic herbs and ancient olive trees, you're sure to unwind and reconnect with the real you.

The surrounding area

It was the quiet seclusion of the White River Valley and the calmness of the surrounding area that led us to dedicate our efforts to this magical spot on Crete. Here you can enjoy nature on walks through lush gorges, or along beaches cooled by light sea breezes.

Our Philosophy

Our aim is to offer a perfect stay to guests looking for the authentic holiday experience, who love traditional architecture and the natural environment. We cater for travellers off the beaten track, who avoid package tourism in favour of the places they themselves choose to explore...

Just some of the positive points made by guests:

Contact Details

White River Cottages

Aspros Potamos, 72055, Makrigialos Lasithi Crete
Tel: +30 2843 051120
Email: info@whiterivercottages.com
MHTE: 1040K070A0088000

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