Unique Luxury Pet Friendly Experience on Donkey Sanctuary in Crete, Greece

Ierapetra, Crete (Greece)
1 unit
3 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly

Located in Crete, Greece, this stunning luxury tent allows glampers and their pets to enjoy their Greek island vacation in style. The property is the site of an animal sanctuary for donkeys, horses, and dogs, giving guests the opportunity to participate in activities that have a humanitarian edge. Guided tours and interactive feeding times allows glampers to get close with the animals, and appreciate the important work carried out on-site. The beauty of this site is that glampers and their pets do not need to give up any of the luxuries they expect from a hotel.

The tent can sleep up to three people and a well-behaved dog, and is equipped with a queen-size bed, raised air bed and a big single raised air bed, all linens provided by the host. The stars are spectacular in the Greek countryside and creates a magical atmosphere, perfect for cozy nights under the stars. Across from the main tent is the spacious shower tent, containing a camping toilet and hand-pumped solar shower. This is truly a remarkable opportunity that can not be missed, and will give glampers an unforgettable experience to be part of an amazing organization. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Queen-size bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Deck/Patio
  • Linens
  • Mosquito net
  • Twin/Single bed

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.

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Guest Services

  • Dinner additional charge
  • Breakfast additional charge

A guided walk around the sanctuary is available, with or without a donkey companion, and can be arranged with the hosts upon arrival.

A vegetarian buffet style dinner can be arranged with the host for an extra fee. Certainly, this is the best idea, and can be eaten by moonlight overlooking the sea which will add to the whole experience. Read More

Location + Surroundings

This beautiful luxury tent is situated on a donkey sanctuary where abandoned donkeys, horses and dogs can live peacefully and happily. They receive love, care, food, water, and any medical attention that is needed. The tent is situated among the rocks in a secluded position above the sanctuary—the perfect spot for guests to be able to appreciate the beauty of the place! The tents are in a very secluded spot, and often the relaxing and warming sound of animal noises are the only background noise. This really is an animal lovers haven! For guests who want to explore the local area, beautiful beaches are waiting to be discovered just a 20-30 minute drive down the road. The lovely Greek town of Lerapetra is also worth a visit, and is just half an hour by car. Read More


  • Bird 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.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 05:00 p.m.
    early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
    late check-out allowed additional charge
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed

Cancellation policy

. Free cancellation up to 24h
  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

There is a cleaning fee of $5.66 (5€) that is payable upon arrival.

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. Read more

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