Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp

A one-of-a-kind campsite in Crete

Open from May 1, 2024

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Closed in winter

Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp

Camping in comfort

Experience Crete’s unique natural beauty while staying in the one-of-a-kind “Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp” near the picturesque village of Meronas in Amari.
Indulge yourself in the camp’s magical and peaceful environment and enjoy the special atmosphere created by the spacious wooden and canvas Lodges.
Wild Nature is a camp that fits harmoniously in its natural environment, in the heart of a lush oak forest.
It is a premier eco-tourism center in Crete, specializing in self-guided hiking tours in Amari, offering everything needed for an unparalleled hiking experience. Fifty-nine digitized routes of more than 330 km in Amari, maps, and roadbooks created by Wild Nature, are available exclusively and free of cost to camp tenants.

An amazing experience!

Nested in the middle of Cretan nature, this eco-lodge is not only a beautiful spot but also the starting point of so many amazing treks and wildlife experiences.
The lodges are superb, as clean as it gets, very comfortable. Hospitality is refined and caring, with a special mention to the owners.
Really worth the (ideally long) stay.


Trip Advisor, October 2019

Meronas village

Nestled on the southeastern slopes of Mount Panaori, at an altitude of 630m, Meronas enjoys a beautiful view of the Amari Valley, and the mountains of Psiloritis, Samitos and Kedros.
Meronas is the 4th largest village in Amari – among 42 inhabited communities – with 120 permanent residents. It is a typical village of the Cretan hinterland with a central square, narrow streets, fountains of crystal clear water and numerous C13th and C14th churches.

Campsite location and features

Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp spans 27 acres of forested mountainside, just 700m southwest of Meronas, at an altitude of 630m. 
The emblematic feature of the camp is the old church of Saint Nicholas (13th century) standing in the heart of the property. Inside the church there are magnificent frescoes of Byzantine origin and built-in pitchers that create an incredible acoustics.
Nearby, fresh drinking water gushes from a natural spring. Of special interest is the ubiquitous wildlife in the camp with species that pose no danger to humans. 

Amenities and Facilities

The campground’s infrastructure includes one large and two smaller buildings, with reception room, administration office, kitchen, café, lounge, laundry room, outdoor kitchens and dining kiosks. There are also common bathrooms, wastewater treatment plant, fire fighting system, first aid room, seating in shaded areas and large open spaces for events and outdoor activities.

Inside the campsite there is a well up-dated info point with hiking and cycling routes, as well as themes on Meronas and the surrounded area.

Sorry, pets are not allowed


For your stay in our camp you have a triple option:

  • Renting a comfortable spacious Lodge style tent (including bedding set and breakfast)
  • Renting a classic tent among different types and sizes (bedding set and breakfast upon request, at an extra fee)
  • Paying for the plot used for your own camping equipment (tent, camping car or caravan)
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Prices 2024

Prices shown below are per overnight, vary according to Low or High Season, and include VAT.

  • Low season 01/04 to 15/06 & 01/09 to 31/10 | High season 16/06 to 31/08.
  • Children under 12, reduction 20%.
  • Bedding set and laundry at your disposal, at an extra fee.

Lodge style tent rental

Low Season
Single/BB 44,00€
DB/BB 62,00€
TB/BB 80,00€

High Season
Single/BB 48,00€
DB/BB 68,00€
TB/BB 88,00€

Prices include bedding set and breakfast

Classic tent rental

Small tent 2,8m²-3,5m²

Minimum stay
3 overnights

Low Season
1 pers. 34,00€
2 pers. 48,00€

High Season
1 pers. 38,00€
2 pers. 52,00€

Large tent 6,4m²-13,3m²

Minimum stay
3 overnights

Low Season
1 pers. 38,00€
2 pers. 54,00€
3 pers. 70,00€
4 pers. 86,00€

High Season
1 pers. 42,00€
2 pers. 60,00€
3 pers. 80,00€
4 pers. 96,00€

Prices include bedding set and breakfast

Private motorhome

Camping car

Low Season
1 pers. 23,00€
2 pers. 35,00€
3 pers. 47,00€
4 pers. 59,00€

High Season
1 pers. 26,00€
2 pers. 39,00€
3 pers. 52,00€
4 pers. 65,00€

Camping caravan

Low Season
1 pers. 25,00€
2 pers. 37,00€
3 pers. 49,00€
4 pers. 61,00€

High Season
1 pers. 28,00€
2 pers. 41,00€
3 pers. 54,00€
4 pers. 67,00€

Bedding set and breakfast not included

Private tent

Small tent up to 3m²

Low Season
1 pers. 25,00€
2 pers. 40,00€

High Season
1 pers. 28,00€
2 pers. 44,00€

Large tent Over 3m²

Low Season
1 pers. 27,00€
2 pers. 42,00€
3 pers. 57,00€
4 pers. 72,00€

High Season
1 pers. 30,00€
2 pers. 46,00€
3 pers. 62,00€
4 pers. 78,00€

Prices include breakfast. Bedding set not included

Extra services

Outdoor kitchen
Free of charge,
suitable only for cold dishes (salads, sandwiches, etc.).
For safety reasons, cooking* with gas or electricity is not allowed.
Provided: share fridge, dishes, cups & glasses, spoons, knives, forks and dishwashing liquid.
Note. Various options for dining are offered in the neighboring village of Meronas.

Price 5,00€
Price is per use and includes detergent.

Foam mattress & single bedding set
Price 6,00€
including foam mattress, two single sheets, a pillow, a pillowcase, a blanket, a small and a large towel.

Foam mattress & double bedding set
Price 10,00€
including foam mattress, two double sheets, two pillows, two pillowcases, two blankets, two small and two large towels.

Lodge style tents

The 17m² comfortable Lodge style tents are equipped with a private bathroom including shower, a double bed, a single canapé-lit, two night-stands and a small corner-desk. Bedding set is also included (sheets, pillows & pillowcases, blankets and towels).
Electric lighting is available in all Lodges.
There are ten Lodges in total, with a capacity of three people per Lodge. 

Classic tents (minimum stay 3 overnights)

Classic style tents vary in size from 6,4m² to 13,3m² with one or two rooms. They are all equipped with single camping beds, night-stands, outdoor tables and chairs. Shared bathrooms and toilets are available to tenants in a separate building of the camp. Bedding set is also included (sheets, pillows & pillowcases, blankets and towels).
Electric lighting (12V) is available in all Classic tents.

Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp

A campsite overlooking the west slopes of Mount Psiloritis and the Amari Valley

Diverse nature, high mountains, fertile plains, picturesque villages, old churches, rural life and agriculture comprise the unique scenery around the camp.
The entire estate is covered by oak, plane, olive, carob and myrtle trees.