Kroussonas, Heraklion, Crete

Accommodation Type Country cottage
Houses 6
Capacity 24
Open All year

At an 800 m height, in a mountainous landscape with total tranquility, stay at the “Eaglesʼs outpost” offers a unique experience for you. You will enjoy a view to the grey/green olive grove and to the blue expanse of the Aegean sea, you will adore the dives in the huge swimming pool and will organize excursions to the surrounding area. Aetovigla is just 4 km away from Kroussonas, the main village, and 25 km from Heraklion.

The six cottages of Aetovigla are scattered on the slope of the estate and have an amazing view, blending harmoniously with the landscape. Simple and uniform constructions with stone walls and roofs made of ceramic tiles, the houses are independent from each other and guarantee autonomy and isolation to its residents.

At the center of the estate you will find the big swimming pool and the pool for the children. The space is beautifully decorated with sun umbrellas and sun beds, while the view is simply magnificent.

There is a vegetable garden at the guests disposal. The guests can cook simple foods with fresh season’s vegetables (tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini).
Hiking Mountain stay

Guest Inn Opinion

Donʼt miss this amazing stop! After your stay in Aetovigla, you might have trouble recovering from this mountain slope with its unique view….


Swimming Pool
Baby cot free of charge
Cleaning service 2 times a week
Private parking
Towels & sheets included
Washing machine for free
Firewood at extra charge 5€-10€ per basket
Credit cards accepted

Spoken Languages


Customer Reviews

aninte A. / France / August, 2016
très bon accueil ,très chaleureux! repas très bons

Clément B. / France / August, 2011
Le séjour fût plus qu'agréable, l'accueil a été excellent la propriétaire est très chaleureuse et sympathique, nous faisant découvrir les spécialités culinaires de la crête. Le gîte était fidèle aux photos présentes sur votre site, très fonctionnelle et ne manquant pas de charme, la vue est tout bonnement magnifique. Pour conclure un séjour excellent et je conseillerai votre réseau.

Emmanuelle P. / France / August, 2011
Situation extraordinaire, hébergement très confortable, grand calme, propriétaire charmante, accueil à l’arrivée parfait.

Access Information

From Heraklion: (25 km, 45' min approx.)

Take the National Road towards Rethymnon. After the village of Gazi follow the direction to Kroussonas.

Cross the village and, in continuation, follow the signs for Monastery of Ag. Irini and for “Aetovigla”.

The Traditional Cottages “Aetovigla” are situated 4 km away from the village and there are signs that will lead you there.


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Archaeological Site
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Closest Airport
25.0 km
Closest Port
23.0 km
800 m
16.0 km

Calculate your itinerary

House up to 4 persons (×6 ) 50 m2

Max Persons: 4
Max Adults: 4
Children : Yes
Minimum stay 2 nights


Toilet with shower
Satelite TV
View to Mountain
View to Plain
One space
1 Double bed
Sofa-bed 1 person
Sitting room
Dining room
Coffee machine
Basic cooking utensils
Air condition on request with extra charge

Traditional Cretan breakfast served by the pool: 8€ per person/per day  

Walk around and explore marked trails, accompanied by the owners, qualified guides or on your own, starting from your place of stay or within 10 km.
Guesthouses located at an altitude of at least 800m, in a perfect setting for relaxation, walks and activities close to nature

In the main village, Kroussonas, just 4 km away, you will find anything you might need: a bank with an ATM machine, shops, taverns, a drugstore, coops to buy local products, etc.

The closest excursion you can make from the guesthouse is to the women’s monastery of Aghia Irini (1.5 km away.) You can also do trekking through the Aghia Irini gorge.

An interesting trip with a car through a dirt road of medium difficulty would lead you to the Kroussanioniko plateau at 1,200 m height where Mitata (the domed buildings of the shepherds are) and large estates with apple trees can be found.

The mountain next to Aetovigla is called Gournos and is a «Natura 2000 protected area», where various species of birds reside and the last pairs of Gypaeti (a species of birds of prey that is in extinction) have nests.

The closest beach is Gazi, 16 km from the guesthouse.

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