At an altitude of 850 meters, the Lassithi upland is a fertile paradise for the country life lovers who wish to experience the quiet everyday life in the village. Theyʼll be thrilled and seduced by the area. In the village of Agios Konstantinos, the four traditional houses Vilaeti, completely and impeccably restored, represent a 190 years of Cretan history and invite you for a stay of well-being and relaxation.
The Vilaeti traditional houses, the tavern and the cafe have been restored and renovated with respect to the local architecture. The interior domes and arches, the exposed stones and wooden beams have been preciously preserved through the years and give the place an amazing atmosphere.
The houses are tastefully decorated with old traditional furniture and objects, while the carpets, the curtains and the covers are all hand-made. Ones feels like the time has stopped and the place is imbue with charm and tradition.
The owners will welcome you at the “Vilaeti Café” located at the entrance of the village, with refreshments, in the most hospitable way and they will be more than happy to give you information on the area, the sightseeing and the various activities you can join in.
In summer, a substantial breakfast is served on the blooming veranda, from where the view on the Lassithi upland is breathtaking. In winter, breakfast is served around the fireplace.
Do not forget to pass by the tavern and to taste the excellent local specialties prepared only with fresh and natural local ingredients. At the «café» try the herbal mountain tea “vrastama”.
Guest Inn Opinion
It is a real experience of the Cretan rural life. Perfectly combining the charm of originality with the leisure of today, Vilaeti houses offer you a place where you can taste the true art of living.
Cleaning service every 2 days
Towels & sheets included
The traditional houses are situated in a small street of the village. Our house (portego), renovated in the style of the country with apparent stones and wood was very comfortable, very quiet and perfect for 4 adults (two rooms and two bathrooms, one of them with a bath). The Guest was really friendly and helped us when we have had a small problem. The breakfast was delicious with eggs, cheese, salads, marmelade,...It was really a wonderfull experience
We arrived late, around 10pm, but we were warmly welcomed with a tour around the restaurant, the little store en our accomodation. The lady even prepared us a late diner with a smile and a welcome drink.
The little house was cosy and authentic with everyhing we need. It is situated in a very small village, very quiet in the evening and morning. Just perfect!
The breakfast is served on the terras of the restaurant, with personal attention.
We really like the place and will surely come back.
Nous avons profité de l'offre chambre plus repas, nous n'avons pas regretté ! Le gite est très beau, très bien aménagé, l'accueil chaleureux, la nourriture typique et délicieuse ! Que des compliments !
Le gîte à Vilaeti était spacieux et authentique et les gens accueillants mais plus impersonnel. rien à redire sur le confort et la qualité des prestations.
Famille Dominique B
Nous avons été ravis, et souvent impressionnés par la qualité des logements que nous avons successivement occupés, ainsi que par la gentillesse et l'hospitalité des propriétaires ou du personnel d'accueil. Nous avons été très bien accueillis dans la maison Vilaeti, dont l'aménagement est très réussi.
Nous avons été très satisfaits de notre séjour dans des maisons traditionnelles Vilaeti, merci pour la qualité de vos services.
From Heraklion: National Road Heraklion-Agios Nikolaos, exit towards Lasithi Plateau, then follow the signs to the village of Tzermiado.(73 kms, 1H30) From Tzarmiado, direction towards Agios Konstantinos (3km) The Vilaeti is located at the village of Agios Konstantinos and there are signs which lead you to the traditional houses.
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
This amazing region is a paradise on Earth. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in fantastic walking tours which are organized in the area. Leaving the village, follow a nice rural path which will take you to the “Havgas Canyon” (approx. 2, 5 km), across the most captivating landscape. You’ll end up on the uninhabited upland of Katharo.
You can also visit the famous cave of “Dikti” in the village of Psichro (7km), the cave of ‘Trapeza” in the village of Tzermiado (3km) and the monasteries of Keras, Vidiani and of Krystallenia.
The famous Lassithi upland is surrounded by about 15 traditional villages. The biggest one is the village of Tzermiado where you can find the banks (ATM), souvenir stores, mini-market, nice cafes and taverns.
You can not visit the area without making a stop at the famous village’s raki distillation unit.
In case you feel like swimming, the nearest beach is called Stalida and is located near by Malia (20 km).
During the summer, many cultural events and various festivities take place, entertaining and keeping the whole area much alive with events such as: live concerts, village fairs, music festivals, beach parties and others.