VILAETI

Agios Konstantinos, Lassithi, Crete

65€
Accommodation Type Country cottage
Houses 10
Capacity 36
Open All year

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”.

Hiking Mountain stay

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.

Facilities

Fireplace
Breakfast Room
Snack-Bar
Bar
Tavern
Cleaning service every 2 days
Towels & sheets included

Spoken Languages

English

Customer Reviews

Marie D. / Belgium / August, 2018
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

PETER L. / Belgium / June, 2017
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.

Bertrand M. / France / August, 2012
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 !

Cecile P. / France / August, 2011
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 / France / August, 2007
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.

Roger M. / France / May, 2007
Nous avons été très satisfaits de notre séjour dans des maisons traditionnelles Vilaeti, merci pour la qualité de vos services.

Access Information

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.


Distances

Shops
3.0 km
Village
50 m
Cave
7.0 km
Closest Airport
70.0 km
Closest Port
73.0 km
Height
850 m
Beach
20.0 km

Calculate your itinerary

Aniforas (×1 ) 40 m2

Max Persons: 3
Max Adults: 3
Children : Yes
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Kitchenette
Toilet with shower
Satelite TV
Radio-CD Player
DVD Player
Hair dryer
1 Double bed
1 single bed
Sofa-bed 1 person
Wifi
Ironing board
Iron

Xatheri (×1 ) 45 m2

Max Persons: 3
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Kitchenette
Toilet with shower
Satelite TV
Verandah
Radio-CD Player
View to village
DVD Player
Hair dryer
1 Double bed
Sofa-bed 1 person
Wifi
Ironing board
Iron

Araliki (×1 ) 40 m2

Max Persons: 2
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Kitchenette
Satelite TV
Verandah
View to Mountain
Bathroom with Jacuzzi
Radio-CD Player
DVD Player
1 Double bed
Sofa-bed 1 person
Wifi
Ironing board
Iron

Portego (×1 ) 70 m2

Max Persons: 5
Max Adults: 5
Children : Yes
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

Amenities

Heating
Fireplace
Fully equipped kitchen
Bathroom with a tub
Satelite TV
View to Mountain
Radio-CD Player
DVD Player
Hair dryer
1 single bed
2 double beds
Sofa-bed 1 person
Sitting room
Dining room
Wifi
Ironing board
Iron
View garden

Aman (×1 )

Max Persons: 2
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

Koukouli (×1 )

Max Persons: 3
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

Folia (×1 )

Max Persons: 2
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

Despotiko (×1 )

Max Persons: 6
Max Adults: 4
Children : Yes

Vorno (×1 )

Max Persons: 6
Max Adults: 4
Children : Yes

Moutoupaki (×1 )

Max Persons: 4
Max Adults: 2
Children : Yes

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.

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