Traditional Cretan cottages in Lassithi Plateau. VASILIKATA Traditional Guesthouse
Agios Konstantinos, Lassithi, Crete
Country cottage Guest house
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 ten traditional cottages Vasilikata, completely and impeccably restored, represent a 190 years of Cretan history and invite you for a stay of well-being and relaxation.
The ten cottages and the reception 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 cottages 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 Reception located at the center 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 home made breakfast is served on the warm reception area.
Do not forget to pass by the restaurant of the village "Vilaeti Restaurant" and to taste the excellent local specialties prepared only with fresh and natural local ingredients. At the reception 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, Vasilikata traditional cottages offer you a place where you can taste the true art of living.
Map & Access
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.
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To see / To do
- Bicycles free of charge upon request
- Guided visits at the family farm free of charge
- Guided easy hiking with typical Cretan lunch back at the close area: 20€ per person
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.