Aetovigla Guest Houses
From $90 / night
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
“Aetovigla” is a group of six detached fully furnished cottages built from curved stone and wood according to traditional architecture and with respect to the environment. These cottages are situated on the side of a hill on the eastern feet of mountain Psiloritis (Idi) at a height of 800m.They are at the entrance of the gorge of Ag. Irini, 25 km west of Heraklion City and only 4km from the historic village of Krousonas.
Inside they combine the comforts of a modern home with the warm and friendly atmosphere and they are big enough for 2 or 4 people each. There is a big living room, dining room, kitchen, a bathroom and a slightly rai...Read more
Aetovigla Guest Houses
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Additional Location Information
“Aetovigla” cottages are situated on the side of a hill on the eastern feet of mountain Psiloritis (Idi) at a height of 800m.
They are at the entrance of the gorge of Ag. Irini, 25 km west of Heraklion City and only 4km from the historic village of Krousonas.
With “Aetovigla” as a starting point visitors can explore the broader area, enjoy the natural beauty and meet friendly people.
Trekking: Follow a path parallel to the gorge of Ag. Irini up to the Krousonas Plateau (1300m) Get to know the endemic plants and herbs of mountain Psiloritis (3500 different kinds), a typical day of the Cretan shepherds and the traditional way of breeding and cheese making. Don’t miss a visit to the traditional “mitata”(arched small buildings made of stone without any connecting materials) the houses of the shepherds. 4km)
Visit to the Minoan City of Zominthos, the Observatory, the historic village Anogia (10km), the Nida Plateau and the “Ideon Andron” (the cave where Zeus was born and raised according to mythology )
Visit to the women’s monastery of Ag. Irini (1,5km).
Walk around the streets of the historic village of Krousonas where you can meet locals, see the workshops of traditional products and the numerous churches each one with its own unique history.
Guided tour in the museums of Heraklion City, the Venetian Walls and the Knossos Palace.
Get to know the traditional Cretan music and the customs of the island participating in local celebrations (weddings, baptisms) which take place in our tavern, taste the local wine, ”raki” and the world wide famous Cretan olive oil, basic ingredient of local dishes.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Car is essential
Last updated on September 11, 2014
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- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Central heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Bachelor or bachelorette parties allowed
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Children's pool
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking space
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 4 Dining chairs
- 4 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 50 square feet