Located in the center of Kavousi village, a traditional 18th century Cretan home carefully restored, renovated and lovingly furnished with a collection of stylish antique furniture, it offers modern facilities and comfort as well as an authentic taste of Cretan lifestyle.
It accommodates up to 4 people, while larger families and groups of friends can rent -upon request- our neighboring home for an extra double bedroom, separate bath and kitchen. Ideal for all seasons, it is naturally cool in the summer and warm in the winter, thanks to the modern heating installation with fireplace.
Suitable for nature lovers, both fond of the sea and the mountain.
The house has two bedrooms. The first has a double bed with a skylight above the bed for natural light in the daytime and view of the stars in the night time.
The second has two double beds and a desk and lots of toys for children available.
In the living Room the fireplace provides heating for the whole house as well as the soothing charm of the sight and sound of burning wood. There is comfortable couch and two armchairs.
There is an elegant and practical bathroom with shower and a separate fully equipped kitchen with a dining table. One can also enjoy their meals and drinks in the beautiful and private courtyard among pots with flowers and herbs.
The house offers free WiFi Internet, and we will provide clean linen and towels twice a week.
Our village - Nature - History - Sites
Kavousi is a historic and lively village that offers many activities and attractions. Its unique nature and history offers a variety of interesting visits, educational excursions, intense walks and hikes, caving experience, as well as deep relaxation and peaceful moments.
At its square there are coffee shops, the church of St.George and the Twelve Apostles Church. One should definitely try the famous traditional and super healthy desserts made with grapemust that are sold in most local bakeries.
Tholos beach, sandy, with shallow waters and shady tamarisk trees is located 3km from the village.
Nearby many important antiquities like the three minoan settlements, the ruins of Roman warehouses, many byzantine orthodox churches and chapels with impressive wall paintings.
One should not miss the remarkable ancient olive tree of Kavousi, 2 km on the southeast, with a trunk diameter of 17 meters estimated to be nearly 5000 years old. The olive tree was recently declared a protected natural monument.
The "Theriospilo" cave, 40minutes walk from the village is also worth visiting for its impressive stalagmites. Near the cave is the "Chrysokamino”, the remains of a mining kiln from the later medieval period.
Opposite the beach of Kavousi the islet of Psira can be seen, where an important settlement and active port thrived in the Minoan times.
The view of the island and the bay of Mirambello from the area of Platanos, on the east of the village, is breathtaking.
Kavousi is the actual geographical center of the Lasithi district, it's 19km away from Ierapetra and 28km from Agios Nikolaos. Starting from Kavousi one can explore the traditional villages, the magnificent beaches and stunning mountains, the important history and modern culture of Lasithi.Get the full listing »