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Holidays in AGATHIAS are ideal for people who want to be based in a quiet, traditional Cretan village, where everything moves at a calm, human pace. AGATHIAS is pretty and scenic, with many places to stay. It offers a beautiful view of both the Kouremenos Bay and the surrounding olive grooves, making it a great place to stay, as does its convenient position in East Crete.

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Phone: +30 28430 61030
Address: Agathias Village, Sitia Region
Prefecture: Lassithi, 72300 Sitia, East Crete

Our Location

Where to stay

You can find apartments for rent, beautiful and luxurious villas, and small family hotels for individual travelers, families and various groups.

What to eat

You can taste this local cuisine in our traditional taverns and restaurants. Cretan diet is not simply an accidental diet, is a way of life

What to do

A trip to Agathias / Sitia Region is a trip at the roots of the European civilization.It is ideally situated at a strategic point allowing short excursions to other places of interest in East Crete area

Vacations on a traditional destination

Agathias Traditional Village is a small local community 20km far from Sitia and 150 km from Heraklion City, specializing in holidays with a difference that focus on the cultural aspects of the Sitia area and which promote ethical sustainable tourism and activities. Step back in time in our beautiful traditional village, away from the busy tourist resorts but only a few minutes drive from several sandy beaches. Our guests range from individual travelers, families and small or bigger groups of friends, who love to enjoy the benefits that responsible low-impact tourism can bring to the area and the local community.

In Agathias you will find a warm hospitality, traditional atmosphere, Cretan tradition, village life, pure flavor, and rich flora and fauna.

In short, if you would like to taste natural honey and virgin olive oil, walk on village paths or local countryside, smell the flowers in bloom, say ‘kalimera’ (goodmorning) to the locals whilst drinking coffee or ‘tsikoudia’ (local drink) at the village kafenion and tavern, enjoy the sun and sea in nearby beaches, then you will be in the right place!

Agathias village

Agathias Highlights

Agathias village is located in East Crete, 20 km from the beautiful city of Sitia and 150 km from Heraklion.

We are looking forward meeting you!

Windsurfing in Kouremenos Beach

Traditional Environment

Agathias Traditional Village aims to achieve sustainable tourism with community based development which preserves tradition and conserves the local environment

Follow ancient paths

The best way to explore Crete is to walk gorges and caves, beyond the places reached by car, follow ancient paths, discover the exquisite scents of herbs in the canyons

History & Myths

From the distant Minoan past to the present day, every place in East Crete has a short op long story to tell..


Kouremenos bay, next to Agathias, is definitely the king of windsurfing resorts in Crete and one of the most famous spots in Greece. Here, lovers of surfing and kite-surf will find all they need

Beaches and Coasts

All of them are amazing! A huge variety! Travel by car, or discover hidden beaches by hiking.. If you’re tired of glamorous and overcrowded seaside resorts, here is some of the most alternative, exotic and secluded beaches in Crete

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