Eastern Crete is an attractive coastal area that has not been flooded with mass tourism and maintains unchanged its relaxed and traditional identity.

Castri Village Hotel is a starting point for many excursions for nature lovers to the wonderful destinations of natural beauty and cultural wealth of the region! It is located 2.5 km away from the village of Palekastro, on the road to the famous palm forest of Vai. It is the nearest urban center where guests can go shopping and taste the local cuisine in the numerous restaurants of the village.

On the northeast side of Crete, at a distance of 19 km from the hotel is Sitia, an attractive seaside town. Sitia has a nice center with many shops and pedestrian streets along the beach that lead to the port where you can take a walk next to the fishing boats and enjoy local drinks and Cretan delicacies in the nearby restaurants, bars and cafes.

what to see


  • Richti‚Äôs gorge at Mesa Mouliana Mouliana
  • Karoumes gorge
  • Xerocambos gorge
  • Toplou Monastery
  • Palm forest of Vai beach
  • Museum of water at Zakros
  • The folklore museum of Palaikastro
  • Etia villa
  • The famous palm forest Vai 4 km.
  • Maridati 1.5 km.
  • Kouremenos 300 m.
  • Xerokampo 30 km.

Palm forest of Vai beach

Toplou Monastery

Museum of water at Zakros


On the beach of Kouremenos there are two organized windsurfing schools framed by professional teachers offering courses and equipment to beginners and advanced. The schools operate from April until the end of October. Palekastro is one of the few places in Greece that offers strong emotions to windsurfing lovers and especially in July and August when strong winds blow in the area.

Mountainbike - Hiking - Climbing

The Geopark of Sitia is offered for numerous activities that cover a wide range of preferences for nature-loving visitors seeking adventure. A unique, special and charming place of rejuvenation and action, a place you want to come again and again.

Kazarma castle fortress


what to see


  • The folklore museum of Sitia
  • The archeological museum of Sitia
  • Petsofas cave
  • Pelekita cave
  • Peristera cave
  • The Minoan town of Palekastro
  • The Palace and the Minoan Settlement of Zakros
  • Itanos ancient sites
  • Kazarma castle fortress
  • Tripitos Ancient site

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