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Villages and Towns in the Terracotta area

Agia Pelagia

A tiny village with few elderly residents only, with no facilities, so a car would be an advantage. Just 4.5 kilometres from Limnes, 10 kilometres from Agios Nicolaos and the sea, situated amidst endless olive groves on the sides of the hills which surro [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Constantinos

This village lies on the road to the Lassithi Plain, is approx. 10 kms from Agios Nikolaos and has one kafenion. It is a small agricultural village, with around 10 families living there during the Summer months, but during the Winter the population incre [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Nikolaos

Located just under one hour’s drive from Heraklion Airport. This is the capital of Lassithi although the courthouses are still in Neapolis. It has a nice harbour and also a “bottomless” lake. a lively town, usually quite full of tourists during the sea [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Nikolaos fringes

Just under one hour’s drive from Heraklion airport. This is the capital of Lassithi although the courthouses are still in Neapolis. It has a nice harbour and also a “bottomless” lake. a lively town, usually quite full of tourists during the season, it [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Nikolaos Pissithes

A small village on the fringes of Agios Nikolaos, just 3kms from the nearest beach and the main town. A green and lush area in the Winter and Spring, with many olives and fruiting trees in the area. Slightly elevated, with sea views from some areas, and [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Not so much a village as an area, bridging the fringes of Agios Nikolaos and Ammoudara. There are a few hotels on the side which boundaries Ammoudara, with the nearest shopping facilities being in Agios Nikolaos. There is of course the wonderful long sa [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Village with fabulous views including sea, valley and mountain. 13 kilometres from Neapoli and 17 kilometres from Amigthalia - More a small cluster of houses than an actual village, on the main road up to Lassithi Plateau, magnificent views of the mountai [Properties, Info & Pictures]


A quiet seaside resort about 2 kms Eastwards from Agios Nikolaos and an hour’s drive from Heraklion airport. it has a nice little sandy beach and several tavernas and minimarkets. [Properties, Info & Pictures]


A small village of 300 inhabitants in the heart of the famous Lassithi Plateau. Very close to Tzermiado and Agios Georgios. The village has a couple of traditional kafenions. Visitors to the Plateau can experience first hand a lifestyle rich in traditi [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Approximately 9 kilometres from the south coast town of Ierapetra and the nearest beaches. There is a typical village square, with well established trees offering shade to the customers passing the time of the day in one of the many kafenions which surro [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Exo Potamos

This village is high up on the mountainous approach road to Lasithi Plateau, but only 25 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos offers a lifestyle, as yet untouched by progress. For the more discerning home searcher the experience of living within a true Cretan [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Henia - Achlathia

Quite often seen written as Zenia (not Henia) - Achlathia - A tiny village on the approach road up to Lassithi Plateau, 17 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos and the nearest beaches, and 13 kilometres to Neapoli. Although no facilities in this village, the t [Properties, Info & Pictures]


A lively Cretan village about 40 minutes drive from the airport with some kafenions and a taverna. It is about 2 kms from Neapolis, an unspoiled country town with shops, markets, restaurants and all amenities with its excellent bus service to Heraklion a [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Istro is a busy coastal tourist town with many facilities, including hotels, tavernas, cafeterias, bread shops, museum, hair dressers, hardware stores, which mostly stay open during the Winter period. Within half a kilometre of the beaches - some of whic [Properties, Info & Pictures]


The village of Kalamafka has around 700 inhabitants. There are some minimarkets, tavernas and kafenions. It is 15 kilometres from Ierapetra, and about one and a half hour’s drive from the airport through a back road from the main highway. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kalo Horio

Kalo Horio is a traditional village 11 kms East of Agios Nikolaos. The village itself has 4 kafenions, and a couple of mini-markets/corner shops, and of course the village is regularly visited by the travelling tradesmen with a huge variety of products f [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kato Horio

A village located about 6.5 kilometres north of Ierapetra on the road from Agios Nikolaos to Ierapetra at 120m. This village and the surrounding villages are constantly present to the history of Ierapetra, nowadays, participate strongly at the economic an [Properties, Info & Pictures]


A small but lively village on the fringe of Agios Nikolaos, elevated in position with some sea views. There are no facilities, other than a bus service, but within 3 kilometres you will find supermarkets, bread shops many tavernas, bars, discotheques, s [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Kavoussi is a large traditional village on the main Ag Nikolaos/Sitia road, consisting of small kafenions, restaurants café bars and corner shops. There is a main bus route through the village. Ierapetra is approximately 15/20 minutes drive, and Heraklio [Properties, Info & Pictures]


A small village in the heart of the famous Lassithi Plateau. Very close to Tzermiado and Agios Georgios and next door to Avrakonte. An agriculturally based village with its inhabitants largely providing for themselves off the land. Lassithi Plateau ha [Properties, Info & Pictures]


This area above the village of Vrisses took its name from the monastery situated on the side of the hill. There are no other houses in this area. Magnificent views over the valley and towards Neapoli. 12 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos and the sea, 5 ki [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Kritsa is situated in North East Crete 10 km from the nearest beach and 11km from the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos. It is the largest Byzantine village in Crete with a population of around 2500. It has dramatic views of the coastline and the stunnin [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Kroustas is a small rural village just 13 kms from Agios Nikolaos (15 mins in the car), just 4 kms above Kritsa. The village is elevated in location and has approx. 350 inhabitants, with a primary school, mini market, cigarette kiosk, plenty of kafenions [Properties, Info & Pictures]


This is a sprawling rural area consisting of various small villages tucked away with some tavernas and cafenions – although it has a rural feel it is only about 10 minutes from Agios Nikolaos and the same to Neapolis and less than one hour from the airpor [Properties, Info & Pictures]


A small rural hamlet in the Lakonia area, peaceful and slightly elevated in position, and looking over the valley and surrounding mountains. Approx. 4 kms from Agios Nikolaos, and 2 kms to the nearest taverna. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Lasithi Plateau

Lassithi Plateau - The plateau, at the altitude of approximately 1000 m, sits at the foot of Mount Dikti (The Greek mythological god Zeus was alledgedly born in a cave on this mountain, and this cave is now a tourist attraction). There are numerous small [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Is a lively, bustling village protected architecturally. It has cafenions, tavernas, shops, etc. About 50 minutes drive from the airport. This is a protected village with two excellent local, traditional tavernas, and some small local shops. it has an [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Makrilia - A small village just 7 kilometres from Ierapetra and the sea, with a small kafenion, a hard ware shop and a small corner shop. [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Is on the main road between Agios Nikolaos and Kritsa, with outstanding views of Merabello Bay, it lies approx. 6 kilometres from the nearest beaches. There is a small taverna in the village, and a good bus service between Agios Nikolaos and Kritsa. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Mikro Vathy

A small village on the coastal main national highway, just 5 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos and 1.5 kilometres to the nearest sandy beach. There are no facilities in this village, but there is an excellent bus service. [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Mochlos is a small shore side village with great fish tavernas right off the beaten track down a curly road off the road running between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia – it is an hour and a half from the airport. Unspoiled area, mostly Cretan inhabitants. On [Properties, Info & Pictures]


This village lies 25 kms from Agios Nikolaos, 95 kms to Heraklion airport, 5 kms to Pachia Ammos and 12 kms to Ierapetra, in an elevated position on the side of the mountain, with fabulous views of the Mirabello Bay and all the surrounding villages and mo [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Pahia Amos

Pahia Amos has very good traditional fish tavernas right by the sandy beach open all the year round. It is a flat village so useful for anyone who does not want hills. It has bakery, butchers, minimarkets etc., and an excellent bus service between Herakl [Properties, Info & Pictures]


A traditional village about 7 kms East of Agios Nikolaos with a couple of cafenions – it is about 1.5 kms walk to the high road and the nice, secluded sandy beach of Kalo Horio – tavernas, amenities and a good bus route between Agios Nikoloas and Sitia an [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Plakes Katsikion

A quiet suburb of Agios Nikoloas about 3 kms from the centre. It is in an elevated position with magnificent views. [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Platipodi - A tiny hamlet just 1 km from Houmeriako, 3 kms from Neapoli and 18 kms from Agios Nikolaos and the nearest beaches. A charming village, with just a handful of houses, there are no facilities apart from the usual travelling tradesmen in thei [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Tapes is a small village with approximately 90 inhabitants nestling in an elevated location on the mountains above Lakonia and just 15 kms from Agios Nikolaos. There is just one kafenion in the village and a couple of churches. The village is agricultural [Properties, Info & Pictures]


A pretty traditional village 2 kms inland from Pahia Amos with its very good traditional fish tavernas right by the sandy beach open all the year round, it is a flat village so useful for anyone who does not want hills. It has bakery, butchers, minimarke [Properties, Info & Pictures]


Situated between Ammoudara and Istro, on the main national highway, just 7 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos, no shopping facilities in this village, but an excellent bus service. The nearest sandy beach is just 3 kilometres away. [Properties, Info & Pictures]


This is a village with approx 500 inhabitants (mostly Greek), positioned high on the mountain side above Houmeriako, on the approach road to Lassithi Plateau -giving views across the valley and the mountains opposite, where you can see Limnes, Nikithiano, [Properties, Info & Pictures]

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