Live a different lifestyle in the Vrachos ECO – traditional studios, located in Palekastro, Sitia in east Crete. Our aim is to combine ecology with tradition offering you an unforgettable experience: a return to a traditional and tranquil way of life, away from the perpetual pace of today.
We focus on quality and hospitality, giving you days of relaxation in the most unspoilt area of Crete, the region of Lassithi.
“Vrachos Studios” is a small, two-studios complex, built exactly right on the top of the amphitheatrical, fertile valley of Kouremenos.
It is situated at a conspicuous location, overlooking the Kouremenos bay high above the tops of the olive trees, which grow lower at the valley.
The eco – traditional studios are located just outside Palekastro, on an elevated rock (O Vrachos=The Rock) overlooking Kouremenos beach.
The natural palm beach and forest of Vai (the only self-sown palm forest in Europe) is situated just 4 km away from the studios. The apartments are not plugged in the public power system, but it provides a fully autonomous wind & solar system of electricity.
Vrachos Studios are available to hire and enjoy traditional holidays in eastern Crete.
Everything is ready and waiting for you … All you need is your suitcase!
These houses offer you the opportunity to live a unique experience: Return to a healthier lifestyle, benefit from the warm Mediterranean climate throughout the year and enjoy the beauty of a virgin landscape that bears one of the most ancient heritages of the world.
Zakros is a site and a beautiful bay (of Kato Zakros), 27 km far from Vrachos on the eastern coast of the island of Crete, 28 km far from Vrachos Studios and 175 km far from Heraklion airport, containing ruins from the Minoan civilization.
The site is often known to archaeologists as Zakro or Kato Zakro. It is believed.. More..
The exotic sandy beach of Vai with the unique palm trees wood in Europe is situated at a distance of 5 km far from Vrachos apartments and 94 kilometers far from Aghios Nikolaos at the Northeast and 24 kilometers eastern to Sitia.
It has been named after the word “vagia”, meaning “palm tree” or “rims of palm tree” in Greek. According to the local legend the wood had been grown from the stones of dates thrown away by Arab pirates or Phoenician merchants set ashore at the place… More..
Palm Beach Vai forest is situated at the exit of a quite narrow valley, 5km far from Vrachos Studios and 7km far from Palekastro village, ending up at the famous beach of Vai; a spring of good sweet water and a small brook with numerous oleanders within the riverbed are found in the inner wood.
The wood is unique not only for its beauty but also for the species of palm trees it is comprised of… More..
Only 2km far from Vrachos Studios and 4.5 kms away from Palekastro you can find the lesser-known beach of Palekastro area. The reason people don’t choose it, is the 1600m rough, dirt road that goes there.
The bay is encircled by rocky hillrocks, but the beach has less sand and more pebbles. The blue waters are crystal-clear.
There is a little tavern in the shade of its few trees 200m far from the beach
Kouremenos – Windsurfing Beach just 800 m from Vrachos Studios:
The large one! More than two kilometres of fine sandy beaches looking to the east of the island of Crete – that’s Kouremenos, app. two kilometres east of Palekastro. Take the road to Palm Beach Vai, move right at the crossroads 2km from Palekastro village… More..
Windsurfing in Kouremenos, 800 m far from Vrachos Studios
Welcome to the VRACHOS STUDIOS!
Vrachos Studios is a family-run studio complex in Kouremenos, Palekastro.
Located 2,5km north of the village of Palekastro, Vrachos Studios lie just 800m from the famous beach of Kouremenos and offer a marvelous view to the Kouremenos Bay and to the hills around.
Live a different lifestyle in the ECO - traditional Vrachos studios. Our aim is to combine ecology with tradition to offer you an unforgettable experience: a return to a traditional and tranquil way of life, away from the perpetual pace of today. We focus on quality and hospitality, offering you days of relaxation in the most unspoilt area of Crete, the region of Lassithi.
The apartments are not plugged in the public power system, but it provides a fully autonomous wind & solar system of electricity. These houses are available to hire and enjoy traditional holidays in eastern Crete. Everything is ready and waiting for you ... All you need is your suitcase!
The accommodation we provide is studios with one double bed and a single bed. All our lodgings are adequately furnished and have fully equipped kitchens with refrigerators and bathrooms.
George & Eleni Apostolakis
72300 Sitia, East Crete
Tel. 0030 6947432406
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