A few words for the traditional village of Roustika,
where “ABELOS” is located.


The name Roustika comes from the Latin word RUSTIKUS. In the village, there is the famous monastery dedicated to the prophet Elijah (“Profitis Ilias), built in 1200, as well as the Church of Panagia, dedicated to the Holly Mother, which was built in 1100.

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Panagia Church , Pedestrian road

There, one can admire some very rare frescoes. The church has been characterized as an historical, sacred monument. Moreover, there lies the museum of traditional costumes, where costumes from all over Greece are exhibited. Although Roustika is a pole of attraction for tourists, it maintains its traditional character at the same time.

Agios Charalambos church

Roustika are ideal for mountain - biking and mountaineering through superb gorges of abundant vegetation: European track E4.
There are some excellent short routes (15-30 min. by car) such as the ancient town of Lappa, Argiroupolis, the lake Kournas, Moundros, all of which are of unique natural beauty.

After a tiring but pleasant day, your stay at the traditional Cretan taverns and cafes are really compensating.

Traditional Cafe -Tavern

Roustica Village-Roustica Village

'' Cretan House '' popular art shop

During the summer, many traditional festivals take place in the nearby regions. Our guests have the opportunity to experience traditional Cretan music and dancing.

“ABELOS” villa is ideal for families or friends, recommended for high-standard, peaceful and relaxing holidays both in the winter and in the summer.

Car rental is strongly recommended.