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Vilaeti Traditional Guesthouse is a lovely guesthouse hidden in the narrow streets of the village, which brings memories of the past to life.
In the Cretan dialect and the folk speech of the people of Lassithi "Vilaeti" means a big room or a wide stretch of land and in free translation it could also mean a wide variety of things. The restoration of the guesthouse was completed like a mosaic work of art. The materials used blended harmonically together. The wood and stone married in such way so as to successfully cover the necessary material of our times, the cement.
The stay in such a museum-like place makes the guest feel relaxed and calm. It is the best opportunity for those who need to loosen up their way of life.
Vilaeti is a listed building, which, according to the locals’ accounts, was built around 1815 by local craftsmen based on the traditional architecture and the style of the area. It is prominent due to its fortress-like layout.
Since the 50s this gorgeous building with the characteristics of the early architecture tradition of the 17th century was totally deserted and it was known as "Stavrakonikoli’s ruins".
With respect to tradition and exceptional sensibility all the details of this Cretan Arch-house was restored; the wine-press, the stone oven in the house, the rest for pitchers, the door girders and many more ornaments and utensils of the period.
The arches intact was maintained , the carven stones was cleaned and highlighted and one of the oldest stone ovens of the village was preserved and used again after half a century!!!