Athina Villas

Athina Villas is located in Plaka Lassithi and opposite of the Spinalonga island
Situated only 100m away from Plaka’s beach.
Athina Villas offers accommodation with well-equipped kitchenette and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Within a few metres, guests can reach a mini market, bars, taverns and a bus stop.
Athina Villas have a balcony, some enjoying views to the Cretan Sea and the island of Spinalonga.
Each unit has a dining area, where guests can enjoy their meal.
Other facilities include a satellite TV, air conditioning and safe.
Guests can start their day with a continental or full English breakfast served daily at the dining area.Coffee, refreshing drinks and light meals can also be enjoyed at the on-site snack bar.
An array of outdoor activities such as cycling and diving can be arranged upon charge. Laundry services are provided at extra charge.
The seaside town of Agios Nikolaos is 10 km away, while the popular resort of Elounda is at 5 km.
The port to Spinalonga is 30 m away.
Free parking is available near the property.


On the ruins of an ancient castle. the Venetians erected a strong fortress, the design of which was based on the principles of the “bastioned fortification” system. Construction of it began in 1579 to drawings by the engineer Genese Bressani, and the first building phase lasted until 1586.

Repairs and modifications to the fortress were carried out before and during the Cretan war (1645-1669).

During the period of Venetian rule on Crete, the fortress was used for military purposes.

Spinalonga  is also known as the Leper Island, as that is where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957.

Today thousands of tourists visit Spinalonga each summer by boat from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Plaka, for a tour of its ruined buildings, which the Archaeological Service is laboriously trying to maintain.