Choose the traditional village of Tourloti for a true feeling of rural Cretan life

The village of Tourloti is located in the eastern part of Crete, on the road from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia. Tourloti is a small, traditional village, the largest of a group of four, dotted across the hillsides in this area. It has changed little in the past few decades, and remains untouched by tourism.

However, it retains a healthy vibrant Greek community of families living and working in the area. The village has a church, a primary school, two small mini-markets, a bakery, a pharmacy, a post office, two traditional cafes and one small traditional taverna.

Its narrow streets lined with white-washed houses, verdant gardens, and some spectacular views, give the village a unique, timeless sense of tranquility, far removed from modern city life. It is the centre for several religious celebrations and festivals, especially over Easter and the summer months.

How to get to Tourloti Village in Lasithi Region