We chose to stay inland as well, away from the business and all the tourists on the coast. Wow, are we happy we did this! After the not so nice suburbs of Heraklion we all of sudden found ourselves in Tuscany!! A beautiful landscape, all olive groves and vines in rolling hills. Absolutely amazing and completely different from the coastal area.
Kato Asites is not much of a village, but we enjoyed walking though there and seeing the authenticity of Crete.
The hotel is great, the rooms are spacious, clean, there’s a kitchen…. We had a one bedroom apartment with two balconies with a fantastic view! The reception was very friendly and helpful, they even phoned up the Diamentakis winery to see if they were still open (they close at 16.00, which is too bad, I would have loved to see it: they make great wines!!).
Next day our daughter arrived, she was upgraded to a two bedroom apartment!
The pool is nicely laid out, with a great view of “Tuscany”…..
So, if you’re looking for a quiet, authentic Cretan place, don’t hesitate and book at Asion Lithos!