Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Diavaide village

What to Know Before Visiting Diavaide village

Diavaide, a charming village situated near Kasteli, boasts a population of 120 people and an elevation of 355m above sea level. The village has a fascinating history that dates back to at least 1378, as evidenced by documents found in the Ducal Archives at Chandax. One of the village’s most notable landmarks is the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios Sfakiotis, which features a unique fresco depicting Saint George and Saint Demeter riding horses through the sea, surrounded by sea creatures. Despite being located far from the sea, Diavaide has a strong connection to Crete’s fight for freedom, having participated in all major battles. During the German occupation, the high college of Kastelli continued to operate in Diavaide’s houses, further cementing the village’s place in history. Today, the village’s cultural association is dedicated to preserving its traditions and history, ensuring that future generations can appreciate the rich heritage of this small but significant community.

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Best Hotels in Diavaide village

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Best Villas in Diavaide village

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Best Apartments in Diavaide village

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Best Holiday homes in Diavaide village

Eva's cottage

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  • ΚΡΗΤΗ ΚΑΣΤΕΛΛΙ ΠΕΔΙΑΔΟΣ

Located in Kardhoulianós, 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 27 km from The Palace of Knossos, Eva’s cottage provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home is equipped with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 38 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 32 km from Eva’s cottage.

from

€115

/night

  • 770 m

MarilidiaHouse

  • 10 / 10
  • 1 Λεωφόρος Ηρακλείου

Featuring mountain views, MarilidiaHouse provides accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

This holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with a microwave and a toaster, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom equipped with a bidet. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

The Palace of Knossos is 26 km from the holiday home, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 32 km from MarilidiaHouse.

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€60

/night

  • 1.2 km

Marilidia House

  • 10 / 10
  • Epar.Od. Agiou Paraskion-Kastamonitsis

Set in Kastéllion, 24 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 26 km from The Palace of Knossos, Marilidia House offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 39 km from the holiday home, while Venetian Walls is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 32 km from Marilidia House.

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€65.855

/night

  • 1.2 km

Traditional stone house camari

  • 10 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Αγίων Παρασκιών - Κασταμoνίτσας

Featuring garden views, Traditional stone house camari offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 22 km from The Palace of Knossos. It features a garden, a terrace, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

This holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with an oven and a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom equipped with a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 28 km from the holiday home, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 30 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 24 km from Traditional stone house camari.

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€52.2

/night

  • 4.9 km

Villa Magnolia - Smari Cozy Getaway

  • 8.8 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Kato Vathias - Smariou

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, Villa Magnolia – Smari Cozy Getaway is located in Smárion. This holiday home is 26 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 27 km from Venetian Walls.

With free WiFi, this holiday home provides a TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 16 km from the holiday home, while The Palace of Knossos is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 20 km from Villa Magnolia – Smari Cozy Getaway.

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€0

/night

  • 6.0 km

Fragk House

  • 9 / 10
  • Nipiditou

Set in Arkalochori, 31 km from The Palace of Knossos and 33 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Fragk House offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at Fragk House.

Venetian Walls is 37 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 38 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 35 km from Fragk House.

from

€80

/night

  • 7.4 km

FAQ

How many inhabitants does Diavaide have?

Diavaide has 120 inhabitants.

Where is Diavaide located?

Diavaide is located very near to Kasteli, 700m to the SE, at 355m above sea level.

When was the earliest reference to the name Diavaide found?

The earliest reference to the name Diavaide was found in the Ducal Archives at Chandax in 1378.

Who was G. Dochiano?

G. Dochiano was an inhabitant of Diavaide mentioned in a document found in the Ducal Archives at Chandax.

How old is the village of Diavaide?

The village of Diavaide existed well before the Turkish occupation, as indicated by an inscription found in the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios Sfakiotis.

What is unique about the fresco in the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios Sfakiotis?

The fresco in the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios Sfakiotis represents Saint George and Saint Demeter passing through the sea on their horses, while at their feet lie various sea creatures, despite the fact that the village is far away from the sea.

Are there any other churches in Diavaide?

Yes, there is also the church of Agios Nikolaos in the village, dated to the same period.

Did Diavaide participate in any fights for Crete’s freedom?

Yes, the village took part in all the main fights by Crete against the enemies of its freedom.

What happened during the German occupation of Crete?

During the German occupation of Crete, the high college of Kastelli continued to operate in Diavaide houses.

What is the cultural association of Diavaide?

The cultural association of Diavaide is one of the first in the area and strives to maintain the cultural traditions and the continuity of village history through the years.

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