Roustika, our village
At a distance of 21 kilometers southwest of Rethymno, between the northern and southern Cretan Sea and at an altitude of 290 meters, is built a beautiful village Kefalochori drowned in the green. Roustika!
Village with rare natural beauty, with traditional architecture, with peaceful and kind inhabitants.
Many Rusticians emerged in the sciences but also during wars and uprisings, as capable and brave warriors.
Although the village predates the Venetian occupation, it owes its name to the Venetians as it comes from the Latin word rusticus, which means peasant. Besides, Roustika and the surrounding villages were included in the manor of the Barotsi family.
It has been declared a traditional settlement and has received awards for its cleanliness, its traditional architecture and its cultural activity.