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Paths of Achentria

Paths of Achentria

In the Achentrias settlement, in the Archanes-Asterousia municipality of the prefecture of Heraclion, there are many hiking options. You can either wander in the…

Heraklion Hiking Trails
The great loves of island

The great loves of island

A despot in the people’s hearts… Yes, that is love! It tears your heart out and leads it to unknown and dark paths that any logical person would not dare to follow.…

Crete Magazine
Glika nera

Glika nera

Just 8 km west of Chora of Sfakia, we find the award-winning coast, from the Times of London, Glika Nera.It was voted as one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in…

Chania Beaches
Seitan Limania

Seitan Limania

A unique beach, Seitan Limania, is in the north-eastern side of the Akrotiri peninsula, 20 kilometers from Chania. Lanes of steep rocks penetrate into the Cretan…

Chania Beaches
Mpalos

Mpalos

A heaven on earth, Mpalos, is between the Gramvousa peninsula and the Tigani Cape, in the north-western side of Crete. Mpalos is about 56 kilometers from Chania…

Chania Beaches
Sougia

Sougia

The small coastal settlement of Sougia is in the exit of the Agia Eirini gorge, 70 kilometers from Chania. The beautiful beach and the calm holidays could describe…

Chania Beaches
Palaiochora

Palaiochora

Palaiochora is a small coastal town about 70 kilometers in the south-west of Chania, built on a peninsula and between two bays. The settlement is on the ruins of…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
Omalos

Omalos

The Omalos plateau of Chania is between the imposing tops of the Lefka Mountains (Volakas, Gigilios, Ksiloskalo, Samperos and Psilafi) and 38 kilometers in the…

Chania Plateaus
12. Katsiveli - Askifou

12. Katsiveli - Askifou

The twelfth route of the E4 European Long DIstance Path in Crete is 20 kilometers long and lasts about 8 to 10 hours. You can follow it from May to September, it…

Chania E4
Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli

The coastal settlment of Agia Roumeli is 58 kilometers in the south of the Chania prefecture, close to Sfakia. Agia Roumeli is the natural end of the Samaria gorge.…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge

The Samaria gorge is one of the largest canyons of Europe and 18 kilometres long. The gorge starts from the Omalos plateau, in Ksiloskalo, and ends to the beautiful…

Chania Canyons
Sfakia

Sfakia

The historical Chora Sfakion is in the southern coasts of Crete, 75 kilometers in the south-east of Chania. Sfakia has been always insubordinate and that was also…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
14. Askifou - Impros - Kallikratis

14. Askifou - Impros - Kallikratis

The fourteenth route of the E4 European Long Distance Path in Crete is 18 kilometers and lasts about 6 hours. You can take it during the whole year, it is not a…

Chania E4
11. Omalos - Katsiveli

11. Omalos - Katsiveli

The eleventh route of the E4 European Long Distance Path in Crete is 15 kilometers and lasts about 7 hours. You can follow it from the end of spring till the beginning…

Chania E4
10. Omalos - Agia Roumeli

10. Omalos - Agia Roumeli

The tenth route of the E4 European long distance Path is about 18 kilometers and lasts 6 hours and 30 minutes. The time it has to be followed is from May to October(due…

Chania E4
9. Sougia - Agia Eirini - Omalos

9. Sougia - Agia Eirini - Omalos

The ninth route of E4 European Long Distance Path is 13,5 kilometers and takes 7 hours and 30 minutes to follow it. The best season of the time to follow it is…

Chania E4
8. Sougia - Koustogerako - Omalos

8. Sougia - Koustogerako - Omalos

The eighth route of the E4 European Long Distance Path is about 24,5 kilometers and lasts 8 hours. It is better to follow it in spring or autumn, it is not a difficult…

Chania E4
7. Loutro - Fragokastello

7. Loutro - Fragokastello

The seventh route of the E4 European Long Distance Path is 19,5 kilometers long and lasts 5 hours and 30 minutes, You can follow it during the whole year, it has…

Chania E4
6. Agia Roumeli - Loutro

6. Agia Roumeli - Loutro

The sixth route of the E4 European long distance path is about 13 kilometers and lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes. The best time to take it is the whole year and, especially…

Chania E4
5. Sougia - Agia Roumeli

5. Sougia - Agia Roumeli

The fifth route of the E4 European Long Distance Path in Crete is 20 kilometers long and lasts 8 to 9 hours. You should follow it from April to September and the…

Chania E4
4. Palaiochora - Sougia

4. Palaiochora - Sougia

The fourth route of the E4 European long distance Path is about 14,5 kilometers and lasts about 4 and a half hours. The ideal time of the year in order to visit…

Chania E4
3. Elafonisi - Palaiochora

3. Elafonisi - Palaiochora

The third route of the E4 European long distance path is about 22 kilometers and lasts 5 hours. Its best visiting time of the year is spring, summer and autumn.…

Chania E4
2. Sfinari - Elafonisi

2. Sfinari - Elafonisi

The second route of the E4 European long distance path of Crete is 32 kilometers and lasts about 8 hours. The ideal time to visit it is spring and autumn. There…

Chania E4
1. Kasteli Kissamou - Sfinari

1. Kasteli Kissamou - Sfinari

The E4 European long distance path of Crete starts from Kasteli Kissamou of the Chania prefecture. The total length of the Kasteli Kissamou-Sfinari route is about…

Chania E4
Argyroupoli

Argyroupoli

Argyroupoli is one of the most beautiful villages of the Rethimno prefecture, on the hill between the springs of the Petre and Mousela Rivers after which the names…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Mpali

Mpali

Mpali in the Rethimno prefecture is one of the most beautiful tourist places of the northern beaches of Crete. The coastal settlement is 32 kilometers from Rethimno…

Rethimno Beaches Towns and villages
Idaion Antron cavern

Idaion Antron cavern

The Idaion Antron is near the picturesque town of Anogeia with the important history and the impressive myths. The cavern is 1500 meters above the sea level and…

Rethimno Caves
Anogeia

Anogeia

Anogeia of Milopotamos is a mountain town with important history and three holocausts. Anogeia preserves the Cretan tradition in the modern Crete. Anogeia is the…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Nida plateau

Nida plateau

Nida is the highest plateau in Crete as it is about 1.450 meters above the sea level and surrounded by the imposing mountains of Psiloreitis. It is a very beautiful…

Rethimno Plateaus
Spili

Spili

Spili is a traditional, mountain settlement of the Agios Vasileios municipality in the Rethimno prefecture. The settlement is built amphitheatrically, on the western…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Preveli

Preveli

Preveli is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the southern Crete as it is very beautiful and exotic. Preveli is in the Rethimno prefecture, 40 kilometers…

Rethimno Beaches
Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos

One of the most beautiful beaches of Crete is Agios Pavlos in the southern side of the Rethimno prefecture. It is 55 kilometers from Rethimno and, in order to visit…

Rethimno Beaches
Knosano gorge

Knosano gorge

The Knosano gorge from where the E4 European Path starts is the natural continuation of the Holly Moutain, Giouchtas, in Ano Archanes. The gorge starts from the…

Heraklion Canyons
Kato Archanes

Kato Archanes

Kato Archanes is one of the most picturesque villages in the Heraklion prefecture with lots of alternative activities. Paths, small woods, archaeological sites…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Archanes

Archanes

“The other day, the three friends went a trip to a fine village known for its vineyards, about two hours from Kastro. It was on the foot of the Holly Mountain,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Vorizia

Vorizia

The village Vorizia ( Voriza, in the past) is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis, 53 kilometers from Heraclion. Administratively the village is under Zaros of…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Psaromoura

Psaromoura

Psaromoura is one of the smallest and famous beaches of Agia Pelagia, 22 kilometers from Heraclion and 500 meters in the north of Agia Pelagia. In order to visit…

Heraklion Beaches
Savathiana Monastery

Savathiana Monastery

A small paradise on earth with tranquility, peacefulness and devoutness for the visitor is in the Savathiana Monastery, in Rogdia. The monastery is 20 kilometers…

Heraklion Monasteries
E4 Asites - Profitis Ilias

E4 Asites - Profitis Ilias

The path in the Agios Charalampos gorge is a part of the E4 European long distance route. Following the route, you can go through the impressive Agios Antonios…

Heraklion E4
Agios Charalampos gorge

Agios Charalampos gorge

The gorge starts from the small Agios Charalampos church in the south of the Ano Asites settlement. The small gorge is easily accessed, particularly in the summer,…

Heraklion Canyons
Ano Asites

Ano Asites

Ano Asites is a settlement of the former Malevizi district of the Heraclion municipality. It is a village of a high environmental, cultural and archaeological interest.…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kamares cavern

Kamares cavern

The path from the Kamares settlement ends to the large and impressive Kamares cavern. The visitor walks between a dense forest of oaks. The total time to the end…

Heraklion Hiking Trails Caves
Gorge of Agios Nikolaos

Gorge of Agios Nikolaos

The path to the green gorge of Agios Nikolaos with the amazing waterfalls starts from the Zaros Lake and ends to one of the forest of Greece, the Rouvas forest.…

Heraklion E4 Canyons
Votomos

Votomos

The man- made lake, Zaros or Votomos, took its current shape in 1987, after the reformation of the area by the forest inspection. The lake is in the southern edge…

Heraklion Lakes
Zaros

Zaros

The beautiful and interesting town of Zaros is built 45 kilometers from Heraclion and is included in the Festos municipality. It is in the southern foot of the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kapetaniana

Kapetaniana

“In Kapetaniana, whoever believes in God, he talks to Him”, Thanos Mikroutsikos. A heaven on Earth is in the holly hill of Kofina and stares the Libyan sea. Kapetaniana…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Monastery of Koudoumas

Monastery of Koudoumas

The monastery of Koudoumas is very well protected by the imposing Asterousia Mountains, in the south of the cape of Martelos, and by the Libyan sea in the south.…

Heraklion Monasteries
Eligia

Eligia

Eligia is another magnificent and lonely beach of Kapetaniana. Eligia is in the east of Agios Ioannis, in the path that connects the settlement with Koudoumas monastery.…

Heraklion Beaches
Maridaki

Maridaki

The coastal settlement of Maridaki is about 65 kilometers from Heraclion, behind the Asterousia Mountains. The small village is built at the end of the imposing…

Heraklion Towns and villages Beaches
Ethia

Ethia

One of the most beautiful and traditional Cretan villages of Crete is Ethia in the Archanes-Asterousia Municipality. The village is about 55 kilometers from Heraclion,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Lake of Damania

Lake of Damania

The lake of Damania is near the Damania settlement, in Archanes-Asterousia municipality and the prefecture of Heraclion. The dam gives the landscape an extra touch…

Heraklion Lakes
Lake of Turk

Lake of Turk

The lake of Tourkos (i.e. Turk) or Lakos or Kolimpas, a unique natural lake, is at the top of Asterousia mountains, near Achentrias. The lake has a lot of water…

Heraklion Lakes
Achentrias

Achentrias

The picturesque mountainous village of Achentrias is 60 kilometers from Heraclion and 680 meters above the sea level. Administratively, it falls under the Archanes-Asterousia…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Astraki

Astraki

Astraki is famous for its beautiful gorge that goes by the same name and it starts from there and also for the old Turkish quarter. The village is from the 12th…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Richtis gorge

Richtis gorge

If you want good reasons to visit Sitia, the Richtis gorge will probably be the main reason to organise this trip. It is a small canyon whose beauty has no jealousy…

Lasithi Canyons
Nekroi gorge

Nekroi gorge

The gorge of Nekroi in Zakros is a very beautiful and important archaeologically gorge. Its name (“nekroi” means the dead, in Greek) came from the large number…

Lasithi Canyons
Vai

Vai

The exotic Vai, the biggest palm forest in Europe and one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, is 95 kilometers in the east of Agios NIkolaos and 25 kilometers…

Lasithi Beaches
Chrisi

Chrisi

The magnificent Chrisi or Gaidouronisi, with the wonderful beaches and the blue-green seawater, is a very popular destination for the locals and the tourists. The…

Lasithi Beaches
Kolokitha

Kolokitha

Kolokitha is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, with blue water and white sand, in the Spinaloga peninsula, opposite the small Kolokitha Island. In order…

Lasithi Beaches
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