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Villa Iasonas

Villa Iasonas

An old residence renovated completely in 2015 is between the old stone houses of the traditional settlement of Kournas Apokoronas. Villa Iasonas keeps the traditional…

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Beach of Koudouma

Beach of Koudouma

In front of the monastery of Koudoumas is a beautiful and very clean beach. You can enjoy swimming in the cool water of the sea as long as you respect the area…

Heraklion Beaches
Beach of Agios Nikitas

Beach of Agios Nikitas

The beautiful and lonely beach of Agios Nikitas is behind the Asterousia mountains in the bosom of the southern Cretan sea. In order to visit the beach, you should…

Heraklion Beaches
Agiofarago climbing spot

Agiofarago climbing spot

The Agiofarago climbing spot is in the Agiofarago gorge, in the south of the Heraclion prefecture, of Festos municipality. It is the southernmost climbing place…

Crete Climbing
Chania

Chania

Chania is a modern city that coexists with the magic of the past. Wandering in the city, you can find buildings of the Venetian, Ottoman and traditional style.…

Chania Towns and villages
Koutelos

Koutelos

If you want a tranquil beach with pebbles and the unique shade to offer the few trees, then Koutelos is your destination. The beach is 9km east of Chora Sfakion…

Chania Beaches
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
Falasarna

Falasarna

Falasarna with its awarded beach is about 60 kilometers in the west of Chania, in the western part of the Gramvousa Cape. The area is under the protected Natura…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
Fortress of Gramvousa

Fortress of Gramvousa

The fortress of Gramvousa is on a steep hill of the Imeri Gramvousa Island, opposite the famous Mpalos beach. The building of the fortress started in 1584 by the…

Chania Fortresses
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
Elafonisi

Elafonisi

The blue-green sea water, the white and pink sand, the shells and the magical landscape are some of the features of the amazing and exotic Elafonisi of Chania that…

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
Loutro

Loutro

The picturesque, coastal Loutro village of the Sfakia province in the Chania prefecture is not related to the heavy tourism, the luxurious hotels and the endless…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
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
Sfakiano gorge

Sfakiano gorge

One of the many gorges of the Sfakia district is Sfakiano. It is a beautiful gorge that starts 2 kilometers in the east of Chora, from the Niato plateau, near the…

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
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
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
Kourtaliotis River

Kourtaliotis River

The Kourtaliotis River is the most famous in Crete as the Preveli palm forest is near the place where it discharges. Kourtaliotis is called “Megalos Potamos” (i.e.…

Rethimno Rivers

A walk in the narrow streets of the Rethimno city can travel the visitor to other epochs. Buildings of the Venetian style, tiled streets and smiling and hospitable…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Panormo

Panormo

Panormo is a traditional, coastal settlement of the Milopotamos municipality and the Rethimno prefecture. The picturesque village is about 22 kilometers from Rethimno…

Rethimno Beaches 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
Triopetra

Triopetra

The magical Triopetra beach is 25 kilometers in the south of Rethimno and 13 kilometers in the south-east of the Akoumia village. In order to visit it, you should…

Rethimno Beaches
Rodakino

Rodakino

Rodakino is one of the largest villages of the southern Rethimno prefecture. The village is on the foot of the Krioneritis Mountain, above the Rodakino beaches.…

Rethimno Beaches Towns and villages
Kourtaliotiko gorge

Kourtaliotiko gorge

The imposing Kourtaliotiko gorge starts from the Koksare village of the Rethimno prefecture, about 22 kilometers from Rethimno and ends to the amazing beach of…

Rethimno Canyons
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
Sachtouria

Sachtouria

The picturesque settlement of the Agios Vasileios municipality in the Rethimno prefecture, Sachtouria, is in a very beautiful area, in the north-western side of…

Rethimno Towns and villages
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
Spilia tou listi

Spilia tou listi

Between Tsoutsouros and Kastri is the beautiful beach of Spilia tou Listi (i.e. thief's cavern). It is a beach that combines the sand with the great rocks and clear…

Heraklion Beaches
Agiofarago

Agiofarago

Agiofarago is one of the most impressive beaches in the Heraclion prefecture due to its imposing rocks that surround it, the pebbly coast and its crystal, emerald…

Heraklion Beaches Canyons
Ligaria

Ligaria

The beatiful beach of Ligaria is 20 kilometers from Heraclion and 2 kilometers from Agia Pelagia. It is sandy and the sea water is blue and green. The beach is…

Heraklion Beaches 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
Fodele

Fodele

The picturesque Fodele settlement is on the 25th kilometer of the Heraclion- Chania national road, built in a very colorful landscape. Large trees, flowers, the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pantanassa

Pantanassa

The Holly Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa is on the 14th kilometer of the Heraclion-Rethimno national road. The female monastery is dedicated to the Birth of Theotokos…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Chondros

Chondros

Chondros is a village of the Viannos municipality and 64 kilometers from Heraclion. The long beaches are a feature of the district. Kastri (where the beach starts),…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Tertsa

Tertsa

Tertsa is a small but picturesque coastal settlement, 90 kilometers in the south-east of Heraclion and 25 kilometers in the south of Ierapetra. The village is in…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Kastri

Kastri

Kastri, the coastal settlement of the Viannos municipality, is 70 kilometers in the south-east of Heraklion. Kastri has been connected with the Keratokampos settlement…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Arvi

Arvi

Arvi is a coastal settlement of the Viannos municipality, 80 kilometers from Heraklion and 35 kilometers from Ierapetra. The settlement is in front of a valley…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Kommos

Kommos

Kommos is about 70 kilometers in the south-west of Heraclion and the last part of the large bay of Mesara (starts from Kokkinos Pirgos) in the south. The beach…

Heraklion Beaches
Kalamaki

Kalamaki

The coastal Kalamaki settlement is 67 kilometers in the south of Heraclion, near Matala and ancient Festos. The longest beach of the south Crete is in Kalamaki…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Matala

Matala

The village of hippies, Matala, is approximately 70 kilometers in the south of Heraclion and is one of the most famous coastal settlements of the southern Crete.…

Heraklion Towns and villages Beaches
Martsalo

Martsalo

The magnificent and lonely beach of Martsalo lies behind the western Asterousia Mountains, in the Lithino Cape. The bay is near the southern side of Mesara, 80…

Heraklion Canyons Beaches
Agios Savvas

Agios Savvas

The Agios Savvas gorge is one of the most beautiful and imposing gorges of the Asterousia Mountains. Its length is 4 kilometers and, then, it is connected with…

Heraklion Canyons
Tripiti

Tripiti

The Tripiti beach is about 70 kilometers in the south of Heraclion. The area took its name from the Panagia Tripiti church that is built in a cave on the fountains…

Heraklion Beaches
Lentas

Lentas

The coastal settlement of Lentas, of the Gortyna municipality, is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Levin ( «Λεβήν»). Lentas is in the southern sides of…

Heraklion Towns and villages Beaches
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
Gorge of Eligia

Gorge of Eligia

The entrance of the secured gorge of Eligia is in the dirt road that connects Kapetaniana with the coastal settlement of Agios Ioannis. A few meters before the…

Heraklion Canyons
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
Vasiliki

Vasiliki

The Vasiliki village is near the Asterousia Mountains, 260 meters above the sea level and 56 kilometers from Heraclion. The Vasiliki community includes Vasiliki…

Heraklion Towns and villages
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
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
Gra Lygia

Gra Lygia

About 5 km west of Ierapetra and 39 km south of Agios Nikolaos, we find the seaside village of Gra Lygia, famous for the fertile valley in which locals grow in…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
Kserokampos

Kserokampos

Kserokampos is one of the most beautiful beaches of the eastern Crete. Kserokampos is a settlement about 48 kilometers from Siteia and 28 kilometers from Palaikastro.…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
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
Kato Zakros

Kato Zakros

The calm Kato Zakros beach is behind mountains and the plants of the green valley of Zakros. The beach is pebbly and at the edge of the large bay. It is not organized…

Lasithi Beaches
Zakros

Zakros

Zakros is one of the most picturesque villages of Crete that combines the natural beauty with the alternative activities and the important archaeological sites.…

Lasithi Towns and villages
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
Mirtos

Mirtos

Mirtos is a picturesque and tourist coastal settlement of the Lasithi prefecture. It is built near the banks of the Krios River, close to the exit of the imposing…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
Ierapetra

Ierapetra

The awarded city for its wonderful beaches, Ierapetra, is the unique city in the southern Crete and the last city in the southern end of Europe. Ierapetra is about…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
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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