Balos Lagoon, Kissamos

To the northwest of Crete is Gramvoùsa. It is a peninsula in the west of which lies the beautiful beach of Balos. In the peninsula of Gramvousa is a castle which was built by the Venetians and was used as a fortress against the conquerors who occasionally want to trespass. Eventually the Turks managed to […]

Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi

To the southwest coast of Crete lies one of the most magical beaches. Elafonisi is one of the most exotic beaches of Crete, situated about 80 km from Chania, is characterized by dunes of white sand, crystal clear shallow waters, tranquility and peace that it offers. The landscape refers to exotic beaches and shallow waters […]

Preveli Beach, Rethymnon

The beach is located south of Rethymno, within a green area at the end of Kourtaliotiko gorge. As you leave the Monastery of Preveli with your car you have to park it and start walking to the beach with palm trees. After walking into the forest of the unique palms lies the sandy beach of […]

Voulisma Beach, Agios Nikolaos

The most popular bay of Istron is located 500m east of the village. Here is one of the most beautiful beaches of Greece, which is featured in many card postals about Crete. Voulisma or Golden Beach is a beautiful beach with white sand and amazing turquoise waters. The beach is very well organized, although we […]

Vai Beach, Lassithi

East of Sitia about 25 km from town and 6 km from Palekastro, on the Iron Cape, is the beautiful beach of Vai. It is unique in Europe thanks to the rich palm of that combined with the turquoise waters of gives the feeling that you are on a tropical shore. The beach is clean […]

Matala, Red Sand Beach

Matala is situated in southern Crete in Heraklion, about 70 km from the city. This is a small fishing village with the famous, beautiful, sandy beach. The clear, blue waters combined with the small artificial caves are carved into the rocks are the elements that make the unique beach of Matala! Matala has no infrastructure […]

Chrissi Island, Ierapetra

The Chrissi ”Golden Beach” is one of the 81 uninhabited islands of Crete and is approximately 8 nautical miles south of Ierapetra. No cars allowed! Locals call it “Gaidouronisi” (donkey island) or simply “Island”. The length of the island is 5 km and a width of 1 km the highest point is called Kefalas and […]

Potamos Beach, Malia

Potamos beach is located next to the main beach of Malia and is very close to the Archaeological Site of this area,Minoan Palace of Malia. It was named after the river that flows into the eastern side of the beach. Potamos beach is a quiet beach, chosen by those who want to avoid the busiest […]

Myrthos, South Crete

Mirtos or Myrtos is one of the jewels of Crete, a picturesque seaside village in southeast Crete, near Ierapetra in Lassithi Prefecture. It is the capital of a municipal department consisting of Mirtos and four other villages, and has a population of around 500 (2001 census). Most of the local inhabitants are farmers, a fact […]

Agia Galini, South Crete

Agia Galini is 61 km southeast of Rethymno and 68 km southwest of Heraklion, about midway along the south coast of Crete. Agia Galini, with its strange but apt name (meaning “Saint Serenity”, or “Holy Peace”), is a small, labyrinthine village built in the shape of an amphitheatre and surrounded by three mountains: Asideroto, Kedros […]

Chora Sfakion, South Crete

Chora Sfakíon or Sfakia is a town on the south coast of Chania. It is the capital of the remote and mountainous region of Sfakia, and is a small town of just 278 inhabitants (2001 census). It lies on the south coast near the end of the Imbros Gorge, 74 km south of Chania. It […]

Plakias Beach, Rethymno

The Beach of Plakias extends east from the village Plakias. It is one of the biggest beaches in Crete, offering a sense of space and comfort to suit every taste – the east end is mainly used by naturists. There are showers all along the beach and many parking spaces. If it’s windy during your […]

Paleochora, South Crete

Paleochora is located 77 kilometres south of Chania in south-western Crete. The town of Paleochora is built on a long, narrow peninsula that stretches into the Libyan Sea on the south side of Crete, and offers, among other things, a different beach on either side: sandy to the west. pebbly to the east. Paleochora is […]

Falasarna Beach, Chania

17 km from Kissamos (Kastelli) to the northwest of Crete, is the beautiful beach of Falassarna. This is one of the cleanest beaches in Crete with crystal waters and has several times awarded as the best beach in Greece and one of the best in Europe! The white and red sand and the views of […]

Xerokambos, East Crete

Xerokambos is a quiet farming settlement on the far southeastern flank of Crete. The extreme south-east coast of Crete offers a gem with topography of sweeping cave-filled mountainsides, pausing briefly to house Xerokambos itself before two long sandy beaches and great swimming in beautiful waters. Its isolation means that tourism is pretty much low key […]

Agia Pelagia, East Crete

Agia Pelagia is a small coastal town with a lovely beach 20 kilometres west of Heraklion, as the national road drifts high above the coastline, you’ll begin to see the first impressive pictures of Agia Pelagia – the type of pictures that postcards are made of. Agia Pelagia has just about everything you’ll need on […]

Bali, Rethymno

The seaside resort of Bali is located in a large gulf, 30km east of Rethymno and 43km west of Heraklion. Next to the village passes the National Road linking Heraklion and Rethymno, making Bali accessible from any part of the island. It is ideal for family and romantic holidays. Bali has four beaches, which are […]

Lentas, Southern Crete

Lentas is a remote coastal village located 74km south of Heraklion, on the southern slopes of the imposing Asterousia Mountains. It is a tourist resort, mildly developed, offering very relaxing holidays. Lentas can be accessed from Agii Deka, close to Mires Town, via the village of Miamou, through a narrow paved road. This road crosses […]

Tymbaki Beach, Heraklion

Tymbaki is a small beach with pebbles on the shore about 70 km south west of Heraklion and pretty close to Tymbaki village. The beach is also known as Kokkinos Pyrgos. There is a small harbour by the beach where boat moor. Tymbaki beach is not as popular as the nearby Matala and Agia Galini […]

Zakros, Sitia

Kato Zakros is a traditional fishing village located 107km east of Agios Nikolaos and 40km east of Sitia. It is the picturesque harbor of Ano Zakros village (located 7km on the west), situated in a fertile valley with olive groves surrounded by rough mountains. The area is one of the most remote areas of Crete and […]

Keratokambos, South Crete

There are many places in Crete which require a love of winding, precipitously-edged roads and the driving of them, to reach. Keratokambos – in the last 12 kilometres approach, will not disappoint the visitor in this respect, but the road is perfectly well surfaced and manageable as it winds down to the beach. This is […]

Rodakino Beach, Rethymno

The passage Rodakino is about 47 km southwest of Rethymnon. It is located at the exit of a canyon west lies Fragokastello and east Plakias . It is divided into Upper and Lower Rodakino. If you find yourself in Rodakino follow the road to Koraka and head to the beautiful beaches ! The first is […]

Loutro, Chania

To the southwest of Crete, in Chania, is the Loutro. This is a small, traditional fishing village where you can reach only by boat from Sfakia and Agia Roumeli, or walk Anopoli Sfakia and Agia Roumeli. The history in this place is very strong, the old city of Phoenix a significant port at roman and […]

Makrigialos, East Crete

Makrigialos is a find. Some way from any major or developed tourist towns, it lies east of Ierapetra, in Eastern Crete, a 30 minute drive, along a coastline filled with a number of secluded bays and quieter beaches. Easy access to and from Sitia, a one hour drive. The older-seeming harbour area has some character-full […]

Spinalonga, Elounda

Spinalonga is a small island north of the gulf of Elounda in Lassithi. The ancients called Kalydon when the Venetians occupied called Spinalonga. The fortified and made sure to highlight the beauty of the island and the surrounding area. This is an excellent cosmetic fort that held up very well till today! In 1574 began […]