Top 5 Best Beaches in Crete

Elafonissi The crystal clear waters of Elafonisi Beach, also known as Ελαφόνησος. This perfect beach and islet are at the far southwest coast of Crete. The clear, turquoise waters have beckoned travellers for centuries, but thankfully this area has a restricted development order in place. This natural, near pristine beach, with its pure white sandbars and natural islet, remains virtually untouched.  It is listed in the top ten beaches in…

Windsurfing

  Windsurfing is a water sport that combines both the characteristics of sailing and surfing. Windsurfers use a board to stand or kneel on and operate the sail with their hands. First invented in California, it has become a popular recreational activity in Crete. The strong winds and stunning scenery make it the perfect water sport to try out. There are a few locations in Crete which offer good conditions…

Top 5 Gorge Walks in Western Crete

Samaria Gorge By far the most famous walk in Crete starts in Omalos down the National Park of the Samarian gorge. Open only in summer time you can walk down 16km to Agios Roumeli at the Libyan Sea in the south of Crete. It is the second longest gorge in Europe. Passing through the “Iron Gate” at the lower part of the gorge is very impressive: stone walls on both…

Surfing in Crete

  Crete is the largest island in Greece and although it’s known for its glorious beaches with calm, turquoise sea, it does host a few areas which are surfable. There are a few beaches in which waves from 1.5m to 2.5m form, especially during the winter season. For this reason, Crete is an ideal surfing spot for those chasing the waves, sun and Greek culture. In general, the west side…

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Elafonissi Beach & Lagoon – cretan real estate

The crystal clear waters of Elafonisi Beach, also known as Ελαφόνησος , This perfect beach and islet are at the far southwest coast of Crete. The clear, turquoise waters have beckoned travellers for centuries, but thankfully this area has a restricted development order in place. This natural, near pristine beach, with its pure white sandbars and natural islet, remains virtually untouched.  It is listed in the top ten beaches in…

Samaria Gorge

The Gorge of Samariá (GR: Φαράγγι Σαμαριάς) is located in the south-west Lefká óri (GR: Λευκά όρη = White Mountains) in the province of Sfakia of the Hania prefecture. It is surrounded by high mountain peaks such as Gigilos (2080m), Volakias (2116m), Melindaou (2153m), Avlimonakas (1806m) and others. Its northern (high) entrance is  in the plateau of Omalós and its southern entrance 3.2 km north of the village of Agia…

Marathi

The sandy beach of Marathi on the Akrotiri Peninsula is looking over Souda Bay to the area of Apokoronas and the White Mountains. Go to enjoy a day on the beach or have lunch/dinner in one of the fantastic Fish Tavernas. This beach is one of the favorite beaches of the Greeks living in Chania. You can rent a paddle boat, motor boat, see the fisher boats arriving in the…

Kanakis Olive Mill

Kanakis olive mill is an olive oil factory established in 1965 by grandfather Kanakis Boudourakis and now almost 60 years later we still produce superior quality extra virgin olive oil. You can visit our facilities and see how olive oil is produced learn everything you need to know about olives and olive oil and of course taste our liquid gold free of charge. You can also find a variety of…