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…

Seitan limania

Seitan Limania is a well-hidden corner of the northeast side of the Akrotiri peninsula. There you will find a beach that differs from other beaches. Nature created three inlets between the steep cliffs of the peninsula. In one of them is located the well-hidden beach

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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…

Loutro and Sweet Water Beach

Tiny blue and white village on the South Coast of Crete. You can only reach this calm place on earth bu boat or bu foot. Walk from Aia Roumeli or Chora Sfakion on the european walking trail to Loutro. Enjoy one of the good fish tavernas. On the way walking from Chora Sfakia to Loutro you pass the Sweet Water Beach (Glyka Nera), a beach with high rocky mountains behind…

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…

Olive Oil Tasting

Local Olive press in Tsivaras of the Melissakis family producing every winter high quality olive oil of the Cretan olive variety Koroneiki. Book your olive oils tasting and factory tour: Melissakis olive oil factory in Tsivaras +30 28250 31229 Go on a hiking tour through the olive groves with an olive oil tasting at the end:  +30 698 792 4247 Order local olive oil online once you are back home…

Scuba Diving and Snorceling

Discover the underwater world of the Mediteranean Sea famous for its underwater caves. We can recommend 3 dive centres. All 3 dive centres are well experiences and offer diving lessons tours as well as snorceling tours. Almyrida Paddi certified dive centre in the village Almyrida. Almyrida Omega Divers Chora Sfakia If you want to get away from the North Coast to the South for a day, a scuba diving excursion…

Omalos, Samaria Gorge and Agia Roumeli

The biggest and very fertile high plateau of Crete is Omalos on 1100m above sea level. It is covered in snow in winter time. You can stay and eat in one of the family rin traitional tavernas and start your hike up to the Gigilos mountain. The by far most famous walk in Crete starts in Omalos down the National Park of the Samaria gorge. Opened only in summer time…

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…

Dourakis Winery

Local winery of Apokoronas in Alikampos close to Vrisses on the way to the South Coast. This family business creates hight quality wines (you can also find them in the local tavernas, restaurants and shops) and focus on Cretan and Greek grape varieties such as Vidiano, Vilana, Kotsifali, Mandilari and Moscato Spinas. Book a wine tasting or one of the special wine tasting experiences this winery offers: e.g. “the whole…

Knossos

Knossos was both a mythological and historical ancient capital city on the island of Crete. The magnificent Minoan palace of Knossos , the center of the Minoan civilization. The famous Minoan Palace lies five kilometers southeast of Heraklion, in the valley of the river Kairatos, in Crete    

Ancient Aptera

The city of ancient aptera lies on the hill at the west end of Apokoronas towards Chania. This strategically important area overlooking Souda Bay was occupied already by the Minoans 3500-1070 BC. The city was destroyed in an earthquake and most traces to be seen in Aptera are from the roman empire 67BC – 324AD. In the ancient site of Aptera you can see roman cycterns and baths, a monastery…