Sunset Beach Falassarna

The sandy and large beach of Falassarna is one of the few beaches in Crete facing West and you can see perfect sunsets from here. The sandy beach is large and never too crowded, you can enjoy a coffee, have a greek lunch, rent a stand up paddle or simply cool down in the crystal clear and turquoise waters. The beach lies next to the ancient city of Falassarna with…

Balos and Gramvousa

Balos lagoon is one of the Cretan beaches famous for its turquise waters and ranks in the top beaches of Europe and the World. Standing above the beach on the hill the views are surreal and amazing. The shallow turquoise waters on the fine sands are so clear and you can see all shades of blue. There are 2 possibilities to reach this remote beach: 1) Take a boat from…

Lake Kournas

The mysterious lake of Kournas is at the very eastern end of the area Apokoronas close to the beach resort of Georgeoupolis. Just a short drive inland lays this lake with its different shades of blue at the foot of impressive moutnains. You can eat in one of the good tavernas, hire a little boat and if it is not too crowded you can see sweet water turtles.

Armenoi

Is 4km inland from Kalyves. It benefits from being close to Kalyves when you need it and its amenities, but a world away in a peaceful, old Cretan village. There is a large tree in the road outside the traditional kafenion, where you can sit and watch the world go by. An excellent butcher’s shop, a chemist and a couple of cafes and tavernas and mini – market. It is…