Aptera and Megala Horafia

From this splendid height, overlooking the mouth of Souda Bay and across to the Akrotiri peninsula is the village and ancient site of Aptera. Aptera from the fifth century BC into early Christian times was one of the most important cities. The Ministry of Culture has in recent years, spent a lot of time and money in making it easier to navigate and with better signage. The village itself has…

Agios Pavlos

This tiny village is a very peaceful place. It is located in between Gavalochori and Douliana and you can walk around in the peaceful surroundings. Gavalochori is very closewith its mini-markets, cafes and tavernas. The beaches of Almyrida and Kalyves are only a 5min drive away. Enjoy the Cretan lifestyle in this quiet village.

Kalyves

Kalyves is a beach resort and yet still an agricultural market centre. It is a working village, where irrespective of tourism, village life goes on. There are two main beaches; the quieter one at the western end of the village (opposite the SYNKA supermarket) and the busier one at the harbour end. On foot it is nice to explore the quaint ‘old’ part, with its narrow lanes leading off from…