Kera

A tiny hamlet hidden between the two beach resorts Kalyves and Almyrida. There is a small pebble cove, from where you can see the island of Karga, which is a natural reserve for many bird species. There is also the 19 century architecture of the temple of the Virgin Mary, built on the site of an older Monestery.

Almyrida

The small fishing village of Almyrida is now a delightful beach resort. As you approach from the western end of the village you will see an early basilica dating from the fifth century, with a wonderful mosaic floor. Almyrida has a lovely bay shaped harbour keeping the beach sheltered and safe, making it an ideal spot for those with young families. It also benefits from a gentle sloping sandy 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…

Gavalochori

A beautiful traditional Cretan village. Evidence of its ancient history and settlements is throughout the village and its narrow, winding lanes and streets. From the mulberry trees planted around the village by the Turks, to the Byzantine wells and Roman tombs on the outskirts of the village and the Venetian arches of the old olive factory. The small, but, excellent folklore museum is housed in a Venetian building with Turkish…

CostAnita Beach Bar and Restaurant – Almyrida

CostAnita Beach Bar and Restaurant is family run restaurant situated at the harbor end of the beautiful Almyrida Beach it is the perfect place for families and beach goers as it’s sandy beach and calm waters makes it easily accessible to all ages. The menu of CostAnita is a fusion of western Mediterranean and traditional Greek cuisine. We have a good selection of vegetarian meals and as everything is freshly…

Kalyves

Is very much a 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…

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…

Preveli

Preveli is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. Beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotikos Gorge, where the Great River (Megas Potamos) is flowing. It is certainly the most famous beach in southern Crete, accepting thousands of visitors every summer. During the 60s and 70s, it was a favorite destination for hippies. On the…