The Akrotiri penisulia is located 10km northeast of the city of Chania. It has become a popular destination to live due to its close proximity to the city, airport and wonderful beaches in the local area. There are several interesting monasteries in the Akrotiri area which are well worth a visit. Agia Triada was built at the beginning of the 17th century and has a small museum. 4km further on, you will arrive at the 16th century Moni Gouverneto. If you continue on the road, you will find the ruins of Moni Katholiko and a small cave (Bear Cave) with massive stalagmites resembling a bear like figure. The villages of Kounoupidiana and Horofakia host a variety of small hotels, tavernas and shops.