AREA INFORMATION

1. FALASARNA

An ancient doic harbour, about 3km from seaside, with an interesting archeological site, and a very popular large and sandy beach.

2. ELAFONISI

A unique section of the south west coastal strip, full of sandy beaches and amazing views.

3. PALEOCHORA

Paleochora is situated in the south west of Crete, on a small peninsula with many beaches on both sides. It is located at a distance of 143km (2h 30min by boat) from Chora Sfakion.

4. GAVDOS

A tiny island, at the most southern point of Europe, which in roman times densely populated and in possession of a famous temple dedicated to Diana, the goddess of hunting.

5. CHANIA

Chania is the capital of Chania Prefecture, located in northwestern Crete. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, as it combines incredible natural beauty with a rich history and important cultural tradition.

6. AKROTIRI

Located just 4km from Chania town, Akrotiri is known for its late venetian churches like Agia Triada, Gouverneto and Katholikon.

7. KOURNAS LAKE

A lovely miniature lake close to Georgoupoli. The only Cretan lake! Excellent swimming possibilities.

8 ARGIROUPOLI

A village near the fragments of the mediaeval bishops seat of Lappa, one of the loveliest Cretan villages with a well preserved mediaeval character, located in an extremely attractive section of middle-Cretan mountains.

9. GEORGIOUPOLI

Georgioupoli lies on the northern coast of Crete, 20 km from Rethimnon. It is a coastal village with a very large beach.

10. RETHIMNO

A lovely town, with an attractive old harbor area and innumerable fragments of urban Venetian character recognizable at every step in the old part of town. An unforgettable view from one of the largest fortifications in the eastern Mediterranean.

11. ARKADI

A significant 16th century Venetian church of impressive architectural features a glorious past in the struggle against the Turkish invaders, located about 87km from Chora Sfakion.

12. MONI PREVELI

A 16th century monastery close to the famous palm beach of Preveli at the mouth of Megalopotamos river. Beautiful natural setting and a rather interesting museum inside its walls referring to the past of the monastery.

13. AGIOS PAVLOS

Agios Pavlos is a delightful small coastal village with a collection of sandy beaches, close to Agia Galini in the south of Crete.

14. ANOGIA

A typical central Cretan mountain village, situated on the slopes of Ida mountains well known for its resistance during 2nd world war.

15. SPILI

Bishop's seat of an ancient diocese. A village known for its Venetian fountain and handicraft products.

16. KNOSSOS

Worldwide known archeological site from Minoan times, with well preserved parts of a big Minoan palace. Original archeological pieces can be also seen in the archeological museum of Heraklion.

17. PHAISTOS

Together with Knossos, Festos s the most outstanding Minoan archeological site, not far from Matala.

18. MATALA

Beach area with bizarre sandstone caves used as habitation by pale Christian hermits and hippies in the late sixties of the last century.
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