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Vai Palm beach

  The Vai palm beach, which belongs to the Moni Toplou, is the touristic centre of East Crete, with thousands of visitors each year. Vai lies close to Palekastro, Sitia and the Dionysades islands. The palm beach of Vai (Greek: Βάι) is one of the largest attractions of the Mediterranean island of Crete. It features the largest natural palm forest in Europe, made up of Cretan date palm (Phoenix theophrasti). According to the commonest story, Arab pirates came here in their ships, ate the dates they...

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Georgioupolis - Lake Kournas

How to get to Georgioupoli Georgioupolis is a large resort well placed approx 35 km east of Chania and 20 west of Rethymnon It is a small coastal town, situated in a lush valley filled with rivers and springs. Locals, apart from tourism, deal with beekeeping and agriculture. The river Almiros crosses the town. Georgioupolis is built on the delta of the river Almiros. In fact, it was called Almiros or Almiroupolis (city of Almiros) up to the beginning of the century when Crete united with Greece...

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Matala-Festos

How to go to Matala? Matala is about 66 kilometres from Heraklion airport (HER) and is taking a 1-hour drive. Is taking approximately 2 hours 20 min drive from Chania international airport (SKQ) and 140 km. Matala is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Crete and certainly the most famous beach of south Heraklion prefecture. It is located close to Phaestus, the second largest palace of the Minoan civilization. Matala served as a port of Phaestus, first, and on the Roman Times, it became...

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Elafonisi Beach

How to go to Elafonisi beach? The Cretan beach of Elafonisi is about 73 kilometres from Chania and 4 km south of Moni Chisoskalitissa Elafonisi is just taking approximately 3 hours 20 min drive from Heraklion international airport (HER) and 1 hour 45 min from Chania Airport (CHQ) International Airport.  You can combine it with a short stop at the Venetian city, Rethymno. The journey to Elafonisi can be made either by renting a car, by bus, or by boat.   Elafonissi and is the undisputed dream beach...

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Balos-Gramvousa

How to go to Balos-Gramvousa? Gramvousa also Grampousa refers to two small uninhabited islands off the coast of a peninsula also known Gramvousa Peninsula in north-western Crete in the regional unit of Chania. The Pirates' Islet. The last territory the Venetians left to the Ottomans. A beautiful beach and shallow sea area which sparkles and glows when the sun shines. Gramvousa and Balos are Wildlife Refuges and habitats of stunning natural beauty, included in the European initiative ΝΑΤURΑ 2000....

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Chrissi island - Ierapetra

How to go to Chrissi island? Ierapetra is about 93 kilometres from Heraklion airport and 1 hour and 20 min. Ierapetra is taking approximately 3 hours 20 min drive from Chania international airport (HER). Daily departs from Ierapetra boats to Chrissi island. The boat trip is taking about one hour. You can combine it with a short stop at the southernmost city of Europe, Ierapetra. The town of Ierapetra is your embarkation point for Chrissi Island, and a well-loved holiday destination itself, with...

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Bali

How to go to Bali? Bali is just taking approximately 50 min drive from Heraklion international airport (HER) and 1 hour 30 min from Chania Airport (CHQ) International Airport. You can collect the car directly at Chania airport or at Heraklion airport ( HER) so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Souda Port or Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark. Also, you can collect the car directly outside of your hotel or apartment....

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Agia Pelagia

How to go to Agia Pelagia? Agia Pelagia is just taking approximately 30 min drive from Heraklion international airport (HER) and 1 hour 50 min from Chania Airport (CHQ) International Airport. You can collect the car directly at Chania airport or at Heraklion airport ( HER) so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Souda Port or Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark. Also, you can collect the car directly outside of your hotel...

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Spinalonga Island

How to go to Spinalonga? Spinalonga island is just taking approximately 50 min drive from Heraklion international airport (HER) and 2 hours 50 min from Chania Airport (CHQ) International Airport. You can collect the car directly at Chania airport or at Heraklion airport ( HER) so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Souda Port or Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark. Also, you can collect the car directly outside of your...

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Plaka - Elounda

How to go to Elounda? Elounda is just taking approximately 50 min drive from Heraklion international airport (HER) and 2 hours 50 min from Chania Airport (CHQ) International Airport. You can collect the car directly at Chania airport or at Heraklion airport ( HER) so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Souda Port or Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark. Also, you can collect the car directly outside of your hotel or apartment....

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Analipsi

How to go to Analipsi? Analipsi is just taking approximately 20 min drive from Heraklion international airport (HER) and 2 hours 20 min from Chania Airport (CHQ) International Airport. You can collect the car directly at Chania airport or at Heraklion airport ( HER) so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Souda Port or Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark. Also, you can collect the car directly outside of your hotel or apartment....

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Hersonissos

How to go to Hersonissos? Hersonissos is just 30 minutes drive from Heraklion’s Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. You can collect the car directly at Heraklion airport so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark. Also, you can collect the car directly outside of your hotel or apartment. The trip to Hersonissos can be done either by renting a car which is the best way to explore Crete,...

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Kato Gouves

Where is located Gouves or Kato Gouves? Kato Gouves or Gouves is located between Gournes from the west side and Analipsi from the east side. The region features a great selection of beaches, plus a wide range of accommodations. This area, so popular with tourists, has everything you might need- restaurants, cafes, markets, and shopping, plus a medical centre. There are a lot of options for fun at the beach in Kato Gouves: there are paddle boats and jet skis for rent, scuba lessons to be taken, snorkelling...

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Istron beach - Voulisma beach

Where is located Istro? Istro, or Istron, is a small town in the Eastern part of Crete. The town is located close to Kalo Chorio, 12 kilometres south of Agios Nikolaos, and the small town Pacheia Ammos is located 7 kilometres to the east. It is located only 50 kilometres from Heraklion. Voulisma Beach in the north-east of Crete is one of the most popular beaches in the region. It can easily be reached, is well maintained, and you will find here food and drink as well as entertainment on the water....

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Almyros beach

Where is located Almyros beach? Almyros beach is located approximately 2,5km south of Agios Nikolaos town. Almiros is often described as the nicest and best beach in Agios Nikolaos, even though it is located a bit outside of the town. Almyros beach is easily accessible from the centre of Agios Nikolaos by private cars and local buses, even on foot by taking the pathway which starts from Gargadoros beach, 5 minutes south of the town’s marina. If you choose to drive from either Agios Nikolaos or Sitia,...

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Koufonisi island

Where is located Koufonisi Koufonisi island or Leuki, is a tropical island located south of Lassithi prefecture in the Libyan Sea and just 10 nautical miles from Africa. The island is not inhabited today, but it is full of ruins of human activity, dating from the Early Minoan to the post-Byzantine years. Koufonissi is Delos of Crete Excavations on the island have exposed buildings dating from the Minoan, Hellenistic and Roman times, but there are also caves that were used as a church during the...

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Pachia ammos beach

Where is located Pacheia Ammos? Pachia Ammos Beach is a village in the municipality of Ierapetra on the island of Crete in Greece. It is located on the north coast of the island, at the fork in the road that leads to Heraklion in the west and Sitia in the east. The beach Pachia Ammos, located 20 km east of Agios Nikolaos, in front of the village Pachia Ammos in Crete. Only 17 km separate the small town of Pachia Ammos on the north coast from Ierapetra in the south, marking the narrowest point of...

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Stavros Beach

Where is located Stavros beach? Stavros beach area is 25 minutes away from Chania International Airport 17 km northeast of Chania, and 35 minutes from the port of Souda, Crete, on the northern tip of Akrotiri. In the area there is a big steep mountain in the shape of a camel, standing opposite the port of the village. The mountain has become popular from the scenes of the 1964 film “Zorba the Greek“, where Anthony Quinn danced the famous sirtaki ! Stavros village has 2 beaches. The main beach is...