Crete travel guide

Crete travel guide

Crete travel guide - Information about the towns in Crete


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east crete

East Crete

  • Agia Pelagia, the coastal town of Agia Pelagia 20 km west of Heraklion
  • AGIOS NIKOLAOS, the capital town of the Lassithi Prefecture in east Crete
  • Analipsis, also known as Analipsis Hersonissou
  • Anissaras
  • Asterousia Mountains on the way to Lentas
  • Ayiofarango, the gorge of the Saints
  • Elounda, the internationally famous upscale summer resort in east Crete
  • Fodele, the birthplace of El Greco
  • Gournes
  • Gouves, includes the smaller villages Kato Gouves and Pano Gouves.
  • HERAKLION, a detailed guide for Heraklion, the largest city in Crete
  • Hersonissos, the coastal town of Hersonissos where thousands of tourists enjoy their holidays each summer
  • Ierapetra, the sunny and warm town of Ierapetra, the southernmost town in Europe
  • Kalamaki, the town of Kalamaki in southern Crete has become popular for its beautiful, sandy beach
  • Kamilari, visit Kamilari and enjoy holidays in a traditional village in southern Crete near Phaistos, Gortys and Matala
  • Kapsa Monastery, the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Kapsa a few kilometers after Makry Gialos
  • Katharo Plateau on the Lassithi Mountains
  • Kokkini Hani, located 14 km east of Heraklio
  • Koudoumas, or Koudoumas Monastery, on the south coast of Heraklion Prefecture
  • Koufonissi, or Ancient Lefki a small island in southeast Crete near Cape Goudouras and Makry Gialos
  • Koutouloufari, traditional village in Crete near Hersonissos and PIskopiano
  • Kritsa, a traditional mountain village 12 km from Agios Nikolaos
  • Lassithi Plateau, the plateau of the windmills and the Diktaion Antron cave
  • Lentas and Ditiko beach
  • Makry Gialos, seaside resort in southeast Crete
  • Malia
  • Matala, the town with the caves, where hippies used to live in the sixties
  • Milatos and the Milatos cave
  • from Milatos to Vrahassi, the hidden Lassithi
  • Mirtos or Myrtos, a must-visit picturesque town in southern Crete
  • Mohos and Krasi, south of Stalis
  • Old Hersonissos, so close to the coastal Hersonissos, but so different from it
  • Pefki, traditional village near Makry Gialos
  • Piskopiano, traditional village in Crete between Ano Hersonissos and Koutouloufari
  • Rogdia and Achlada, two picturesque villages near Agia Pelagia and Heraklion
  • Savathiana Monastery
  • Selinaris, Saint George Selinaris
  • Sissi, if you want relaxed holidays in Crete, then Sissi is
  • Sitia or Siteia, the charming town of Sitia in East Crete with great beaches near it and the famous palm forest of Vai
  • Spinalonga island and its fortress
  • Stalis or Stalida, read information about this popular tourist town in Crete
  • Toplou Monastery, an important monastery with a long history in eastern Crete between Sitia and Vai
  • Vai, the palm forest of Vai in Crete
  • Vrahassi, a traditional village in east Crete
west crete

West Crete

  • Agia Galini, a beautiful seaside village in South Crete
  • Agia Roumeli, the coastal town of Agia Roumeli at the mouth of Samaria gorge
  • Agia Triada Tzagarolon, the Monastery of Agia Triada near Chania
  • Almyrida, beautiful beaches for quiet vacations near Chania
  • Asi-Gonia, the day of Saint George in Asi Gonia
  • Askifou Plateau
  • Azogires, the village of the 98 Holy Fathers, 5 km from Paleochora
  • Balos, the lagoon on Cape Gramvoussa, north-west of Kissamos
  • Cave of Agia Sofia
  • Cave of Zoniana
  • CHANIA, the city of Chania, its history and a detailed guide to the old town of Chania
  • Elafonissi, who hasn't heard of Elafonissi beach with the pink sand?
  • Falassarna an endless beach in western Crete
  • Frangokastello, the coastal town of Frangokastello with its castle and its beautiful beaches
  • Georioupolis,a great beach, entertainment and attractions offer beautiful Georgioupolis between Chania and Rethymnon
  • Gouverneto Monastery, a monastery from 1537 known also as Monastery of Our Lady of the Angels. From here a path leads to the cave Arkoudospilios and to the ruined Katholiko monastery with the Catholic Church of St. John the Hermit
  • Hora Sfakion or Sfakia, the capital of the Sfakia area of Crete
  • Kalyves, beautiful beaches at the traditional area of Apokoronas near Chania
  • Kissamos, the town of Kissamos or Kastelli Kissamou in western Crete, near the famous beaches of Falassarna, Elafonissi and Balos
  • Kournas, traditional village near Lake Kournas
  • Kournas Lake, a beautiful lake suitable for swimming, pedalo and good food
  • Koustogerako, a small mountain village in the south of Chania Prefecture
  • Lissos, an ancient city whose ruins are preserved between Paleochora and Sougia
  • Loutro, beauty and serenity in Crete
  • Loutro, a healing place in south-western Crete. By Julie Friedeberger
  • Maleme, the seaside Maleme offers quite holidays in west Crete, but you can stop them ¬†at any time for a visit to the bars of Platanias or the picturesque Chania
  • Paleochora, located south of Chania in south-western Crete
  • Plaka, the most beautiful sunsets in the area of Apokoronas
  • Plakias in south-western Crete
  • Platanias, one of the most popular tourists resorts in western Crete
  • Polyrrinia, a small village near Kissamos with its own acropolis, the ancient Polyrrinia
  • Prases, an unexpected visit to Prases
  • RETHYMNON, the old town
  • Rethymnon, the Fortezza fortress
  • Rethymnon, the carnival parade
  • Sougia, a small seaside village in south Crete
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