Crete tourist guide

The best Polish website dedicated to the Greek island Crete and to a small extent of continental Greece. You will find useful information related to visiting Crete that goes beyond the offer of optional tours. On the website you will also find descriptions of the most interesting places that we visited by visiting this largest Greek island. The content complements the current news, photographs and recipes of Greek cuisine.

Beach at Skinaria

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Skinaria is a small beach located along a small bay, whose outlet on both sides ends with a rocky coast. It is still a little-known place overlooked by mass tourism. Peace and quiet and an interesting bottom abounding in the marine flora and fauna are the biggest advantages of this beach. Under favorable conditions, crystal clear water allows visibility up to 40m deep into the sea. It should not be surprising that Skinaria is so eagerly visited by diving centers. It is worth noting, however, that despite the location off the beaten track, the place is quite well organized: at the end of the road to Skinari there is a small gravel parking lot, on the beach there are sun loungers and umbrellas, and fresh water showers are also available. There is also one tavern here that also performs orders with delivery directly to the beach.




Interesting way

The southern coast of Crete abounds in a large number of small coves in the area of ​​which there are small beaches. Unfortunately, a large part of such beaches can only be reached on foot or by boat from the sea. In this respect, Skinaria is very civilized, because an asphalt road is brought up to the car park itself. It leads through small hills, where it is quite narrow in places. Due to the small traffic, access is not too much trouble.

Beach at Skinaria

The road to Skinaria is interesting, in many places there are amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Along the way the characteristic rock attracts attention, through which runs a cylindrical hole. In several places you can count on spectacular steep descents.



Access to the beach at Skinaria

Skinaria is located on the south coast roughly in front of Rethymno. People who go to this beach should first go towards this city. Of course, the best access is offered by New National Road. Then use the central exit of the Rethymnon bypass and head for Spili. After about 25 kilometers in the area of ​​Koxare, turn right following the signs for Lefkogia. In this place you have to turn left following the small informal signposts pointing to this beach.

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Interesting places on Crete

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Knossos
Knossos

Knossos

Knossos is one of the flagship monuments visited by tourists, it is also the most popular place where organized trips go.

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Heraklion
Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion (Iraklion) is the largest city of Crete. With almost 140,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest Greek city.

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Margarites
Margarites

Margarites

Dozens of craft workshops located in this small mountain village make Margarites one of the four main centers where traditional Cretan ceramics are made.

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Heraklion - airport
Heraklion - airport

Heraklion - airport

International airport. Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion is currently the largest airport in Crete.

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Heraklion
Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion (Iraklion) is the largest city of Crete. With almost 140,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest Greek city.

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Moni Arkadiou
Moni Arkadiou

Moni Arkadiou

The date of the foundation of Moni Arkadiou (Arkadi) is not exactly known. According to tradition, the name of this church refers to the name of the Emperor Arkadiusz, who supposedly was to be its founder.

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Moni Arkadiou
Moni Arkadiou

Moni Arkadiou

The date of the foundation of Moni Arkadiou (Arkadi) is not exactly known. According to tradition, the name of this church refers to the name of the Emperor Arkadiusz, who supposedly was to be its founder.

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Rethymnon
Rethymnon

Rethymnon

Rethymnon with around 40,000 inhabitants are the third largest city of Crete. This place was populated already in the Minoan period. Historically, the city was an important commercial center.

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Thrapsano
Thrapsano

Thrapsano

Thrapsano is a small town inhabited by slightly over 2,500 people, the vast majority of which until recently maintained their activity as a potter.

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Skinaria
Skinaria

Skinaria

Skinaria is a small beach located along a small bay, whose outlet on both sides ends with a rocky coast. It is still a little-known place overlooked by mass tourism

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Skinaria
Skinaria

Skinaria

Skinaria is a small beach located along a small bay, whose outlet on both sides ends with a rocky coast. It is still a little-known place overlooked by mass tourism

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Jaskinia Idi
Jaskinia Idi

Jaskinia Idi

According to Greek mythology, Zeus hid (and perhaps even gave birth) in the Ida cave. This myth is the greatest asset of this cave, which is not as interesting and beautiful as the Dikte cave.

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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Plakias
Plakias

Plakias

Plakias is a perfect place for people who like to spend time hiking. In the area of the town and the surrounding area, there are several hiking trails that lead to interesting beaches.

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

Currently, the lower monastery is still not open to the public and is not used by the monks. The buildings of the upper monastery have undergone partial renovation and are the main seat of the Preveli monastery.

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

Currently, the lower monastery is still not open to the public and is not used by the monks. The buildings of the upper monastery have undergone partial renovation and are the main seat of the Preveli monastery.

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

Currently, the lower monastery is still not open to the public and is not used by the monks. The buildings of the upper monastery have undergone partial renovation and are the main seat of the Preveli monastery.

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Gorge Kourtaliotiko
Gorge Kourtaliotiko

Gorge Kourtaliotiko

The Kourtaliotiko Gorge, also known as the Asomatos Gorge, is perhaps one of the most spectacular natural attractions available in the central part of Crete.

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Minoan Agia Triada
Minoan Agia Triada

Minoan Agia Triada

Agia Triada is a small Minoan archaeological site in the south of Crete, located near Timpaki, located on the western slope of the hill about 40 meters above sea level.

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Fajstos
Fajstos

Fajstos

Około 60 kilometrów na południowy zachód od stolicy Krety - Heraklionu znajdują się ruiny drugiego co do wielkości starożytnego pałacu - Fajstos.

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Melidoni Cave
Melidoni Cave

Melidoni Cave

Currently, Melidoni Cave (originally called Gerontospilios) is associated mainly with the tragic events that took place here in 1824.

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Koules Fortress
Koules Fortress

Koules Fortress

This fortress is a perfect example of Crete's multiculturalism. Located today in Greek hands, it was built by the Venetians, but is called a name taken from the Turkish language.

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Archeological museum
Archeological museum

Archeological museum

It is one of the most important and largest museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe.

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Tylissos
Tylissos

Tylissos

Tylissos is one of the few places in Crete that has kept its name since ancient times.

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Damnoni
Damnoni

Damnoni

Plaża w Damnoni jest położona po sąsiedzku z Plakias - popularną turystyczną miejscowością

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Agios Pavlos
Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos is a small town located on the southern coast of Crete near Saktouria.

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Triopetra
Triopetra

Triopetra

Triopetra is located at the foot of the Siderotas mountain about 52 km south of Rethymno.

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Agia Galini
Agia Galini

Agia Galini

gia Galini (Αγία Γαλήνη) jest jednym z najpopularniejszych nadmorskich kurortów na południowym wybrzeżu Krety.

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Skinakas Observatory
Skinakas Observatory

Skinakas Observatory

The observatory is located at the top of the Skinakas mountain at an altitude of 1750 m. The idea for its construction was born in 1984.

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Armeni
Armeni

Armeni

The Late-Romanesque cemetery in Armeni is located on the outskirts of this town, located less than 10 km south of the center of Rethymno.

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Military Museum
Military Museum

Military Museum

The museum presents the dramatic history of Crete written over the last several hundred years.

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Argyroupolis
Argyroupolis

Argyroupolis

The modern settlement known as Argyroupolis was built on the site of the ancient city of Lappa (also called Lambi)

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Lentas
Lentas

Lentas

Lentas is a good idea for those who want to get away from villages steeped in industrial tourism.

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Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos
Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos

Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos

This ancient quarry, consisting of two parts by modern times, is called Λαβυρινθάκι and Λαβύρινθος.

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Archeological Museum in Eleftherna
Estiatorio Chrisopigi
Estiatorio Chrisopigi

Estiatorio Chrisopigi

If anyone of you is looking for a good restaurant near Matala and Kalamaki, then we would like to recommend estiório Chrisopigi.

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Gortyna
Gortyna

Gortyna

Gortyna is considered one of the most extensive excavations in Greece.

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Psiloritis - Timios Stavros
Psiloritis - Timios Stavros

Psiloritis - Timios Stavros

Psiloritis (Timios Stavros - Holy Cross) is the top of the highest mountain of Crete, rising to 2456 m above sea level.

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Rouvas Gorge
Rouvas Gorge

Rouvas Gorge

Rouvas Gorge is one of the most interesting places in this part of Crete. The interesting trail leads in a perfect way to the changing appearance of this gorge.

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Matala
Matala

Matala

Matala is one of the most popular towns not only of the southern coast but also of the whole of Crete. In the 1960s and 1970s, this small fishing village was a mecca for hippies.

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Monastery of Odigitrias
Monastery of Odigitrias

Monastery of Odigitrias

The Odigitrias Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries of southern Crete. Unfortunately, in terms of popularity, he is far from other Cretan monasteries.

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Kali Limenes
Kali Limenes

Kali Limenes

Kali Limenes (meaning Dobre Porty or Piękny Przystanie) is a coastal town located in the Asterousia Mountains on the southern coast of Crete.

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Vathipetro
Vathipetro

Vathipetro

In addition to the famous grand palaces on the island in the Minoan period, a number of smaller residences were created. One of the most important examples is the Vathipetro discovered about 5 km north of Archanes, on the southeastern slope of Mount Juchtas in the central part of Crete.

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 Dana Gołowacz
Dana Gołowacz
2015-11-29 18:41:48

byłam tak blisko...ech..No nic,przecież tam wrócę :D

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 CRETE - Kreta
CRETE - Kreta
2015-11-29 18:45:03

Na pewno warto :)

 Beata Bartman-Tybura
Beata Bartman-Tybura
2015-11-29 19:12:17

Październikowa plaża w Adelianos Kampos.

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 Anna Jamka
Anna Jamka
2015-11-29 19:24:35

Świetnie, nawet widać "mokry pas" na plazy, powstaly z nocnych zlewek z pobliskich budynkow w tym hoteli... ciekawa jestem dlaczego do tej pory nikt z tym nic nie zrobi. Wyjście na plaze w to miejsce (i w wiele innych pobliskich w adelianos kampos) wieczorem jet wrecz niemozlowe, chyba ze ktos chce posluchac szumu fal przy niezbyt przyjemnym zapachu ścieków. To przeciez woła o pomstę do nieba. Rano oczywiście przez przyjsciem na plaze, krecha ta jest zagrabiona i zasypana suchym piaskiem. Widac jedynie lekki slad. Jest to bardzo smutne...

 Beata Bartman-Tybura
Beata Bartman-Tybura
2015-11-29 19:30:16

Chyba trochę przesadzasz,nie było tak źle.Absolutnie zapachu ścieków nie było.Fakt ,okoliczne hotele były puste.Koniec sezonu.

 Anna Jamka
Anna Jamka
2015-11-29 19:43:44

Nie przesadzam, wiem co pisze bo tego doswiadczylam we wrzesniu. Nie bylo zapachu sciekow. W dzień. A bylas w nocy na plazy? Po godz 23?

 Anna Jamka
Anna Jamka
2015-11-29 19:49:17

Nie trzeba bylo robić wielkiego dochodzenia skad ten zapach sie bral. Wystarczylo isc wzdluz mokrej sciezki i doszlo sie do ogrodzenia budynku z ktorego wystawala... rura. I sciekal powoli plyn nieznanego pochodzenia o bardzo przykrym zapachu. Rano natomiast bylo po wszystkim. Zapewne wiele osób o tym nie wie bo o tej godzinie na plazy bylismy tylko my 4 osobowa grupka i moze gdzies dalej jakas para.

 CRETE - Kreta
CRETE - Kreta
2015-11-29 20:05:04

Niestety brudne plaże na Krecie też się zdarzają. To jest cena jaką płaci wyspa za masową turystykę. My staramy się opisywać jednak takie plaże, które pozbawione są takiego "uroku" i tym podobnych "defektów". Naszym zdaniem szczególnie godne polecenia są plaże z południa wyspy właśnie takie jak Skinaria.

 Anna Jamka
Anna Jamka
2015-11-29 20:08:50

Nie zaprzeczam, na poludniu nie bylam. Ok, piszecie ze masowa turystyka... a co ma turystyka do wylewania ścieków na plaze przez pobliskie hotele? Chyba to nie turysci zamontowali rurę w ogrodzeniu... to jest przykre, ze miejscowi tak dbaja o wlasna nature, przyrode... mnie osobiscie to bardzo oburzylo.

 CRETE - Kreta
CRETE - Kreta
2015-11-29 20:28:13

Anna tak to jest właśnie cena za masową turystykę. Masowy turysta chce płacić jak najmniej i mieć teoretycznie jak najwięcej. Oszczędności przy okazji zbijania kosztów, szukane są przez właścicieli hoteli na bardzo różne sposoby, również przez działania, które nadmiernie i w niewłaściwy sposób obciążają środowisko. Bezsprzecznie jest to karygodne i nie pochwalamy tego. Niestety takie przykre przypadki "biznesowego" podejścia zdarzają się na całym świecie w tym również i w Polsce. My jako turyści możemy świadomie dysponować swoimi pieniędzmi i po prostu nie wybierać takich hoteli i takich miejscowości. Do czego zachęcamy :)

 Ola Krzyska
Ola Krzyska
2015-11-29 20:37:47

Schinaria jest piękną plażą, jedną z najpiękniejszych na południu i na Krecie w ogóle. Na miejscu jest rodzinna tawerna Libian Star. Rodzina do ktorej należy tawerna dba o tamtejszą plażę, przyznać trzeba ze jest tam bardzo czysto. Niestety co roku przybywa leżaków. 15 lat temu był jeden-dwa rzędy, teraz jest duuuuuzo wiecej, ale i tak warto się tam wybrać, choć kręta, wąska i stroma droga tam prowadząca moze odstraszać niektórych kierowców :)

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