New National Road is a peculiar communication backbone of the northern coast of Crete. A significant part of tourist traffic is carried out through this road. However, due to the difficult mountainous terrain, not all areas of the island are as well connected as the northern part of Crete. The wild south coast of the western part of the island has its own maritime equivalent of this land route - it is a permanent ferry connection connecting the most important towns of this region. Several times during the day the ships sail on the route connecting the city of Paleochora with Chora Sfakion . On the way, they also call at the port of Sougia, Agia Roumeli and Loutro . The film depicts the unloading of people and vehicles in the port of Chora Sfakion. In the summer season, the vast majority of disembarking travelers are tourists who have crossed the Samaria Gorge. A ferry ride is the final stage of their trip ... after descending ashore they will soon get on buses that will take them to hotels.
You can either take a rented boat to the ruins of the ancient city of Lissos, or walk along the E4 route from Sougia. If you have never been there or are planning such a trip, we invite you to watch the movie we shot on this trail.
Ierapetra (Ιεράπετρα) is the fourth largest city of Crete and also the largest town located in the Lassithi prefecture. It is located on the south-eastern coast of the island, in the place of its characteristic narrowing. The name of the largest city in this part of Crete is by no means synonymous with some astronomical number of people living permanently in Ierapetra.
The Ha Gorge is one of the many magical places in Crete. Due to the steep entrance, exploration is practically inaccessible to ordinary tourists. Without the proper equipment and knowledge of climbing techniques, it is only admiring the narrow mouth of the ravine and its impressive walls steeply rising over 300 meters up.