However, Pachia Ammos is not a typical crowded and lively tourist destination, which is not lacking in the north of Crete. It is a quiet place with few private guesthouses, but a few good tavernas.
Zakros is a small town on the east coast of Crete, less than 40 km south-east of Sitia. Through Zakros leads the main road leading from the north coast to the 8 km distant Kato Zakros, where there are ruins of the Minoan palace and the entrance to the Gorge of the Dead. However, few of those who are going to these places stop at the center of the village of Zakros and leave the car to explore this interesting place.
Kali Limenes (meaning Dobre Porty or Piękny Przystanie) is a coastal town located in the Asterousia Mountains on the southern coast of Crete. Although the road runs to Kali Limenes, it runs through a mountain range, so it is narrow and very winding. The demanding route and quite a distant location mean that in most cases in Kali Limenes the only tourists that can be found here are the Greeks resting on a makeshift bivouac.
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 became a mecca for hippies. Its hallmark is a rock with cavernous caves, where the beach is located. For several years, Matala Beach Festival has been organized here, which attracts fans of good music and entertainment for one June weekend.
Makry Gialos is one of the less-appreciated tourist destinations in Crete. It's a pity, because unlike those located on the north coast, it is here that we can enjoy the full tourist infrastructure and a good sandy beach, without sacrificing peace.
Milia is an authentic mountain settlement, which most probably dates from about the seventeenth century. A small wooden signpost pointing to Milia may not be a great incentive to visit this place. It's a shame because Milia is one of the most charming and surprising places in Crete.
The south of Crete in the area of the Asterousia mountains is still an isolated area, which relatively few tourists reach. Only a few places can be considered as one in which you can find the minimum necessary leisure services. One of such places is Lentas (Λέντας) located about 75 kilometers south of Heraklion.
Sougia is a small town located in the southwest of Crete. This place is still outside the main tourist trail. Not counting tourists returning from the Samaria gorge, this place is visited by a few people for whom peace and quiet are an advantage and not a disadvantage.
Paleochora is a quite well-organized tourist town, with a beautiful large sandy beach. There is a large number of small family hotels, guest houses, taverns and bars, which are visited every year by tourists who like to build their own holidays.
About 27 km southwest of Rethymno is an unusual village, which you will not find much information in popular guidebooks, and some of them do not mention it at all. And a pity because the modern settlement known as Argyroupolis was built on the site of the ancient city of Lappa (also called Lambi). And what makes this village extraordinary is this antiquity that accompanies the present at every step.
For tourists who have gone to the Samaria Gorge, the white buildings of Agia Roumeli emerging at the end of the trip are one of the most pleasant views that they will see on that day. Although the number of permanent residents oscillates around a hundred people, in the summer Agia Roumeli is one of the more crowded and noisy places in Crete. In the high season, over 1,000 people meet here every day, who, while waiting for the ferry back, regains his strength in one of the many taverns there.
Agia Galini is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the south coast of Crete. This small town overlooking the Messara bay is teeming with life during the summer months and provides all necessary tourist facilities. Beaches, emerald sea, caves, the Daedalus and Icarus myths and the old hippie climate make this village now a favorite destination for many tourists. The gentle microclimate that prevails here makes even the sun shine every day in the middle of winter.
Agios Pavlos is a small town located on the southern coast of Crete near Saktouria (Σαχτούρια). Despite the relatively good access and a small distance separating this place from the crowded and crowded tourist Agia Galini, they can still be called an oasis of peace.
Mochlos is a small town located roughly halfway between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. There are several taverns and guest houses offering rooms for rent on the main road that runs through this village and then approaches the coast.
Stavros used to be a small fishing village. Today, it is primarily a tourist destination, but in a positive sense. About 14 km from Chania and located on a picturesque bay on the northern coast of the Akrotiri peninsula, it is known for its beautiful sandy beach and clear blue sea.
Loutro is famous for the fact that you can get to it only from the sea or walk on the mountain trail, because there is no other road here. Located on the southern coast of Crete in Chania, it is only a few kilometers from Chora Sfakion. Loutro is located right on the shore of the bay, which is affected by a ferry that runs regularly between Chora Sfakion and Paleochora.
Chora Sfakion is an extremely picturesque mountain village of the mountainous and wild region of Sfakia located in the south-west of Crete. This special placement on the Libyan Sea in a way behind the mountain range of Lefka Ori makes the Chora quite isolated from towns dominated by mass tourism. Currently, access here is not a major difficulty because the roads, although narrow and winding are already covered with asphalt.
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 walking routes marked out, which you can reach to interesting beaches or gorges. It is worth mentioning places such as Skinaria, Damnoni or Preveli beaches as well as Kotsifou and Kouartaliotiko ravines. It is also worth visiting the nearby mountain villages, from which there is a beautiful panorama of Plakias Bay.
Redirected from the site - Stalis. Stalida is located in the central-eastern part of Crete. It is less than 30 km from Heraklion airport. Located directly along the coast, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Crete, which definitely comes alive with the advent of the tourist season
Thrapsano is a small town inhabited by slightly over 2,500 people, the vast majority of whom currently live from agriculture. The dominant field crops are olive trees and vines. And although this region is also known for growing flowers, mainly carnations, it is the age-old tradition of pottery that determines the uniqueness of this village. Until recently, the majority of Thrapsano residents maintained their jobs.
Xerokambos is a small settlement in which you will find literally several taverns, and most of the buildings are single-storey and one-story houses. The big advantage of this beach is a gentle sandy descent to the sea. It is worth recommending this place to snurkującym, because at the end of this beach there is an interesting bottom and picturesque rocks. On the largest beach you can rent sun loungers with an umbrella.
Stalida is located in the central-eastern part of Crete. It is less than 30 km from Heraklion airport. Located directly along the coast, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Crete, which definitely comes alive with the advent of the tourist season
Margarites at every step does not let you forget about what the inhabitants live with. Even trees seem to bear here pots that hang picturesquely from branches. It is in this peculiar way that one of the craft workshops advertises its products. After visiting the Margarites, our luggage was enriched by a good few kilos of pottery. Although products from this village can be bought practically all over Crete, it is only here that you will find less-known, though equally beautiful, patterns. Despite its popularity, Margarites has preserved its authentic Greek atmosphere, so it is worth taking a walk along the main street, which is simply flooded with local potter's products.