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.

White Lake, or Aspri Limni

Aspri Limni means White Lake, although the lake is just a conventional name. Under this term there is a small bay almost completely separated by rocks from the open sea. Only a small narrow isthmus decides that it is not a lake. This fabulous place, full of peace and beautiful colors, is located about half a kilometer west of Chrysokalitissa Monastery. While the aforementioned monastery is a very popular place, hardly anyone has heard of Apri Limni. Most tourists rush straight from the monastery to the nearby pink sand beach, Elafonissi .

Aspri Limni

In the case of coaches, access to Apri Limni is impossible because a narrow gravel path leads here, lost among olive trees. However, you can get there by car without any major problems. It is best to set your navigation to a point with coordinates 35.309168168443634, 23.52509517028656. There is a small parking lot right next to the beach, literally for a few cars.


At Aspri Limni you can count on a tiny sandy beach, although there are also pebbles in places. There are sharp rocks under the water, so be careful not to hurt yourself while swimming. The whole thing may resemble a whitish lake, so the name of the place is most appropriate. This place is quiet and peaceful and we hope it will stay like this for as long as possible. Few tourists come here, and there are no sunbeds or umbrellas. You will find only wooden benches to sit and stare at the water.

Aspri Limni

Aspri Limni is a Natura 2000 protected area. The site is the westernmost habitat of Phoenix theofrasti , an endangered Cretan palm. This species of palm can also be found in other palm groves in Crete, such as at Vai beach (the largest habitat), in the palm forest next to Preveli beach, or much smaller in Souda near Plakias.

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Interesting places on Crete

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Falasarna
Falasarna

Falasarna

W 2002 roku Falasarna zdobyła tytuł najlepszej plaży w Grecji. Wyróżnienie to nie jest bynajmniej przypadkowe, gdyż miejsce to jak na standardy Krety jest naprawdę unikalne.

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Elafonisi
Elafonisi

Elafonisi

Elafonisi is a small island located at the end of the southwestern edge of Crete. A characteristic feature of Elafonisi is the shallow lagoon connecting it with Crete.

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Elafonisi
Elafonisi

Elafonisi

Elafonisi is a small island located at the end of the southwestern edge of Crete. A characteristic feature of Elafonisi is the shallow lagoon connecting it with Crete.

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Chania Airport
Chania Airport

Chania Airport

This is the second largest airport (IATA code: CHQ) in Crete. In 2010, the airport in Chania served a total of over 1.65 million passengers.

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Chania - Xania
Chania - Xania

Chania - Xania

Chania (Χανιά) is the second largest (after Heraklion) city of Crete. The biggest advantage of Chania is the area of the Old Town and the beautiful Venetian Harbor.

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Aptera
Aptera

Aptera

Aptera is a city whose history dates back to at least a thousand years before our era. In the peak period, about 20,000 lived in it. people, of which only 1/5 were free people.

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Chania - Xania
Chania - Xania

Chania - Xania

Chania (Χανιά) is the second largest (after Heraklion) city of Crete. The biggest advantage of Chania is the area of ​​the Old Town and the beautiful Venetian Harbor.

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Sfakia
Sfakia

Sfakia

The genesis of the name of this poviat will not surprise anybody who will break the road from the Imbros gorge to Hora Sfakion.

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Frangokastello
Frangokastello

Frangokastello

Frangokastello is a small fortress that was built by the Venetians over four years from 1371. Initially, the castle was named after Saint Nikitas.

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Hrisoskalitissas
Hrisoskalitissas

Hrisoskalitissas

(Χρυσοσκαλίτισσα) The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Golden Step from the 17th century is the westernmost church building of this type.

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Hrisoskalitissas
Hrisoskalitissas

Hrisoskalitissas

(Χρυσοσκαλίτισσα) The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Golden Step from the 17th century is the westernmost church building of this type.

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The Omalos plateau
The Omalos plateau

The Omalos plateau

Omalos is a perfect starting point for exploring the Samaria Gorge. Located over 1,100 m above sea level extends over an area of 25 km2. Its size corresponds more or less to the size of the Lasithi Plateau.

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Kournas
Kournas

Kournas

Located 47 km from the city of Chania, it is the only freshwater lake in Crete. Its area is about 580 thousand. sqm. and the maximum depth is about 45 meters

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The Omalos plateau
The Omalos plateau

The Omalos plateau

Omalos is a perfect starting point for exploring the Samaria Gorge. Located over 1,100 m above sea level extends over an area of 25 km2. Its size corresponds more or less to the size of the Lasithi Plateau.

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Aradena
Aradena

Aradena

The steel crossing, which in the central part is separated from the ground by nearly 150 m, is at the leading position of the places where the longest bungee jumps are made.

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Chania - Xania
Chania - Xania

Chania - Xania

Chania (Χανιά) is the second largest (after Heraklion) city of Crete. The biggest advantage of Chania is the area of the Old Town and the beautiful Venetian Harbor.

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Sfakia
Sfakia

Sfakia

The genesis of the name of this poviat will not surprise anybody who will break the road from the Imbros gorge to Hora Sfakion. Word

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Chania Airport
Chania Airport

Chania Airport

This is the second largest airport (IATA code: CHQ) in Crete. In 2010, the airport in Chania served a total of over 1.65 million passengers.

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Chora Sfakion
Chora Sfakion

Chora Sfakion

Chora Sfakion is an extremely picturesque mountain village of the mountainous and wild Sfakia region

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Loutro
Loutro

Loutro

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.

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Stavros
Stavros

Stavros

Stavros used to be a small fishing village. Today, it is primarily a tourist destination, but in a positive sense.

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Bear's Cave
Bear's Cave

Bear's Cave

The cave is less than 1 km from Moni Gouvernetou Monastery. You will reach it using the pedestrian trail that has been marked out along the slope of the Avlaki Gorge.

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Balos Lagoon
Balos Lagoon

Balos Lagoon

Balos is one of Crete's flagship beaches if not all of Greece. We can assure you that the landscapes you see during your trip to Balos will remain with you for a very long time.

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Moni Katholiko
Moni Katholiko

Moni Katholiko

Moni Katholiko is probably the oldest and most spectacular monastery in Crete. It is located 20 km north-east of Chania.

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Agia Triada Monastery
Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery

The Orthodox monastery of Agia Triada, located on the northern part of the Akrotiri peninsula, is one of the most beautiful and richest monasteries in Crete.

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Agia Triada Monastery
Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery

The Orthodox monastery of Agia Triada, located on the northern part of the Akrotiri peninsula, is one of the most beautiful and richest monasteries in Crete.

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Gouverneto Monastery
Gouverneto Monastery

Gouverneto Monastery

Gouverneto Monastery is probably the oldest active Greek Catholic monastery located on the Akrotiri peninsula near Chania.

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Imbros
Imbros

Imbros

The length of the trail leading through this place is about 8 kilometers and the difference in altitude is about 600m.

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Agia Roumeli
Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli znajduje się na południowym wybrzeżu Prefektury Chania, pomiędzy miejscowościami Chora Sfakion i Paleochora.

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Souda
Souda

Souda

Until the early nineties, this place was known only to few tourists and local residents.

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Paleochora
Paleochora

Paleochora

Paleochora is a quite well-organized tourist town, with a beautiful large sandy beach

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Lissos
Lissos

Lissos

Ruiny starożytnego miasta Lissos znajdują się około 3,5 km od miejscowości Sougia na południowym wybrzeżu Krety.

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Samaria
Samaria

Samaria

Samaria is one of the most important tourist attractions located in the western part of Crete.

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Glyka Nera
Glyka Nera

Glyka Nera

Glyka Nera is one of the most spectacular beaches in Crete.

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Sougia
Sougia

Sougia

Sougia is a small town located in the southwest of Crete.

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Falasarna (excavations)
Falasarna (excavations)

Falasarna (excavations)

On the north-western coast of Crete, at the foot of the Gramovous peninsula, there are ruins of the ancient port of Korikos, later known as Falassarna.

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Krios
Krios

Krios

Krios Beach is located about 9 km west of Paleochora and it is also the last beach on this stretch of the southern coast

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Agia Sofia
Agia Sofia

Agia Sofia

Between the villages of Topolia and Koutsamatados there is an interesting cave known as Agia Sofia

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Milia
Milia

Milia

Milia is an authentic mountain settlement, which most probably dates from about the seventeenth century.

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Potamida
Potamida

Potamida

On the edge of the village of Potamida grows a complex of clay mounds called Komolithi (Komolithoi)

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Grammeno
Grammeno

Grammeno

Grammeno (Γραμμένο) is a beach that can be counted among one of the best and most beautiful beaches in this part of Crete.

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Platanias
German tunnels
Platanias<br/> German tunnels

Platanias
German tunnels

Platanias is a popular tourist destination. It is here that there are very interesting tunnels from World War II.

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Polirynia
Polirynia

Polirynia

Polyrinia was one of the most important city-states of western Crete during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. It was built amphitheater on a steep hill, rising to a height of 481 meters above sea level

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Agia Irini
Agia Irini

Agia Irini

The Agia Irini gorge, just a short distance from the village of Sougia, is one of the most popular hiking destinations.

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Gramvous
Gramvous

Gramvous

The island of Gramvousa, or in fact Imeri Gramvousa (Ήμερη Γραμβούσα), is an inseparable point of a trip that combines a stay in the Balos Lagoon with visiting the remains of a fortress located on the top of the island of Imeri Gramovousa.

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Fortress
Fortress

Fortress

Agia Roumeli is located on the south coast of Chania Prefecture, between Chora Sfakion and Paleochora.

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Ag. Pavlos
Ag. Pavlos

Ag. Pavlos

The Byzantine church of Agios Pavlos was erected on the remote Selouda Beach in the south of Crete.

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Kedrodasos
Kedrodasos

Kedrodasos

Even in the high season, Kedrodasos still remains wild and unobstructed by crowds

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Seitan Limania
Seitan Limania

Seitan Limania

There is a beach in Crete that literally makes some people shiver. This place is Seitan Limania which can be translated as Satan's Ports or Cursed Ports.

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Aspri Limni
Aspri Limni

Aspri Limni

Aspri Limni means White Lake, although the lake is just a conventional name. Under this term there is a small bay.

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2023-07-12 20:02:14

Byliśmy tam pierwszy raz wiosną tego roku. Ale niestety osobiście się rozczarowałam. Może latem to miejsce wygląda lepiej, jednak w kwietniu trochę...przygnębiało.
A może to (jak zwykle) kwestia gustów, o których trudno dyskutować

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 CRETE - Kreta
CRETE - Kreta
2023-07-12 20:09:45

Ania Łojko Powyższe zdjęcia też robiliśmy w kwietniu

2023-07-12 20:31:41

CRETE - Kreta albo mieliście lepsze światło

2023-07-12 22:18:26

Ania Łojko tam jest bajecznie i brak rozwydrzonych turystów. Cisza, bajeczna woda... Raj.

2023-07-12 20:33:01

Byłam...podobało mi się ale Elafonissi jednak bardziej...

2023-07-12 20:38:54

Byłam w czerwcu, świetne kolory, niestety zdjęcia tego nie oddały co na żywo.

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2023-07-12 21:37:53

Byliśmy dwa tygodnie temu, pięknie i kameralnie ale bardzo, bardzo wieje.

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2023-07-13 06:22:10

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gość PiotrWie: Z 10 lat temu zamalowano taki drogowskaz, nie wiem czemu. Jak ścieżka z Marmary podejdzie do klifu trzeba szukać odgałęzienia w górę,jak się dobrze przyjrzysz znajdziesz na skale ślad po zamalowanych drogowskazach, idziesz w górę  łatwymi niewielkimi zakosami po płytach. Dochodzisz do szlaku Loutro - Livadiana. (...)
Gosia | crete.pl : Myślimy o takiej objazdówce, raczej nie będzie to ten rok, ale plany mamy. Szlak z filmu robiliśmy na przełomie sierpnia i września. Nie pamiętam aby było takie oznakowania, ludzie idą skrajem klifu, straszne miejsce dla mnie z moim lękiem wysokości.
gość PiotrWie : I mam jeszcze dwa pytania - po pierwsze w jakim miesiącu tak było i po drugie - czy oznakowali z powrotem wersję " easy to Loutro " czy dalej pomiędzy Marmarą a Finikas jest ta ścieżka samym skrajem klifu?
gość PiotrWie : Przemyślcie wyjazd na mniej oblężone wyspy - nie jest to logistycznie skomplikowane. (...)
Gosia | crete.pl : Można się zdziwić prawda? Biznes kwitnie, taxi boaty kursują jak oszalałe przywożąc do Marmary turystów z Chora Sfakion i okolic. A w tawernie przy Marmarze wszystkie stoliki są pozajmowane albo już zarezerwowane. My dostaliśmy stolik chyba tylko dlatego, że kelner zlitował się jak zobaczył nasz zmęczone facjaty po zejściu ze szlaku.
gość PiotrWie: Od kiedy plaża Marmara jest tak tragicznie zastawiona łóżkami i parasolami? Przy okazji polecam inny szlak w pobliżu - Agios Ioanis - Agios Pavlos Beach
gość PiotrWie : Tylko że wtedy trzeba będzie przełożyć pierwszy wyjazd w roku z połowy marca na połowę lutego - niestety wtedy dzień jest dość krótki.
Dokładnie tak właśnie spędzam kwietniowy urlop na Krecie i jest cudnie
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gość PiotrWie: Od kilkunastu lat unikamy czerwca, lipca i sierpnia, ale jak zrobi się to popularne to chyba przestawimy się na kwiecień i październik 
gość dodekanezowiec: W Grecji (a mam tu na myśli swoje ulubione wyspy czyli Kos, Kreta, Rodos) jednak bym preferował sezon (15 czerwca - 15 września). (...)
Kto by się spodziewał, że zmiana klimatu na coś się przyda?
Gosia | crete.pl : Bardzo się cieszymy :) Sami też mamy często takie spostrzeżenia w tawernach :D
Czerwiec to wg mnie najlepszy czas na wakacje np. w Grecji czy Chorwacji. Ze względu na bombelki, staramy się wyjeżdżać w ostatnim tygodniu czerwca. Choć byłem na Krecie w 2021r. w drugim tygodniu lipca to pogoda była idealna, a spotkałem naszych rodaków, którzy będąc w czerwcu mieli wówczas straszne upały.
Upały to też ale ogromna ilość turystów sprawiają, że w sezonie to nie jest wypoczynek tylko walka: o miejsce na plaży, o dobre miejsce podczas zwiedzania aby zrobić zdjęcie. To podwójnie męczące.
Też byliśmy, mega miejsce!
gość Marcin: Od mojego pierwszego pobytu w Grecji w 2010r robię musake z tego przepisu, parokrotnie na Rodos i Korfu , dopiero dzisiaj na Krecie i właśnie zjadłem musake z lokalu w chani i jestem zawiedziony smakiem , robię lepszą ;) 
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