Agioi Apostoloi

A Peaceful Place

Agioi Apostoloi are 3.5km west of the city of Chania. It's a picturesque sea-side village named after the local small church of the Saint Apostles. The beaches have clean, shallow waters making them excellent for families with children. In the vicinity you can find beach bars, beach volley courts, restaurants, playgrounds and super markets.


Chania

Meet the old town

Nearby is the city of Chania. In the city you can do some site-seeing like visiting the Municipal Art gallery, the museums or enjoy relaxing walks in the alleys of the old city and at the waterfront of the Venetian harbour. There is a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafeterias and bars.

The prefecture of Chania borders with the prefecture of Rethimno to the east. All of Crete is easily accessible as the distances are relatively small. The natural environment is unique and quite varied as is known of the wild beauty of Crete, with her mysterious gorges and her secluded beaches. In the prefecture of Heraklion you can visit the archaeological area of Knossos and the famous forest of Rouva.


Elafonisi

Unique beauty

Elafonissi has one of the rarest and most beautiful landscapes in Europe featuring a large beach of unique beauty. The level of the sea doesn't come higher than the knee of an adult and you can admire the vast beach with the pink and green sand. In the area one can find indigenous varieties of cedar and lilies. The full 2 square kilometers are part of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas.


Falassarna

A natural beach

The beach at Falassarna is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural beaches on Crete and one of the 10 best in Greece. The area lies 16km to the west of the gulf of Kastelli, the beach is very large and sandy and due to its western orientation offers an amazing view of the sunset.


Balos

Crystal waters

The famous Balos lagoon offers a sandy beach with shallow crystal clear waters. At summertime the beach is visited daily by hundreds of visitors that arrive there by boat from Kastelli.


Samaria gorge

hiking with kri-kri

The gorge of Samaria is part of the White Mountains range in western Crete. At 18km long it is one of the largest gorges in Europe. The entrance, named Xyloskalo, is on the Omalos plateau at 1227m above sea level and the exit lies at the sea-side village of Agia Roumeli on the south coast of Crete. Inside the gorge, a wide variety of flora and fauna can be observed including the famous 'kri-kri' mountain goat, called 'agrimia' (wildings) by the locals.

The gorge is open from early May to the end of October. Hiking through it is fairly easy given proper footwear and a light backpack with water and a snack. Busses to the Omalo plateau leave Chania daily.


Loading...
Upps!
You're running a web browser we don't fully support. Please upgrade it for a better experience.
Our site works best with Google Chrome.
How to upgrade the browser