Crete is one of the most popular beach destinations for travellers from different countries. The sea and beaches are really good here! But what if you are tired of sunbathing and overcrowded places? This scenario is good for those who travel to the island for the first time, as well as for those who may be already fed up with it. Accommodation is offered in not so expensive five-star hotels with good service, a car for rent to have absolute freedom in movements. Explore the island driving from east to west, see two different seashores on the north and on the south, hike down the gorge that will leave you speechless.
Viewpoint with a fantastic panorama. You can see both seas from here – Aegean to the north, Lybian to the south.
You can not swim here, but the place is very beautiful!
You can choose any beach you like after you cross the city. Usually, there are no people here and the sea is very beautiful!
Perfect yellow sand to have fun in the waves. It’s a great serviced place for windy days when it’s dangerous to swim at beaches with stones.
Road to this tavern is via mountains. Additional time is taken into account for stops to admire the beautiful scenery. The woman told us the menu, literally. Feels like home. And it's absolutely true as she lives right here.
Here you can buy great presents for your friends and family to take back home.
As the reviews say, it’s the biggest cave of Crete and one of the most beautiful caves of Greece, yet not so popular as the Cave of Zeus. It’s located up in the mountains so better take something to cover your shoulders as it may be cold in the morning. Tours are guided each hour.
The only freshwater lake on the island where you can swim, rent a pedalo and even see some turtles! The place is a bit crowded, but not too much.
Absolutely amazing place! A small hike down the cliff and you are in a heaven. Even if there are waves in the sea it's safe to swim here because of the bay's form.
Make a stop here before the check-in to your hotel to have a walk along the bay in the evening. Dine in Chania or at the hotel if you've booked the half-board rate. Dinner at the hotel lasts till 21:30.
Rent bikes here to drive it in the Old Town and along the shore. Routes can not be calculated by bicycle here, so it's calculated on foot for further places
A supermarket to buy food for the hike to the gorge tomorrow. You will spend the whole day there.
It's better to start your hike as early as possible. First buses with tourists arrive at about 7.30.
Here is a parking lot to leave your car before the hike. Taxi driver who will drive you back knows the road perfectly. Take food with you as well as something warm to wear, because it can be cold in the morning and in the shadows.
Buy a ticket to the ferry that leaves at 17:30 to Sougia. Rest at the beach while waiting. I bet you haven't seen sea water so clean as it is here.
Taxi +306977745160 / firstname.lastname@example.org (50 EUR back to your car). Book in advance as there are only two taxi drivers for the whole town. Literally.
Take your car and drive back to the hotel. You should be back before the dinner ends. Or find a restaurant along the way.
Everything is great if there is no wind. If the day is windy, don't even think to come here.