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The island of Crete is located in the center of the eastern Mediterranean at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe. It measures about 200 Km from east to west, and between 12-58 km from north to south the smallest and largest length, making it one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean sea.

knosos Crete Minoan settlements (developed between 3000 and 1100 BCE), tombs and cemeteries have been found all over Crete (See Minoan Crete archaelogical Map ) but the four principal palace sites (in order of size) were at Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and Zakros. Religion played an important role in Minoan Crete and many activities, and artistic products revolved around religious cult. As evidence in the art of the period, the Minoans deified the natural world and found in it, a logical order that allowed man to live in harmony with the natural environment. Contributed to this, the rich ecosystem of Crete.

Besides today botanical studies reveal that the island has one of the richest and most interesting ecosystems in Europe (about 1,750 plant species and subspecies), with a large number of endemic plants, ie. Plants are native only Crete, like Malotyra (siderites syrioca) and Diktamos (origanum diktamus L.) reign of the endemic flora of Crete known since ancient times for its antiseptic properties.

Apart from the historical wealth that the traveler may be privy, there are numerous beaches that visitors can enjoy and relax. Particularly in lasithi the greenest prefecture of Crete, there are dozens clean natural beaches, the most of them awarded, and several beautifull canyons.

    Some beaches that you should definetely visit are:


  • Vai - The palm tree forest ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
    The beach with palm located 20 km southeast of Sitia. The name comes from the local dialect, in which the palms are called Vagies or Vagia -> Vai. This particular palm is known from the Minoan era and called palm of Theophrastus (Phoenix theophrastii). The beach stretches for less than 1km, is organized with parking, cafeteria sunbeds, tavern, shower and fine sand. Often in the summer are organized concerts
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    Vai Crete
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    Palm of Theophrastus - Vai Crete
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    Vai Crete


  • The Long Beach ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
    The beach located 5 kilometers east of Ierapetra, near the village of Koutsounari. It stretches for five kilometers, so called Long beach, and viewing the Libyan Sea. All along, the beach has small pebbles, thick sand and deep waters. In some places the beach is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and seasports.
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    Long Beach
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    Long Beach Crete


  • Almiros - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
    The beach located east of the city of Saint Nicholas with an area of about 1 km. It is an organized beach with umbrellas, sunbeds, Watersports, canteen, showers, WC, changing rooms, with fine white sand and shallow waters low in salt. At one end of the beach flows the river "Almiros" (so called Almiros beach) and the waters as we approach the river become cooler
    Almiros - Agios Nikolaos Crete
    Agios Nikolaos Crete
    Almiros - Agios Nikolaos Crete
    Almiros - Agios Nikolaos Crete


  • Istron Kalo chorio - Voulisma beach ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
    Organized beach with water sports, umbrellas, sunbeds, canteen, shower. The beach streches for about 1 km. Usually in Sundays are organized mini beach party after 7
    Istron Kalo chorio - Voulisma beach
    Istron Kalo chorio - Voulisma beach
    Istron Kalo chorio - Voulisma beach
    Istron Kalo chorio - Voulisma beach

    Voulisma Beach - Autumn View


  • Xerokambos - The physical Spa ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
    Sandy clay, ideal for natural skin care especially for women. Extends less than 1 km. It is not organized.
    Xerokampos Crete
    Xerokampos Crete
    Xerokampos Crete
    Xerokampos Crete


  • Tholos - Kavousi ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
    Located 40 km east of Saint Nicholas, one kilometers south of Kavousi where the ancient Minoan olive. (The ancient olive Azorias). The beach stretches for 1 km. It has trees, the sea is shallow, without rocks, with a pebbled beach, and also has a good shower.
    Tholos Kavousi Crete
    Tholos Kavousi Crete
    Tholos Kavousi Crete
    Tholos Kavousi Crete, Ha Gorge
    Tholos Kavousi Crete
    Tholos Kavousi Crete

  • Makrigialos ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
    25 km east of Ierapetra, south of Sitia, located Makrigialos beach. The beach stretches for more than 1 km. The water is shallow without rocks and with sandy coast and viewing the Libyan Sea. The beach is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and shower. There are rooms for rent, taverns, cafes next to the sea.
    Makrigialos Crete
    Makrigialos Crete
    Makrigialos Crete
    Makrigialos Crete


  • Achlia ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
    The Achlia beach is five kilometers from Makrigialos. It streches for less than 1km. It is a beautiful bay with turquoise clear water and viewing the Libyan Sea. The shore is sandy and windless, and the landscape green and idyllic. The Achlia beach is organized with umbrellas, sunbeds, shower and a tavern.
     Achlia Crete
    Achlia Crete
    Achlia Crete
    Achlia Crete