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South Crete

Less than 10 percent of Crete’s inhabitants live on the south coast. Nevertheless, there are a plethora of tourist resorts and attractions, all with the view of the endless blue of the sea and unique environment. As locals say you haven’t been to Crete if you haven’t visited South Crete!

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Here you will not see houses more than 3 floοrs which means that the church is still the tallest building. Seeking tranquility and authentic Cretan culture? South Crete is your ideal destination.

Popular areas in South Crete

Visit the beautiful small city of Ierapetra, the famous village of Matala well known for its caves used by hippies in the past, if you get lucky you will attend the Matala festival being held its year. Love to hike? Cross Samaria Gorge as well as Imbros Gorge. For the sea lovers, some of the most magnificent beaches of the island are located in South Crete. Preveli beach mear Plakias with the palm trees growing next to the beach and the river flowing into the sea. Komos beach which was an ancient harbor, an endless beach ideal for nudists, Sougia beach, Frangokastello with its old castle, Mirtos, Lentas, and Paleochora.

Things to do in South Crete

The south coast is quite long and a car ride from the west to the east can take more than 4 hours. Some of the most picturesque villages can be found in the area. Visit Mirtos and be dazzled by the beauty of this small village, Agia Galili, Plakias with a plethora of beaches nearby, Chora Sfakion, the beautiful village of Loutro where you can go only by boat, Agia Roumeli, the exit point of Samaria Gorge with the gorgeous beach which can’t be reached by car and Paleochora with its lovely beaches. Amazing sights, calming beaches, and small villages await you to explore them at the south Crete, the southernmost point of Europe.

Family Fun in South Crete

Being in South Crete with kids is an excellent opportunity to spend some quality time in nature, swim at the magnificent exotic beaches, view the stars at night, visit ancient ruins such as the Palace of Festos and why not go to a Cretan olive oil farm and see how they extract the famous Cretan olive oil. Whatever you decide to do the children will be amazed by the beautiful scenery and friendly locals

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