Crete Island Off The Beaten Path

  • VIEW OVER MALEME NEAR TO TOMB ENTERANCE
    VIEW OVER MALEME NEAR TO TOMB ENTERANCE
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  • THOLOS TOMB ROOF/DOORWAY
    THOLOS TOMB ROOF/DOORWAY
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  • INSIDE WALLS AND DOORWAY WITH LINTLE
    INSIDE WALLS AND DOORWAY WITH LINTLE
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Crete Island

  • 1. Hidden Beaches

    Leaving Sitia we headed off to the east for Vai the beach with the palm forest. The road to Vai was pretty new and looked like it had been resurfaced which I was glad about as I could imagine it had...

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  • 2. Towns and Villages

    Travel from Ag Nik towards Sitia - about 20 minutes on you come to a village called Kavousi, go through Kavousi up the big hill (still on main road) at the top you come to "Panoramic View taverna"...

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  • 3. Coastal Places

    Now this is what we had been searching for!! What a beach!! We actually missed the turn off to the beach from Kavousi so stopped on a clifftop to turn round and view the beach. What a stunner!! We...

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  • 4. Places to Walk

    If you go walking in Crete you are sure to come across some of these shaggy creatures scrambling up a cliff or along the side of a gorge. This picture was taken on a coast walk below Rodakino : they...

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  • 5. Places the Locals go

    Elfonissi, a beach located on the southwestern edge of Crete is, as you can see from the photos, a dream place. It was wonderfully clean and with few people, an ideal place to take a few hours off...

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  • 6. Archeological Sites

    MALEME IS SOME 16 KM FROM CHANIA,IT IS FAMOUS FOR THE BATTLE OF CRETE,AND IT HAS NOW BECOME A LARGE HOLIDAY RESORT. WHAT IS A LESSER KNOWN IS THAT THERE IS A TOMB OF GREAT ARCHEOLOGICAL INTEREST. THE...

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  • 7. Mountain and Plateau

    Spincat has materialised out of the mists of the sacred Diktean cave to take you on a tour of the sacred caves of Crete. Spincat, always the lady, has still got her handbag and high heels with...

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  • 8. Phourmi - the Minoan cemetery

    Visiting Knossoss don't hesitate to visit the Minoan cemetery in Phourmi because the Minoan cemetery at Phourni is one of the most important sites in Crete and certainly the most important Minoan...

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  • 9. Inland Retreats

    Overshadowed by more famous sites at Knossos, the former city state of Aptera near Kalives is not yet on the tourist route and so can be investigated in relative peace. Perched 230 metres up on a hill...

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  • 10. Places To Stay

    The island of Crete, presents a wide range of alternatives to people that prefer camping to the more traditional hotel style of tourism. There is something extremely appealing about sleeping under an...

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  • 11. Islands

    It is a big island, which means that you can still find many "hidden" places, undiscovered caves, beaches, gorges... Islands like Gavdos, the southern point of Europe (this painting about it was made...

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  • 12. Toplou Monastery

    Leaving Sitia after about 12 km you come to a crossroads do not turn right to palekastro or you will miss the monastery. Keep left and about 5km up the road you...

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  • 13. Sitia, the far east of crete

    At last we got to visit Sitia and it was well worth waiting for. On approach of the town it looks a bit like a mini Athens,all white buildings. In the town we...

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  • 14. Diktina

    NOTE: Tourists can go to Diktina by boat during the high season. You have to ask for the schedules.We were there with our enduro motorbikes beginning of June....

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  • 15. Holy Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa

    Leaving Falasarna we joined the road to Elafonisos, just before Elafonisos you reach a turn off for the monastery. The name means carved on gold and legend has...

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  • 16. Elefonisi - The Carribean in Crete

    A great way to spend a day or a weekend. Beautiful beach, crystal clear water, natural preserve. There are a few snack bars here but it is best to bring your...

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  • 17. Balos, not the same one after 5 years

    Hi!I needed to write this. More or less 5 years ago, in summer 2001 , I went in a trip through Mediterranean Europe with some friends. At that time we read in...

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  • 18. Terrace at Festos

    Next to the archeological site of Festos you can find what we think is one of the best places on Crete: the terrace! With a great view over the area, shade from...

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  • 19. Deserted beaches

    If you go from Makrigialos and take the paths along the seaside, you will discover some nice and more or less deserted beaches.Surprisingly few people in this...

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  • 20. Zeus' Birthing Place

    Zeus was carried to Crete, to be nursed by the Goat-nymph Amaltheia. He drank her milk and when he became Lord of the Universe, he set Amaltheia's image among...

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  • 21. Priestly Crown Prince

    See the famous Prince Of Lilies ... an old painting of the Minoic period, found at the Knossos Palace. Still kept at the Archeological Museum of Crete, of which...

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  • 22. Malia old town and beyond

    Malia might be dingy, dirty and geared up for the british to get drunk and laid but not too far from it are some real gems. Get a scooter and navigate the old...

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  • 23. Night beach

    Swimming at night with good friends and dancing on the beach - one more way to feel great atmosphere... Try it!At this picture I'm learning greek dances on...

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  • 24. Non-greek places

    "Between Agios Nikolaos and Iraklion is the famous Malia which represents everything I dislike about the tourist industry in Greece. Once a small coastal...

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  • 25. Psaradonis

    Psaradonis is widely known as an acknowledged master lyre-player in traditional music from Crete and in Greek traditional music generally.He is restless and...

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