Xerocampos is situated in the far-eastern part of Crete. Here the beautiful blue sea meets the white sandy beaches and the impressive rocky shores. In our opinion this place is the number 1 on Crete. It is a well-hidden secret of the local people and has therefore not (yet) been discovered by many tourists.
The meaning of Sitia, or " LA SITIA", is man and nature. When you take Greek standards in account; Sitia is a modern town with approximately 9000 inhabitants; it was founded by the Venetians and later destroyed and rebuilt by the Turks. Sitia, situated in the Northeastern part of Crete, is an ideal starting
Ierapetra is the most Southern town of Europe. During the past years the town has duly risen from the dust and has really started to develop itself as an attractive residence and tourist town. The wealthiest inhabitants of Crete live in Ierapetra. The town is very prosperous because of the different earnings of two
Heraklion, or Iraklio as the Greeks say, is the capital of Crete and also of the province Heraklion and has approximately 150.000 inhabitants.It is a city with many points of interest and it has an active nightlife. When you approach this city by boat, car or airplane, your first impression will probably be: how
Matala once was the place of the flower power and the hippy-scene. Yeah, those were the days!The Matala as we know it now is a busy tourist place with lots of hotels, apartments, rooms, taverns and shops. Before 1970, the time that the flower-children and the hippies overrunned this small village, Matala only existed
Hidden between the mountains, on the road from Rethymnon, via Armeni to the South coast, this green oasis can be found. "Spili is situated at the bottom of a steep rock face and it is a place abounded with water and trees." In the center you'll
Frangokastello and its surroundings are ideal for the individual holidaymaker that is looking for quietness in every aspect. Actually Frangokastello consists of only a long, partly sandy beach with some taverns and a few apartment complexes. The only historical point of interest is the Kastello; the best conserved Venetian Castle of Crete
Chora Sfakion is the port of call of the boat that (daily) takes the sturdy walkers back from the Samaria Gorge to the busses that will drive them to their accommodations. "It is also the starting point for those who want to visit the Samaria Gorge the "lazy way"."
Paleochora is a small town with 1500 inhabitants, which expands in summertime to 10.000 people. It is situated in the Southwestern part of Crete, on a peninsula that bears the same name. The peninsula has beaches on both sides and in the back the steep mountain slopes of the Lefka Ori, the White Mountains.
In size, Rethymnon is the third city of Crete and has approximately 30.000 inhabitants. It is possible that you receive different information regarding the population of Crete and her cities. The reason for this is that the first official counting started in the year 2000. The final results however, have not been fully published