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East Crete  // Articles in category: East Crete

Category: Activities, Beaches | Comments

Windsurfing in Palekastro

Windsurfing in Palekastro

Kouremenos Beach. Unspoilt by mass tourism, still offers deserted places, idyllic villages and cosy tavernas. What makes this area so attractive is its pristine, authentic atmosphere. Come to Palekastro in summer and you will find everything your windsurfer’s heart could possibly desire – especially if you have been infected with the surfer virus for some...

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Category: Villages | Comments

Palekastro

Palekastro

Our holiday house is situated in Palekastro. This unsophisticated, rural, Cretan village of 1300 inhabitants, has been relatively unaffected by the inroads of tourism despite its superb nearby beaches, where you can enjoy water sports and swimming. The traditional factor in Palekastro area is blended in harmony with the modern, offering to the visitor the...

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Hiking around House Margot

Hiking around House Margot

The ideal way to explore the area of East Crete, by walking on coastal paths, ascending the highest peaks and crossing spectacular gorges. Each season gives magnificent colors and interests. We guide you off the beaten paths, in Crete’s rich flora and fauna and on mountainous villages to meet the “authentic” Cretans and our traditions....

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Category: Beaches | Comments

Palm Beach Vai

Palm Beach Vai

Vai beaches are located 25 km from Sitia. The combination of a magnificent beach with a rare grove of palm trees makes Vai one of the absolute musts of Crete. According to a legend, Arab pirates who came to Crete threw out the pips of the dates they were eating while they were here and...

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Category: Beaches | Comments

Kato Zakros bay

Kato Zakros bay

The settlement of Kato Zakros, only 8 km away from Pano (upper) Zakros, 25 from Palekastro and 44 from Sitia is a most impressive small fishing village, hidden away in the southeast corner of Crete, behind a beautiful tamarind-fringed beach. Located in the midst of a verdant valley with thousands of olive trees that are...

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Category: Beaches | Comments

Karoumes Beach

Karoumes Beach

At the village Chohlakies, 7km far from House Margot Palekastro,  begins the magnificent accessible Karoumes gorge that ends after 1,5 hour walking to the pure and scenic bay of Karoumes. You can approach this completely lonely beach only through this gorge! Karoumes is the most remote beach in Eastern Crete !! Chohlakies village is located...

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Category: Beaches | Comments

Kouremenos Beach

Kouremenos Beach

The longest beach of Palekastro area (1.5 km length) is only 2 km far from House Margot and 20 from Sitia. It is sandy and the bottom is ideal for divers. Very close to the beach you can find two taverns that serve fresh fish any time. The lovers of windsurfing are attracted by it, as...

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Category: Beaches | Comments

Hiona Beach

Hiona Beach

Hiona beach is located 2 km east from Palekastro and 20 from Sitia. It is 300 m long and you can enjoy the rest under the shade of the tamarisks. The sandy sea bottom slopes gently, making swimming safe even for the youngest holidaymakers. On the southeastern side of the beach, there are many pristine...

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Category: East Crete, Sights | Comments

The venetian mantion of Voila

The venetian mantion of Voila

The village of Voila is 1km away from the village of Handras. It is a medieval deserted village protected by the Archaeological Offices of Eastern Crete. Passing through the village’s alleys you can still see the ruins of old houses and their rooms, their venetian features and through this sacred silence of the place you...

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Category: Sights | Comments

Palekastro Ancient site

Palekastro Ancient site

At the northernmost edge of the eastern coast of Crete lie the ruins of a settlement which flourished during the Late Minoan period (1550-1220 B.C.). At the same site, however, are preserved remains of the Early and Middle Minoan periods (3000-1550 B.C.), mostly cemeteries with well-built ossuaries, and ruins of spacious houses. The site ceased...

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