A ROAD TRIP TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF CRETE
Approximately at the centre of the island, on the foothills of Psiloritis Mountain, is located the Zaros village. Famous for the high-quality mineral water produced in the area, you can find here numerous natural springs and a unique landscape to explore. Just 1.5 km alongside there is the homonymous lake, known and as Votomos Lake with the magnificent blue and green waters. A range of restaurants and cafes are offered around to sit and enjoy the magnificent and peaceful views.
Palm forest of Vai and Vai beach
Driving 2 hours and 30 minutes away from Heraklion you will find a truly tropical paradise. Known for its palm forest and the beautiful sandy beach awarded with Blue Flag, Vai attracts thousands of visitors every year. One of the most popular sights in Crete and the largest palm tree forest in Europe, it covers approximately 250,000 sq.m with palm trees.
Chania old town and Venetian port
The Old Town is where the heart of Chania beats. Take a walk on the traditional and picturesque alleys and discover remnants of Chania’s multicultural history. The Venetian port is the most active place of the town and the ideal one to take a romantic seaside walk, at the end of which you will come across with the imposing Lighthouse.
Approximately 56km northwest of Chania, driving through Kaliviani and the Cape Gramvousa you will arrive at a unique idyllic location. Just walk down a 1 km path and you will come across a breathtaking natural beauty, Balos Beach. A very shallow sea with magnificent turquoise waters intermediate with white sand, ideal for young children and snorkeling loves, at its deeper points.
Voted as one of the most majestic beaches in the world and placed on TripAdvisor’s 25 best beaches, Elafonisi beach is ideal for family holidays. A well-organized beach with clean green-blue and shallow waters separated Elafonisi Island from the southwestern side of Crete. An exotic natural beauty on the island of Crete, famous also for its pink sand, created by thousands crushed shells.