Local area


Lefkogía, South-Crete

This authentic and scenic Greek village is made up of just a few houses and a couple of tavernas. The tavernas themselves have remained authentic in both appearance and cuisine serving traditional local dishes. Frequented by both locals and visitors alike, a meal here will not only provide you with culinary delights, but a sense of belonging as you are readily accepted into the community.

Beautiful virgin beaches with crystal clear waters are spread along the southern coast. Some are secluded and others more popular, but even these could never be classed as crowded. In close proximity you will find the lovely beaches of Ammoúdi and Shinariá, perfect to relax and de-stress.

At a distance of only 3 kilometres approximately, you will find the charming, friendly seaside village of Plakiás. A wide variety of tavernas with their panoramic views over the azure sea means you are spoilt for choice. The long, long sandy beach provides the perfect spot for every preference, the further you walk the more tranquil it becomes.

Also in the surrounding area you will find the village of Spíli well known for its hand crafted rugs. The centrepiece of the delightful village square is a Venetian fountain with 19 stone lion heads spouting water. A visit to the unspoiled 17th century monastery in Prèveli reveals its fascinating history throughout the ages. The largest town nearby is Rèthymnon, a great combination of historic buildings and artefacts with entertainment and nightlife. At the narrowest point of the island it is possible to cross from south to north in just one hour. En route you will pass the Kourtaliótiko Gorge, over time the river has carved out these enormous walls, it is a humbling experience to appreciate the results of Mother Nature at her best! For our culture vultures, the excavation sites of Festós and Górtys are well worth a visit.



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