South Crete - Amazing sights, calming beaches & local villages
South Crete has some of the most impressive, unspoiled, and idyllic beaches on the island.
The villages of Chora Sfakion, Loutro, Agia Roumeli, Sougia, Palaiochora, Plakias, Agia Galini, and the island of Gavdos, are the perfect choice for people seeking tranquility and the true Cretan tradition. Also from Agia Roumeli you can visit the Samaria National Park, an attraction for visitors from all over the world
Unlike the north, the south is rich in dramatic scenes of the canyons, from which rivers occasionally arise flowing into a crystal clear sea, near the beautiful beaches, sandy or very fine gravel. The largest beach here is also one of the longest European canyons – Samaria, which is located in the southwest part of Crete, in the foothills of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori).
For lovers of hiking there are organised tours that enter into the canyon from the north – from the top of Omalos plateau.