- Kalamaki in Crete
Hotels and apartments
This typical Cretan farming village, just over one and
a half hour’s drive from Heraklion, has kepts its original character,
and remains largely untouched by tourism. Kamilari is picturesquely
set on a hill, with fabulous panoramic views over the Ida mountains,
over the fruitful Messara plain and to the sea beyond.
Thanks to Greek hospitality, the warm welcome given
to children and rural village life, it is the sort of place where
one quickly feels at home. Alongside the small shops there are Greek
tavernas and Kafeneions which will give you a flavour of Cretan village
Around the village there are lots of places to explore,
perhaps by setting off on foot along some of the country footpaths,
or going further afield by car. Among some of the possible outings
to choose from are the Minoan archaeological sites at Phaistos and
Agia Triada, only 3 km away,
Matala with its famous cliff side caves, numerous old
monasteries, the mountain village of Zaros with its trout farm, and
a gorge which is comparable to the well known Samaria Gorge and well
worth exploring. For those seeking the sea, the kilometre long sandy
beach of Kalamaki is 2,5 km away, with its cliff sides and wooden
areas, as well as the 12 km sandy beach of Komos. At both of these
places there are further tavernas, little shops, Pensions and holiday
Hotels & apartments in Kamilari & Kalamaki
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Top beaches. Crete, Greece
Kouremenos near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
A real magnet for windsurfers from all over the world, who find ideal wind-wave combinations.
Rihti - Exo Mouliana near Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
Two hours walk through the Rihtis gorge, which is a beautiful path that culminates with Rihtis waterfall near Rihtis beach, will take you to one of the most secluded beaches of the island.
Istron or Kalo Chorio (North-Estern Crete)
A place filled with legends and traditions – but you will find quality tourism services too.
Maridati South of Vai beach (North-Eastern Crete)
Two big rocks are the landmarks of this beach that remains unknown to the masses.
Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
A village filled with fish taverns with a view of the Pseira Island, and lots of archaeological findings.
Kato Zakros (Estern Crete)
If you follow the two hours long footpath through the “gorge of the dead” you will be rewarded with the view of a magnificent beach but also of the Minoan Palace of Zakros destroyed on 1450 B.C. possibly by a Thira (Santorini) volcano explosion.
Hiona near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
Shallow waters for the kids and young swimmers, and a well known - all over the island - local fish soup.
Aghia Fotia - Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
We are not talking about the district with the same name at Ierapetra, here we find ourselves 7 kms east of Sitia in an area where the biggest cemetery of Minoan Crete was discovered.
Xerokambos – Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
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