Alpha & Omega. Greece and Crete
Accommodation in Crete. Vai Palekastro or Paleokasto. Hotels and apartments
Click here and book now !
Slide Show. Pictures from Greece
Home   Crete, hotelsHotels Crete, hotelsApartments Crete, hotelsVillas

 

Accommodation
 
Casa Di Mare Apts
Dretaki Villas
Glaros Apts
Kouremenos Villas
Vigla House
 
 
[Up]

Vai - Palekastro in Crete

Hotels and apartments

 

The old village of Palekastro (or Paleokastro) is 19 km from Sitia and is a typical original farming village that has grown and become more lively in recent years, yet still very much retains its delightful character. As the nearest village to the famous palm beach of Vai, in far eastern Crete, it is a good place to spend a few nights while visiting Vai,

Vai - Palekastro

and in any case is a lovely place to get completely away from the crowds. From here travelling in various directions, there are numerous outings or sightseeing possibilities to be had. For example the clean and beautiful beaches of Chiona and Kouremenos, both of which have Blue European Flag awards, and are also very good for wind surfing. The tiny traditional village of Agathia with its pretty sky-blue domed church which can be seen from far. Other worthwhile outings are to Itanos, the smaller version of Vai, with white sand and slender Palm trees, to the Monastery of Toplou, as well as to the Minoan Palace of Kato Zakros. There are plenty of opportunities to go walking, and there are lots of gorges in this area. The most famous gorge is the ‘Valley of the Dead’, a sheltered, fertile, almost sub tropical valley with oregano. The very well known beach of Vai is 8 km away from Palekastro, and also has been awarded the Blue European Flag. It is very inviting with its pale silken sandy beach, fringed by tall date Palms, and offers delightful swimming conditions.

The extensive ‘oasis’ of Palms, extends quite some way inland and the area is under a conservation order, apart from the front beach area. You will find a variety of water sports available and there are some beach cafes serving snacks and drinks. Our houses and villas in the quiet surrounding area of Palekastro, are far removed from any hustle and bustle, and should give you the possibility of becoming familiar with the gentle rhythm of the Cretan way of life..


Vai, Palekastro, Paleokastro, Hotels Apartments in Crete, Creta, Kreta
Vai, Palekastro, Paleokastro, Hotels Apartments in Crete, Creta, Kreta
Vai, Palekastro, Paleokastro, Hotels Apartments in Crete, Creta, Kreta
Vai, Palekastro, Paleokastro, Hotels Apartments in Crete, Creta, Kreta
Vai, Palekastro, Paleokastro, Hotels Apartments in Crete, Creta, Kreta
Vai, Palekastro, Paleokastro, Hotels Apartments in Crete, Creta, Kreta
Vai, Palekastro, Paleokastro, Hotels Apartments in Crete, Creta, Kreta
Vai, Palekastro, Paleokastro, Hotels Apartments in Crete, Creta, Kreta

Hotels & apartments in Vai - Palekastro


http://www.alpha-omegaonline.com
E-mail: info@alpha-omegaonline.com
Tel/fax: +33 (0)4 93 37 81 63 --- Mobile: +33 (0)6 08 37 02 49
Address in France: 20, Boulevard Joseph Garnier F-06000 Nice
Address in Greece: Astrikas - Chania - Crete

Tip of the day

The village of Georgioupolis with it’s particulary beautiful setting between sea and mountain, is situated between the towns of Rethymno, a 30 minute journey by car and Chania which is a 45 minute drive away. This charming village with its long stretch of sandy beach and river running into the sea, was until recent times a sleepy little fishing village in an out of the way place.Over the past 20 years it has slowly grown into a very popular little holiday resort, with a wide range of tavernas, shops, cafes, boutiques and other tourist amenities. The beautiful countryside surrounding the village is ideal for those keen on walking, while the splendid sandy shore and relaxed sea side atmosphere make it ideal for beach lovers.
There is and excellent bus service in all directions and thus it is possible to go quite far afield, for example to Heraklion (90 min journey) or the south coast perhaps to visit Phaistos or Matala. An outing to Georgioupolis is also worthwhile. Closer to home there are interesting visits to be made to the old quarters of Chania and Rethymno.

Photo of the day


[Home] [Up]