Beautiful beaches in our area
Kalathas beach is approximately 5 minutes drive from our rental villas. It is a beautiful fine sandy beach with shallow clear water and a small island within easy swimming distance.
Marathi, situated on the southeastern coast of the Akrotiri, is about a 20 minute drive from our holiday villas. Two beautiful beaches with shallow water and fine sand are ideal for children. The have fine views of the Drapanos peninsula and the White Mountains.
Beautiful beach with few amenities but an ideal place to relax during your holiday in Crete. Very nice beach taverna selling delicious food cooked with local ingredients.
Five minute drive from Cretan Villas the beach is a southwest facing natural harbour with a sandy beach and shallow clear water. There is a snack bar with umbrellas and sunbeds. An ideal place for a family to enjoy their villa holiday.
A lovely beach just a short drive from our holiday villas, famous because it was used in the 1960's movie Zorba the Greek. Lovely beach of white sand and shallow turquoise water, ideal for children.
Secluded beach ideally suited for a more adventerous villa holiday, taking approximately 40 minutes on a mountain bike. Fantastic little pebble and sand beach with deep azure water. Does get very busy in peak season.
Lake Kournas makes for a perfect day out from your rental villa, it is the only natural lake in Crete and is surrounded by mountains and olive groves. A day trip to Lake Kournos provides a break from your self catering villa as there are some very good cafes and restaurants. Alongside there are small beaches with white sand and rental pedal boats or kayaks.
Falassarna beach is a perfect day out with your car or rental scooter. It is one of the most famous beaches in Crete with white sand and tropical water. There are a few snack bars and cafes plus umbrellas and a variety of water sports on offer.
Balos beach is famous for its turquoise waters and natural beauty. Very busy in the main summer months so best to arrive early before the tourist boats. The sea is very shallow and warm making it an ideal play area for young children. A place not to miss on your villa holiday in Crete
Elafonissi is approximately 1.5 hours drive from your holiday villa, the roads being narrow with lots of turns but the landscape is worth the trip. On arrival at Elafonissi you will be reminded of the Caribbean, pinkish, white sand and turquoise shallow water, ideal for children.