Almyrida is considered to be one of the finest holiday destinations in Greece. Almyrida situated 22 kilometres far from Chania, at the East, within a cove at the mouth of the Souda bay. Almyrida is a small beautiful village by the sea, with 133 permanent residents. Almyrida offers a fabulous clean sandy beach, blue flag award. Panos apartment is next to Almyrida sandy beach, only 10 metres from the beach, with fantastic sea view. The apartment is full-furnished with 3 air-conditions, satellite TV, CD-DVD player and internet connection. It is consisted from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, the living room with fantastic sea view, the sitting-room, the dinning room-kitchen and a balcony with mountain view.
FACILITIES: Our apartment is found at the heart of the Almyrida village.It is a floor-apartment with fantastic sea view. Close to the apartment, there is a sport-company with sport facilities, the 'Francoise cafe', the best cafe in the village, with excellent breakfast, coffee, pizza, ice-cream. In the village, there are mini markets, pharmacy, cafes-bars, restaurants with fantastic food, gifts shops, grocery stores, bakeries stores.
FLIGHTS NEWS: Chania has an international airport with scheduled flights year round and abundant charter flights serving much of Europe during the season - April to October. Low cost Flights with Ryanair from Frankfurt, Glasgow, Roma, Brussels (Charleroi), Dusseldorf, East Midlands, Leeds (Bradford), London (Stanseed), Milan, Oslo, Pisa, Paphos, Stockholm, Wroclaw etc. to Chania airport and with Easyjet from London Gatwick to Chania airport. Also Low cost Flights with Condor from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt Int, Munich, Stutgard to Chania airport.
You can use the bus from the airport to Chania city or you can take a taxi. Ferries sail to and from Athens (Pireas) daily - the port for ferries for Chania is at Souda, a few kilometres away. When the ferry arrives, if you manage to scamper onto the bus in time, this will take you to Chania.
Fragokastello is in Sfakia, in the south coast of west Crete 13 kilometers east of the Chora Sfakion and west of Plakias. Fragokastello is a small seaside village with a few houses and enough rooms and apartments for tourists.It is known for the namesake Venetian castle which is saved in a very good condition, the beautiful beaches and the Drosoulites, the ghosts that appear in Fragokastello at dawn every May. However, over the centuries the region showed great monuments, but very few survive today.Fragokastello is in a surprisingly flat small plain, behind which the east White Mountains appear with the gorge and the Kallikrates plateau. This region is one of the many surprises that the nature of Crete offers to its visitors.
It is on the southwest coast of Crete and in a distance 70km from Chania and 200km from Heraklion. It is built on a peninsula between two picturesque bays. It is surrounded by the Libyan Sea and it is rightly regarded as “Bride of the Libyan” and “Land of the sun”. The village offers ALL THE FACILITIES that a visitor needs in our land. You will find everything you find in a city. Banks, Doctors, Pharmacies, Police, Post Office, OTE, Cinema, Bars, Disco, Car Rental, etc.There are several hiking trails with the European paths E4 & E1, but also outside of them where all come to one of the most beautiful beaches.
Many of them were destroyed in wars and in revolutions that took place in the region and the stones from their ruins were used for building the castle.
Sougia is a little seaside village in southern Crete, 70 kilometers south of Chania.Sougia is built at the exit of the Agia Eirini gorge, west of the Agierinioti streambed, and stands out for its big, beautiful beach that never fills up with people and its relaxed casual atmosphere.
4. Samaria Gorge
The canyon is the biggest in Europe with 18 km length and the road that we walk in it is 14 km. His width ranges from 150 to 3 meters, at its narrowest point, the Doors. It was proclaimed a national park, in 1962 to protect rare flora and fauna. In 1980 it was awarded by the Council of Europe as one of the most beautiful areas. Due to its wild form, is the only place that the “beast” still lives as the locals call the cretan wild goat. A lot of rare species of birds also live and along the gorge many and rare herbs such as burning bush and wild flowers grow.In the gorge is forbidden: hunting, setting fires, collecting flowers and herbs, and also spending the night. Throughout the length of the route there are guards but also guides with mules that carry with a fare, whoever has a problem.
Even in the entrance a symbolic ticket is given, that is refundable, to verify that all the visitors got out of the gorge. In the winter the canyon is impassable and the passage is allowed from early May until October. The course takes 6-8 hours depending on the abilities of the hiker. For the path we must be supplied with suitable hard shoes, (boots), and light food. It is not necessary to carry water with us, because along the gorge, there are streams with crystal, clear waters. But we must have been informed for the last’s boat departure from Agia Roumeli so that we leave for Sfakia.
Xiloskalos, at the entrance of the gorge and at an altitude of 1200m , is a narrow path with a wooden handrail for convenience and protection of those who descend to Faraga, as the locals call it. Descending the path, you are slowly dominated by an awe. High mountains on the right and on the left a ravin without end in front of you. Countless shades of green and deep far another tall mountain. Four kilometers you descend and either chaos in front of you or towering trees, springs and sometimes huge rocks that you think that they will block your way. After 30 minutes of walking a little change of our scenery. In front of us and on the right the little church of St. Nicholas surrounded by two huge gates in the lobby. We have already reached the bottom of the gorge and huge mountains 2000 meters are all around us. Here the path changes, it becomes smoother. Every now and then other small canyons are united with Faraga. The valey starts to widen and the water suddenly disappears into the earth. Down here, in the middle of Faraga there is a village named Samaria, now uninhabited, as the woodcutters and the shepherds who lived there, they were transferred elsewhere when it became a National Park in 1962. In the Byzantine church of 14th century which is located here, a lot of icons and frescos have been saved. It is honored in Osia Maria the Egyptian whose name became Sia Maria and in the end Samaria, and the whole region was named after this. With its spring, the little village is offered as an ideal place for a rest and a snack. Besides we are halfway. The landscape now changes viewok. The canyon narrows and towering walls of rocks come closer. Just before you reach Portes, on your right a plateau and a running stream, challenges you to stop and quench your thirst.
Reaching Portes the show is amazing! The two sides of the gorge close to one another so, that you think that they will be united and create a narrow door with width 3 meters and height 600 meters. Passing through the narrow passage you can see at the distance the blue sea. The trail leads now to a dry waterfall, on round rocks. The canyon widens and reaches another uninhabited village, Agia Roumeli.
One kilometer more on the same rocks and we reach the new village Agia Roumeli. A beautiful end to our way is the exit from the Gorge to the Libyan Sea. A swim after this long walk is the best thing in a wonderful beach with thick sand, black pebbles and crystal clear sea.
In the west end of the Chania’s prefecture and in a distance 59 km from the town of Chania is Falasarna. Also that was a port of ancient Polirinia that was independent, cutting her own coins which were depicting on one side the head of a woman and on the other the word FA between a trident. Due to the high security of the port and the impregnable fortress Polirinia became an important commercial and shipping centre. The entrance of the town was by sea. She was built in levels, as evidenced by the walls that have been saved until today.
Today the port and the channel are 100 meters away from the sea, because the beach has been lifted. The Falasarna’s beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful of Crete with fine sand and length of 3 km. Her position at the west end helps her have the most beautiful sunset.
Elafonisi is near the southwestern side of Crete, 43 kilometeres from Kasteli and 76 from Chania. The road from Chrisoskalitissa continues in a dirt road to Elafonisi, for which there are organized tours from Kasteli and Chania as well as boats from Palaiochora. It has beautiful beaches.
The city of Chania and capital of the prefecture stands out for her charm and nobility. It is separated in old and new town. The so-called new town, is a modern urban center, with all the amenities of any big city. Nevertheless the experienced eye of a traveler distinguishes elements of her old nobility. As one walks through the picturesque streets of the old town and observes the architecture building of settlements understands the footsteps of the cultures that marked the country’s history and the culture of people.A stroll in Chania looks like a fairytale. In every corner of the road your appointment with history renews and in every turn a “hero” waits for you and invites you to go on.