: Hraklion Nikos Kazatzakis
: Agios Nikolaos
: Village Kavousi
: Tholos Beach
: City Ierapetra - Agios Nikolaos
: Beach Tholos - Village Kavousi - Mochlos
Apart from swimming, you may go on excursions to the area around. The village of Kavoussi (3 kilometres far from the beach at the South). Once in the village, you may visit the Byzantine churches of Aghios Georgios (St. George) and of the 12 Apostles. It is also worth seeing the huge perennial olive tree, with a trunk of an impressive diameter, within the valley at a distance of some 2 kilometres southeastern to the village ; it is certainly a natural monument, worth taking photos of it. If you are fan of archaeology, don’t miss to visit the Minoan settlements at the sites of “Vrontas” and “Kastro”; also you should go any way to see the Minoan copper mines at “Chryssokamino”. Also at the beach of Tholos you may see ruins of the Roman period, whereas an Early Minoan settlement is found on the small islet of Psira, opposite to the beach. The fans of natural sightseeing should visit the Messona gorge and the cave Theriospilio, with interesting stalagmites, close to “Chryssokamino”.
Golf: WELCOME TO THE CRETE GOLF CLUB
THE ONLY 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE ON THE ISLAND OF CRETE!
The Crete Golf Club is a championship course, the only 18-hole golf course on the island of Crete and one of the most impressive courses of the Mediterranean, which holds a unique challenge and a pleasant experience for both golf players and visitors all year round.
It is easily accessible from Heraklion Airport within 25 minutes (24 km).
The course has been built to international PGA standards by architect Bob Hunt, a member of the English PGA. Each hole has been constructed separately and in harmony with the surrounding landscape, providing panoramic views of both the mountains of Crete and the Aegean Sea.
The Crete Golf Club has a desert-style layout, it is meticulously maintained and at the same time it provides an ideal venue for international tournaments. It has hosted the EGA Mens’ Challenge Trophy with great success in July 2008, while for 3 consecutive years it also hosted the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am.
The standard of service at Crete Golf Club is exemplary and adds a great deal to what is already a special experience.
The climate in the area is very mild all year round: The altitude ensures a light, cool breeze in high summer, making the game very pleasant, while in winter there is very little rainfall and the average temperature is between 15 – 20°C that rarely goes below 10°C on the coldest day.