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+ The hidden beaches at the South of Crete from Agios Pavlos Sandhills
and to the beach Ligres Beach
+ visit the picturesque south coast village Plakias
and make a boat-trip to the Palm canyon Preveli.
. The boat from Plakias to the mouth of the Palm canyon Preveli runs several times a day.
. On your way back don´t miss to make a stop in the mountain village Spili
+ visit the hidden beaches Red Beach
and Komos Bay
+ Visit the mountain village Archanes
Crete´s largest wine producing region. We call this road to Archanes “the vintners´road”, as there are a variety of wine producers offering there wine and wine-testing in there winery. Archanes is one of the oldest charming mountain villages of Crete. To the west looms sacred mountain Juchtas surrounded by hills and numerous water springs.
+ Visit the archaelogical Museum
of Heraklion, it is one of the most important Museums of Europe.
+ The archaeological site Knossos
is the most important excavation of Crete. Sir Arthur John Evans the English archaeologist unearthing the palace of Knossos he discovered the oldest high culture of Europe the Minoan civilisation.
+ On the wheels southwards first you visit the archaeological site and Gortys
and then you continue southwards to the excavations of Phaistos
+ The off-road tour to the bay Agio Farago Beach;
Please bear in mind that this tour can only be done with a Jeep or 4 x 4 vehicle! Or by boat from / to Plakias. This canyon is preferred by mountain climbers / mountain climbing clubs.
East Crete Country Hotel Katalagary Country Suites on Cretes´wine route in the largest wine-growing area of Crete, 17 km in the inland of the capital Heraklion. Traditional Country Style in comfort, self catering, breakfast is offered. 1, 5 km to the centre of Archanes the oldest and the most charming mountain village of Crete.