The small remoted village of Lentas (Lendas) is a place for those seeking to find a place that’s dedicated to your personal tranquility.
Lentas is located in the soutn-east of Crete. 1,20 hours´drive from the capital and airport Heraklion. Comming from the airport Heraklion driving southwards to the Village Lendas you ´ll pass the impressive "Mesara-Table-Land". Lentas lies at the foot of a steep towering southern coast mountain. There is no one to disturb you here. To the west is a fantastic sandy beach with a few tavernas. The second beach is for nudists. Lentas (Lendas) has been famous for its good drinking water since antiquity and it is said to possess healing qualities. Those who stay a couple of days should not miss the Saturday market in the mountain village of Mires.
for the south coast village Lentas / Lendas in South-Crete:
Be careful in this coastline you hike through shadowless terrain.We recommend to hike after you have previously acclimatized.
Through the summit plateau of "Kofinas".
On this hike you can observe nesting vultures and eagles, however, you must be absolutely free from vertigo.
The hike starts from the "Ano Kapetania" car park. The trail is bad and sometimes not marked at all!
An other adventure the wallback with most difficult is the round tour through the pine forest to the place of pilgrimage Moni Koudouma. The hiking area around Lentas / Lendas is very poorly marked and only suitable for experienced hikers, since the tours were rated only for experienced hikers with the highest degree of difficulty.br>
Important information: There is still no petrol station and ATM in Lentas!
Even the ancient Greeks knew that there was something magical here and believed in the healing springs of Lentas. They built a sanctuary with a temple, nymphaion (a well house), course rooms, several swimming pools and a floor mosaic for Asklepios (god of healing) in Lentas / Lendas in the 6th and 5th centuries BC. There are said to have been underground fresh water sources here. This small village on Crete's south coast has many regular guests who are looking for peace and tranquility.
Both beaches of Lentas / Lendas are separated by a peninsular. On the east side is the pebble beach and on the west side the sandy beach, which is also partly used as a nudist beach. The naturist beach of Lentas is always well attended because the sun shines on this side until late afternoon.
There are taverns in Lentas / Lendas on both beaches. In the village there is a "supermarket" and a bakery. Cultural highlights of Lentas and the surrounding area
: The second most important Minoan archaeological site "Phaistos", and "Gortys" - the oldest legal plate in Europe in Agii Deka.
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From the wind-whipped mountain regions to the safe small secluded beaches.
The wild South coast route of Crete is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs, picturesque coastal villages and hidden beaches.
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