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On the trail of the hippies. South Crete is characterised by striking contrasts. South crete means secluded hidden beaches, remoted villages and rocky landscapes with gorges opened to the Mediterranean Sea.Tourism in the South of Crete have not yet been developed to such an extent as the North-Coast. As there are only a few comfortable holiday homes and villas, you must book far ahead to realise your dream in the South. All kind of accommodation in the South of Crete; holiday homes, cottages and villas are designed to be very true to their natural surroundings.South Crete will force you to kick back, slow down and admire the views and the wonderful scenic landscapes.

small hotels with welcoming owners, distinctive and unusual accommodation properties, special places to visit, and hidden gems. For peace and quiet, and great views coming as standard, nothing beats staying in a traditional guesthouse to get off the beaten track. If you're looking to experience Crete's amazing South Coast and it´s stunning hidden beaches, a great option is a seaside self-catering accommodation. In our website you will find unusual places to stay in South Crete. This region offers a varied coastline, picturesque beaches and island adventures in the mountain area with plenty of gorges offering outdoor pursuits. This destination is a paradise for ramblers, mountaineers and nature lovers. The most popular gorges are the Samaria Gorge, the Aradena Gorge, the Imbros Gorge, the Agia Irini Gorge. The Agia Irini Gorge and the Imbros Gorge can be passed through with children. The most famous plains are: the Askifou-Plateau (south western Crete), Omalos Plateau (western Crete), Messara Plateau (south eastern Crete) and Lassithi Plateau. In our program for South Crete we offer a selection of well kept small hotels, apartments, holiday homes, traditional cottages and villas without compromising on comfort. For our discoverer we offer our Crete Self drive Tours "Crete South Coast Stars“ and "Southern Crete“. The most popular coastal villages are Paleochora, Frangokatello, Sfakia, Plakias, Agia Galini, Matala, Lentas, Ierapetra, and Xerokampos. Each of them with its distinctive beauty.

Southern Crete is a natural playground which begs to be explored, while the region's turbulent history has left behind some of the most beautiful remains.
If you really want to explore Southern Crete, head out on a road trip. A self-driving holiday gives you complete flexibility to go where you want, and to veer away from the well-trodden tourist trails. Also, take advantage of our self-drive-tours with the best hotels in southern Crete benefits: go offbeat, stay in an unusual neighbourhood – use it as an opportunity to explore like a local. Discover the sweeping landscapes and colourful villages

Expert travel guide South Crete

On the trail of the hippies. South Crete is characterised by striking contrasts. South crete means secluded hidden beaches, remoted villages and rocky landscapes with gorges opened to the Mediterranean Sea.Tourism in the South of Crete have not yet been developed to such an extent as the North-Coast. As there are only a few comfortable holiday homes and villas, you must book far ahead to realise your dream in the South. All kind of accommodation in the South of Crete; holiday homes, cottages and villas are designed to be very true to their natural surroundings.South Crete will force you to kick back, slow down and admire the views and the wonderful scenic landscapes.

small hotels with welcoming owners, distinctive and unusual accommodation properties, special places to visit, and hidden gems. For peace and quiet, and great views coming as standard, nothing beats staying in a traditional guesthouse to get off the beaten track. If you're looking to experience Crete's amazing South Coast and it´s stunning hidden beaches, a great option is a seaside self-catering accommodation. In our website you will find unusual places to stay in South Crete. This region offers a varied coastline, picturesque beaches and island adventures in the mountain area with plenty of gorges offering outdoor pursuits. This destination is a paradise for ramblers, mountaineers and nature lovers. The most popular gorges are the Samaria Gorge, the Aradena Gorge, the Imbros Gorge, the Agia Irini Gorge. The Agia Irini Gorge and the Imbros Gorge can be passed through with children. The most famous plains are: the Askifou-Plateau (south western Crete), Omalos Plateau (western Crete), Messara Plateau (south eastern Crete) and Lassithi Plateau. In our program for South Crete we offer a selection of well kept small hotels, apartments, holiday homes, traditional cottages and villas without compromising on comfort. For our discoverer we offer our Crete Self drive Tours "Crete South Coast Stars“ and "Southern Crete“. The most popular coastal villages are Paleochora, Frangokatello, Sfakia, Plakias, Agia Galini, Matala, Lentas, Ierapetra, and Xerokampos. Each of them with its distinctive beauty.

Southern Crete is a natural playground which begs to be explored, while the region's turbulent history has left behind some of the most beautiful remains.
If you really want to explore Southern Crete, head out on a road trip. A self-driving holiday gives you complete flexibility to go where you want, and to veer away from the well-trodden tourist trails. Also, take advantage of our self-drive-tours with the best hotels in southern Crete benefits: go offbeat, stay in an unusual neighbourhood – use it as an opportunity to explore like a local. Discover the sweeping landscapes and colourful villages
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Frangokastello Video!
Frangokastello is located on the southwest coast of Crete, about 65 km from the city of Chania. Frangokastello belongs to the prefecture of Chania. One of my favorite track, the way is the goal: the itinerary from Chania in the main direction "Vrisses" to the Askifou plain and then parallel to the "Imbros" gorge down to Frangokastello. A discovery for all senses. Have a browse through our destination - decription and get yourself in the holiday mood with our video! You will be accompanied by the scents of wild herbs, cedar and cypress trees to the coast region to Frangokastello. While the surrounding canyons, valleys and plateaus of Frangokastello are very green, the coastal region is quite dry. This region has golden sandy beaches. Frangokastello is a paradise for ramblers,sun seekers, mountaineers and nature lovers, but not for luxury lovers. There are only a few small family run hotels and cottages. Our hideaways in Frangokastello are the seaside apartments Castello, seaside apartments Dolphin and the Frangokastello Cottages.There are now 12 tavernas, 3 supermarkets and 1 Internet Cafe. It is a small settlement with few accommodations with only one road! Frangokastello is a popular destination for individualists and for the locals. Some Cretans build their weekend cottage here. Getting to Frangokastello is easy. The motorway is well maintained and sign posted in latin letters. The motorway leads from the Askifou Plateau through some short tunnels to the south coast. Very impressive is the last piece. Panoramic sea views from over 400 m sea level to the coastal region of Frangokastello and to the island Gavdos.
Lentas
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.

Hiking tips 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!


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