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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