Central North and south coast of Crete
In the central part of Crete you will find 2 larger towns. The capitol of Crete Heraklion, here you also find Heraklion airport. To East of Heraklion you find Hersonissos a busy town, but it also has nice quiet places and it also has Cretes only proper golf course; Crete Golf Club. In this are you also find the small quiet beach resort “Kato Gouves“.
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After leaving Heraklion you reach the beautiful bay of Agia Pelagia. About 30 Kms before you reach Rethymnon, you will find the coastal village of Panormos a very popular holiday destination. Rethymnon town is about 55 – 60 Kms west of Heraklion and more or less in the middle of the northern coast. Its a good place to stay as you have easy access to a lot of the sites to see in Crete. Rethymnon Town is karakteristisk that all along the town is sandy beaches and a kilometre long Beach promenade. We offer several accommodations in Rethymnon area.
Some 20 kms after you pass Rethymnon the highway takes you through a mile long stretch of lovely sandy beaches known as Paradise beaches . Some 5 kms inland you find the village of Argiroupolis, famous for its Roman baths and many waterfalls.
Plakias Village is on the south coast, its a popular holiday resort with many studios, apartments and hotels. Also the hamlet of Rodakino has a lovely sandy beach and a couple of great places to stay. To the east of Plakias you find the famous Preveli Palm Beach. Check where to stay on the South Coast.