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Chrissi Island Crete - a remote, untouched island of crystal clear white sand and azure turquoise indigo sea. Take a boat trip for a day, accommodation and restaurants, how to get here
This villa in eastern Crete is located near the village of Sfaka, in the most glorious valley region, just high enough to take advantage of the views, yet close to the pretty and uncrowded beaches of Tholos and Mochlos.
Our friends Annie and Pete have written to us to say:
"We have just had a let down for October... 3 weeks cancelled... as it's so late to get other bookings we are happy to offer a 20% discount for any booking in October. The price at the present is 120 Euro per night which will make it 96 Euro per night."
This villa has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 guests in comfort, with loads of space, all equipment you will need, many different outdoor patios and that infinity pool! With that view!
Just 41 km from the main town centre of Agios Nikolaos with myriad tavernas, cafes and shopping streets, the villa is best visited with a car. Fly into Heraklion Airport HER, pick up your car and drive just 100 km to your oasis of tranquility - Azure Heights Villa.
Thank you, Annie and Pete, for letting us know about this special place and the discounted price for October.
More photos and information about this holiday home is available on the link below.
Cheap Hotels in Heraklion - a transport hub, with connections all over this large island, see Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum, markets, shopping, cafes and nightclubs
Kalimera! My name is Dalius Regelskis and I’m an architect, artist and lecturer of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania.
I just thought, it would be a good idea to share with you my artwork of Cretan doors, inspired by the amazing beauty of the old towns and villages of Chania and Rethymnon regions:
10 years ago my wife and I visited Crete for the first time and we both fell in love with this wonderful Greek island. Each year we used to visit different places of Crete, while we found Rethymno and realised that this town is definitely our favorite one!
Seven Eastern Crete Beaches
Lasithi Greece has long held a fascination for me. This summer I decided to spend a week in Lasithi, the easternmost area of Crete. Although Lasithi beaches are not so popular as beaches of west and south Crete, I found them really stunning; the unique Vai beach with its luscious palm forest, Istro with its picturesque surroundings, the beach of Elounda overlooking Spinalonga Island and the exotic Chrissi or Golden Beach.
Cheap Holidays to Crete - camping and budget accommodation for independent travellers
Walking in Crete - hiking, trekking and exploring this large Greek island with its many mountains and gorges, wild places, rugged scenery and wide open spaces
Visit Plakias Bay or walk along the tracks on the south coast of Crete to see magnificent scenery...
Visit Georgioupolis Beach in Crete to see this chapel by the sea...
Eastern Crete is a great place for walking. Less touristy, less built up, lots of wide open spaces, mountains and gorges. Just like Zakros Gorge, also known as 'The Gorge of the Dead'.
Matala Crete - how to get to this beach, the music festival, exploring around, activities and accommodation for south Heraklion beaches close to ancient sites
The Villages of Crete
See our map of the villages of Crete...
See our map of rural accommodation or agrotourism stays in Crete, Greece
Join Suzy and artists from all over the world as they explore their unique creativity supported by the enchantment of Skopelos.
by the team at We Love Crete
Chora Sfakion on the south coast is the departure point for some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, accessible only by boat...