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What about going Safari in West Crete? Visit Menies beach!

  A visit to the beach of Menies is not only about going to another great beach to swim. It combines history (from 530 BC to 9th century AC and 1940s), wild Cretan nature and a beautiful and quiet beach. The total distance that you have to cover to get to the edge of the Cape Spatha is about 35 to 40 km or about 1,5 hrs. We call it safari as the track is dirt for the majority of the time and having a 4x4 will help you enjoy the trip much more! However, conventional cars can complete the [...]

December 16th, 2016|Day Trips, Days to Remember|

Sail it! The unconventional way to visit Balos and Gramvousa!

  Balos Beach You want to visit Balos but you do not want to drive and hike to reach there? You want to go to Gramvousa Islet and to Balos but you want to use your own plan and flexibility and not follow the ferries schedule? Then Sail it! If you are a group of 6-10 people it definitely worth going that way! And trust us, this is going to be probably the best day of your vacation! Sail boat Fantasia with her skipper will be waiting for you at the port of Kissamos for your journey to [...]

May 8th, 2016|Day Trips, Days to Remember|

Lazy or Active Traveller; all you need to know for Elafonisi!

  Whether you are the kind of traveller that wants to spend each day of his/hers holidays as productive as possible or as lazy as possible this article will give you all the details you need! Your trip starts from Kissamos and goes through traditional villages to end in Elafonisi. By spending a day you will be able to see and explore a gorge, a historic tunnel, a cave, an old monastery and two of the most magnificent Cretan beaches with turquoise waters! The map below shows the places of interest that you meet in your route to Elafonisi. [...]

April 4th, 2016|Day Trips, Days to Remember, Kissamos Decoded|

10th Kissamos Carnival – Everything you need to know!

Kissamos Carnival For the 10th consecutive year Kissamos Carnival is here to offer joy and happiness to kids of all ages! Do not lose the chance, BE PART OF IT. Spent this special day with your friends and family in a town full of happy and crazy people. Spent this day in the biggest party of west Crete! When is Kissamos Carnival? In 3 weeks time, Sunday 13/02/2016. It starts at 15:00 but we suggest you come a bit earlier. Plenty of space to park will be available. Where does it take place? It takes place in the main street [...]

February 18th, 2016|Days to Remember|

Kalathenes, the traditional Cretan village with a Venetian touch!

Kalathenes is a village 12km from Kissamos that remains intact from the time. It is located in the mountains at a altitude of 290m with great views to the mountains and to the sea from some parts of it. Kalathenes Hot Spots (click to enlarge) It is a historical village with some historic buildings from the Venetian times that worth a visit. A visit to Kalathenes can always be combined with a walk to the Sirikari Gorge (click here for additional info). There are four main neighborhoods that consist the village and the population is about 200 residents. [...]

January 9th, 2016|Day Trips|

Discover the inland of Kissamos – Sirikari Gorge

Sirikari Gorge West Crete is full of unique gorges waiting for you to explore. If you like hiking the Sirikari Gorge is one that you should definitely visit. It starts from Sirikari village and goes to Polyrinia village and it is considered to be easy and safe for the whole family! It is one of the most scenic gorges of the area with reach flora and fauna and it is characterized as a national park. You can start your day in the morning and visit some traditional villages to the way to Sirikari. You pass through Kaloudiana, Potamida, Voulgaro [...]

November 21st, 2015|Day Trips, Days to Remember|