Nature & parks in Crete

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Nature & Parks in Crete

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  • Dean Nelson
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK230 contributions
    Walked the gorge with a group of friends and all I can say is wow! The views are stunning and it isn’t too hard on the old legs. Even a place half way to stop for some refreshing drinks.
    Written June 4, 2022
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  • Gary L
    Surrey, Canada42 contributions
    Walking around the old harbour is great. Very busy with tourists, but filled with shopping, restaurants and historical buildings. Loved it
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • wayneold
    Golcar, UK13 contributions
    Great place to visit, the owners and staff are really friendly and knowledgeable. You can tell they care for all the reptiles and sea life they have.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • monicab
    Oslo, Norway139 contributions
    Amazing view, the sea was clear blu/green.
    It’s a virgin beach so there’s nothing there that reminds of a regular beach.
    Wish it was less crowded, but we were not the only ones wanting to experience the lagoon 😅
    Rocky, so bring bathing shoes
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Kuba
    2 contributions
    Elafonisi was a final destination of our one day trip, we spent almost 4 hours there. Beach is incredibly beautiful, with astonishing lagoon crowded with people. There are lots of sunbeds there too

    We preferred to go all the way up and enjoy the Libian sea. Beautiful views, crystal clear water and fewer people.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Julie
    44 contributions
    Fantastic scenic drive! And lunch with a View. Wonderful setting and food to match. Fabulous drive up the scenic Theriso Gorge and continuing up the dramatic mountain road passing the stunning flowering trees. We arrived at the top at the village Zouvra..stopped ourside Emilia's Taverna by chance and had the perfect lunch there. The waitress was so attentive and service professional. The home-cooked comfort food was delicious, we enjoyed dakos, cha grilled lamb chops and a courgette, potato dauphinoise, the stand-out dish of the day.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • smayf
    Nottingham, UK226 contributions
    Really nice beach, parking nearby, Sun loungers and umbrella a little steep at €10 but the beach is beautiful. The sea was like a warm bath in June and you can walk out quite far,

    Lifeguard is on duty, people walking around selling donuts and fruits. There’s a grot van that parks up and serves lunch for those not wanting to walk up to the taverna, which is also really nice.

    There’s showers, toilet cubicles and bins. People were litter picking and taking care of the beach, it seems lots of locals like to use this spot also.
    Written June 18, 2022
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  • singhasam
    Weymouth, UK3,401 contributions
    TODAY it is a "must see" for hordes of tourists, but at one time Spinalonga was a "must stay" for lepers.
    A visit to this little island can follow the development of its use from the first arrival of lepers in primitive conditions to the point where they had set up shops, a school, administration and were growing much of their own food.
    Arrival is by boat and we were soon winding our way down narrow streets full of ruined buildings, those in the process of being restored or those which had been fully restored.
    One colourful section has doors painted all different colours while some of the rooms come complete with information boards about what purpose that particular building served.
    You can take your time and be selective but, depending on what limits your tour has, we found it was a good idea to set out on a circular walk round the perimeter of the entire island.
    This allowed us to get an initial impression of the most interesting streets before swinging up and round fortifications with stunning sea views before winding up back where we started so we could enjoy a more leisurely look at the most interesting streets.
    Some of the paths are rough and ready, but we saw families pushing toddlers in push chairs as well as elderly people with sticks making their way round, so conditions need care but can be coped with.
    Toilets and refreshments are available at a small taverna.
    The overall impression we got was one of adversity coped with. The lepers made the best of their situation, something the Greek authorities also seem to be doing with a whole series of restoration and preservation projects under way to look after this important site illustrating a way of life we no longer see.
    We could imagine what it must have been like since detailed available information talked of family being allowed to visit residents, what they did, what they brought with them, how they tried to help.
    This is a very touching site. Those visiting it among mass tourism should not lose sight of exactly what is represented here -- a time when lepers were removed from a horrified society and effectively locked away on this island.
    A very worthwhile trip both from a historical and a humanitarian point of view since displays also chronicle the advances made to deal with leprosy.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • PeteNorthWestUK
    Thornton Cleveleys, UK126 contributions
    You are currently not allowed on to Chrissi island due to the suspected damage tourism has caused there.
    We went on a boat trip with Archagelos cruises for a look at the island anyway and had a good day.
    The boat takes 30 minutes to cross to the island and stops in various bays where you can swim in the clear waters and snorkel. The food was excellent as were the staff on board.
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • Andrew A
    London, UK154 contributions
    There are two, the small Triopetra and the large one which are separated by rocky hill !! Triopetra is given the name because there are 3 (trio) rocks (petra) on the water between the two beaches and you can walk on them....carefully !!
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • Arthur Levchenko
    Rehovot, Israel33 contributions
    We drove two hours from the Chania area to the secluded beach, on the beach we discovered spectacular views and a beach that can only be seen in the movies. I recommend to anyone who has come to visit Crete to make for themselves and friends a trip to this spectacular beach. In the tourist season the beach is busy but on less touristy dates it is a dizzying experience!

    ** Extra bonus ** The beach is a nudist beach so if you are into the matter of tanning like on your birthday it is well worth a trip.
    Written December 12, 2021
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  • Nicol J
    North Yorkshire, UK4 contributions
    A nice beach for all.
    Sun loungers available with local bars and restaurants all along the front. Water sports hire available.
    Written June 9, 2022
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  • Family 076
    71 contributions
    We were told not to miss the lake which is not a lake now.Its a lovely place for dining people watching and for just strolling round.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA12,262 contributions
    We liked this beach and spent a full day there. It was wide and flat, with nice sand. We settled into rented lounges and enjoyed ourselves.

    There are several taverns on the beach for lunch and snacks.
    Written November 4, 2021
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  • Akemi T
    Tokyo, Japan4 contributions
    It's a nice and quiet beach, but i wouldn't say that it has something special to see here. If you want to relax, then it is a good choice. Keep in mind, that there are many beaches in Crete that are more beautiful than this one.
    Written January 18, 2022
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