Elafonissi has been awarded as one of the Top Beaches in the World (9th place) for 2017!!
No need for a description!
Crystal clear waters with splashes of pink coral on the shore.
This Blue Flag beach is one that shouldn't be missed! Beautiful clear water, plenty of space. There is a large beach and several smaller beaches at Falassarna. Canteens & tavernas nearby. Sunbeds & umbrellas to rent.
Driving around Crete
When on the back roads of Crete, it is easy to navigate where you want to go. Just look out for the goats on the road!
Definitely watch the sunset, no matter where you are on Crete, they are beautiful. Or watch the "White Mountains" turn pink as the sun dips down in the west.
in the middle
When out in a taverna, put all the food in the middle of the table so you can try it all- Greek family style!
the Covered Market (Agora)
Find fresh fish, meats & other local products in the covered market. Plus, some interesting eating places where you can choose your food & enjoy it while people watching.
One thing you have to do is wander the back streets of Chania Old Town. Interesting shops, historical buildings, some of the best little eating places are in these back streets.
There are 30 wineries on Crete and they all co-operate in promoting the Cretan wines both locally & abroad. Some of them are fitted with very modern facilities and some are still using traditional production.
Look for the uniformed road sign which is brown with yellow lettering. Some offer wine tasting on the spot & some you need to book in advance.
Check out the website www.winesofcrete.gr for exact locations & details about the variety of wines, production and contact details for all of them on Crete.
If you are on Crete during a full moon, it is worth watching it rise. Best to see it above the Chania harbour if you are on the west side by the Naval Museum and looking towards the mosque. The moon appears over the horizon. August & September moons seem to be the best or a blue moon!