Vai Palm Forest

The only palm forest in Europe, with the beautiful beach and clean waters, is situated on the northern edge of the region on the headland of Sidero and its beauty is unique in Crete. The palm trees grow naturally here and their fronds cover the banks of the small stream that leads to the sea.…

Chiona beach

This is a long, beautiful, unorganized beach, sandy, with shallow crystal clear waters and enough tamarisk trees offering shade. Chiona name has nothing to do with chioni (the Greek word for snow). Conversely, it is derived from chiona which means carob storehouse in the Cretan dialect. Indeed, the whole area was known for trading carobs,…

Xerokambos

It is a long sandy beach with shallow, turquoise waters and small dunes, which lies about 28km from Palaikastro. The beach of Xerokambos is an ideal destination for some rest and relaxation as well as for underwater fishing lovers, because of the caves that surround the beach. North of Xerokampos is the Salt Lake or…

Kouremenos Beach

Kouremenos beach lies about 2 km from Palaikastro. Kouremenos is a quiet beach with sand and pebbles, crystal clear waters and a length in excess of 1.5 km. Along the beach there are plenty of tamarisk trees offering a great natural shade to the swimmers. In the area there are several restaurants and cafes to…