Crete is the biggest Greek island, with a variety of places, forests, mountains, rivers, caves, exotic beaches, unique greek dishes, monuments and a variety of activities for every particular taste.
As I have already mentioned previously, I will start the presentation of campings, by referring only to those which are nearby the sea and located to the same prefecture (Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Lasithi). Furthermore Crete island is also ideal for those who love hiking and walking in cloak-and-daggerpaths.
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If you visit Chania for the first time you will be full in love with the most of its coasts such as Falassarna, Balos, Elafonisi, Sfakia and so many others, creating a unique cluster of beautiful scenes. Most of the campings offer you tents for rental, mobile homes, rooms, studios, even appartments. The campings are (in random series) the following: Grameno(Paleochora region), Nopigia (Kissamos region), Chania (Agii Apostoli region), Mithimna (Drapania, Kissamos region). From Kasteli (Kissamos) port you have the opprortunity to participate οndaily cruises to Gramvoussa and Balos and even travel to Piraeus port, Kithira island, Antikithira island and Githio. Learn how, by clickinghere. Don’t miss to go on a walk, to the alleys of the Old Town of Chania, visit picturesque Cournas Lake, the Mythical Ideon Andron or Ideon Cave, Frangocastello (a Venetian Castle) and cross throughSamaria Gorge. Closing this article, take into consideration that Sfakia, Paleochora, Santa Roumeli, Sougia are connected with boat itineraries and Gavdos island. Here you can find the itineraries.
Rethymno beloved city! In my personal opinion the old town is the prettiest of all Crete.Fortezza fortress, Anogia village (Nikos Xilourisa great Greek musician was born there), are only a few of the lots of sights you can meet. This prefecture, such as Chania, offers to the visitors amazing coastal areas: Preveli Palm Forest, Plakias beach, Bali, Santa Galini, Triopetra and so many others. At Santa Galini village the camping No Problem is located. From Santa Galini port you can go on a daily cruise to Paximadia islands. At Misiria beach (3km from Rethymno) there is also the camping Elizabeth, where you can rent a tent, bungalow or mobile home. Before you leave Rethymno, don’t forget to visit Argiroupolis springs. Apart from the small waterfalls there, you can also find delicious taverns.
Heraklion Prefecture has two campings: Creta Camping (located at Kato Gouves area) and Caravan camping (Hersonissos area). They offer tent for rental, mobile homes, bungalows. From Hersonissos you can participate on a daily cruise to Spinalonga island and Santorini island. Some of the most interested sights of Heraklion are: Koules castle (Venetian fortresss), Knossos (Minoan) Palace,Phaistos (Minoan) Palace and the Grave of Nikos Kazantzakis (one of the most important writers of Greece (and universally). Heraklion has a numerous of idyllic coasts, some of them are: Agiofarago, Santa Pelagia, Matala, Fodele (Dominikos Theotokopoulos – El Greco painter’s city of birth), Vathi, Malia, Lentas, Tsoutsouras, Kalamaki and so many others…
Concluding this beautiful tour of this marvellous island, Lasithi Prefecture, is a mysterious destination, appealing to all of those campers who wish relaxation moments during vacation and having a mood for wandering indolent around. The campings are (in random series): Sisi(located at Sisi beach), where you can rent a tent. Koutsounaricamping (located at Ierapetra), where you can stay in wooden houses, rent a studio or a little house. Two of the most famous beaches are: Palm Forest of Vai and Elounda (the most luxurious hotels of Greece are located here), however, there are also unique coasts such as: Pachia Ammos, Istros, Kolokitha, Santa Fotia, Plaka etc. From Plaka you can accomplish a daily cruise to Spinalonga island. From Ierapetra port you can travel to Chrisi(Gaidouronisi) island and from Makrigialos (Ierapetra) port you can participate to a daily cruiseto Koufonisi island. From Sitia port you can travel to Piraeus, Karpathos island, Kassos island, Rhodes island, Anafi island, Milos island, Santorini island, Chalki island and Heraklion port. You can book your ticket here. Before you leave the island don’t forget to visit Dikteon Andron (cave where according to Greek Mythology, was the place of birth of Deus, Ancient God of Greeks).
Palm Forest of Vai, Lasithi
Elounda Beach, Lasithi
Koufonisi Island, Lasithi
Santa Fotia, Lasithi
“The Gastronomic Treasures of Crete”
Traditional Cretan Cuisine is excellent to taste. Because most of the dishes consist of local fresh vegetables, olive oil flavoured and meat coming directly from animals breeded at the lowlands nearby. More than 1700 plant species are existing at Cretan Land (oregano, thyme, rosemari, mint and cumin are some of them to be used to local recipies). So when you will visit Crete, remember to taste snails, kaltsounia (crispy cheese pies whose dough is pinched with the fingertips), apaki (smoked meat with a vinegar flavour), staka (is made from the crust of boiled sheep’s/goat’s milk) and it accompanies perfectly fried eggs, fried potatoes and meat pies, gamopilafo (rice pilaf which is boiled in chicken and goat broth) and of course drink tsikoudia (the Cretan fire water)!
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