About Agathias TRAVEL Directory
If East Crete is your holiday destination, then agathiasvillage.com in Palekastro – Sitia Region is your choice for your holidays. All villas and holiday apartments have been listed on this website by their owners, enabling agathiasvillage.com to help you choose the perfect holiday rental that suits your needs.
The Agathias Union of Acommodation-Restaurants Owners’ purpose is to organize accommodation and food services generally in a way, to let the visitors of our region to receive the best possible quality of hospitality. This website provides a official accommodation-restaurant guide of Agathias Area, as well as information of touristic interest about Agathias-Palekastro-Sitia areas.
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Tripadvisor Testimonials about our region
This is one of the most perfect settings that we found during our 14 day vacation. Quite, perfect setting in the east of Creta. There were only two other couples when we arrived for lunch. The stting is out of this world. The service and traditional Creatan food superb. And not expensive. You will need transport to reach this secluded spot.....lets hope it remains a paradise for adventurers and is not spoiled by mass tourism. We will definately return here again and spend a few nights in this paradise......I must bring my fishing rod and try my hand as there are plenty of fish here.
Because of a small stream that flows in the gorge, even in summer, the Richtis Gorge is lush, green and wooded. It's thus an excellent walk in the summer months as well as in the winter.In the summer there is almost no water in the upper part of the gorge making walking easy. About halfway to the waterfall the stream appears and there is a trickle flowing over the 16m high falls.In the winter the gorge is still walkable but the stream is more of a river and many of the crossings are tricky. Personally I prefer the gorge in winter, it's much greener an
It's not a difficult walk though there are several rock scrambles and you do need good agility and balance. You can either walk all the way to the beach from the top or just to the waterfall and back. It's also possible to drive to the beach and just walk up to the waterfall. If you start at the top don't park in the car park off the road and walk from there. Instead drive down the narrow concrete road and park at the Lachanas Bridge. You'll be glad you did on the way back, the concrete road is long and steep!
Beware: there are 3 Itanos beaches. The left is a bit crowded one and opt for the middle or the right one! Concerning the middle: Amazing location, you have to walk through an archaeological site to reach. Only a huge palm tree in the middle to guarantee shadow, beautiful beach, with sand and some pebbles. Surrounded by rocks, it is a a bit slippery to get into the water, so better wear swim shoes or flippers (not flip lops, you might turn your ankle)
Do not forget your mask or googles though! Once you get in, it is amazing: crystal clear water, and you feel like swimming over an ancient city. Yes, that's the feeling, and you do not want to go out for hours. Well, Erimoupolis in Greek means deserted city, so, yes, you are in the right place! Please do not forget plenty of water, refreshments or a light snack. Nothing available for supplies around.
We have walked Chochlakies Gorge three times in the past few years and found something new and interesting to see each time. Buzzards and sometimes eagles circle above the steep walls of the gorge; goats with bells on their collars scramble up the near vertical cliffs; and little piles of rocks and stones left by other walkers guide you down the stream bed. It's an easy walk -- about one hour and fifteen minutes from the car park by the church until you reach the wide sweep of Karoumes beach. The swimming here is good on a calm day, although it can sometimes be very rough and dangerous. The gorge itself has been completely dry this summer, but in the winter and spring after heavy rain the water can be too deep and fast flowing to walk it in safety.
A person or family, could easily spend an entire day at the monastery with an overall cheap and enjoyable experience. For example, one could start of by attending a service at the monastery in the morning. Then, have an fantastic meal at the cafe or just a coffee. Next, you could visit the museum and spend up to two hours trying to soak the endless amount of history hidden amongst the monasteries secrets. After this you could go have a delightful wine tasting experience and insight into the wine making process that takes place at the monastery. Finally you go back to the monasteries restaurant and have a delightful meal. Meanwhile looking at the breathtaking view of the setting sun.
Sitia Natural Park or Geopark
The Natural Park of Sitia is on the easternmost edge of Crete, in the Municipality of Sitia. It covers the entire area of the former Municipality of Itanos, as well as parts of the former Municipalities of Lefki and Sitia. Geographically, it extends from…