From 1962 until today it is not only a national park but also one of the longest gorges in Europe with a length of approximately 16 kilometres. Samaria gorge is not only a national park but also one of the longest gorges in Europe, is in southwest Crete.The distance of the gorge is 16 km long, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m at the northern entrance, and ending at the village of Agia Roumeli. With the Excursion to Samaria gorge visitors have the opportunity to admire the lush vegetation and the rare kri-kri (Cretan goat). At the end of the gorge there is a small village named Agia Roumeli where people can taste Cretan cousine in many typical Cretan restaurants sitting by the sea and admiring the landscape.
At the small harbour of Agia Roumeli a boat is waiting for visitors to bring them to the village of Sougia where the buses and taxis are waiting to drive people back to Chania.
5€ entrance (children until 15 years old free)
8€ ticket boat Ag.Roumeli - Sougia
Visit the palace of ancient Knossos! you can see the remaining of the Minoan civilization. If you like Greek civilization Excursion to Knossos is the best choice during your stay in Crete. After visiting the antiquities, visitors can discover the city of Heraklion. Visit the palace of the well known King Minos! See the remaining of the great Minoan civilization and learn its history.
If you love Greek mythology Knossos is the best place to visit during your stay in Crete.
6€ entrance (children until 18 years old and european students free)
Chrissi island is almost flat, with an average height of 10m. From a distance it seems like a thin line of land in the middle of the sea. Its greatest length is 5km, it has an average width of 1km and covers almost 5km2. The highest spot is to the eastof the island of Chrissi on “Kefala” (the head)and is 31m high. On that spot there is the forest lookout, with a view of the whole island of Chrissi.
From the moment a visitor sets foot in Chrissi, he gets magnetized by the exotic natural landscape dominated by cedar, the golden sand and the light aquamarine water.The Natural images and the rhythms of nature, immediately give the visitor a newfound sense of liberation.
A walk in the woods, swimming in crystal clear water combined with the soft smell of cedar and fresh oxygen, give the visitor a deep relaxation feeling that become unforgettable. This is the reason why chrissi island welcomes more and more visitors from around the world every year.
The island has a small bar on the north side of the island, a small tavern on the south side, an Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, a lighthouse on the northwest side, and a house on the northeast side. There are three recognized permanent residents on the island until now.
The island has a large number of shells, mainly in the north, which is one of the distinguishing features of the island.