Chania – Rethymno – Agios Nikolaos, Crete island Barefoot Package

For the beach Lovers, a must-see list of Chania beaches

Golden Beach or Chrissi Akti gets its name because of the incredible colour of the sand on this beautiful beach. It is one of the closest beaches to the town of Chania offering plenty of accommodations like sunbeds and umbrellas. Golden beach consists in three soft sandy beaches with clear and shallow waters.


Falassarna Beach

Falassarna Beach is one of the best beaches of Crete located in a beautiful fertile plane near the village of Platanos and 58 km west of Chania town. It consists of pure and soft golden sand and incredible clean and turquoise waters. A few umbrellas and sun beds can be found along the beach. Falassarna is truly an idyllic and quiet place and has been declared as one of the cleanest beaches in Greece. During windy days it is better to avoid swimming. From the beach the view is astonishing, and the sunsets are magical. A few local taverns with great food can be found in the surrounding area.

Balos Beach

Balos Beach is one of the best beaches in Greece and among the most beautiful beaches in Crete that lies 53 km northwest of Chania Town. It is seen as a lagoon from the hills above the beach. This stunning beach has white sand, soft seabed and crystal water. Across from the beach, there is a rocky isle called Gramvousa and on top of this island, there is a steep Venetian castle with an amazing view of the region and the sea.

Elafonisi day trip from Chania

Get back to nature on a day trip from Chania. Spend a relaxing day at Elafonisi beach (or Elafonissos), which means the Island of Deer in Greek language. Is a small islet connected to the rest of Crete by a shallow reef that can be crossed when the sea is calm. This islet lies 82 km northwest of Chania town and can be reached by boat from Paleochora or by car from the village of Vathi, until a point and then cross the reef. It is like paradise on earth and has a wonderful beach with pink coral sand and crystalline waters. It is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This magical place was deserted for a long time but now it has become a popular sight and can get crowded during the high summer season. It has been listed as a special environmental region and it is protected by an environmental program under the EU. Get at least 4 hours to relax, swim in the crystal clear water and soak up the sun on this paradise beach. Saunter in the sun, or go for a walk along the pink sand beach. There are beach kiosks around, where you can buy some food and water. Elafonisi island can be reached by walking through the water. The beach and the island are protected wildlife areas of rare beauty. Pick up is offered.

For the beach Lovers, a must-see list of Rethymno beaches

Preveli Beach is possibly the most famous beaches of Crete. Situated at the mouth of the Kourtaliotiko Gorge, this is where the Grand River flows into the Mediterranean. It has a tropical landscape with several Theophrastus palm trees which line the river for around 500 meters before it empties into the sea. The beach itself is a small crescent flanked by cliffs with the lush green of the gorge behind. The shallow river runs across the beach, emptying in the far western corner and whilst the sand is coarse and pebbly this means the water is even clearer. As well as exploring the backdrop and river beyond, be sure to find the rock that is shaped like a heart. The beach is well sheltered from the wind and waves, so you won’t need umbrellas or wind breaks.

Bali Coast

This coast has four sheltered beaches, all sandy and with green-grey crystal waters and a small harbour. For lovers of water-sports, Bali also has a diving school. The beach you encounter when entering Bali is the largest of all. It is well-equipped and attracts a large crowd in the summer. The second beach lies a little bit to the east; however, it hasn’t got any infrastructure and therefore fewer visitors. The third beach is small and sheltered, with sand and clear waters, it used to be unorganized but now has lovely fresh-fish taverns as well as hotels and apartments to rent all around. You will also find the small port and the fourth beach which is the most scenic of all, organized, with umbrellas and sunbeds.

Premium cruise from Rethymno

Discover Crete by water with this private boat trip to the coast of Rethymno. Get on board for a scenic excursion. Holidays on a yacht is a great opportunity to feel the wonderful sea views, whoop it up and take numerous pictures that will thrill you for a long time. You will have the chance to discover Crete by water, sail across Rethymno coast  in a scenic excursion and reach Panormos village, an example of pure and traditional Cretan hospitality. The boat trip starts in the morning from Rethymno Marina. You can also go snorkelling with provided equipment, SUP surfing or swim and sunbathe in various spots and secret beaches. The tour itinerary is subject to weather conditions. Pick up and drop off from hotel is also offered. The cruise starts around 9:30 and finishes in the afternoon.

Knossos Palace and Heraklion City Day Trip

A unique day tour to immerse into the Cretan culture, history, stunning escapes and the authentic Cretan local lifestyle. You will visit the world-famous Palace of Knossos. Be carried back to Minoan times as you walk around the Palace, gaze the intricate frescoes and the architecture. Feel the local culture in the narrow streets of Heraklion’s Old Town and explore the port and the Archaeological Museum. Hotel pick up and drop off are offered.

For the beach Lovers, a must-see list of Agios Nikolaos beaches

Voulisma Beach is renowned for its astonishing beauty that makes it one of the top beaches in East Crete and even the whole of Crete, Voulisma has become a favourite for travellers to the splendid island. Perfectly located in a small protected cove south of Agios Nikolaos and north of Ierapetra, with easy access from the capital of Heraklion, Voulisma Beach has a lot of amazing highlights. Featuring clear and shallow turquoise waters, with fine white sand mixed with pebbles and perfectly organized, it has been awarded with the Blue Flag for its conditions and facilities. While it can become crowded at times, Voulisma is a stunning destination that is worth visiting while in Crete.

Spinalonga and BBQ Trip from Agios Nikolaos

Time for a miraculous boat trip  in the timeless and magnificent Mirabello Gulf; a paradise in the corner of Eastern Crete. A sun cruise with a barbeque by the sea, relaxing moments around the unreal Kolokytha Bay and an intriguing visit to the historic island of Spinalonga. The Nostos cruise boat departs from the harbour of Agios Nikolaos at 10:00am and after cruising across the Mirabello Bay, arrives at Spinalonga. You have an hour and a half to wander and explore the Venetian fortifications and the former houses of leprous people lived on the island during the first half of the 20th century.