Kato Zakros is a small fishing village located 47 km southeast of Sitia and 25km to Palaecastro. It has a lovely beach with trees and pebble, with crystal clear waters. On the beach there are no umbrellas and sunbeds. There you will find beautiful tasty fish taverns and cafes. Other places in the area is the gorge of Zakros or else the Gorge of the Dead starting in the village of Pano Zakros and ends on the beach of Kato Zakros!
The hike takes about half an hour and the canyon is passable. In the area you can also find the Minoan palace of Zakros which is open every day until noon, the cave of Pelekita and the clean water source of Zakros with beautiful trees and running water. The area of the municipality Itanou Zakros is one of the most beautiful areas in Crete! Worth to visit and swim in the crystal clear waters!
Just a few minutes from Villa Kalliopi can enjoy swimming and dining at one of the taverns with traditional Cretan cuisine and homemade dishes.
Visit the beautiful Zakros and live unique vacations experience. Revitalize your body and your spirit in a peaceful and idyllic place.
The only palm forest in Europe with s beautiful beach and the crystal clear wters on the northern edge of the province on the cape Iron is a uniquely beautiful corner of the Cretan land. The palm trees here grow naturally and clusters cover the majority of the small stream to the sea. Vai except aesthetics has high biological value. The wetland that is created between the palm and the beach is important for birdlife, while the sea grows huge wealth of marine life.
The palm forest of Vai is one of the most popular attractions in Crete and yet one of the most beautiful and special places in the entire Mediterranean. Vai attracts thousands of visitors every year not only for the beautiful palm, but also for its long sandy beach that stretches in front of it.
The beaches of Xerokampos are simply amazing. Xerokampos has all kinds of beaches. In Xerokampos you will find beaches with golden sand, white sand, pebbles and even clay for lovers of natural spa. The wild beauty of the mountains and canyons combined with fantastic deserted beaches, coastal bays, palm trees and olive groves and creates a fairytale scene transforming the area of Xerokampos a small paradise of South Crete.
The crystal clear and turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea waiting to cool you down and the crotches islands opposite the beaches of Xerokampos await lovers of the sea to discover the secrets hidden beneth the surface of water.
The municipality of Sitia has a population os 21.000 and it is the easternmost providence of Crete. Sitia, home to 12ooo people is a picturesque town amphitheatrically built on the side of a hill, nesting a beautiful harbor and a spacious sandy beach. The town of Sitia will satisfy your everyday needs for enjoyment. At the beach, at the squares, at the shops, the taverns, the night clubs, practically everywhere you will see that Sitia is a lively town with so much to offer.
The town had a turbulent history up to 1651 in which year the Venetians razed the buildings left standing after the great earthquake of 1508 and the subsequent raid in 1538 by the infamous Barbarossa. It was rebuilt on the site of the ruins in 1870 and called Avnie, a name which was rejected by the people who preferred the name Sitia, thus maintaining their links with the past. Upon the arrival of the Byzantines it became an important commercial port and remained so up to and throughout the early Venetian era.
The Venetians described Sitia as "the radiant focal point of the island" (maximum statum et lumen insulae) and refer to it in Regno di Candia as a major commercial hub for the East and Africa. The Venetians stamped their authority by building many fortresses in areas of strategic importance, most of which can still be seen today.
Soak up the sun, swim in your private pool and enjoy a unique experience in our Villa.
Make any meal you want and enjoy it in the garden, near the pool watching the amazing view.
A traditional wood oven and barbecue which you can use as you wish .