Agios Georgios

On the south of Crete, just a little further from Agia Galini, there is the beach of Agios Georgios. It is a place away from the hustle and bustle of city life, with crystal clear blue waters and a pristine beach. The perfect spot for a relaxing vacation.

While getting to Agios Georgios, you will find many paths that will take you to small chapels or tiny, quiet pebble beaches.

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Sights

Matala beach

The beach of Matala has been occupied since ancient times. The settlers back then carved a set of caves in the soft rock of the mountain. During a period these same caves were inhabited by hippies who made them famous worldwide. The beach provides umbrellas and sunbeds. In the village there are tourist shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.

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Rouva forest

The holly grove of Rouvas is located 55km south of Heraklion and 16km north of Gergeri village, in one of the most rugged and secluded parts of Crete. This isolation is the main reason for its existence, since humans have fortunately not destroyed that like all the other lost forests of Crete.

Rouvas forest develops in a small - depression - plateau at the southern part of Psiloritis mountain. One can approach the forest either from Gergeri village through the forest road, or from Nida Plateau again through a forest road or even by walking in the European hiking trail E4, starting from the Zaros lake, crossing the amazing Gorge of Agios Nikolaos and reaching the forest after 2 hours.

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Monastery of Panagia Κaliviani

This beautiful monastery is known for its charity work. A complex of institutions is developed around the Monastery such as laboratories that craft vestments, painting and weaving. Also there is a museum of ecclesiastical and folk crafts, public elementary school and kindergarten.

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Daedalus and Icarus

In Agia Galini is also the cave of Daedalus, where according to myth, Daedalus hid himself whilst being pursued by king Minos and together with his son Icarus, managed to fly to freedom using his self-built wings glued with wax

The rock that Daedalus and Icarus used as a base for their flight is located on the right side of the port facing the sea, still seeing them off on their doomed journey.

At this spot there are two statues, these of Daedalus and Icarus as they get prepared for their journey, which are easily accessible to the visitor.

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Kalamaki beach

A sandy beach in front of the little village of Kalamaki. Along the beach you will find restaurants and cafes.

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Kommos beach

The ancient port of Phaistos has one of the longest beaches in Crete. In front of the antiquities there is a part of the beach with sunbeds and umbrellas. There is a tavern a little further.

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