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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for relaxing vacations!

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Sights

Triopetra beach

A beautiful beach with pebbles and a small natural bay on the eastern side. West of the beach are the rocks from which it got its name. The beach has sunbeds, umbrellas and a small tavern.

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Knossos

Without a doubt, Knossos is one of the three most important archaeological sites in Greece. The palace of Knossos was the cultural, religious, military, commercial and administrative centre of Minoan Crete

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Kokkinos Pyrgos beach

The small port of Kokkinos Pyrgos separates its two beaches. On the west side there is a rocky and pebble beach that stretches to Agia Galini and on the east side a beach that reaches Kommos.

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Agios Paulos beach

A visitor on arrival meets with a small picturesque beach with stone and rocks. On the West side of Agios Pavlos there is a popular beach with many sand dunes – the access to this beach is slightly difficult.

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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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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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