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Chrissi Island

Chrissi, also known as Gaidouronisi ("donkey island") is an uninhabited Greek island approximately 15 kilometres (9 miles) south of Crete close to Ierapetra in the Libyan Sea. 

Islands Close to Resort

Koufonissi Island

Koufonisiis an uninhabited island, located 3 nautical miles south of cape Goudero on the coast of Lasithi, in the Libyan Sea.Ancient ruins cover the island and can be dated from the Minoan civilisation and the post-Byzantine era when some of the caves were used as chapels during Christian persecution by the Ottomans. Due to the wealth of archaeology the island has been described as "a little Dilos".

Spinalonga Island

The island of Spinalonga is located in the Gulf of Elounda, next to the town of Plaka. Originally, Spinalonga was not an island – it was part of the island of Crete. During Venetian occupation the island was carved out of the coast for defence purposes and a fort was built there.During Venetian rule, salt was harvested from salt pans around the island.The island has also been used as a leper  colony. Spinalonga has appeared in novels, television series, and a short film.

 

Beaches close to Resort

Beaches allong the Way to Sitia
  • Agia Fotia - Achlia
  • MakryGyalos - Kalamokanias 
  • Staousa - Xerokabos 
  • Hiona - Kato Zakros
  • Kouremenos - Vai 
Beaches allong the Way to Agios Nikolaos
  • Voulisma - Istron Bay
  • Havania  -  Skisma
  • Almyros  -  Kitroplateia

CRETAQUARIUM

CretAquarium reveals a magical, wonderful world, so familiar yet so unknown to us: The underwater world of the Mediterranean, a sea that gave birth to so many civilizations and attracts millions of visitors each year. 

Natural & Physical Sights

  • Museum of Crete
  • Water Museum Zakros
  • DiktaioAndro- PsichroCave
  • Waterfall of Milona
  • Sarakina Gorge 
  • TrapezaCave Kronion
  • Milatos Cave
  • Ha Gorge
  • Richti Gorge
  • Gorge of the Dead Zakros
  • Homo Sapiens Museum Kera
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