Panormou Beach

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This is a beach with golden sands and turquoise waters. The rocky shores around are a natural work of art. There is opportunity for water sports. To the west of the village there are some small pebble coves where you can relax and enjoy a book. These small beaches can be reached by boat. Many restaurants and other shops with sea views are available in the village of Panormos. Also this beach is ideal for sea kayaking. Visitors should be familiar with kayak to have this trip. The view of the town is amazing from the sea.

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Rethymnou Harbor

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Heraklion Port

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Agiofaraggo Rock Climbing Field

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Rock Climbing Field

Agiofarango is situated within an imposing gorge that runs down to the sea and is a popular sport climbing venue in Crete. The climbing is situated on both sides of the gorge, which means that climbers can have sun or shadow no matter the season or time of the day.

Kapetanania Rock Climbing Field

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Rock Climbing Field

Thalori Kapetania is a complex of fifteen traditional restored houses. Kapetanania is a small village with amazing view of the Lybian sea.

Pantanassas Marina

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Heraklion Marina

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Heraklion Marina is small marina for leisure boats & small yachts situated in the old Venetian harbour and operated by the Ηeraklion Port Authority. It is located at the west end of the commercial harbor and offers good shelter.

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Kournas at Georgioupoli

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Kournas is a village of Chania, Crete. It is famous because of I its lake.

Heraklion Kazantzakis Theater

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Kazantzakis Theater is a garden theatre, located at the Cyprus park. The first time Kazantzakis Theater functioned as a theater was at World War II.

The Archeological museum of Rethymno was founded in 1887. Since 1991 the museum is located in the center of the old town of Rethymno opposite the main entrance of Fortezza.

Askyfou War Museum

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50 km south of Chania is the mountain village of Askyfou, Sfakia. There is an interesting war museum there, created by a local man, who was travelling all over Crete to collect every vestige of the battle, so as to keep alive the glorious memory of Cretan war history.

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Plakias Anchorage

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Fragkokastellou Anchorage

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Panormou Anchorage

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Mpali Anchorage

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Kaloi Limenes Anchorage

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Lentas Anchorage

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Fortezza Fortress

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At the beginning of the old town of Rethymno an imposing Venetian fortress, known as Fortezza, is standing. Fortezza is the most important monument in Rethymno and it was built in the late 16th century.

Knossos Palace

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The center of Minoan civilization and capital of Minoan Crete lay 5km south of Heraklion. Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years.

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Vryses Village

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One of the signature products of Greece is the Cretan Honey. Visit a local honey farm, spend time with the beekeeper, walk through the bee hives overlooking the sea and enjoy the buzzing sounds of the bees as they come and go from their crowded homes.

At ‘Vegera’ restaurant in Zaros village, visitors can participate in the cooking procedure, with local women showing traditional Cretan recipes. Visitors could help Vivi, the owner, during the preparation of the daily menu!

Cooked in virgin olive oil using only fresh ingredients, would be ready to be savored by visitors on spot.

Arkadiou Street at Old town of Rethymno

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Shopping Street

Arkadiou Street, or Sabbionara, was during Venetian era but also today one of the most important streets of the urban fabric of the city. Lying in the heart of modern Rethymnon, it combines the oriental features of the Turkish period with Renaissance-style Venetian architecture.

Avli

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Avli is one of the most famous restaurants inRethymno. All traditional dishes are made by organic ingredients and the restaurant has received many awards.

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The traditional cafenion of Sivas (cafe) is among the unique cafes in Greece. The walls are covered with Orthodox icons, proverbs, quotes and serenades.

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Sarantauga cafe

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Sarantauga, which means 40 eggs in Greek, is located in the central market of Heraklion and is an old traditional cafe dated back to 1924. A story says that the grandfather of the current owner, who was the founder, used to like many eggs, so he gave that name to his cafe.

Lygaria Beach

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Discover hidden and undiscovered beauty of Crete. The very interesting seafloor provides divers with an ideal environment for scuba diving in the Heraklion, Lygaria beach.

Trypitis Beach at Krotos

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A very special beach with sand and pebbles in the south of Heraklion. An ancient Minoan city has been there.

Kommos Beach at Kalamaki

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Located after Kalamaki to Matala. On the south side of the beach is the archaeological site of Kommos.

Matala Beach

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The Matala beach is located 65 km southwest of Heraklion overlooking the Libyan Sea. The golden sand, clear water, rocks and mystic brings many visitors here.

Beautiful sandy beach on the Libyan Sea, very close to Matala beach. It is a nudist beach and you can reach there either by boat or 30 minutes walking on the path that starts in Matala.

Vathy Beach at Matala

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Beautiful sandy beach deserted the Libyan Sea. It is not organized.

Agiofarango is a small canyon south of Matala and west of the Kali ports in the prefecture of Heraklion. There are several ways you can go to Agiofarago.

An hour away from Chania and just 1 km east of Frangokastello to stumble upon one of the best beaches with clear water and dunes, but influenced by southern winds. It took its name from the tall sand dunes that surround it.

Lentas Beach

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Smaller beach where you can find wonderful sea. The beach is sandy with a few trees for shade.

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Loutra Beach at Lentas

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Pebbled beach, located 78 kilometers south of Heraklion and 3 km away from Lentas - you can go by car. On the west side of the beach you can do nudity.

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Not organized beach with pebbles and sand. You can go only on foot or by boat from Lentas.

Fodele Beach

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The beach is located 3 km north of the picturesque village Fodele and just 23 km from Heraklion, about 1 km from National. The beach sand is organized and influenced by the northerly winds in the area.

The beach is about Koudouma 80 km from Heraklion. It took its name from the monastery Koudouma is there, part of which is built inside a cave.

Treis Ekklisies Beach

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Great beach with pebbles. One of the cleanest beaches in the south of Heraklion.

Almyrida Beach

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Almyrida beach is ideal for families with little children due to the beach provides everything they need. There are tavernas and little cafe bars along the sea.

Clean pebbled beach about 1 km away from the area of Agia Pelagia. On the beach you can find sun beds and umbrellas.

The beach is located 1 kilometer north of the tourist resort of Agia Pelagia and just 17 kilometers far from Heraklion. The beach is sandy and is influenced by the northerly winds in the area.

The beach in front of the busy tourist resort of Agia Pelagia is located 16 kilometers northwest from Iraklion, 1 kilometer from the National Road Heraklion Rethymno. The beach is a narrow strip of sand.

Lygarias Beach at Lugaria

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The beach is located just before Wicker Agia Pelagia and is about 15 km from Heraklion. It is organized, sandy beach and is usually less crowded, offers protection from strong winds and has some wonderful restaurants.

Palaiokastrou Beach

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Small pebbled beach located 10 km west from Heraklion. Relatively well organized beach with water sports because of the relative protection from the wind.

Ammoudara is large, organized, sandy beach, stretching in front of the homonymous village-important tourist resort in the open bay of Heraklion. Located 5 km west of Heraklion.

Sandy beach with shallow waters of the Libyan Sea, ideal for families. The beach is relatively organized.

Kalamaki Beach

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Beach sands of the Libyan Sea, caution in entering the water as it is slippery and there are large slabs. On the beach with sun loungers etc.

The secluded beach of Agia Marina is located 84 kilometers far from Chania, very close, almost in succession to the beach Lakki. It is open to the South and affected by the strong south winds.

At about 47 km southwest of Rethymno and after the beach Korakas will find three pebbled beaches affected by the wind. The two beaches at the end of the dirt is pretty organized.

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Petres Beach

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It lies 15 km from Rethymno to Chania and situated north of Crete. It is an organized beach with clear waters and fine sand.

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The beach is Geropotamos about 20 km east of Rethymnon next to the highway Rethymnon-Heraklion, under the eponymous bridge. The name comes from the river Geropotamos that leads to this beach.

Spilies Beach at Skaleta

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Follow the highway to Heraklion, just past the Scaletta will find a gas station ,immediately after turn right on a dirt road, after a while you're at the beach. A small bay with large cliffs right and left.

Skaletas Beach

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Scaleta Beach on the north coast of Crete, 12 km from the town of Rethymno. It is a beautiful long beach and offers a wide variety of services and activities.

It lies about 12 km away from Rethymno on the road to Heraklion. Large sandy beach with crystal clear waters.

Korakas Beach

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Approximately 47 km from Rethymnon at the South West and 2 miles south of Peach village, is the beach of Korakas, a sandy beach open to the south and exposed to the winds. It is a well organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, bars, etc.

Pigianos Kampos Beach

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Great sandy beach is the beach of Pigianos Kampos. There are several large hotels, but you will find some more isolated spots where you can swim in peace.

Located on the north side of the island and 10 km from the town of Rethymno. Great sandy beach is the beach of Platanias.

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Located 16 km west of Rethymno on the National Road Rethymno-Chania. This is a beautiful sandy beach on the North coast of Crete and therefore affected by the winds and northerly winds.

Episkopis Beach

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Episkopis beach is located 12 km west of Rethymno and is a great sandy beach, several kilometers long that is affected by the wind. There are parts of the beach that are organized and have cafes, there are large chunks of the beach that are not organized where you can put your towel.

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Geraniou Beach

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The beach Gerani located 6 km west of Rethymno and is a bay with pebbles affected by the wind. This is a less organized and relatively quiet beach near the town of Rethymno.

Skepastis Beach

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Small bay surrounded by rocks. Crystal-clear waters and pebbles.

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Fortetza Beach at Rethumno

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If you like rock then this is your beach. In the town of Rethymno overlooking the castle.

Koumpes Beach at Rethumno

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Beautiful sandy beach is just 2-3 km from Rethymnon. The beach has been awarded the blue flag.

Misiria Beach at Rethumno

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The Missiria is actually a suburb of Rethymno, within walking distance from the city center, just 3 km to the east and on the long sandy beach. Access from Rethymnon is very easy with regular and frequent bus, taxi and rented or private cars and motorcycles.

Platania Beach

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The beach of Platania is situated about 6 km. east of Rethymnon.

Great sandy beach . It is just 2km.

The beach of Rethymno is 12 km long and starts through the city and ends in Scaleta, which operate large hotels located outside the city to the east side. It is a cosmopolitan beach with plenty of shops to suit all tastes.

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Nice beach between Sfakia and Frangokastello. Extensive, with few trees for shade, and large, round pebbles.

Remote beach with sand. Access from the village of Saint Nectarios, or alternatively your own boat.

If you walk at the harbor or take the road towards the village Patsianos will take you over a fairly large beach with fine pebbles, sand and rocky bottom. There is beach and will be with you the essentials.

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Fragkokastello Beach

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Located 80 km south of Chania South coast of Crete and 13 km east of Sfakia. In front of the legendary castle stretches a vast sandy beach with shallow waters ideal for families with children.

Lavris Beach at Lauris

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Two small creeks that allow swimmers to swim even when the sea has waves. Generally you will find an organized state and two inlets located in front of well known hotels in the area.

Sfakaki Beach

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It lies about 11 km away from Rethymno on the road to Heraklion. Large sandy beach with crystal clear waters.

Mpali Beach

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Mpali is located 34km east of Rethymno. This is one of the most popular resorts of the county.

Kerames Beach

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Located 48 km south of Rethymno and 3 kilometers south of the village Kerames and is a beautiful pebbled beach ideal for snorkeling. The beach is sheltered from the winds and the organization does not provide for visitors.

Just before the beach Korakas will find a series of 3 secluded beaches with sand and pebbles. It is not organized and you need all your essentials.

Souda Plakia Beach

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Beautiful sandy beach in the bay of Plakias. It is an organized beach with chairs, umbrellas, water sports, restaurants and bars.

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Located immediately after the port of Plakias. Sand and rocks into the sea.

Great sandy beach located 39 km south of Rethymnon in front of the homonymous settlement. The beach is exposed to strong winds.

Damnoni Beach

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The beach Damnoni is a very nice sandy beach about 6 kilometers east of Plakias resort that is exposed to strong south winds. Turquoise waters and beautiful beaches.

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Secluded pebbled beach with green water. It is a non organized beach and you need to bring all your essentials.

Ammoudi Beach

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Sandy beach about 6-7 km east of Plakias resort, about 3 km from Lefkogia and 10 minutes walk from the beach Damnoni. Several beach sheltered from strong winds.

Through the village Lefkogia starts a bad asphalt road (3 km) to the sheltered sandy beach with turquoise Shinaria waters. The beach is fairly sheltered from strong winds.

Preveli Beach or Foinikas is also called as the southern coast of Crete, 38 km south of the town of Rethymno, below the monastery of Preveli. Located about 20 minutes after the historic Monastery of Preveli.

Sandy beach near the Preveli to the East. The beach is sheltered from strong winds.

Ammoudaki Beach at Ammoudi

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Continuing east from Damnoni (the car goes up a point and then you must continue on foot), abandoned after the disco will find the small, beautiful, almost deserted, sandy beach. Organized beach with sun beds, umbrellas, eating ability, etc.

Small beach near the beach Lentas. On the beach there are several armirikia trees offering shade almost all day.

Agia Galini is located 58 km south of Rethymnon. The beach of Agia Galini is well organized and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the clear shallow waters.

Agia Foteini Beach

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The beach of Agia Fotini is located 39 km south of Rethymnon, it has thick sand and pebbles, while not missing the rocks. The beach is not organized at all but there is a tavern.

Ligres Beach at Kerames

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Ligres is an isolated beach 45 minutes away from Rethymno and 7 km from the village Kerames. Here you can find some piece of your mind because there is no electricity, telephone or other useless devices.

Akoumia Beach

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Located 51 km south of Rethymno and 12 kilometers south of the village and is a nice and long pebble beach, perfect for snorkeling. The beach is sheltered from strong winds.

Triopetra West Beach

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The name of Triopetra comes from the three rocks that are in the sea (Triopetra means ‘three stones’ in Greek). It’s about 12 km from Akoumia village.

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Triopetra East Beach

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The name of Triopetra comes from the three rocks that are in the sea (Triopetra means ‘three stones’ in Greek). It’s about 12 km from Akoumia village.

It is located in distance of 58 kilometers from Rethymno and 50 kilometers from Agia Galini village. Visit it if you want to escape in a calm beach far from the crowd and the trouble.

Agios Pavlos is located south of Rethymno, engulfed by 30m high sand dunes that end in a secluded beach of thin pebbles and beautiful waters. An ideal beach to spend a summer day, near the village of Agios Pavlos.

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The beach of Agios Georgios is situated 62 kilometers far from Rethymnon (7 kilometers west of Ayia Galini) and is a beautiful pebble beach is sheltered from strong winds. It is non organized and must have with you the essentials.

The beach is located 58 km southeast of Rethymnon and 2-3 kilometers east of the village of Agia Galini, just after the river and has large pebbles and rocky bottom. The beach is sheltered from strong winds.

Deserted Beach at Sises

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Desert sand and pebbles. There has been some form of organization but you can go to the small port next to the beach where you will find a tavern.

Matala Caves

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Cave

No-one is actually certain when the caves of Matala were created. Current thinking is that they are Roman or Early Christian tombs.

Gerani Cave

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Cave

The cave of Gerani is one of the most beautiful ones in the prefecture of Rethymno and in the whole of Crete. It is located 7 km west of Rethymnon, at the location Kamari and nearby Gerani beach.

Dolphin Diving Center Rethymno

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Diving Center

Dolphin Diving Center was established in 1998 in the beautiful island of Crete. There areextensive possibilities to dive here.

European Diving Institute at Lygaria

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Diving Center

European Diving Institute is a diving center offering high quality of services for more than 10 years in Heraklion, Crete. The team composed of 8 persons makes the maximum every day to provide you the best services.

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Heraklion Diving Center

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Hippocampos Bali Dive Center

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Paradise Diving Center

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Phoenix Dive Club at Plakias

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Sea Dream Divers at Plakias

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The STAY WET DIVING CENTER started operating in March 1995 with a few certified divers and expanded to one of the best organized diving bases in Crete. Recognized by the Greek Government, member of the PADI RESORT ASSOCIATION and certified by the quality control organization Veritas, keeps a high standard of security and service.

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Dive Together at Plakias

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Diving Center

Dive Together Crete is the second establishment of the Dutch family diving Business Dive Together. B.

Atlantis Diving Center Rethymno

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Diving Center

The Atlantis team offers diving training with PADI standards for beginners as well as advanced training with diving excursions for experienced divers. There are no mass dives but safe diving in smaller groups with individual care.

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Divers Club at Agia Pelagia Beach

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Diving Center

Diver’s Club Crete is a diving center with extensive experience in scuba diving training and fun diving. Since 1995, we offer a full range of PADI diving courses, IANTD/CMAS courses, NITROX courses, beach and boat dives in more than 20 different diving sites in North Crete.

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