Exploring Platanias Sailing Holidays area
Festival of St. Panteleimon in Fournes.
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- Date: 27 of July
Walking the beach Vertigo towards Loutro and the footpath E4 will pass the Chapel of the Holy Cross and of course will start next to several small bays which dominate the pebble, sand and rock. There is no organization, and should arrange for all necessary.
Located on the southern coast of Crete, about 3 kilometers east of Agia Roumeli (1 to 1.30 hours walking) and 6 km west of Loutro (about 2-3 hours) and is a large pebbled beach, and several isolated few people, mainly because of the difficulty of access, with deep clear water.
Moving from Paleochora to the campsite a sign pointing towards the beach Gialiskari. After a short ride on a dirt road you will reach the deserted beach, or rather on two beaches, and at this point the land goes into the sea creating a small peninsula.
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.
Panagia Arkoudiotissa Cave or Arkoudospilios (Bear Cave) is located about 2 kilometers north of famous Gouverneto Monastery. The cave is famous for a stalagmite that looks like a crouching bear, and hence the name of the cave Arkoudospilios.
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.
FUN DIVE is a diving center with extensive experience in scuba diving and diver training. It offers PADI training programs, and the ability to dive in the area of Theodorou and Kalathas, areas which can offer diving experiences in great safety, ideal for qualified experienced divers as well as for beginners who want to take their first steps under the water, always with an experienced instructor by their side.