Living in Crete

Pure Nature


This island has been blessed with an extraordinary fusion of landscapes some of which include snow-capped mountains, gorges,  caves, rolling hills, cascading valleys, plains, endless citrus and olive groves, rivers, lakes, natural and man-made ports, harbors and  countless kilometers of varied coastlines.



Some of the most famed beaches are Elafonisi beach, Falassarna beach, Balos lagoon, islet of Gramvousa and Gavdos islet.
Elafonisi beach – a destination in itself - is on the south-west corner of the island and has fine white sand and shallow warm waters.
Falassarna beach on the northwest corner has incredible length and a wide section of sandy beach before the sea. The Balos lagoon
and the islet of Gramvousa (again north-west Crete) are quite "tropical" in style with turquoise waters and magical beaches. Gavdos
islet (48 kilometers south of Chora Sfakion), accessible only by boat is a get-away destination.



The beautiful Mediterranean sparkles and glows blue, blue, blue. Distances become fractured, the light plays with our senses and our memories...the atmosphere  expands and shimmers, opening our hearts.

Crete has many clean Blue Flag beaches where issues such as water quality, litter and environmental education are looked after to high standards. This rating also includes safety and environmental management issues, meaning a great beach experience for swimmers!