It is just 10 minutes’ drive from the city of Rethymnon and 45 minutes from the International Airport of Heraklion. Sfakaki is unique mainly because of the beach and the beautiful sea, but also for another important reason: the proximity to the highway, making it easy to travel almost anywhere in Crete.
Rethymno town is located north of Rethymno Prefecture and is considered as the “heart” of Crete. Also is one of the most interesting Crete destinations: Psiloritis sierra, blue sea, traces of 4500 years of culture, many Byzantine churches and monasteries, magical Venetian monuments, the best preserved Renaissance city in Greece, endless beaches, caves, gorges, unique flora and fauna. The traditional villages of Rethymno are like cart-postal. There, you will taste the unique flavors of traditional Crete cuisine under the melodies of Cretan lyre. Even in the most remote village, people will welcome you to their home, offer you Cretan delicacies served with raki, and become your everlasting friends. The picturesque and well organized city is a paradise for any visitor who wants to spend a quiet holiday, strolling through the picturesque streets and admiring the unique, beautiful Renaissance sites of another era. Rethymno is an option of alternative holidays. Read here everything you need to know about your holidays and discover the genuine side of Crete.
The capital of Crete, Heraklion, is a bustling city and the fifth largest in Greece. The long history of Heraklion, the active life, its culture and ideal location are the reasons why it gathers a large number of visitors every year. The most important Minoan palace, one of the most important museums in the country, monuments scattered around the city, gorgeous Venetian monuments, a fortress as a trademark at the entrance of the harbor and neoclassical buildings make up the fascinating history of the city. The city never sleeps: exhibitions, concerts, art events and festivals that give another touch to the city. As it is located in the center of the island, it is an ideal starting point for explorations to Western, Eastern and Southern Crete. Wonderful beaches, plains, vineyards, popular archaeological sites and traditional villages are the main features of the specific area of Crete. Discover them in our posts about Heraklion holidays.