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Where Zeus used to bathe

Crete | Crete is the most popular holiday destination for those people who want to spend their holiday in Greece. Due to the diverse countryside the biggest island in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea provides the holiday maker with many alternatives and options. Regardless whether you are seeking a holiday on the beach (more than 1000 kilometers of coastline), want to undertake a hiking tour to the mystic places related to the Greek Gods or just would like to take a stroll through one of the many attractive towns every holidaymaker will find this island an absolute paradise. Crete also welcomes families with children with open arms. The beaches offer the smallest family members a lot of space to play and explore. Those interested in exploring the sea world further down will find a selection of scuba diving schools where you can make your diving license. A popular daytrip is the under nature conservation protected Palm Beach of Vai which can be found on the east side of the island. It is referred to as the Caribbean beach of Europe as its characteristics are a fine white sandy beach surrounded by old palm trees. One of the most beautiful and longest beaches Crete offers can be found in Rethymnon. This is a tourist town with many fish taverns in a Venetian port and numerous small souvenir shops.
One of the main attractions of Crete is the Samaria Gorge on the south side of the island which is the longest in Europe. Those who dare may take a hike along the cliffs. In the Diktaean Cave, that is one of 3000 mountain caves to be found on Crete, you can experience the starting point of Greek Mythology. A legend has it that Zeus was born and raised in the cave of Psycho which is located in Lasithi in Eastern Greece not far away from Heraklion. Another popular tourist attraction is the palace of Knosso which is one of the most well known archeological excavation sites in the world.
When paying a visit to the town of Heraklion you must plan to visit the archaeological museum as it is regarded as one of the most spectacular of its kind with unique artifacts. To round off a lovely day you should also plan to look up one of the many taverns. Here you can take in and be enchanted by the Greek folklore with Mediterranean flair until late into the night.


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Total rating of Vafes

4.0 out of 5 (11 Customer reviews)
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  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 29/07/2015, travel period: July 2015

    “Vafés is a small and sleepy village in western Crete. Anyone who wants to enjoy authetisches, Cretan life and plenty of rest, is very well cared for. But for trips you need a car. Actually, an ideal starting point. Chora Sfakion, Chania, Rethymno, etc. are all within an hour or less.”

    This review has been given for property no. 798978 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 29/04/2015, travel period: April 2015

    “Simple tiny place. Nice simple and authentic. Close many roads to explore Crete. Chania we found next to all the wonderful small roads with lots of nature and animals top.”

    This review has been given for property no. 798978 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Dutch. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Emilia wrote
    on 27/02/2015, travel period: April 2014

    “Small village with very familliar atmosphere.”

    This review has been given for property no. 212375

  • 5.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Gerhard wrote
    on 29/07/2014, travel period: June 2014

    “The owners live in the village and run an inn. Here breakfast and otherwise can be fed. In the evening you sit like the Greeks on the street or use the terrace. For breakfast 4 persons we paid € 12. All in the village were very friendly and helpful. Shopping facilities are not available, but very idyllic for walking.”

    This review has been given for property no. 798978 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Anke wrote
    on 31/10/2013, travel period: October 2013

    “Snacks can be purchased in the taverns in the village. Otherwise a car is important - shopping Vrisses (5 minutes by car) are good.”

    This review has been given for property no. 212376 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language