There are many unspoilt beaches within easy reach and in the nearby Village of Platanos, there are shops, cafes and tavernas. Just a short ten minute drive from the villas will take you to the crystal impressive golden sands and clear unsspoilt turquoise waters of Falasarna Beach (voted one of the top five best beaches in Greece) and an interesting archaeological site showing the Hellenistic ancient port and city.
Visit Milia Traditional Village an authentic 17th century mountain settlement which has been transformed into an eco-friendly tourist complex which seems to have sprouted from the lands of Crete. Enjoy a daily walking trip around Milia - 2 hours, to gorge of Polyrhynnia – 4 hours, to gorge of Topoliannou – 3 hours, to gorge of Deliannou – 1.5 hours walking and 30 minute drive (26km) to reach the entrance, and don't leave this special place before you try the typical cretan cuisine that is famous for being among the healthiest around the world at Milia's restaurant.
Around fifty minutes drive south of Falasarna Villas is the beautiful beach of Elafonissi where one can get lost exploring the island of Elafonissi (Deer Island) which is unique for the cedar sand dunes and unspoilt natural habitat.
Falasarna Villas' guests will also have the opportunity to walk the famous Gorge of Samaria which at 17 kilometers long, is granted as the longest in Europe.
Try some exquisite local fresh fish and traditional dishes from the world famous healthy Mediterranean diet at one of the local tavernas or restaurants.
Visit Chania town (47km), with its lovely Venetian fishing harbour ringed with cafes and tavernas. Check out the Archaeological Museum, housed in a former church, plus the romantic cobbled alleys lined with arty boutiques and a market selling local handicrafts and handmade jewellery.
The Gorge of Therisso (named also Eleftherios Venizelos) is located near the city of Chania (15km) and deserves a visit, even with a vehicle, combined with a visit at the historical village of Therisso, that is built at the foot of the White Mountains at an altitude of 580 meters. The main gorge is six kilometers long. The vertical cliffs are impressive and the lush vegetation has nothing to envy of the other Chania Gorges.
Don't miss to visit the nearby Botanical Park, this new and interesting venture lies only 18 kilometers outside the city of Chania, in the foothills of the magnificent White Mountains. During the hot summer months (June, July, August), the best time to schedule your visit is early in the morning to avoid the strong heat. You can complete your experience there with a delicious meal in the park’s restaurant which uses only local, organic and seasonal produce.
Would you like to learn more about olive oil? Just a few kilometers inland from Kolymbari and within a Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) area, are the olive groves of the Astrikas Estate. Biolea specializes in estate-produced stone-milled and cold-pressed organic olive oi.Biolea’s stone-mill was built specifically to welcome tourists and to hold presentations and olive oil tastings. The factory stays open all year: tours are by appointment only. Tel: 28240 23281.
Explore the small, beautiful Rethymno old town (105km), with its cobbled streets lined by pastel-coloured buildings, Ottoman-era minarets and Italianate churches and fountains, plus the harbour guarded by an imposing 16th-century Venetian fortress.
Catch the high speed catamaran to a day trip at unique Santorini from Heraklion Airport which departs every day at 9:45am and takes around 2 hours. The return ferry leaves Santorini at 6pm each day or you may prefer to stay for a night to soak up the islands magical nighttime atmosphere.
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