Crete

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Crete

Crete is breathtaking with its mountains and stunning nature.

Full of old traditions and live culture, friendly and smiling people, sleepy villages and bustling cities. All of this is surrounded by beautiful beaches and clear blue sea. The traditions and culture of Crete are deeply rooted in the people, the music, the dances and their food. Whatever you like to do on your holiday, you can do it in Crete. Crete offers a lovely environment, it’s safe with a very low crime rate and friendly people that are world known for their hospitality.

Big, big nature… and lots of it

No island in Greece does dramatic quite like Crete. Mountain ranges have risen across the island, with cloud-piercing tips sending water cutting through the limestone terrain to leave a legacy of more than 400 canyons and gorges that have rightly gained cult status amongst ramblers. If you know one gorge already, it will likely be the Samaria Gorge, in Chania’s Sfakia province, starting at the White Mountain’s Omalos Plateau and descending through a magical landscape of pine and cypress trees. You’ll hike through a narrow path with vertical walls rising 500m above you, emerging at the seaside village of Agia Roumeli.

Unique destination

Lyttos Mare is located in the area of Anissaras in Crete. Chersonissos with its nightlife and colour is just 5km away and the city of Heraklion is only 23km away. The distance from the N.Kazantzakis airport is 20km and 22km to the port of the city.

Hersonissos

Hersonnisos is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Crete. Countless cafes, shops and restaurants create a unique cosmopolitan mosaic! In the evening, the centre is transformed to a lively and vivid town. The old village of Hersonissos as well as the villages of Koutouloufari and Episkopiano, boast panoramic views over the harbour of Hersonissos.

Lyttos Mare

The hotel is just 5 km away from Hersonissos’ centre, close to the famous sites of the island and it can serve as a starting point to excursions regardless of the destination.

About the area

Just 25km kilometres east of Heraklion is Hersonissos.

Beaches

You’re probably here for the beaches, of which there are plenty to choose from in Limenas Hersonissos, Malia and Stalis, which are all magnets for young, fun-loving tourists, with white sand and beautiful water to swim in. So be sure to visit the long sandy beach at Anissaras (a stone’s throw from Hersonissos), Limanakia, Sarantaris, and Analipsi.

Sightseeings

On the Hersonissos waterfront, you’ll find the 17th or 18th century church of Agios Nikolaos, and to the north, where you reach Megalo Horio, a forest of 3,000 bear-berry, oak and carob trees, and the settlements of Koutouloufari and Piskopiano, where a former olive oil refinery houses an Agricultural Museum.

The largest island in Greece

The largest island in Greece, Crete is renowned for its pin-up beaches, wild natural beauty, exquisite cuisine and thousands of years of culture and history As Crete’s most celebrated author, Nikos Kazantzakis (of Zorba the Greek fame), once wrote: “The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force coursing warmly and beneficently through their veins, sensing their soul beginning to grow.”