West Crete

The west coast of Crete is considered to be one of the most admired regions of the island as it combines all the virtues of Crete; magnificent sandy beaches, pure, wild landscape, rich flora with unique herbs and flowers as well as all the particular elements of the Cretan tradition.

This magical journey begins with the chance to explore Balos and Elafonisi, beaches that are ranked in the Top 10 Beaches in Europe by users or any other of the numerous beaches of Western Crete.

Besides from all those natural beauties, visitors can taste the traditional cuisine in a variety of small local taverns which can be found around the beautiful villages, savor wine and tsikoudia, the well renowned cretan drink in the company of locals or go fishing and enjoy trips around Western Crete.
Even though the area of Elafonisi is mainly known for the tropical beach with the turquoise waters and the golden pink sand, the area has a lot more to offer. Visitors can be part of numerous eco- activities or excursions and trips around the area.
Spreading from Balos and Falasarna to Sfinari, Livadia, Elafonisi and Krios peninsula in Paleohora, Western Crete welcomes its visitors to a memorable experience close to nature and tradition.