Picture perfect paradise
Elafonisi, one of the most magnificent, movie-like beaches in the world can be reached in a less than 90 minutes’ drive from Erato hotel. It will be an excursion you will not regret, as you will have the chance to witness the unique turquoise waters, the blend of pink and white sand and the semi-secluded coves that stretch out through the huge beachline. More than that, Elafonisi is a protected area under the Natura 2000 initiative, being full of perennial cedars, dunes, and sand-lillies.
Chania Old Harbor – Timeless beauty and culture
What makes the Chania old harbor intoxicating is its unique combination of centuries of history, art and tradition with undiluted beauty! Visiting the old harbor you witness the long journey of time, where three different civilizations shaped this astonishing landscape. History and architecture will trace you back to the centuries where the Arabs, Venetians and Turks were ruling the city, inviting you to a walk through romance and mystery, having the monumental lighthouse in your background.
Take a step into the amazing little gift shops, try the colorful cafes, the sensational restaurants, and the taverns and bars that are welcoming you to a beautiful Cretan hospitality experience. Stroll around the Giali Tzamisi, the first mosque built by Turks in Crete, enjoy the view from the Firkas fortress built by Venetians four centuries ago and enter the Maritime Museum now hosted at its entrance. Engage into the vivid nightlife and witness the incomparable charm through a travel in time, mystery and culture.
Gramvousa – Nature at its finest and purest form
Have you ever seen a beach filled with superb turquoise waters that resemble a lagoon? Balos beach is inviting you to an unforgettable dive! Here, the pink and white sand are combined with amazing crystal-clear waters, forming a scenery that you will never forget. A colossal fortress of Gramvousa narrates a story of pirates and war over this strategical yet spectacular beauty! Let yourself be seduced by this unique storytelling, as told by the castle, the view and the colorful waters!
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