A guide to the area of Akrotiri. Tourist facilities, regional information and image gallery. Akrotiri with its scenic landscape provides a relaxing, refined country break away from the pressures of urban life. Its numerous monasteries, from the oldest in Crete, played a significant role in the history of the area. Gorges of outstanding beauty offer a unique hiking experience, breathtaking views and the joy of exploration...
The family run Aloni Suites lie in Chorafakia village, in the peninsula of Akrotiri with distant views of the sea and spectacular sunsets. Within 5 minutes drive there are 3 beautiful beaches, as well as supermarkets and taverns. The Aloni Suites offer spacious apartments, each containing kitchen, living room and bathroom. Standard amenities include a telephone, TV and air conditioning. In addition to the main swimming pool and adjoining children’s pool there is an indoor complex containing heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gymnasium and billiards’ room. Traditional home cooked meals and refreshing drinks are served at the on-site poolside bar. The area features sites of historical and religious interest, monasteries and caves and wonderful walking paths. Aloni Suites are located 7km from the airport, 12 km from Chania and 15 km from the port of Suda. Hotel Rooms: 16
Nostalgia Villas are positioned in Horafakia (about ten minutes walk from the little village) overlooking the breathtaking bay of Kalathas. They are consisted of five apartments. Each occupies its one floor with its own separate entrance, a spacious lounge with sofa (which can be used for extra sleeping space) one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, kitchenette and dinning area with mini cooker and fridge, bathroom with shower and WC, air conditioning and sea facing verandah. There is also a swimming pool with a shallow area for the children. Nostalgia Villas are ideal for a laid back type of holidays.
The spotless, well appointed, villas and apartments (recommended by "Rough Guide to Greece"), which can accommodate 2 to 6 people, come complete with private bathrooms, kitchenettes and balconies with wonderful views. The villas and apartments vary in style and location and are within two minutes of the beach. Blue Beach has a swimming pool and a taverna with bar with a great panoramic view to the beach and to the impressive mountains.
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Chania International Airport, "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" (IATA: CHQ, ICAO: LGSA) is an international airport located 14km east from Hania, near Souda on the Akrotiri penisula. It is named after Ioannis Daskalogiannis, a Cretan revolutionary against Ottoman rule in the 18th century and is a joint civil - military airport (Souda Air Base). Access:By public bus and Taxi (~16 euros) Airport facilities: Police Station, Parking, Snack bar, ATM, Dutyfree, gift - souvenir shops, local nutrition products. Telephones:Information desk +30 28210 83800 - 83805
At a time that living organisms are disappearing at an alarming rate, especially through habitat destruction, the Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna of the Technical University of Crete, which extends to 30 hectares, constitutes a small but important area where native plants and co-existing animals are protected and can develop without human intervention. Up to now 250 different plant species that grow naturally in habitats of the Park have been identified, while their systematic documentation is still in progress. The development of new ecological units (“habitats”) began in areas of the Park that have been cultivated in the past. These will include plant species of Crete that do not grow naturally in the Park. Two such units, the wetland and the coastal habitats have already been launched. www.park.tuc.gr/
An article where Stelios Asmargianakis describes his experience of sea kayak, through a two-day trip to the north of Chania as it took place in mid February 2012. The whole journey is about 40 km, and is characterized by the absence of beaches for easy approaching and relaxing as well as exposure to the elements of the Cretan Sea.