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Falássarna (GR: Φαλάσαρνα)is a quiet resort, with small hotels, apartments and taverns, close to the wonderful sandy beach. There are also many spots for free camping. Falassarna used to be the port of ancient Polyrinia. The peak of the city of Falassarna was during the Hellenistic period and at the time the city had its own coin. Its port was closed and surrounded by walls and it was connected to the sea with a canal.
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The site was first discovered by a teacher who noticed that two pupils were playing football using a minoan vase as a ball!. He mentioned the fact to the authorities and the excavations that followed unearthed about 300 tombs of the Late Minoan III period (1450-1100 BC). As the tombs had not been yet looted, the archaeologists found significant treasures like vases, weapons, statuettes, jewels etc. It is obvious that such a big cemetery should belong to a big city which, despite the extended investigations of the archaeologists, has not been discovered yet.
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Due to its strategic location, Gramvoussa was fortified by the Venetians, who built a well-fortified castle on the top of a steepy rock at an altitude of 137 m. Construction on the castle of Gramvoussa started in 1579 and ended in 1582.
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Surrounded by olive groves, 40 metres from the beach of Rodakino in Crete, Polyrizos Hotel features a traditional restaurant with Cretan food. Rooms overlook Plakias Bay or the lush gardens. Featuring a furnished balcony or patio rooms at the Hotel Polyrizos include air conditioning, a fridge and satellite TV. Each room has a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer.
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At the end of the canyon that traverses the area of Rodakino lies the beach of Korakas at the bay of the same name. It is a nice, wide and 400m long beach, with clear waters and small grayish sand and pebbles. There are a few accommodation options in family run apartment complexes and a few taverns on the beach front. Umbrellas and sun beds are also available at the eastern part. The headland to the east separate Korakas Beach from another lovely beach named "Klimata". At the east side of that headland there is a small fishing harbour and along its coast there are sharp rocks in the shape of a crow's beak (Kórakas GR: Κόρακας, means crow) thus giving the name to the bay.
at 45.5km (SE) from Park for the Preservation of Flora & Fauna
At the beautiful small village of Kanevos on the road from Rethimno to Plakias, a little before the imposing gorge of Kotsifos you will find Iliomanolis tavern. Mrs Maria an experienced cook, will offer you her best specialties made with fresh pure Cretan products, and your lunch, breakfast or dinner will be one of the most pleasant experiences in Crete.
at 45.9km (W) from Park for the Preservation of Flora & Fauna
The village of Sfinari is blessed with many water sources so it is overwhelmed with trees and flowers. Fresh fish is guaranteed as it abounds in the sea around the village, dolphins are often seen in the sea. To the rocks near the beautiful beach of Sfinari come the seals to give birth to their babes. The village offers many rooms for accommodation and there are taverns in the village and by the beach in the trees that cover the sea side.
at 46.3km (E) from Park for the Preservation of Flora & Fauna
Located on the sandy beach of Platanias, Minos Mare Royal offers rooms with flat screen TVs and CD/DVD players, hot tub and a spa centre with sauna and indoor pool. Surrounded by gardens, Minos Mare Royal offers rooms and suites featuring free internet. The rooms also have a balcony overlooking the pool, the gardens or the sea. The Royal Restaurant offers views of the pool and serves a rich breakfast buffet. The a la carte restaurant Poseidon serves Mediterranean cuisine in a beach-side setting. The Queen’s Wine Bar serves a large wine selection, as well as refreshing cocktails. Hotel Rooms: 75
at 46.4km (E) from Park for the Preservation of Flora & Fauna
Family owned business located in the most popular resort of the north coast of Rethymnon. Only 5km away from the city of Rethymnon and only 100 m from the long sandy beach. Amaril features 5 studios and 3 apartments for 2-4 persons each. They are fully equipped, with large balconies or verandas. All the apartments have TV.
at 46.5km (E) from Park for the Preservation of Flora & Fauna
Set in a beautifully landscape garden, facing the crystal-clear sea as well as beach, this family-run apartment hotel welcomes guests looking to enjoy a relaxing, sun-filled holiday on Crete. Each of the guest units includes a large balcony, which are the perfect spot for watching great sunsets or the sparking lights of the town. Marinos Beach impresses with its facilities such as the large outdoor pool, separate childrens pool and playground. Watch your children have fun while you soak up the sun on one of the sun loungers on the beach. The restaurant is open all day long and serves hearty breakfasts and delicious Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner. All meals are prepared with fresh produce, most of which is grown in Marinos private vegetable garden.