Amfitriti
Great things to do near Amfitriti
Go have a look at Souda
Souda Bay is one of the largest and deepest harbours in the Mediterranean. Between the airport and Chania town this vast stretch of water is crisscrossed by boats, military and civilian ( don't take pictures of the military boats - it is strictly prohibited. The word souda”is derived from the Arabic language, and means narrow passage. This bay is now populated by the Greek Navy, NATO and a large American base and accounts for the ecletic and cosmopolitan atmosphere in the town.


Have a wander around
The original capital of the island (since 1971 that honour has been passed onto Heraklion) Chania is one of the prettiest towns in the whole of Greece (perhaps on a par with Monemvasia, Nafplion and Corfu town). The city is reputed to be the oldest city in the world, and the mix and match of Venetian and Turkish influences and architecture.


Visit the ancient site of Aptera
Here you can visit the remains of a very important city dating back to the 5th century BC. It really is a lovely walk, and with there being no admission charge, a great cheap day out!


Visit the palace of Knossos
Excavated in the year 1900 by an English archaeologist by the name of Sir Arthur Evans, this is a most impressive palace, and we recommend that you hire a guide in order to benefit from their wealth of information. This makes a great day out for all of the family.


Take a hike
Definitely recommended to take a guide with you, but no trip to Crete is complete until you walk along the deepest gorge in Europe, the Samaria Gorge.


Drive through the Amari valley
Perhaps the most breathtakingly beautiful drive on the entire island, in particular the stretch of road between Mount Idi and Mount Kedros.


Visit the Archaeological museum in Knossos
close to Heraklion Open Tuesday – Sunday from 09:00 till 19:00 and visit by far the worlds largest collection of Minoan artifacts.


Take a ferry over to Loutro
From the village of Hora Sfakia take one of the regular ferries over to this lovely tranquil spot.


Rethymnon wine festival
The last 7 days of July sees this annual event unfold in the public gardens. Be prepared to drink all the selection of wines from the same plastic cup direct from the barrel, and the local folk dancing will help to provide some focus!


Visit Kourna lake
A wonderful trip for lunch. You can rent a small boat fior half an hour and row yourself around the lake, then it's time to relax in one of the many waterfront tavernas.


Try the three Greek "O" 's : Olives, Octopus and Ouzo!
Treat yourself to a typical Meze a series of tiny dishes that accompany the aniseed based liquor, you can try an Ouzerie, that is similar to a Spanish Tapas bar and a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.


Bring out the botanist in you!
Coastal habitats have their own flora: see if you can spot the sea daffodil, with large white flowers, tamarisk trees, yellow horned poppies, or orchids.


Visit the Wetlands!
Ornothologists may spot the glossy Ibis, the crane, the white stork and a variety of egrets and herons, as well as warblers and wagtails. For the dedicated bird-spotters; Crete is one of the last strongholds in Europe of the Lammergeier, or Bearded Vulture with a wingspan of almost 3 metres. There are 9 to 10 pairs on the island and they frequent higher altitudes.


Visit the symbolic Arkadi Monastery
Situated approximately 25km south east of Rethymnon, the monastery is famous for the 1866 siege, when the Greeks rebelled against the Turks. Look round the lovely 16th Century Rococo church.


Ask for Dakos
A Cretan speciality served in most tavernas as a starter. Dried crusts soaked in tomatoes and topped with crumbled feta cheese – delicious!


Visit any "Zaxaroplastio" for a sweet pastry!
This complicated word Za-ha-ro-plastio means the popular pastry shops that have a large array of tiny, sticky, confections, using filo pastry, nuts, honey, figs and raisins and gooey chocolate cakes - naughty but nice...


Explore the back streets of Chania Harbour
tiny streets come alive with shops with ceramics, leather, clothes, jewellery to browse through, and if you get tired, try a coffee and a pastry in the cafes lining the picturesque harbour front.


Have a wander around Chania
The original capital of the island (since 1971 that honour has been passed onto Heraklion) Chania is one of the prettiest towns in the whole of Greece (perhaps on a par with Monemvasia, Nafplion and Corfu town). The city is reputed to be the oldest city in the world, and the mix and match of Venetian and Turkish influences and architecture.


Try the Cretan hooch!
Raki or Tsikoudia is distilled from the stalks and skins of grapes left over from wine pressing. It is drunk widely and you are likely to be offered a thimble-full glass of raki wherever you go. It can contain anything between 35-65% alcohol –you have been warned!


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