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Crete Island / Archaeological Sites / Balos & Elafonissi Beach Areas / CretAquarium

Crete is Greece’s largest island and the fifth largest island of the Mediterranean, very popular for the unique sandy beaches, the perfect terrain, and warm hospitality!

Crete is considered to be a place of great significance and importance because there it was born the western civilization, four thousand years ago.

6km southeast of Heraklion, the Capital of Crete, you should visit the Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

The Palace of Knossos illustrates the Minoan Civilization’s importance according to the luxury materials, lavish interiors, impressive size and great architecture advancement.

The Archaeological Museum, constructed on 1933-1937, is a very important archaeological site, featuring a great selection of Minoan antiquities and Minoan arterfacts.

Chania, is the island’s most beautiful city, whereas are also located two famous beaches worldwide, Balos Beach and Elafonissi Lagoon.

Balos Beach is situated in the north-west side of Crete, offering to its visitors a unique experience, to spend a wonderful day, with its crystal clear blue waters, and the white sand.

However, please note that the access to Balos beach is not so easy. You can drive up to 1 km away and then continue walking down the cliff, or you may take the boat from Kissammos, an hour trip, in order to reach the absolute paradise. Alternatively, we may arrange for a helicopter to take you easily on this heaven!

Elafonissi Beach, (situated 75km southwest of Chania) a hidden paradise, is as well a unique and fantastic beach all over the world, because of its pink/white sand and emerald waters. The landscape features wild beauty with palm trees, dunes, white lilies, several rare species of animals and birds. While spending your summer holidays in Crete, you should definitely visit both Balos and Elafonissi Beach areas.

Elafonissi Beach
Balos Beach

Our marvellous Villa One and Only Crete, situated in Chania will complete your ultimate Cretan experience!

Within the variety of several activities available to choose from during your stay in Crete, you should not miss to visit the popular CretAquarium (Thalasokosmos), located 14km from Heraclion city and near the famous resorts at Elounda, Hersonissos and Malia.

In CretAquarium there are available 2.000 Mediterranean and tropical organisms. A full tour will last approximately 2 hours, whereas the visitors will have the opportunity for a depth experience through the use of microscopes, touch screens and periscopes.