LOCATION OF VILLA ELISA
Many observers consider Chania the most beautiful city on Crete. The historical fortifications, the harbour warehouses dating from the Venetian period, Chania’s churches and the picturesque harbour, the narrow alleys and the teeming central market exude a typically Grecian charm and invite visitors to tarry and soak up the atmosphere of this traditional Cretan city.
An idyllic beach town with many small restaurants, cafes and a wonderful sandy beach for relaxation and rejuvenation.
LANDSCAPES & EXCURSIONS
This small island in the south westernmost corner of Crete is surrounded by sand beaches. It is accessible on foot through shallow water from the mainland beach area. The edge of the beach has a very unusual pink sand border and the atmosphere is similar to Caribbean beaches. The voyage from Stalos to Elafonissi is a highly recommended experience in itself.
A large open bay with extremely fine sand beaches. Steep mountainous slopes ascend from the water, creating a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay area.
North westernmost peninsula on Crete, together with two north lying islands. One of the nicest beaches on Crete awaits you here.
To reach the beach you must continue on foot an additional 1 ½ hours beyond the end of the road. The hike to the beach is interesting but also strenuous and not easily negotiated.
During the summer months an excursion boat departs daily at 9 o’clock for the Gramvousa peninsula.
A small city on the southern coast of Crete with the ruins of a Venetian fortress.
The trip from the north coast to the south coast of Crete is itself as interesting as the town of Paleochora. In the summer a boat ferries bathers from Paleochora to Elafonissi.
The Samaria National Park is situated in southwester Crete. The park, which was established in 1962 to preserve the original character of the Samaria Gorge, covers 48 square kilometres along the 18 kilometre long gorge, Europe’s longest gorge.
Between the up to 600 metre high stone walls of the gorge hikers can descend from the Omalos Plateau in the White Mountains (Levka Ori) to the southern coast of Crete. At the narrowest point in the gorge the walls are only 5 metres apart, and at the widest point the gorge opens up with a width of 40 metres.
Gestaltung & Realisierung
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