South Crete Route 9
Secrets of the south coast of Crete
Medieval castle, built by Venetians in 1374, can be called as a symbol of fighting for Crete's freedom and independency. Castle was built in order to protect Noblemen and theirs properties from pirates and constantly rebellious peasants of Sfaki, who were standing for freedom of their country.
Small finishing village that is located on the south coast of island, is considered to be a special part of Crete. Sfakia is quite unique as an area that is still untouched by a mass tourism. The harbor of Sfakia offers ferries and taxi boats to the other villages. Here you may leave your car to continue you trip across the sea.
Agia Roumeli is a unique place where you can enjoy the clear waters, stunning wild mountains , and deep crystal clear waters of Libyan Sea. The village is quite isolated as you can get here here only by sea or by foot, and if you do not hurry back to the hotel, a good idea is to stay at least for one night and enjoy all the beauty of this place.
Samaria Gorge is one of the main attractions of the island of Crete. It is located in the western part of the island, in the mountains Ori Lev, begining in Ksiloskalo Omalos plateau and ending at Agia Roumeli. This is the longest gorge in Europe, 18 km long, with an unusually beautiful nature, rare species of animals and endemic plants of Crete . Duration of the passage is 4-8 hours, so we offer you a brief visit to the gorge, reaching the mid in order to to plunge into the depths of the beauty of this place and leisurely return to the village of Agia Roumeli.