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Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.
Glyka Nera beach is on the south coast of Crete in the Libyan Sea. The narrow coastal strip has neither a source of shade for visitors, so here you can always rent a beach chair and umbrella.
Near the beach flowing fresh water source from which you can get a drink of water or to wash off the salt water.
The beach has pebble and lie on it is not very convenient, so you need to stock up on comfortable sun beds.
Because of its remoteness from the city, here are rarely drop in tourists, so this place is very secluded and incredibly soothing.
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Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.9
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.22
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.14
The Gorge of Aradena
Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.39
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.20
Fortress of Spinalonga
Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.30
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.44
Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.21
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.30
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
The Leper Island Spinalonga
A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.29
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.14