Discover The south coast Greece

Overall, the south coast is less constructed and less invaded by tourists (probably due to the sea wind that cools the temperatures). To the west, the port of Palaiochora is overlooked by the ruins of a Venetian fortress. The village, located on the peninsula, has conserved all its charm despite recent constructions. On the other side of the port is a beautiful sand beach which is very windy and therefore not clogged with tourists.

  • The south coast, Coasts, Crete
    The south coast

    A far cry from the urbanisation of the north, the south shows a far less developed side of the island.

    © Artur Kotowski / 123RF
  • Exploring nature, The south coast, Coasts, Crete
    Exploring nature

    There are many signposted paths you can take to enjoy a perfectly safe walk through the island's dramatic landscapes.

    © dziewul / 123RF
  • The south coast , The unspoilt coastline of southern Crete , Greece
    The unspoilt coastline of southern Crete

    Those who like to travel independently will be in their element up in the mountains that drop down into the Libyan Sea.

    © Roberto Fumagalli
  • Archaeological sites, The south coast, Coasts, Crete
    Archaeological sites

    The south of the island also offers an insight into Crete's ancient history, with various places of historic interest including the Phaistos site pictured here.

    © igabriela / 123RF
  • Traditional Crete, The south coast, Coasts, Crete
    Traditional Crete

    The many little fishing villages of the south have given rise to a great wealth of traditions.

    © Anastasy Yarmolovich / 123RF
  • The Matala coast, The south coast, Coasts, Crete
    The Matala coast

    You'll find various places of interest at the end of the beach here, such as these ancient Roman necropolises carved into the mountain.

    © Lucian Bolca / 123RF
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