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Hiking in Palekastro area with view to Kastri hill and to Kouremenos bay

The small plateau south of Palekastro and the pictursque chapel in the midst

Sunrise in Karoumes bay, exceptional beach between Palekastro and Kato Zakros

Windsurfing in Kouremenos Bay

The bay of Kato Zakros and the Deads Gorge in the background

Palm Beach Vai, 7km north of Palekastro village

Xerokambos Beach, 10km south from  Zakros

East Crete

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Palm Beach VaiThe eastern corner of Crete is known as being the most uncpoilt area of the island. It has a great deal more to offer than "sun, sea and sand", it offers a real insight into the way the Cretan people live. It is therefore ideal for the individual traveler.

Eastern Crete is one of the safest areas in the world, the criminality rate has always been particularly low, almost naught. The experts claim that here you should search for the different, calm and smiley landscape of eastern Crete!


If you seek peace and quiet, isolated beaches, taverns and 'cafenions' frequented by the locals, a chance to participate in all local events, then this is for you!

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We want ουr visitors to really experience our traditions and culture, to meet the locals and take part in festivals of singing and dancing and, of course, sample the real local cuisine.

We have found ουr best means of advertisement to be word of mouth and see clients returning year after year, which proves that ουr policy works.



Being one of the most southerly parts of Europe, Crete enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year! In the summer months, the heat is alleviated on the north coast by the breezes of the "Meltemi". The start of the break-up of the long, dry months usually begins at the end of October. January and February form the real winter, yet often have lovely bright, sunny, warm days.


This website made by the Hoteliers Association of Itanos municipality with the collaboration of Municipal Enterprise and the Professional association, in order to facilitate your visit in our municipality.

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