One of the most famous beaches of Crete is Matala! Only after a ten-minute drive you find yourself in a unique environment sculptured by humans, the nature and time. Next to it there is Komos , a picturesque beach for those who prefer to enjoy their swimming in more quiet places , and after an adventurous 15-minute walk you get to see Kokkini Ammos, a former nudist golden sand beach where everybody is welcome.
If you like exploration and you are willing to step into an impressive gorge, you will be rewarded with Agiofaraggo. After a 30-minute drive and a 20-minute walk you reach a former place of monasticism, where there is nothing close to civilisation. We urge you to spend the night there just gazing at the starry night sky! Do not forget to take water and food with you!
A beach where the sea is always calm is Kala limania (40 minutes from Sivas). On the west you will find Agia Galini, Agios Pavlos, Triopetra (=the three rocks) and Preveli. A longer drive is needed, but the sight is worth the trouble!