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50 km (31 miles) north of Lasithi plateau, 37 km (23 miles) east of Heraklion.
In its effort to serve mass tourism, the town of Malia has submerged whatever character it might once have had. The sandy beach, overlooked by the brooding Lasithi mountains, is backed by a solid line of hotels and vacation apartments. The town itself may not be worth a visit, but the Minoan Palace of Malia on its
outskirts definitely is.
As you approach Arkadi from the north, through the rolling lands at the base of Mt. Ida (one of the contenders in the dispute over the alleged...
Ayios Nikolaos is clustered on a peninsula alongside the gulf of Mirabello, a dramatic composition of bare mountains, islets, and deep blue...