boat trips

boat trips from Paleochora

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Sougia

A small village 45 min east of Paleochora by ferry. It offers a long pebble beach, a row of beachfront cafes and restaurants and a relaxing atmosphere. Should you get bored with lazing on the beach, there are also a number of beautiful walks you can do in the region.

For further information and tickets see the local travel agencies.

 

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Agia Roumeli 

The village is best known as the place you reach after hiking down through Samaria gorge. However, you can also use it as a starting point to go up into the gorge or for a gentle walk just to admire the bottom few kilometers of the gorge. After approx. 1,5 hours you will reach the famous “Iron Gates”, where the gorge is only 3 m wide.

Return to Agia Roumeli for traditional Greek lunch and a swim in the sparkling waters from the pebble beach.

For further information and tickets see the local travel agencies.

 

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Loutro

Like Agia Roumeli, Loutro can only be reached by boat or on foot. It may easily be the most romantic location hereabouts, although if you really want to enjoy the scenic environment, it is advisable to stay overnight since the daily ferry will pick you up not much more than an hour after dropping you off. 

For further information and tickets see the local travel agencies  

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Chora Sfakion

This characteristic traditional village of about 300 inhabitants is the end of the ferry line along the coast. From here you can catch the bus back to the north coast or one to take you further east along the south coast. Depending on the schedule and the season, a ferry may also depart from here to Gavdos.

For further information and tickets see the local travel agencies.

 

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Gavdos

Allow yourself some days to enjoy the beauty of Europe's most southerly spot, the tiny island of Gavdos. Here, were Calypso held Odysseus prisoner and where during the Venetian occupation pirates found shelter, you can today find a rich landscape and pristine beaches.

 

 

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Elafonissi 

This tiny island with white and pink sand, the unique colour being caused by thousands of broken seashells, is separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a metre deep. On reaching the island proper you will discover lots of tiny beaches on its south coast and a nature reserve in the middle. Sun beds and umbrellas are available and a couple of tavernas will cater to your culinary needs.
Since the water in the vicinity of Elafonisi are too shallow for the boat to drop you directly on the beach, be prepared for a 10 minute to walk from the landing stage to the beach!

For further information and tickets see the local travel agencies.