Knowing the island

During your stay in Faragi villas, apart from swimming in the swimming-pool and other activities, you can visit various places that would make your stay a real pleasant one. Crete is a island full of customs and traditions as well as with a lot of interesting places you can visit, where the wilderness of nature and the pale colours of immense light blue around it give you an enchanting picture wherever you are. Below are listed some of the many beaches of the island.

Beaches

Preveli

Setting off from Faragi villas we reach the beach of " Platanias ", just 2km away, where you can enjoy your bath but also sports in combination with the comforts that beach bars of the region offer, covering all the tastes for all hours. Water sports enthousiasts should definitely visit the beaches in " Perivolia " and Myssiria Rethimno, where they can try any sport they wish.

North and easternly, on the way to Heraklion just 10klm. you will meet Skaleta which is a quiet place for swimming. A little further (20km. ) there is the beach of " Panormo ", with the picturesque village. Even further , about 28 km, you will meet the beautiful settlement of " Bali ", where you will find splendid beaches and fresh fish tavernas.

North and westwards (to Chania) there are two of the most popular beaches of the prefecture: the " Episkopi " 15km away and a little further at about 27km the " Georgioupoli ". The last one is famous for its cold and clean waters.

Setting off from the villas and heading this time to the south you will find in 55km the beach " Rodakino ", in 28km the beach of " Plakias ", where there are a lot of taverns, cafes and bars and the " Ammoudi " in 36km, a frequent destination of nudists. Follows the known beach of " Preveli " in 35km and a little more westwards in 50km, will find in the wild landscape the quiet beach of " Kerame ". Other busy beaches in 50km are that of " Triopetras " and "Akoumia", while in 60km you meet the " Agia Galini " with the rich nightly life and the " Agios Pavlos ".

Faragi Villas are found roughly in the centre of Crete and thus the visit in all the parts of island, becomes fast and easily.

History

Arkadi

The visitors that they wish to know the history of the island, can begin their tour from the Venetian fortress " Fortezza " in the town of Rethimno. Important turning-point is also " Ancient Eleftherna " in 25km where the necropolis of Mykines era was discovered, but also the village " Margarites " in 26km with traditional workshops of ceramics and pottery. Another excursion can include the visit in " Arkadi " monastery, in 18km, which is celebrated 8 November, but also " Prevelis " monastery.

Nature

Nature lovers can know the particular morphology of the island with one famous and the bigger gorge of Crete, the Gorge of " Samaria " (90km. ) but also the gorges " Mills " (5km) and " Prasses " (9 km). Finally there is the gorge of " Kourtaliotissas> " on the street to southernly of the island. The cavern of " Meljdoni " is worth a visit 27km easternly from the villas and that of Zonianon " Sfentoni " in 50km.

Kournas's lake

Finally you can enjoy a walk in the one and unique lake of the island, in the region " Kournas " in 27km. westwards and north, but also the ascent in the highest mountain of Crete, the famous" Psiloritis " 60km. from the villas. It has height of 2.540 m. while in mount Dikti is found a cave where the birth of Zeus is speculated.

During your stay in the villas you can daily visit the town of Rethimno, taking walks in the picturesque alleys or admiring the sunset in some of the many cafeterias by the sea. The town allocates also a lot of restaurants with local, traditional but also international cuisine, as well as rich nightly life.

Psiloritis

Events

 Rethimno

Those who select Crete for their holidays there are many interesting and original events that are worth attending. In March takes place the spectacular parade of Carnival with thousands of people from all over Greece Each June the Feast of Wine in the centre of Rethimno and Renaissance Festival of Rethimno each year in July and August. Also National holidays that are celebrated with parade 25 March and 28 October

Distance from Rethimno: 5 km
Distance from shops: 2.5 km
Distance from Restaurants: 2.5 km
Distance from beach: 2.5 km