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Situated 89km southeast of Iraklion, close to the village of Arvi, lies Faflagos. This small coastal community is nestled at the base of a valley traversed by the river Blavaris or Blavopotamos. The river is typically dry during the summer months and originates from Kato Symi. The village overlooks a sprawling beach scattered with peaceful inlets. The surrounding area is abundant with greenhouses cultivating bananas and fresh vegetables. The beach’s characteristic feature is its coarse grey sand. The village offers only basic amenities like a few rooms for rent, a canteen, and a handful of trees providing shade on the beach.

Adjacent to the west of Faflagos is the extensive beach of Latomia, fringed by greenhouses and open farms, primarily operated by Arvi’s inhabitants. The beach is primarily sandy with grey coarse sand and abundant rocky areas, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling and seclusion. Latomia stretches along the Xerokambos area, renowned for its magnificent marble rock formations previously exploited for commercial use. Reflecting its history, Latomia translates to quarries in Greek, a nod to the local stone extraction industry.

In close proximity to Faflagos stands the church of Agia Paraskevi. The site was formerly home to the Agios Prokopios monastery, which was devastated by the Arabs. This led the monks to abandon the coast and erect a new monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary in 855, in a location concealed from the sea. The Panagia Keralimeniotissa monastery, translating to Virgin Mary – The Lady of the Ports, still stands majestically at the same spot and remains a notable attraction. Legend has it that pirates once stumbled upon the monastery, pillaged various relics, and then fled by ship. The monks beseeched Panagia to punish the pirates, resulting in a fierce storm. The pirates begged for mercy, promising to return the plundered goods and vowed to safeguard the monastery from other pirates. True to their word, they returned the stolen items and the weather subsided. Years later, they gifted a golden bell and a silver boat featuring Panagia at the helm with an inscription “To the Lady of the Ports”. Since then, all passing boats have stopped to pray to “The Lady of Ports”, giving the monastery its present name of Keralimeniotissa.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the meaning of Faflagos beach?

Unfortunately, there is no known meaning or origin of the name Faflagos beach.

Is Faflagos beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Faflagos beach is suitable for swimming as the water is clear and calm.

Are there any water sports activities available at Faflagos beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Faflagos beach.

Is there any accommodation available near Faflagos beach?

There are a few hotels and apartments available near Faflagos beach.

Is Faflagos beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Faflagos beach is suitable for families with children as the water is calm and shallow.

Is there any restaurant or cafe available at Faflagos beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes available at Faflagos beach.

Is Faflagos beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, Faflagos beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are no facilities available for them.

What is the water colour of the Faflagos beach?

The water colour of the Faflagos beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Faflagos beach?

The Faflagos beach has fine pebbles as sand.

What is the water depth of the Faflagos beach?

The Faflagos beach has a normal water depth.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Faflagos beach?

The sea surface at the Faflagos beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Faflagos beach?

The Faflagos beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Faflagos beach?

Food and water are available nearby the Faflagos beach.

What is the access to the Faflagos beach like?

The Faflagos beach is accessible via a paved road.

What other activities can be done at the Faflagos beach?

The Faflagos beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing. There is also tree shade available.

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Each unit features a terrace offering sea views, a flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchen and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. An oven, a toaster and fridge are also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

A car rental service is available at the apartment.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 75 km from Soso’s Apartments -Vacations Next to the Beach, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer, while the kitchen features an oven, a fridge and a stovetop. Kitchenware and kettle are also featured.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 75 km from the apartment.

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Located in Psari Forada and only 1 km from Sidonia Beach, Metochi Olokalon, Sidonia provides accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The holiday home is located on the ground floor and is equipped with 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, an oven, a washing machine, a microwave and a fridge. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a terrace. Guests can also relax in the garden.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 76 km from Metochi Olokalon, Sidonia, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace, Nikkon Luxury Living is set in Arvi. It has a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool, sea views and free WiFithroughout the property.

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The villa offers an outdoor fireplace. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Nikkon Luxury Living, while cycling and fishing can be enjoyed nearby.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 65 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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