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Kalo Horafi beach

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Kalo Horafi, situated about 37km east of Rethymno and 43km west of Heraklion, is the former site of the 317 Agii Pateres Pelekida (317 Holy Fathers) monastery. While the original monastery cells no longer exist, a more recent chapel has been erected in their place. The area, known as Kalo Horafi, is marked by the rugged beauty of the Cretan landscape, complete with the towering Talean mountains and verdant ravines.

A brief unpaved path (200m), starting from the point on the main road where the Chnaris tavern stands, leads to a charming small beach facing the west. The beach, adorned with pebbles, is rarely crowded. Aside from the tavern and a few villas, the area is largely undeveloped. The beach is also recognized as Vossako, as it marks the beginning of the Vossako ravine, which leads to the Vosako monastery after a walk of approximately 1-1.5 hours. The monastery, which is dedicated to Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), was in ruins until recent restoration works unveiled a hidden treasure of the Cretan religious heritage that you should definitely visit (via Doxaro village).

Additionally, there is a second, smaller pebbly beach with a rocky seabed located just behind the northern end of the main beach, which is easily reachable on foot. This beach, named Vrahi beach, is perfect for snorkelling (but only on calm days).

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Kalo Horafi beach?

Kalo Horafi beach is a beautiful beach located in the southern part of Crete, Greece.

Is Kalo Horafi beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Kalo Horafi beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it perfect for swimming.

Is Kalo Horafi beach crowded?

Kalo Horafi beach is not usually crowded, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

What activities can be done at Kalo Horafi beach?

Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling at Kalo Horafi beach. There are also hiking trails nearby for those who enjoy exploring.

Is there any accommodation near Kalo Horafi beach?

Yes, there are several accommodations near Kalo Horafi beach, including hotels, apartments, and villas.

What is the best time to visit Kalo Horafi beach?

The best time to visit Kalo Horafi beach is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Is there any restaurant or cafe near Kalo Horafi beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Kalo Horafi beach, serving traditional Greek cuisine and refreshing drinks.

What is the water colour of the Kalo Horafi beach?

The water colour of the Kalo Horafi beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Kalo Horafi beach?

The Kalo Horafi beach has pebbles as its sand type.

What is the water depth of the Kalo Horafi beach?

The Kalo Horafi beach has a normal water depth.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Kalo Horafi beach?

The sea surface at the Kalo Horafi beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Kalo Horafi beach?

The Kalo Horafi beach crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the Kalo Horafi beach?

Food and water are available nearby the Kalo Horafi beach.

What is the access to the Kalo Horafi beach like?

The Kalo Horafi beach access is through a dirt track.

What other activities can be done at the Kalo Horafi beach?

The Kalo Horafi beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. The air-conditioned holiday home also offers a seating area, washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. Guests can enjoy the pool with a view at White Boutique Homes – Serenity.

Venetian Walls is 35 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 36 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 39 km from White Boutique Homes – Serenity, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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The apartment comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The apartment offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at White Boutique Homes – Euphoria.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 36 km from the accommodation, while The Palace of Knossos is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 39 km from White Boutique Homes – Euphoria, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Featuring a PS4, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms with a hot tub and a shower. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided.

The villa offers a hot tub. If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, hiking and walking tours are possible in the surroundings and Promitheas Villa, Sea Side Resort, By ThinkVilla can arrange a car rental service.

Bali Beach is 1.9 km from the accommodation, while Bali Beach North is 2.4 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 51 km from Promitheas Villa, Sea Side Resort, By ThinkVilla, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Boasting garden views, MariMar offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around a few steps from Livadi Beach. It has a garden, barbecue facilities, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home is fitted with 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The holiday home offers a picnic area.

Bali Beach is 700 metres from MariMar, while Bali Beach North is 1.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 51 km from the accommodation.

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The villa features 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and an oven, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen free of charge.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. A shared, outdoor swimming pool is available on site and both hiking and diving can be enjoyed within close proximity of Villa Gala.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Baboo Beach, Livadi Beach and Bali Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 52 km from Villa Gala, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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The villa with a terrace and sea views has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 3 bathrooms with a walk-in shower.

Staff at the villa are available to provide advice at the 24-hour front desk.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Oraia Eleni Villa, infinite coastal views, By ThinkVilla, while snorkelling and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Bali Beach is 1.7 km from the accommodation, while Bali Beach North is 2.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 50 km from Oraia Eleni Villa, infinite coastal views, By ThinkVilla, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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