There is a new paved road connecting the four beautiful beaches in south Rethimno. This road is not shown on the above map but you cannot miss it. Just follow the coastline ;) Agios Pavlos is the most known beach of this route. Lots of rooms to rent and lots restaurants can be located there. You hav...
Aghiofarago Greek Islands , Greece November 26, 2008 - 5.0
A small moderate unpaved road that leads to the entrance of Aghiofarago gorge. Aghiofarago is one of the most impressive and easy to cross gorges in Crete. A 20 min walk will lead you to a beautiful beach.
Note that if you run in a closed fence door, just open it to pass and then close it aga...
This is a part of the main road leading from Chania to
Sougia and it can be busy due the summer time. It's a nice
road with nice curves but with lots of blind sections.
The beautiful village of Sougia is just a few km away
Near Amygdalokefali village follow the road to Livadia village. A nice road that climbs down the mountain with continues hairpins and great sea view. From Livadia a new paved road (9/2008) follows the coastline, passing from lots of really small and quiet sandy beaches and from an old gypsum pit jus...
A bumpy road that climbs up to Mount Psilcritis. A nice road surface that gets better the higher you climb. Soon you arrive at Nidha Plateau, next to an unused ski resort, a path leads you to Idhon Cave, the birthplace of Zeus.
A nice mountain road that runs at the south side of
The views are magnificent through lots of
small villages and beside lots
of impressive gorges. There is a beautiful
lake over Zaros village. You can find some
restaurants and café there. Search for Vivi's
This is part of the main road that crosses the country of Rethimno from north to south. Its a nice part with great and fast curves but busy in the summer. Make a stop at Spili, a colourful village full of founds.
The route starts from the famous village of Askifou (known as Sfakia too), runs on top of Lefka Ori mountains and through the impressive gorge of Imbros with unbelievable views of Libyan (Southern Cretan) Sea. From Chora Sfakion you can take a boat to Loutro (a beautiful small village which can be a...
Nice fast and bumpy road that leads to the well known Preveli beach. The road gets better and better over the Preveli bay towards the Preveli monastery. Prevali itself has a beautiful palm beach, with a river dividing it in two, and only accessible on foot or by boat from Plakias village.
A small road that starts near the Nidha Plateau and leads up to Skinakas mountain top, at 1750 meters, the view is magnificent. On a clear day, you can see the Northern Cretan Sea and the Southern Libyan Sea. There is also an observatory up there, if you are really luck, it will be open.
A nice bumpy road leads from the Village Charakas to village
Paraninimfi. Good road surface and some nice corners,
plus great view to Mesara plateau and to sea of Liviko.
Near Paranimfi village you can visit Ampas Waterfall
(There are signs that lead you there). It's the biggest
A small bumpy road with nice tarmac leads you over Aradhena
gorge and through his famous bridge. If you are lucky,
you will see bungee jumpers at the bridge (it's the highest
bridge jump in whole Greece).
The road climbs up to Lefka Ori mountain and ends at Omalos Plateau. In summer time, when the gorge of Samaria is open, there is lot traffic at the road. There are lots of busses early at the morning moving up in order to move the tourists to Samaria Gorge and then moving empty back. At winter there...
From Imbros to Kalikratis it's a great mountain road
with some nice corners and great views. A small open
gorge will nice scenery follows to the way to Arghiroupoli.
Arghiroupoli is a nice small village with lots of founds
and platens, and of course with lots of good taverns.
The recently paved road that runs through Kalikratis gorge,
reminds me the famous alpine roads. A scary bumpy,
small and empty road, without barriers but with great
views of Libyan (Southern Cretan) Sea. Cause there are
not yet any signs, it's kind hard to find the gorge
entrance from Kali...
A good unpaved road leads from Kaloi Limenes village to
Moni (Monastery) Odigitrias. It's an easy unpaved road,
any bike can pass through. Half way through, you will
meet the road that leads to Aghiofarago
Continuous unpaved hairpins leading from the beautiful
Kapetaniana village down to a small village called Aghios
Ioannis. Just before the village don't miss to visit the
beautiful beach of Elygia. A unique scenery with the
church of Aghios Ioannis â€œhangingâ€ on the rocks above the...
Off roaders paradise. A marvelous route with great scenery and some difficult parts for suspension testing ;) There are lots of smaller roads
around and there no signs at all. If you think that you are going wrong just ask the sheepherders.
This is my favorite road in Crete. 20 km of perfect road surface and really nice curves to test your driving skills. The road runs 100+ meters over the coastline and gives you a spectacular view of the small bays below.
The road from Komitades to Fragokastelo is fast with nice
curves. Road from Fragokastelo to Rodhakino is still
bumpy but it's smaller and doesn't let you keep your speed up.
The views to Libyan (Southern Cretan) Sea are great.
Make a stop at Fragokastelo and visit his beautiful
An alternate road to visit the tourist village of Paleochora. This small and quiet road runs through a beautiful small gorge. There are lot great beaches around Paleochora. Pachia Ammos and Volakas are the most known ones
Kourtaliotiko gorge is about 6kms. A small road runs through this gorge. You have to be careful at the blind corners. During the summer there can be lots of buses using this route because its the main road leading to the well known Preveli Beach. In the middle of the gorge there is a stairway leadin...
Really nice curvy route over the wild Asterousia Mountains,
with great views of Libyan (Southern Cretan) Sea. Lendas
is a small tourist village with great beach.
Don't miss the WWII antiaircraft at the centre of
Apesokari village (just beside the church).
A nice bumpy mountainous road leads from the village Loukia
to village Kapetaniana. Good road surface and lots
hairpins, plus great view to Mesara plateau and to
sea of Liviko. Kapetaniana village it's an old
restored village restored with spectacular view to Liviko sea.
A medium off road route, with great view of Elafonisos
and Kedrodasos (Cedar forest). Don't miss to make a
stop at beautiful Elafonisos beach. The Elafonisos
Island can be accessed by foot with a small walk in the
water. The non paved road to Kedrodasos (Cedar forest)
is bad but the beach ...
This is an alternate way to go from the southern to northern Rethymno. A great quiet road that runs through forests, alongside small rivers and over mountains, etc. Really scary if you drive it at night! :-)
The route starts near Observatory, just before the road bar.
At the beginning the road is paved but soon you will be
on a trail that runs though Rouvas forest and goes down
to village Ghergheri. Just a few kms before Ghergeri village
the road is paved again. Above Ghergeri you can enjoy the ...
A fast road leads to the Cape of Sidhero. The scenery
is wild but unfortunately you cannot reach the
northern part cause of an army base.
The base is open for visit only once per year,
at 4 of February. Just before Sidhero Cape you
can visit the Vai Palm forest. Palm forest is the main
A bumpy and nice road leads from Paleokastro to Zakros.
The road continues with fantastic scenery over the
coastline until you reach the waterfront Kato Zakros.
There are lot taverns and cafes over the beach for
relaxation. Don't miss to visit the old road that connects
Zakros with Kato Za...
A small and recently paved (2007) road connects the village of Papadiana with Prodromi. After passing Prodromi village you will enter the impressive Anidhri gorge (check photos). Route ends at the tourist village of Paleochora. There are lots of great beaches around Paleochora village.
A bumpy mountainous road leads from the village Pompia to village Kaloi Limenes. Most of the road is mountainous with good road surface and some nice corners. A beautiful beach waits you once you reach near village Kaloi Limenes.
Most part of this small road is recently paved. The roads runs 100+ meters over the coastline with spectacular views, but you have to watch out for the opposite coming cars. The road is small as I saidâ€¦
One of the most dangerous roads in whole Crete. The views are spectacular but the small road is really dangerous after Zourva village. There
are lots of cars going from Meskla to Zourva taverns and they do not care what is going down the roadâ€¦ Watch out the ships and the animal droppings t...
20 km of easy off road driving. You can do it with any bike due summer. At winter time, the rain makes it a bit more difficult for non off road bikes. The unpaved road starts just a few km out of Vasiliki village. A mountain path will drive you though the wild Asterousia Mountains. Tripiti gorge is ...
This road is under construction. Lots parts of this route have been finished, but there are still roadworks on some of them. It a nice route up to Lefka Ori mountain with some great corners to test your driving skills.
Starting from Vrouchas, you can enjoy the magnificent view
of Elounda and Spinalonga Island. Climb down the mountain
and continue driving just beside the sea, between lots of
luxury hotels. I haven't done this route at summer time
but I believe that it will be full of traffic.
A magnificent bumpy road with spectacular view connects Xerokambos village with Ziros. The quiet mountain road continues south from Ziros to Goudhouras. There is a small lake near Xerokambos village, sometimes painted in a wonderful green color. Make a stop at Xerokambos and enjoy the great and quie...