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Kamilari, an old village of 300 souls is about 1 km away from the main road between Festos and Matala. From our terraces you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea, Psiloritis, Crete’s highest mountain (2490 m), and the Messara, Crete’s most fertile plain that is covered with olive groves. You also have an excellent view of Festos, the Minoan Palace just opposite about 2 km away. The morning and evening sun illuminates this valley in a very special way (Messara in original Minoan means “valley of light”).

The mountain village Kamilari is an ideal starting point for motorcycle excursions and hikes to monasteries, beautiful beaches and wild canyons. You will find several typical Cretan taverns and a small supermarket here.

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- The old hippie town Matala with its caves and very beautiful beach
- Moni Preveli with its monastery and magnificent sandy beach
- Gortys, the ancient Roman city
- Festos, Agia Tiada, or Knossos, the three most important Minoan archeological sites etc....


Traveling by car:

Please contact me. I can arrange the car or motorcycle of your choice to be delivered to the airport for you.

Traveling by plane:

Pickup service is possible


Leisure activities in the area

  • Sea/Beach
  • Horseback riding
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Restaurants
  • National Historic Sites
  • Galleries / Museum
  • Cinema
  • Shopping
  • Fitness Center