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With approximately 700 inhabitants Pitsidia is the largest village in the region, which is also the administrative of Matala, where only very few people live in wintertime. The former fishermen and farmer village Pitsidia with its narrow lanes and colourful gardens is situated near to the beautiful beaches of Komo Beach and Matala. It still offers a kind of the old Matala flair from the seventies.
Pitsidia has kept its originality and the inhabitants are well known for their typical Cretan hospitality. Olive trees and the production of the oil , cultivation of wine and also the fishery still define everyday life. In many small businesses you can buy these products.
Finally Pitsidia is generally known in Greece for its above average old citizens ...

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Traveling by plane:

The distance from Heraklion Airport to Pitsidia is about 70 km.


Leisure activities in the area

  • Sea/Beach
  • Horseback riding
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Water skiing
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Mountain climbing
  • Restaurants
  • National Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Birding

Leisure activities offered a greater distance away

  • Lake/river for swimming
  • Theater
  • Cinema