Analipsi : Accommodation Only
Backed by mountains, traditional Analipsi makes a relaxing beach retreat. On Crete's north coast, east of Heraklion, this unpretentious resort has an old centre of paved lanes and rustic cottages, which trails it way down to a lovely beach.
Along here, you'll find long expanses of sand and pebbles supplied with sunbeds and sunshades and washed by satin-blue seas. When you're peckish, beachside tavernas lie ready and at night, join with the traditional eateries in the centre to offer mellow evening venues for enjoying delicious Cretan meals.
One of the beauties of Analipsi is its proximity to some of Crete's best-known sights, so while you're here, make sure you explore. Don't miss a visit to Heraklion's fabulous archeological museum, fascinating nearby Knossos or trips inland to experience the island's charming villages, rolling hills and medieval monasteries.