Kionia is located in a remote part of south Crete ideal for walkers and those who like to get away from it all. People who enjoy small uncrowded, secluded,quiet, unspoilt superb beaches.
Discover the small, authentic small villages around and just feel another way of life
A short walk to the east brings you to the long sandy beach of Ligres and Triopetra, or three rocks, while to the west you can reach the palm beach of Moni Preveli and ancient monastery of Preveli within a couple of hours on foot – or less than 20 minutes by car and of course the beach of Agios Pavlos to the east.
Visit the famous springs of Spili, just 30 minutes away, and the fishing harbour of Agia Galini (34 km).
Hike the little known but impressive gorge of Agios Antonios.
The Minoan sites of Faistos (52 km) and its recently discovered port at Komos, and the Roman city of Gortys are also within easy reach.
A short drive away, the Amari valley is a wonderful place to visit in the heat of the summer, where the traditional mountain villages with their plane trees, cool springs and kafenions are still untouched by tourism.
In spring the whole area is rich in wild flowers and there are marvellous walks in the mountains and along the sea from Agia Fotini to Moni Preveli and to Agios Pavlos and through traditional villages.
On the hill near the tavern of Agia Fotini you can still see the ruins of the ancient town Kionia, which flourished in the prominoan years. Today, the ruins of the town cover an area of more than 150 meters (from east to west) and 100 meters (from north to south), while the other half town is situated below the sea surface, in front of the tavern.
If you do start observing the surrounding area, you will notice traces of buildings and terraces that indicate the existence of Kionia. It is believed that when the town began to sink in water, inhabitants were forced to abandon it and move on higher areas, where the villages Kerames and Agallianos are now located.
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|Type:||Apartments - Studios||Marvelous view :|
|Pool:||No||Young Couples :|
|Dining:||Self Catering||Nice atmosphere :|
|Children:||Yes||Cheap & Chic :|
|Closed:||November to March||Family :|