Crete is a world of natural wonders. Sea-sculptured coasts, fabulous sandy beaches and deep gorges are contrasted by palm-tree shaded coasts, rugged mountains, silvery olive groves and cedar-covered sandy islets. An impressive and magnetic landscape imprinted by each era of the island’s rich history and culture: ancient ruins of the glorious Minoan civilization, byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses, historic monasteries and the very unique Cretan customs and traditions. Crete cannot described with a pen. You have to breath the Cretan air, listen to the fold songs, see the lively local dances performed by agile dancers, drink the local drink “tsikoudia” or “raki”, taste the Cretan cuisine, laze under the Cretan sun!
Pefki village is a hideaway gem in Eastern Crete. Amphitheatrically set on 410 m above sea level and 7 km from the coast, overlooking the Pefki gorge and the Libyan sea.
It is handily close to the restaurants, bars and shops of Makrygialos, the golden beaches, hiking trails and attractions of the Eastern Crete. At the same time, it enjoys the tranquility and authenticity of village life.
The village has preserved many of the typical characteristics and architecture of local culture; small stone-built houses close one to another, cobbled little alleys, picturesque churches, a historic cistern, an olive press and a “kafeneion” (café/taverna).
HOW TO GET THERE
Sitia airport (40 km from Pefki village). During the summer there are flights to Sitia airport directly from some European cities or via Athens. Heraklion airport (120 km from Pefki village). Many international and domestic airlines fly to Heraklion airport.
There are daily ferry boats from and to Piraeus port. The ferry boats leave in the evening and they perform the voyage during the night. Arrival is usually at 06.30 in the morning. Book a cabin for a more restful trip.