Akrotiri Peninsula attractions

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Moni Agias Triadas

Akrotiri Peninsula’s major cultural site, the impressive and beautiful 17th-century Moni Agias Triadas, is an active monastery with a rich library and is well worth a visit for its altarpiece, Venetian-influenced do…
Beach in Akrotiri Peninsula

Marathi Beach

On the eastern side of Akrotiri Peninsula the pleasant beach of Marathi is a lovely spot beyond the NATO base with two sandy coves and turquoise waters on either side of a small pier. The ruins of Ancient Minoa are …
Beach in Akrotiri Peninsula

Seitan Limania

While it might be a white-knuckle drive down hairpin bends to get here, the incredibly vivid turquoise waters of this secret cove are more than worth it. Take in the views from the top or brave the steep, rocky path…
Monastery in Akrotiri Peninsula

Moni Gouvernetou

The 16th-century Moni Gouvernetou, 4km north of Moni Agias Triadas, may date as far back as the 11th century, from a time when an inland sanctuary was an attractive refuge from coastal pirates. The building itself i…
Monastery in Akrotiri Peninsula

Moni Ioannou Erimiti

From Moni Gouvernetou it’s around a 2km (30-minute) walk (uphill on the way back) down to the coast to the ruins of Moni Ioannou Erimiti. In disuse for many centuries, the monastery is dedicated to St John the Hermi…
Beach in Akrotiri Peninsula

Stavros Cove

Near Akrotiri Peninsula’s northern tip, Stavros’ sandy beach is covered with umbrellas and lines a cove dominated by a mammoth rock. It famously served as the dramatic backdrop for the final dancing scene in the cla…
Memorial in Akrotiri Peninsula

Allied War Cemetery

This striking war memorial with white crosses against a backdrop of Souda Bay holds the graves of 1500 Commonwealth soldiers who died during WWI and, in particular, WWII. Battle of Crete ceremonies take place here o…