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Cretan in Frangokastello

Oasis Taverna

Part of an excellent family-run studio and apartment complex at the western end of the beach, about 1km from the fortress, this is the best place to eat not only for the well-executed Cretan home-cooked meals but...

Beach in Frangokastello

Orthi Ammos Beach

Adjoining the Frangokastello fortress is the stunning Orthi Ammos beach, a long stretch of fine sand with shallow, warm waters. It's blissful and child-friendly, unless (as is frequently the case) the wind whips...

Taverna in Frangokastello

Taverna Babis & Popi

This taverna is known for its fresh fish and decent Cretan specialities, such as wild snails or goat in white-wine sauce. Enjoy your meal under a shady vine canopy tucked behind the family’s rooms and...

Fortress in Frangokastello


Frangokastello is a ruined 14th-century fortress, constructed soon after the Fourth Crusade (1204) by the Venetians, who sought a stronghold against pirates and Sfakiot warriors. The legendary Ioannis...

Factory in Frangokastello

Cretelaio Olive Oil Mill

Drop by this factory to learn the process of olive-oil production from extraction to end product. Tours take 10 to 15 minutes, followed by a spot of olive-oil tasting to help you decide what you might like to...