Top things to do in Frangokastello

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 al…
Ruins 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 Daskalogiannis…
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 is blissful and child-friendly, unless (as is frequently the case) the wind whips up…
Taverna in Frangokastello

Taverna Babis & Popi

This taverna serves decent, good-value meals under a shady vine canopy tucked behind the family’s rooms and minimarket.