Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Hania to Omalos

Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete

On the main Hania–Omalos road south of Fournes, the excellent Botanical Park is well-signposted about half-way between Fournes and Lakki. It was created by four brothers who transformed the family's 200 acres of agr…
Cretan in Samaria Gorge


Perched just over the spectacular drop of Samaria Gorge, with eagles occasionally circling outside its wraparound windows, this cosy restaurant dishes up classic Cretan and Greek meals, and offers that last chance t…
Museum in Theriso

Museum of National Resistance

Just past the village on your right, the small Museum of National Resistance chronicles Crete’s resistance movement from 1941 to 1945. It has a monument outside paying tribute to a female resistance fighter. The mil…
Cretan in Theriso


Antartis has excellent mezedhes and Cretan food like staka, a goat’s-milk sauce over juicy cubes of goat meat.
Cretan in Theriso

Leventogiannis Taverna

Leventogiannis Taverna has a lovely courtyard under a giant canopy of plane trees and makes a delicious and sizeable kreatotourta (local meat pie).