Holidays to Tavronitis
Tavronitis is a small farming village on the north coast of the Greek island Crete. The actual village of Tavronitis is relatively undeveloped and only really has a bank, bakery and supermarket, which makes it a secluded and relaxing place. Just 1km for the village is the beautiful beach of Tavronitis which is perfect for swimming, and a few minutes to the east is the more developed town of Platanias which has more amenities and nightlife.
The beach of Tavronitis, 1km north of the Tavronitis village, is a pebbly beach offering wonderful swimming.
Located 2km from Tavronitis, Maleme beach is perfect for remote swimming and the entire stretch is pristine and sandy.
Kolimvari Fisheries Museum
The fisheries museum provides an insight into the traditional fishing culture of the area and its marine wildlife.
Monastery of Odigitria Gonia
Started in the 14th Century this monastery sits on the coast and resembles a Venetian castle because of its high walls.
The waterpark at Limnoupolis is 30 minutes from Tavronitis, it has a large 1500m sq pool, slides and assault courses.
The scenic valleys and quiet countryside on the outskirts of Tavronitis is perfect for exploring on horseback.
Most Cretan towns have several local cheese producers who use sheep or goats milk and sometimes a mix of the 2.
Dakos is a Greek salad prepared by soaking barley rusks in oil and serving with fresh tomato and sheep or goats cheese.
Jungle Bar Platanias
The Jungle Bar in Platanias is about 6km from Tavronitis and has live music, mainly country and western, most nights.
Manteio Cafe Cocktail Bar
The Manteio Cocktail bar is located 8km east of Tavronitis on the coast, in the town of Platanias.
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