The resort of Milatos is a traditional village in a secluded area. The caves in Milatos are a must. This small village has a supermarket and a sandy/rocky beach with a selection of water sports on offer. It is 50 kms far from the international airport in Heraklion. It is only 15 minutes from Malia and 20 minutes from Hersonissos, and 25 minutes from Aghios Nikolaos.
Who goes to Milatos
Those looking for a peaceful & relaxing holiday, but who want the option of travelling to other main resorts.
The resort of Sissi is approximately 9 kms away where you will find a selection of shops, tavernas, restaurants and a few bars, alternatively a bus to Heraklion & Aghios Nikolaos runs daily. Milatos has about 500 residents and there are holiday houses nearby the Milatou Beach. There is an old chapel and near it there are 3 old taverns and other 8 newer taverns . There are three food shops you can procure everything.
Milatos has lovely and clean beaches and picturesque landscapes. It is near the big cities of the island. near to the biggest hospitals and airports connected with big national roads. It combines relax, beauty with the feeling of safety.
It is a beautiful fishermen village with lots of traditional little taverns offering visitors fresh fish caught by the nearby sea. From the bus station exists twice daily a bus connection to Malia,Neapolis, Heraklion and further then over the whole island reaching places like Elounda, Rethymnon, Knossos, Chania Ierapetra, Lassithi Plateau, Anogia, Zaros etc..
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- Traditional Village
- Peaceful and relaxing
Things To Do
Popular activities during holidays in Milatos include:-
- Jet skiing
- Scuba diving
- Rock climbing
- Walking and hiking
Fun Excursions while on Milatos Holidays
Make your holidays to Milatos extra special by booking one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-
Spinalonga: This one is for the sailors and sun lovers amongst you. Interested? The come along with us to the haunting island of Spinalonga, an old Leper Colony!
Chrissi Island: An exceptional day to a tropical paradise set in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan sea. Sunbathe on the wondrous beaches of unusual coloured sand.
Unknown Crete: Travel through unspoilt villages where donkeys still travel the roads. Visit a local winery and see how wine is made with the chance to sample and buy.
Cretan Night: If you love food, drink and dancing, then you will love this night out. As you enter the venue, the Cretan lifestyle takes over as the evening is given to plenty of eating, drinking and merry making as only the Greeks know how.
Knossos: If you visit Crete and do not see the ancient palace of Knossos is compares to visiting Egypt and not seeing the pyramids. This is where European civilisation began with the dazzling Minoan people.
Jeep Safari: Travel off the beaten track through traditional mountain villages - a real chance to see a taste of real Greece.
Beach Party: Join your Olympic Reps on your very own sandy beach for an afternoon of partying in the sun! An hour and half free bar will get you in the mood to join in some wild and wicket games.
For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.
Things To See
Samaria Gorges: Crete has the longest gorge in Europe and second in the world to the Grand Canyon. You get to it by a ferry and you stop on your way at a village called Lutra, only accessible by boat. The gorge cuts through the White Mountains. Apart from its beauty, the gorge is teeming with wildlife and there are incredible wildflowers during spring.
Knossos Palace: This palace, in a beautiful site just 5 km southeast of Heraklion, is the most magnificent and evocative of Crete's Minoan sites. Admission is around 6 Euros, 4 Euros students with official ID and people of 65 or over. Apr to mid-Oct, open daily 8am-8pm. Mid-Oct to Mar, open from Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-3pm.
Knossos and Museum: Gain an insight into the history of Crete with this tour of Knossos Palace and the Heraklion Museum
The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion: It is famous for its huge Minoan collection. Opening times: April to mid-October: Tuesday to Sunday 8am-8 pm / Monday 12.30-8 pm. Mid - October to March: closes daily at 5 pm. Around 10 Euros for adults and 6 Euros for students with official ID and people of 65 and over.
Chania Area: Stroll through the streets of the old town that is an intact neighbourhood of the original Venetian buildings. The fortifications date from the 13th century. There is an archaeological and a naval museum, as well as the Historical Archives of Crete. Its picturesque Venetian Harbour is also well worth to visit.
Spinalonga Island: Made famous as the setting of the film 'who pays the ferryman?' Thousands of visitors come here every year to see the ruins of the Venetian Fortress and Leper colony. You take a boat ride over and you are given plenty of time to explore the island. It is a great place to enjoy a barbecue of real Greek food and have a swim in the beautiful water before heading back. A very relaxing day out.