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LENTAS - TRADITIONAL SETTLEMENT

Lentas is a settlement in municipality of Gortys in the law of Heraklion. The cape of Lentas looks like a real lion. In the ancient mythology it was one of the lions that plunk the chariot of Hera Goodness. For this reason and the ancient city’s name was Levin and today the name is Lentas. The road for Heraklion is about 70km. Name The name comes from the Phoenicians word Lavi=lion or from...

DISKOS BEACH (DYTIKOS)

Diskos beach located west of the south coast, about 73 km from Heraklion. It is a great sandy beach with crystal clear water that deepens abruptly in the first few steps. Diskos is one of the beaches where are nudists and it is ideal for camping and there are a lot of trees that offer shade. next to Diskos there are other notable beaches like Tripiti and Trachoulas. If you love primitive...

 LOYTRA BEACH

Loutra is located 3km east of the seaside village of Lentas and 77 km south of Heraklion. To the east there is the cape of Trachoulas and moreover there is the port of Lentas. Next to the harbor there is a small coast, which has sand and rocky bottom, ideal for fishing and mask. There is beach and attracts a lot of people, and there are few restaurants nearby. Before the creation of Lenta’s...

TRACHOULAS BEACH

Trachoulas is located 4km east of Lentas and 69km south of Heraklion. It is a completely secluded beach in southern Crete, which is formed at the exit of a small canyon on the Cape Trafoulas. According the tradition, Minoas, the king of Knossos, took his showers there with his men. On the other hand, the women with Pasiphae took their shower in Loutra. In order to be there you have to drive...