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Olympic Hotel is the starting point for many activities during your stay! The excellent location in the center of Phaistos (Festos) allows guests to relax at the beautiful beaches or discover the wonders of the Minoan civilization. Every day there are many opportunities to make a variety of activities.

Our hotel proposes the magnificent archaeological site of Kommos near Pitsidia, at the beach, with parking next to antiquities.
 
Sites
Phaistos (Festos), Gortyna (Gortys) Agia Triada, Kommos, Minoan Labyrinth, Kamares Cave, Roman Cemetery Matala, Knossos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
 
 
Beaches
Matala(with a blue flag), Kokkinos Pirgos, Kalamaki, Kommos, Kali Limenes, Platia Peramata, Chrisostomos, Martzalo, Kokkini Amos, Afrateias, Katalyki, Agio Farago, Vathi.
 
 
Places of Natural Beauty
Lake of Zaros, Gorge of Agia Nikolaou, Agio Farago, Apolichnon Ravine, Faneromeni dam, forest at Rouva, hallow of the river Koutsoulidi, Samari peak, Psiloritis, valley of Messara, Geropotamos.
 
 
Alternative Activities and Attractions
Walking trails, mountain refuges, bicycle paths, testimonial villages, traditional settlements, traditional and byzantine churches, traditional settlement recipes and tastes, folklore museums, olive presses, wine presses, the Ethnological museum of Vori, Agrioulidi tower, tower of Kourmouli , Xopatera tower, Kainourio kasteli , the vineyard estate of Plouti.
 
 
Monasteries
Holy monastery of Vrontisiou, Holy monastery of Saint Fanourios (Valsamonero), Holy monastery of Odigitria, Holy monastery of Apezanon, Holy monastery Panagias Kalyvianis, Holy monastery of Kardiotissa.
 
 
Dining
Local products are found in the entire municipality. A wide variety of surprising, traditional taverns and restaurants with authentic Cretan flavors awaits you all year around.
 
 
Aquarium
The all-new Crete Aquarium is open. Making use of part of the old US military base at Gouves (on the north coast ) near Heraklion - the new Aquarium is currently open daily - every day - from 10:30 until 17:30 hours. Admission is a lucky seven Euros.
 
 
Public market (bazaar)
There is a traditional farmers' market in Mires, every Saturday morning and Tympaki every Friday. Amidst the hustle and the bustle and the wonderful scent of the various produce, you will be sure to find local products and bargains as well as interesting souvenirs. Traditional Cretan products are grown and produced with the utmost care and in respect to centuries old Cretan methods. Shops throughout the area of the Mires (Moires).
 
 
Water Parks
Water City: Anopoli one off Europe's biggest water park's.
Aqua Plus in Hersonissos.
 
 
Snorkelling in Crete
Snorkeling is a relaxed activity that you can enjoy for hours, the huge variety of sea life in Crete provides the perfect location for snorkeling.
 
 
Cycling
A cycle trip to the villages and mountains of Crete is the perfect holiday activity for adventurers, a number of mountain bike Tours are organised in
Crete by Cretan Adventures. Cretan Adventures is located in Heraklion, their tours range from one day tours to eight day tours, the longer tours cover a greater distance, about 35 kilometres a day.
 
 
Cultural events
Matala Festival 2012, 2-3-4 July, at Matala
Beach volley 2012, Beach soccer 2012
International competition of traditional cuisine, 5-6-7 October, Zaros
Municipality of Festos cultured summer with over 200 events in all of the towns of the municipality
Carnivals and concerts
Raki distillation during the autumn months
Olive collection during the winter months
Grape harvesting during the summer months
 
 
Hiking in Crete
Gorges in Crete, hiking in the gorges of Crete
Agiofarango gorge and Messara area, hiking in the gorge of the Saints
Rouvas gorge, in the southern flanks of Mt Ida in the centre of Crete
Vorizia gorge and Kamares cave, spectacular view to the south of Crete
Asterousia Mountains, the mountain range along the southern coast of Crete
Koutsouras gorge, you may hear it referred to as Butterfly Gorge
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Mt Dikti, hiking in east Crete (Lassithi)
Mt Ida or Idi or Psiloritis, the mountain of Zeus and the highest mountain in Crete
Mygas Gorge or Mygia Gorge in Anogia
Pefki gorge, runs down from Pefki village to Makry Gialos
Pervolakia gorge, next to Kapsa Monastery
Polyrinnia gorge, enjoy hiking and admire the view from the Polyrinnia Acropolis
Samaria Gorge, hiking in Europe's longest gorge
White Mountains, trekking at its best: more than 50 summits higher than 2km

Zakros Gorge or Gorge of the Dead, southern of Sitia

 
 
And that it is ot just all, upon welcome you can let us know what type of activities you are looking for and we will definitely fulfil your wishes.

There are still countless places to explore, tell us your wishes and we will help you with your activities.
 
 
 
 
   
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