The village of Pitsidia is located 65 km southwest of Heraklion, one hour to drive by car orone and a half hour by public bus, with approximately 700 inhabitants is the seat of the Phaistos community. Pitsidia is the oldest village of the area. The well developed road from Airport Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis or Harbour Heraklion is fairly good and passes through the mountain Agia Varbara up to nearly 600 m o.s. in the Messara area.
Regular public transportation is available for visiting Pitsidia-Matala.Pitsidia is a quiet village, with a long tradition of hospitality. The spotlessly clean accommodation units, the tasty taverns with their traditional cuisine and live musik, the cafes/kafenion with their aroma of Greek coffee and typical noises, horseriding by unspoilt nature, Car - bike rental if you like, small shop's and also flying traders, as well as the cosmopolitan ambiance of the area during the summer months, warranty a memorable stay to all visitors.
The mass tourism has not arrived yet, just small pensionen, private holiday homes and little hotels, usual main independent travelers are spending their holiday's since years, every, every year again.Visitors are always welcomed at Pitsidia! Olive plantations, orange and lemon trees, emit to the many smells of wild rosemary, thyme and sage. The cicadas and crickets convey the Mediterranean atmosphere and warm summerevenings.Come and get the feeling "I will stay forever at the nicest place at the Southcoast of crete".The surrounding landscape is of exceptional natural beauty with archaeological and historical sites and of cause the long incredible clear water beach of Kommos, Matala and Kalamaki, at the libyan Bay of Messara.
Some sports such as snorkeling, swimming, canoeing, surfing, beach volleyball, kiting (please bring your own), some nice cookingbars and tavernas you will find at the sandy beach. At a little part of the very long beach is nudism even be tolerated. On the beach are several places with inexpensive parasols and sun loungers for to rent, by the municipality Pitsidia.Very easy from the village of Pitsidia can be the starting point for excursions and outing to the archaeological sites in the broader area. Some of the most interesting sites are the ancient mansion of Pitsidia, the archaeological sites of Laggou, Phaistos, Agia Triada and Gortys, the monastery of Odigitria, the gorge of "Agiofarago", the caves of Matala and the myth of our area.All areas are near by!
Ελα! Ελα! the meaning in greek: Come, come here!