A combination of culture, beach and mountains in the Messara valley. In the south of Crete two important archeological sites. Festos, the second most important Minoan palace. Lovely because of it’sauthencity. And Gortys, an important ancient Roman city. Matala, the flower power beach, well known from the sixties when the hippies lived in the caves on the beach. Zaros in the mountains with lots of springs. Possibility to visit the lake and walk the gorge.