Elafonissi is only 10 minutes away from the hotel and is one of the most acclaimed beaches in the world. Its exotic beauty with shallow, turquoise water and pink sand formed by crumbling shells, create a beautiful and unique setting. The beach is ideal for both couples and families with young children as the shallow waters favor endless games in the sea.
Discover in just 12 minutes from the Glykeria Hotel, the stunning Kedrodasos beach with cedar trees dominating all over the breadth and length of the beach creating a wild and coveted scenery. Swim in the blue waters and indulge in the magic of the surrounding environment. The beach is secluded, not organized for bathers, ideal for those who want to relax away from crowded beaches and feel the vibrations of southern Crete.
The White Lake is an unknown beach for most people, but especially loved by those who know it. The beach is of great environmental importance as it is the western colony of Phoenix Theophrasti, the protected Cretan palm tree. It is not organized, so it is an ideal choice for you to spend quiet moments alone or with your company.
The monastery of Panagia Chrysoskalitissa is a women’s monastery in the form of a fortress and is very close to the hotel. If you want to experience the view of the Libyan Sea from above, without limitations, we recommend an excursion to the monastery. To admire the unique scenery, you must climb about 90 steps, one of which, according to the tradition, is gold and only visible to those who really believe. Because of this, the monastery took its name (chryso in Greek means gold!).
Just a short distance from the hotel there is Voulolimni, a natural lake formed by the rocks that encircle it, creating a separate “crater” in the sea. The area is particularly popular among the locals, because its waters are blue and very calm, ideal for diving, snorkeling and swimming.