HIKING TO LAKE KOURNAS
There is no better way to experience the beauty of the Cretan countryside than by hiking through its natural wonders on foot. One of our favourite excursions involves a pleasant hike through ancient olive groves with the White Mountains as a backdrop – up to the enchanting Lake Kournas just 6.5 kilometres from the hotel.
Preserving centuries of beauty, charm and Cretan hospitality, traditional villages offer a distilled experience of Cretan life that is simply unforgettable. Visit the nearby village of Argyroupolis with its enchanting waterfalls, or the fishing village of Georgioupolis, or the traditional village of Vamos. These short excursions through impressive, multicoloured landscapes will bring you into direct contact with the miracle of Cretan hospitality - in traditional cafes and family tavernas.
WINE TASTING AT THE DOURAKIS WINERY
The Dourakis winery is located in Alikampos on the road from Vrysses to Sfakia in the prefecture of Hania. One of the largest in the region and among the finest wineries in Crete, Dourakis winery has achieved a growing reputation and a series of awards for its wines.
The Dourakis family has created a small paradise here, with vineyards of different varieties stretching along the slopes of the White Mountains. Visitors are given a warm, personal welcome, followed by a tour of the winery with its lovingly constructed traditional rooms and cellars and its sprawling vineyards. Finally, you can taste the wines yourself and learn first-hand how they were produced and what makes them so special.
Discover Rethymnon by bike
Many of our guests enjoy doing their touring by bike, participating in organized excursions, pedaling around on their own or exploring the beautiful old town of Rethymnon with its picturesque alleys and squares. The town has a special bike path, separated from both road and sidewalk, that is illuminated by little lanterns and lined by small palm trees. The harbor is also nearby, so in no time at all you can be gliding alongside the water, next to yachts and fishing boats.
Water sports on Crete
With daytime summer temperatures hovering around 35 degrees Celsius, visitors to Crete naturally spend a good part of their time in the sea, cooling off in the crystal-clear turquoise waters, relaxing on the sandy beaches or trying a variety of water sports. There are so many possibilities to explore!
Diving is naturally one of the most popular summer pastimes in Crete, where the water is sparkling clean and clear, and many places are known for their abundant fish and coral. Diving with mask and snorkel is a wonderful way to discover the hidden beauties of the sea and provides a wonderful experience for beginners and experts alike.
Horseback riding on Crete
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned equestrian, we can offer you various opportunities to explore the Cretan countryside on horseback and to take home with you unique experiences and unforgettable memories. For further information, simply contact any member of the hotel’s Guest Relations team.
Mythos Palace Resort & Spa is located between Rethymnon and Hania, just outside the village of Kavros. The hotel is situated right on the beach overlooking the Sea of Crete and at a distance of:
- 4 km. from the fishing village of Georgioupolis
- 100 km. from the port of Heraklion
- 35 km. from the port of Souda at Hania
- 100 km. from the international airport at Heraklion
- 50 km. from the international airport at Hania
- 45 km. from the town of Hania
- 20 km. from the old town of Rethymnon
- 6.5 km. from Lake Kournas
- 13 km. from the springs and waterfalls of Argyroupolis
- 48 km. from the village of Plakias
- 91 km. from Ballos
- 78 km. from the village of Omalos and the entrance to the Samaria Gorge