The area around the hotel lends itself for exploration of its natural beauty either by bike, car or even on foot, for those in good shape!
900 meters to the east, you will find the beautiful sandy beach of Stavros on the foot of the huge steep rock of Stavros, an idyllic scenery, where Antony Queen danced syrtaki in the most characteristic scene of the film “Zorbas, the Greek”, an adaptation of Kazantakis’ novel.
Just a little further...
4 kilometers to the west, you will find the village of Chorafakia and from there you can easily get to the lovely sandy beach of Tersanas, which is next to another beautiful sandy beach, Maherida, ideal for naturalists.
From Chorafakia, you can also take the communal road that leads to two of the most important historical sites of Christianity in Crete, the Holy Monasteries of Agia Triada (Tsagarolon) and Gouverneto that surprises trekkers with its beautiful ravine leading to the crystal clear Aegean sea.
More beaches around
5 kilometers to the west, there is the exotic sandy beach of Kalathas, which is a charming natural bay on the edge of a ravine, ideal for families with young children. 15 kilometers southwest of Kavos Hotel, you can enjoy two more lovely sandy beaches, Marathi, where you can also have lunch or dinner and Loutraki, which is mostly popular with young couples thanks to its beach bar that offers a panoramic view to the shimmering sea.
13 kilometers to the east, near the village of Chordaki, you will find a lost paradise, Seitan Limani, a pebbly beach that will compensate you for the trouble it takes to get there.
(Many instagram pictures of Crete are taken in Seitan Limani.)