Fiskardo, in the north of the island, is unique amongst the other villages on the island for having almost entirely escaped the ravages of the 1953 earthquakes and so the old buildings still stand amongst the pine trees in this natural bay.
This picturesque Venetian fishing harbour has, of recent years, become a fashionable stopping point for some of the smarter pleasure boats sailing the Ionian. Fishing boats, selling freshly caught fish in the mornings will be seen tied up cheek by jowl along the harbour front with the most indulgent of sailing boats, play things of the rich and occasionally, famous . A choice of excellent quayside tavernas, serving fresh fish and other traditional fare, make good vantage points to keep an eye on the comings and goings in the harbour.
Fiskardo has a small pebbly beach in the village and others within sauntering distance. A pleasant alternative is to join the boating scene yourself, hire a small motor-boat and set off to find your own favourite piece of coastline.
Sandy beach, bit coarse but good when wind is up. Beachside tavernas/cafes right on beach.
Small narrow sandy beach, fairly shallow, nice for kids.
Arismari Taverna, Gavalochori
Amazing little taverna tucked off the main road, where the sq of the village used to be. Limited menu, but all just incredibly good, moussaka is fantastic! Tranquil atmosphere with tables on ledges underneath the large plane tree with old buildings surrounding with whitewashed walls. They a limited number of fresh dishes & grilled meat.
Gavalianis Kafenes, Gavalochori
Monica’s delightful little place in the center of Gavalochori offers Cretan dishes & often has live English bands playing in the summer. Hidden garden at the back, very friendly atmosphere.
Beach 4 km
Tavernas 300 m
Mini Market 250 m
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania Airport 35 kms
Heraklion Airport 131 kms
Ferry Port Souda 20 kms