Milatos is a small and charming town on the mountainous island of Crete
. It is located 45 kilometers east of Heraklion
where you will also find the nearest airport. Milatos is split into two sections, Milatos beach, a fishing port with a small beach and good fish tavernas
and Milatos village, which is located about 1 kilometer inland with narrow streets and many old style homes. Many homes have been refurbished and offer lodging, accommodations, villas, vacation rentals, condo rentals, villa rentals and apartment rentals.
The town is located away from the main roads, so you will find few tourists here
. Here in this sleepy town surrounded by olive trees, you will find white painted stone houses, fruit trees, beautiful flowers and many cats
that roam around and enjoy the sun. Your accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, villa rental or apartment rental will be perfectly relaxing. Although the beach is not spectacular, you will find a gravel road along the ocean connecting to the town of Sisi. Along this road you will find 3 more beaches complete with sun chairs and umbrellas. All of this is just a short walk from your accommodation, vacation rental, villa rental or apartment rental.
You might be surprised to find that the surrounding area has many hiking trails
, and ideal snorkeling
locations as well as other water sports like water-skiing, wind surfing, canoeing and speed boating. Milatos cave
is nearby and both Idaion Antro
and Diktaion Antro
, considered to be the birthplace of Zeus, are a short drive away. For the experienced rock climber, a trip to Ha Gorge
is a must. For more history and culture, visit the Malia archaeological site
, or the monastery Saint George of Selinaris
. There is so much to offer in this ideal Greek setting, including accommodations, vacation rentals, villa rentals and apartment rentals from Owner Direct.