Akrotiri lies 10 km north-east from the Venetian harbour of Chania. Here are the tombs of Eleftherios and Sofoklis Venizelos, close to the airport of chania and the port of Souda. Akrotiri is a place for nature lovers, with interesting walking and hiking paths through the unspoilt gorges with amazing diversity, natural beauty and living traditions.
With picturesque sandy beaches, all awarded with the Blue Flag, century-old monasteries and churches, impressive caves with rich lithological and archaeological interest, historical monuments, Akrotiri attracts many visitors every year, who enjoy Cretan hospitality and nature at their best. Fine beaches can be found in Akrotiri as the one of Stavros where, apart from the soft sand and the clear waters, visitors can find a Neolithic cave that was used as a sanctuary from the end of the Bronze Period and through all the Greek periods.
In Akrotiri area visitors will find some interesting monasteries to visit (Gouverneto, Agia Triada and Paxinos), many lovely churches, numerous accommodations of all categories and the seaside settlement of Kalathas which has a beautiful sandy beach with crystalline waters and various touristy accommodations.