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Spilies - Panormo - Bali 

Rethymno District

  • Total: 50 miles
  • Time: 5-6 hours full day trip
  • Starting at 10:00 or 16:30
  • Every day uppon request
  • Up to 3 pax with SAXDOR 200
  • Up to 5 pax with Ioannis
  • Saxdor :  730 euro
  • Ioannis:  590 euro



Spilies Beach is just 15 kilometers east of Rethymnon, in a quiet setting, on the other side of the village of Skaleta. Unknown to tourists, the beach is tucked into a rock-lined bay where aquamarine waters are deep and indescribably beautiful. The pebbly beach is protected by towering cliffs that keep heavy winds from causing turbulent waves. Visitors to this pristine beach are always surprised by the sea caves and curious rock formations that tempt adventurous beachgoers. 

Exploring these beaches will give you a sense of what Crete used to be long before the fabulous seaside resorts peppered all over the most accessible areas of the coast. These stretches of sand, pebbles, and curious rocks overlook pristine waters – all inspiring seascapes that turn even amateurish snapshots into postcard-worthy images to immortalize your Cretan memories.


Panormo is a fantastic beach town. It has just the right mix of modern convenience and traditional atmosphere. Its natural port is the center of three lovely bays around which the town is situated. This means that there are three convenient beaches to choose from. The central harbor, thanks to the long breakwater protecting the harbor, is the very calmest, but all three are reasonably sheltered from the famous Meltemi winds that can toss up the sea along the north coast of Crete.

At the beaches, you can try out a variety of watersports. There is also a diving center on the western most beach if you would like to have a scuba diving experience.

The town itself is a fantastic place for a romantic stroll. Narrow alleys are lined with traditional houses, some with lovely Italian – style balconies.



The seaside resort of Bali is located in a large gulf, 30km east of Rethymno and 43km west of Heraklion. Next to the village passes the National Road linking Heraklion and Rethymno, making Bali accessible from any part of the island. It is ideal for family and romantic holidays. Bali has four beaches, which are formed in sandy coves with nice greenish waters. The beaches are almost always calm, since the bay of Bali faces to the west. They all are suitable for children and well organized. Moreover, water is cool because of the several springs around that carry fresh water into the sea from Psiloritis Range.

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