Kolymbari is situated just 5 kilometers from the Mistral, at the base of the Rotherpou Peninsular and is a small fishing hamlet with a few hotels and award winning fish tavernas serving traditional Cretan cuisine. The long sand and pebble beach is largely undiscovered by tourists and is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet.
|Kolymbari fishing harbour|
|Geese & Goslings|
A short walk from the village is the 17th century monastery of Gonia which houses a unique collection of icons dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, the monastery incorporates Crete's Theological Academy and is open to the public throughout the year.
By Donna Southgate-Smith