A small traditional seaside village on the east side of Crete, right between Hersonissos and Gouves, Analipsi is a secret holiday gem on the island, ideal for peaceful and quiet holidays that combine countless moments of sea and sun, tradition, interesting sites and Cretan hospitality.
Situated approximately 24 km from the vibrant city of Heraklion and 5 km from the famous Hersonissos, Analipsi offers the ideal location to enjoy all interesting activities in the area but, at the same time, stay at a peaceful, authentic destination.
The village borrows its name from the church of Analipsi, located in the paved, adorned by an impressive palm tree central square. With rich history, the Cretan village uniquely combines tradition with the beauty of the landscape, so do not miss to stroll around the picturesque alleyways, explore its secret corners and admire the blooming gardens of the local houses.
Overlooking the waves, the scenic blue-domed church of Agia Marina will welcome you to the beach. Sandy, with crystal clear waters and awarded with a blue flag, the organized beach of Analipsi offers sun-beds, umbrellas and water sports, turning into your summer holiday heaven under the Cretan sun.
The coastal village is full of traditional taverns, restaurants, boutiques and jewelry shops, offering everything visitors need during their holidays. From the beach, you can also admire a spectacular sunset.
A must-visit is the Aposelemis gorge, a small but truly impressive natural wonder, crossed by the homonymous river, which flows from the plateau of Lasithi and ends up into the sea area between Analipsi and Gouves in Hersonissos. If you are feeling adventurous enough, cross the 4 km gorge, from “Xerokamares” location until the picturesque village of Agriana, and admire the rich flora and fauna.
Combine your visit to Analipsi with an excellent stay at the Elysium Boutique Hotel, the contemporary 5 star hotel featuring a magnificent view, a turquoise beach and a quiet environment. Book your stay here.