View of Agia Roumeli from the sea
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Agia Roumeli
It's not just the Samaria gorge!
Agia Roumeli seen from above

Agia Roumeli is a unique place. It has genuine Cretan heritage and a strong sense of character. It is a peaceful community, nestled between breathtakingly high and wild mountains and a long beach of fine pebble by the deep blue, crystal clear Libyan sea. The village is remote and near enough isolated; you can only reach it on foot or by boat, as there is no road.
Visitors have discovered that Agia Roumeli is a superb place to spend their holidays, and many tend to return again and again. The surroundings allow guests to completely relax and switch off the outside world.  Anyone who can relate to nature will find plenty to do here.

Agia Roumeli is situated in one of the wildest regions of Crete wit rare flora, fauna and geology. Being the exit of the Samaria Gorge National Park, it offers magnificent walking and hiking trails through unspoilt and protected nature. The strong sun in combination with the salty sea and almost deserted beaches give you a unique sense of nurturing solitude. This spectacular setting is also an absolute antidote to any walker’s fatigue!

Early spring in Agia Roumeli

It is possible to spend weeks exploring this beautiful area.  You can discover sheltered beaches where the mountains and the sea are your only companions, wander through the gorge or go hiking in the mountains. There are countless opportunities here for real and unparalleled nature experiences.

The clear nights allow for a truly amazing view of the starry sky; an excellent background for soul-searching conversation - aided perhaps by a glass of Cretan wine.

You will always be in good company, for us, the family of Roussos and Spiros Viglis, it is a matter of heart and soul to take good care of our guests. At Artemis Studios a comfortable stay is guaranteed. 

Agia Roumeli, so much more than the end of Samaria