More than a hundred beaches offer everything you can imagine. Popular and trendy (some can be overcrowded in the summer) or secluded beaches with soft white sand and enchanting coves, your choices are endless. Either the unique natural Palm Trees at Vai (Northeast cost) or white pink pure sand beach of Elafonissi (Southwest coast) will charm you like so many you can find throughout the Island.
The most famous Gorge is Samaria, south west of Chania. It is the longest gorge in Europe, a total length of 18 km (the path is actually 14 km). A 6-7 hour descent awaits as you enter the gates up in the mountain all the way down to Agia Roumelli. A must if you travel to Crete. Well maintained and managed descent. One of many you can find on the Island, and an experience worth for hikers of all levels.