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In the south of Crete in the Messara region is the village of Kamilari.The local people make the joke of it being the village on a camel's back.It is on several hills which give it beautiful views of The Lybian Sea on one side and Psiloritis Mountain range (2456m) and Asterousia Mountain range on the other.
The first thing you notice about this village are the lovely gardens everywhere. The people here take pride in their village and it is great to walk around and discover this place of winding streets and typical architecture. There are nice restaurants and cafes and a great pizzeria.
Kamilari is located near Kalamaki beach.This beach is perfect for families with cafes and fish restaurants by the sea. There are archaeological sites near Kamilari like the famous Festos,Agia Triada,Komos and the less known but equally important Kamilari Tomb. You can base yourself in Kamilari and visit Kalamaki,Sivas,Pitsidia,Komos Beach,Kokkinos Pirgos,Matala and Red Beach. The town of Tymbaki is a short drive away. Your first visit to Kamilari won't be your last.For more information go to www.kamilari.eu and see for yourself.