Lendas





Lendas (population 100) is a small village on the south coast of Crete. Its inhabitants benefit from tourism, though the village itself remains largely undiscovered by the tourist industry. There are a handful of tavernas spread along the beach. Some have a small menu; others let you look through their kitchen. The village’s beach is very inviting, and camping is tolerated. Along with Sougia, Lendas is one of the few bastions of the old style of hippy life on Crete – you can find people who stay for months sleeping on the beach.

 A short walk will take you from Lendas to the nudist Dykitos Beach. The archeological site of Lebena is also nearby, which was a thermal spring during Roman times.

You can rent basic rooms in many places in Lendas. A good, cheap option is Eva’s Rooms in the centre (€25). There’s a small, basic shop, but you won’t find a post office, ATM or bank; so make sure you have enough money!

Lendas is an ideal destination for those seeking a tranquil retreat away from the touristic excesses along the north coast resorts. If you’re looking for luxury, Lendas is not for you. The main activities here revolve around camp fires, acoustic guitars and beach parties. Those who seek that kind of holiday will probably find Lendas the best place to be on Crete.

There’s one bus daily to Lendas from Iraklio. The one road from Mires to Lendas is a spectacular one, but long and difficult to navigate. There’s also a coastal track to Platia Peramata, which can be used by normal cars in summer.

 

 

 

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