Car Rental Agia Marina Crete
Just 10 km west of Chania on the northern coast of Crete lies the beautiful seaside village of Agia Marina, a popular summer holiday destination that attracts people of all ages who come to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. Before arriving be sure to rent a car in Agia Marina as it is the best way to explore all it has to offer. Drive your Agia Marina car rental to this perfect destination that is surrounded by lush vegetation, endless olive trees, and orange groves. Agia Marina is actually composed of two sections, now this is where your rental car in Agia Marina comes in handy. The first section, Pano Agia Marina is found at the top of a hill where the traditional village lies and the second section is Kato Agia Marina where the 2,5 km stretch of an exotic beach and a stunning coastline begins. As you gaze out to the Mediterranean Sea, 400 m from the shore you will see a small rocky islet called the island of Agioi Theodoroi also known as the ancient Akoition meaning the "uninhabited". This mysterious island with a legendary past that once served as a sacred asylum today is a protected nature reserve where the endangered Cretan wild goat roams freely. Although it is known by many yet touched by few the protected island of Agioi Theodoroi can only be approached with special permission issued by the Forest Authority otherwise only on the 8th of June when Saint Theodore is celebrated and landing is allowed again under supervision. If the odds are on your side and you do get to access on the island be sure to explore the remains of the old Venetian fortress, the chapel of Saint Theodore and the secluded pristine beach as you get lost in the tranquil atmosphere and the natural beauty that surrounds you.
Explore the Cretan Seaside Village with your Agia Marina Car Rental
Golden pink sand, turquoise sea waters, coastline lilies, and palm trees as far as the eye can see is what you will witness once you arrive at Agia Marina Beach that doesn’t fall short on the amenities and facilities offered. Trendy seaside cafes, modern beach bars, and delicious seafood taverns line the promenade providing anything one could ask for during a day at the beach whether you’re taking a swim in the sea, soaking in the sun or enjoying the many watersport activities. Continue your journey with your Agia Marina Crete Rent a Car and explore the old town that has not lost its Cretan charm located up the hill, 500m from the beach known as Pano Agia Marina. Voyage through the narrow cobbled streets of the old town lined with traditional Cretan houses that lead to the old town square filled with small shops and hospitable taverns serving delicious Cretan dishes. Visit the glorious Greek Orthodox church of Saint Spyridon as well as Saint Marina, who is also the patron saint of the village. Further down you will come across the Folklore Museum of Agia Marina portraying an authentic Cretan rural house. The museum provides an inside look of how the inhabitants of the village lived in the past eras while offering you a chance to experience the local customs and traditions of rural life in Crete. Exhibits in the museum include raki and wine production, weaving as well as olive oil making. Pano Agia Marina is also home to the mysterious water cave known as Nerospilia featuring a beautiful array of stalactites and stalagmites in its interior. The length and depth of the sea cave is unknown and has been extensively studied and researched by speleologists and archeologists from all over the world. According to findings, the water cave was used as a place of worship during the Minoan period. Unfortunately, Nerospilia is located on private land therefore access to the sea cave is prohibited unless granted permission by the owners. You can easily explore all that and so much more when renting a car in Agia Marina! Just sit back and enjoy the ride!