The south cast of the county of Rethymno is named "Gialia". Along with the inland is the center of South Crete. Continuous beaches surrounded by high hills and in between, green valleys filled with flowers and aroma.
Between the high mountains the gorges Kourtaliotis, Kotsifou and Mesa gorge allow the access between the north and the south compiling a special landscape.
Getting down from the mountains you meet, olive farms, small hills, streams, rare flowers and herbs. All these changes in the landscape end in magnificent beaches with cristal clear waters.
Area of Natural Beauty
Within the geographical region of Gialia you may find some areas with special Natural Beauty like the Preveli Gorge where the Megalos Potamos river is flowing through a pulm forest to a wonderfull beach.