Pitsidia - traditional village near the wonderful Kommos beach
village of Pitsidia is located 65 km southwest of Iraklion at an altitude of 80
m a.s.l, just before the magnificent bay of Messara. The village with
aproximately 700 inhabitants is the seat of the Pitsidia-Matala community.
Pitsidia is the oldest village of the area. Pitsidia is a quiet village, with a
long tradition of hospitality.
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The road from Iraklion is fairly good and passes through the Messara valley.
Regular public transportation is available for visiting Pitsidia-Matala.
One and a half kilometers after Pitsidia a branch of the road leads to Kommos, the ancient port of Phaistos and one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Crete.
It is a magnificent sun-drenched stretch of sand, one of the largest in Crete, which extends from a clump of rocks riveted in the shallow waters in the south to the Kalamaki settlement in the North.
to get there