Exploring Crete's Hidden Gems: Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures with Sterling Rentals

Exploring Crete's Hidden Gems: Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures with Sterling Rentals

Blog - 08.05.2024.

Discover Crete's hidden treasures with Sterling Rentals. Escape the crowds and explore secluded beaches, ancient ruins, and hidden villages at your own pace. Whether you seek adventure or tranquility, our off-the-beaten-path experiences promise unforgettable moments. Join us and unlock the door to a world of wonder in Crete.

Introduction:


Welcome to Crete, where the sun-drenched beaches and ancient ruins are just the beginning of the adventure. At Sterling Rentals, we believe in uncovering the island's best-kept secrets, from secluded coves to mountaintop villages, to provide our customers with unforgettable experiences. Join us as we venture off the beaten path and discover the hidden gems of Crete.

1.Seitan Limania Beach: A Secluded Paradise
Escape the crowds and discover the untouched beauty of Seitan Limania Beach. Nestled between towering cliffs on the Akrotiri Peninsula, this hidden gem boasts crystal-clear waters and pristine white sands. With a 4x4 rental from Sterling Rentals, you can navigate the rugged terrain and enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing in this secluded paradise.

2. Milia Village: A Journey Back in Time
Experience the charm of rural Crete with a visit to Milia Village. Tucked away in the foothills of the White Mountains, this restored 17th-century settlement offers a glimpse into traditional Cretan life. Rent a car from Sterling Rentals and embark on a scenic drive through olive groves and vineyards to reach this hidden oasis. Explore the cobblestone streets, visit the village's organic farm and taverna, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Crete.

3. Balos Lagoon: Nature's Masterpiece
Discover one of Crete's most breathtaking natural wonders with a trip to Balos Lagoon. Accessible only by boat or a challenging hike, this remote paradise is worth the journey. With a car rental from Sterling Rentals, you can drive to the nearby village of Kissamos and embark on a boat tour to Balos. Marvel at the stunning turquoise waters, pink sand beaches, and dramatic cliffs as you sail through this postcard-perfect landscape.

4. Gorge of Samaria: A Hiker's Paradise
Embark on an epic adventure through the Gorge of Samaria, one of Europe's longest and most spectacular gorges. With a car rental from Sterling Rentals, you can drive to the entrance of the gorge and begin your journey into the heart of the Cretan wilderness. Hike along rugged trails, marvel at towering cliffs and rock formations, and encounter rare flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth. Whether you're an experienced hiker or a nature enthusiast, the Gorge of Samaria promises an unforgettable experience.

5. Loutro Village: A Hidden Coastal Gem
Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life with a visit to Loutro Village. Accessible only by boat or on foot, this secluded seaside hamlet is a tranquil oasis on the southern coast of Crete. Rent a car from Sterling Rentals and drive to the nearby town of Chora Sfakion, where you can catch a ferry to Loutro. Wander through whitewashed streets, relax on pristine beaches, and soak in the breathtaking views of the Libyan Sea. With its laid-back atmosphere and unspoiled beauty, Loutro is the perfect destination for a peaceful getaway.

Conclusion:

At Sterling Rentals, we're committed to providing our customers with more than just a car rental experience – we're here to help you discover the true essence of Crete. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, our fleet of reliable vehicles and personalized service make it easy to explore the island's hidden gems. So why wait? Start planning your off-the-beaten-path adventure with Sterling Rentals today and experience the magic of Crete like never before.

Quick FAQ

How can I access Seitan Limania Beach?

Seitan Limania Beach is located on the Akrotiri Peninsula and can be accessed by car via a narrow and steep path. With a rental car from Sterling Rentals, you can navigate the rugged terrain and enjoy a day of exploration and relaxation at this secluded paradise.

Is Milia Village accessible by car?

Yes, Milia Village is accessible by car, making it easy to explore this charming 17th-century settlement nestled in the White Mountains of Crete. Rent a car from Sterling Rentals and embark on a scenic drive through olive groves and vineyards to reach this hidden gem.

How do I get to Balos Lagoon?

Balos Lagoon is accessible only by boat or a challenging hike. With a car rental from Sterling Rentals, you can drive to the nearby village of Kissamos and embark on a boat tour to Balos. Alternatively, you can hike to Balos from the nearby village of Kaliviani for a more adventurous experience.

What is the Gorge of Samaria?

The Gorge of Samaria is one of Europe's longest and most spectacular gorges, located in the southwestern part of Crete. With a car rental from Sterling Rentals, you can drive to the entrance of the gorge and embark on an epic hiking adventure through this breathtaking natural wonder.

How can I visit Loutro Village?

Loutro Village is accessible only by boat or on foot, making it a secluded coastal gem on the southern coast of Crete. Rent a car from Sterling Rentals and drive to the nearby town of Chora Sfakion, where you can catch a ferry to Loutro and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this hidden oasis.

What others say about us

Shair Amiri

We hired an amazing Jeep wrangler. The staff was extremely helpful and stayed till late to accommodate our vehicle. By far the most trust worthy, cheap, and friendly car rental place I’ve even been to.

Shair Amiri, 6 months ago

Luis R

We had a fantastic experience with Sterling Rental Cars in Crete, and I want to express my gratitude to Iris and her team. Booking was easy, and Iris greeted us warmly upon arrival. The car was clean and reliable, making our trip hassle-free. Iris and her team's friendly service made us feel like valued guests. I highly recommend Sterling Rental Cars in Crete. Thanks, Iris, for making our vacation great!

Luis R, 6 months ago

Martina Kreileder

We rented a Fiat Panda with Sterling Rentals for our stay in Crete. Upon arrival, a short rental agreement was completed, we got the full insurance (without excess) and we paid for the car in cash. The car was also briefly inspected with us and any scratches, bumps etc were noted. We had no issues with the car and it was perfect to get around the island. Unfortunately we added a new scratch to the car, but this was no problem at all since we got the full insurance. Before returning the car we went to a self service car wash, which was much appreciated by Sterling Rentals and we filled petrol to the same amount as when we got the car. It was our first time renting a car abroad and we had a great experience with Sterling Rentals! Highly recommended!

Martina Kreileder, 6 months ago

K&L

Excellent welcome, thank you! Manolis came to pick us up from the airport and dropped us off at the end of our stay, free of charge. Rental prices more than fair. Wide choice of vehicles. Payment by card or cash.

K&L, 2 months ago

Aleksandar Markovic

We had the great experience with people working here and Fiat Panda we rented brought us to the many wonderful places during our vacation. Not a single problem occured, and we drove a lot.

Aleksandar Markovic, 2 months ago

HJ Rijneveld

Great experience renting a car for 10 days in Crete! Neatly called and picked up at the arrivals hall (the office is a few minutes' walk from the arrivals hall).

HJ Rijneveld, 2 months ago

Yann Huré

I have been renting my cars for 7 years from the Sterling agency, and you can trust these people who are true professionals. You will be welcomed by Yanis or his father Georges, they will be able to advise you and make you the best offers. Seriousness and good humor will be there. Have a good stay.

Yann Huré, 2 months ago

Shair Amiri

We hired an amazing Jeep wrangler. The staff was extremely helpful and stayed till late to accommodate our vehicle. By far the most trust worthy, cheap, and friendly car rental place I’ve even been to.

Shair Amiri, 2 months ago

Luis R

We had a fantastic experience with Sterling Rental Cars in Crete, and I want to express my gratitude to Iris and her team. Booking was easy, and Iris greeted us warmly upon arrival. The car was clean and reliable, making our trip hassle-free. Iris and her team's friendly service made us feel like valued guests. I highly recommend Sterling Rental Cars in Crete. Thanks, Iris, for making our vacation great!

Luis R, 2 months ago

Martina Kreileder

We rented a Fiat Panda with Sterling Rentals for our stay in Crete. Upon arrival, a short rental agreement was completed, we got the full insurance (without excess) and we paid for the car in cash. The car was also briefly inspected with us and any scratches, bumps etc were noted. We had no issues with the car and it was perfect to get around the island. Unfortunately we added a new scratch to the car, but this was no problem at all since we got the full insurance. Before returning the car we went to a self service car wash, which was much appreciated by Sterling Rentals and we filled petrol to the same amount as when we got the car. It was our first time renting a car abroad and we had a great experience with Sterling Rentals! Highly recommended!

Martina Kreileder, 2 months ago

Dana Captainino

We have hired cars in many countries and by far our best experience of all was with Sterling Cars at Heraklion Airport. Iris was so welcoming and helpful and also made the process of leaving the airport and going to arrivals smooth and stress free. If we go back to Crete we will definitely return to Iris and Sterling. Thank you Iris and Sterling! Best wishes Dana and Santhosh

Dana Captainino, 2 months ago

Aleksandar Markovic

We had the great experience with people working here and Fiat Panda we rented brought us to the many wonderful places during our vacation. Not a single problem occured, and we drove a lot.

Aleksandar Markovic, 2 months ago

HJ Rijneveld

Great experience renting a car for 10 days in Crete! Neatly called and picked up at the arrivals hall (the office is a few minutes' walk from the arrivals hall).

HJ Rijneveld, 2 months ago

Yann Huré

I have been renting my cars for 7 years from the Sterling agency, and you can trust these people who are true professionals. You will be welcomed by Yanis or his father Georges, they will be able to advise you and make you the best offers. Seriousness and good humor will be there. Have a good stay.

Yann Huré, 2 months ago

Shair Amiri

We hired an amazing Jeep wrangler. The staff was extremely helpful and stayed till late to accommodate our vehicle. By far the most trust worthy, cheap, and friendly car rental place I’ve even been to.

Shair Amiri, 2 months ago

Luis R

We had a fantastic experience with Sterling Rental Cars in Crete, and I want to express my gratitude to Iris and her team. Booking was easy, and Iris greeted us warmly upon arrival. The car was clean and reliable, making our trip hassle-free. Iris and her team's friendly service made us feel like valued guests. I highly recommend Sterling Rental Cars in Crete. Thanks, Iris, for making our vacation great!

Luis R, 2 months ago

Martina Kreileder

We rented a Fiat Panda with Sterling Rentals for our stay in Crete. Upon arrival, a short rental agreement was completed, we got the full insurance (without excess) and we paid for the car in cash. The car was also briefly inspected with us and any scratches, bumps etc were noted. We had no issues with the car and it was perfect to get around the island. Unfortunately we added a new scratch to the car, but this was no problem at all since we got the full insurance. Before returning the car we went to a self service car wash, which was much appreciated by Sterling Rentals and we filled petrol to the same amount as when we got the car. It was our first time renting a car abroad and we had a great experience with Sterling Rentals! Highly recommended!

Martina Kreileder, 2 months ago

Dana Captainino

We have hired cars in many countries and by far our best experience of all was with Sterling Cars at Heraklion Airport. Iris was so welcoming and helpful and also made the process of leaving the airport and going to arrivals smooth and stress free. If we go back to Crete we will definitely return to Iris and Sterling. Thank you Iris and Sterling! Best wishes Dana and Santhosh

Dana Captainino, 2 months ago

K&L

Excellent welcome, thank you! Manolis came to pick us up from the airport and dropped us off at the end of our stay, free of charge. Rental prices more than fair. Wide choice of vehicles. Payment by card or cash.

K&L, 6 months ago

Dana Captainino

We have hired cars in many countries and by far our best experience of all was with Sterling Cars at Heraklion Airport. Iris was so welcoming and helpful and also made the process of leaving the airport and going to arrivals smooth and stress free. If we go back to Crete we will definitely return to Iris and Sterling. Thank you Iris and Sterling! Best wishes Dana and Santhosh

Dana Captainino, 6 months ago

Aleksandar Markovic

We had the great experience with people working here and Fiat Panda we rented brought us to the many wonderful places during our vacation. Not a single problem occured, and we drove a lot.

Aleksandar Markovic, 7 months ago

HJ Rijneveld

Great experience renting a car for 10 days in Crete! Neatly called and picked up at the arrivals hall (the office is a few minutes' walk from the arrivals hall).

HJ Rijneveld, 7 months ago

Yann Huré

I have been renting my cars for 7 years from the Sterling agency, and you can trust these people who are true professionals. You will be welcomed by Yanis or his father Georges, they will be able to advise you and make you the best offers. Seriousness and good humor will be there. Have a good stay.

Yann Huré, 7 months ago

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