Close your eyes. Picture a film-worthy beauty spot of dusty mountains, seductive sands and brilliant blue skies and you’ve got Horafakia in a nutshell. This dinky village is the stuff your Cretan dreams are made of. With little more than a bakery, a couple of traditional tavernas and a mini-market to its name, this Greek island idyll isn’t very big - but it’s got charm by the bucket-load. The real star of the Horafakia show is the beach though. Pretty Tersana Bay is just a lazy 15-minute stroll from the village centre. And the prize is well worth the effort. It’s all white sands and crystal-clear waters - gorgeous. Spend lazy sun-soaked days splashing in the sea, dining at Rose Cantina on the beach or simply lounging on a sunbed with your favourite book. But for a real Hollywood-style treat, head round the coast to Stavros. Stavros’ horseshoe-shaped sands were the setting for the beach scenes of Oscar-winning film, Zorba the Greek. Plus you’ll find a couple of sophisticate café bars here too – perfect for watching the sun set over a chilled glass of wine. But for a true taste of authentic Greece, try one of Horafakia’s tavernas. Order a meze, tuck in and relax. This off-the-beaten-track town is your Greek island dream come true.
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