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The village of Pitsidia near Matala on Crete

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Pitsidia is situated a short drive north east of Matala and Kommos or Komos beach, in the south of the Iraklion district. It's not much more than the road that leads the people to these two other places and a few side streets. On the main road that leads through the village and around the central square you will find plenty of bougainville covered taverna's where you can have a bite to eat, and there are a couple of supermarkets, a hairdresser, a butcher and a bakery. It's got a charm of it's own and it looks definitely better than some of the ugly villages you can see along the new national road. As you drive through the village on the main road you miss out on the actual old part of the village.

There are quite a few accommodations in the village of Pitsidia and is an option for people who want to visit the nearby beaches (Matala and Kommos) but want to avoid the crowds. Matala beach lies at a distance of four kilometer and Komos beach is one an a half kilometer away. You can walk from Pitsidia to this last beach in about 30 minutes. Yet another beach, the beach of Kalamaki lies at a distance of about 5 kilometer from the village. From Pitsidia there are regular buses to Matala beach (during high season 6 a day).


Pitsidia is the oldest village in the area. In Byzantine times the commander of the army settled in the village. The army came from the village of Pisidia, which is in the current Asia Minor (in the south of Turkey). This probably explains the name of the village still has today. Pitsidia was a logical place because there is a water spring in the hills behind the village. There are cisterns and water pipes behind the village hall, but nowadays these are no longer in use and the water comes into the village of Pitsidia through new pipes. There is still a small church dedicated to the water and two saints. This fairly new church has come in the place of an elder one, which was apparently so solidly built that the foundations had to be removed with dynamite.

Villa Muse - villa with private pool in Pitsidia, Crete
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Villa Muse is a self-catering accommodation located in Pitsidia. Free WiFi access is available. Accommodation will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a terrace. There is a full kitchen with an oven and a refrigerator. Private bathrooms also come with a bath. At Villa Muse you will find a garden. The property offers free parking. It is a 200 m2, detached house with a large, enclosed garden, swimming pool, four terraced bedrooms, a fireplace and central heating. It is ideal for everyone wishing to spend their holidays in southern Crete. Heraklion International Airport is located 50 km away.

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Hans Huisman, 2014
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