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The beach and the village of Ferma, southeast Crete.
Ferma is a small village on the southeast coast of Crete, in between Ierapetra and Makrigialos, with a couple of hotels and taverna's. The beach is large and with sand and pebbles. On one side there is a small taverna with just a few umbrellas and sunbeds, on the other side there is nothing but the beach. This side is also used by the naturists - us in this case because there was nobody else on the beach besides two people near the taverna- but we were told that this is the naturist part of the beach. The sea is cristal clear and it has a bit of pebbles when you get into the water.
Tania Apartments in Ferma, southeast Crete.
Far away from mass tourism, in one of the prettiest bays in the southeast of Crete, with cristal clear seawater, surrounded by mountains you can find the small complex of Tania Apartments. The sandy beach and the sea are at less than a minute walk away from the complex, and you reach it after a walk through a wild garden. In this oases of peace, sun and sea it is easy to relax. You will stay at one of the, in total 10, comfortable luxurious bungalows, where you can enjoy the silence and the stars untill deep in the night. Freedom and privacy are important at Tania Apartments. I haven't stayed there yet, but I did take a look at it in October 2007 because I received mail from people that had stayed there and really liked it. It is situated in its own bay at the west side of the small village of Ferma, in the southeast of Crete between Ierapetra and Makrigialos. In front of it is a rather large and almost sort of private beach, which seems to stay quiet because there is no direct road access (at least we didn't see it). You have to get to it through the property of Tania Apartments or some other private entrance. Tania Apartments is run by two people from Holland, Loes and Peter. I met the last one and he gave me a short tour of this idyllic place. The bungalows are set in a garden, and there is one main building where the buffet breakfast is served. You can have your breakfast in the shade of a big old tree. The rooms and apartments all looked quite comfortable with a kitchen and all the equipment you would need for making a meal for yourself if you want to do that, and all the apartments have a private veranda. Peter was a really friendly guy, and I can see what people like about this place and why they return to it. For me it is something to concider for the future, the next time I will go to Crete.
Tel. 0030 28420 61011 or 0030 6946 191 984 (Ferma) / 0031 653 811 079 (The Netherlands - winter) -