Along with dreamy beaches and lashings of laidback Cretan charm, holidays to Analipsi serve up ancient history on a platter.

Authentically laidback

Set between the urban delights of Hersonissos and the legendary city that is Heraklion, this small village on Crete’s rugged northern coast oozes an authentic, unhurried vibe. Picture a little square flanked by family-run tavernas, and teeny white houses flecked with vivid flowers. The surrounding fruit groves are the icing on the cake.

Traditionally charming

The village's typical blue-and-white church is often the first place visitors head to when getting their tan on in Analipsi. Why? This picturesque chapel's the jumping-off point to sandy Lyttos Beach – a 15-minute walk away – and to a long sand-and-pebble number.

Epic history

Once the epicentre of the Minoan civilisation, Heraklion – Crete’s buzzing capital that's a 30-minute drive away – boasts relics, ruins and ancient sites. While the Venetian port, 16th-century Koules Fortress and Heraklion Archaeological Museum are all standout sights, it's the breathtaking Palace of Knossos just outside of town that pulls the biggest crowds.

At a Glance

  • Feel life slow down in the sleepy village
  • Sit back and relax on nearby beaches
  • Explore ancient sights in historic Heraklion

Best time to go to Analipsi

Get picky in the best places

Our experiences

Get some more inspo

Get a second opinion

Check out what some of our customers had to say about us...