10The Amari Valley
If you visit Crete, you can take tour buses heading east from Iraklion for a circular drive around Lasithi Plateau. You can enjoy this scenic drive if you have your own transport. You can head west from Iraklion going south to the Amari Valley. You might find it quieter but it is a beautiful part of the island, easily accessible from the north coast via Rethymnon or in the south through the resorts of Ayia Galini and Matala. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!