The Rodopos Peninsula
A short tour of the Rodopos peninsula must include the five villages spread from north to south across it's base. Small mountain villages sitting 1000ft or so above sea level.

Rodopos peninsula, villages, Afrata; Astratigos; Aspra Nera, Ravdoucha, Rodopos

The approach to Afrata is a 'T' junction dominated by two of the four tavernas of Afrata. The 'Good Heart'; 'Manolis'; 'Minora'; and the internationally renowned 'Roxanni's supported by the Canteena on the beach.

Left at the 'T' Junction takes you to the quiet village of Astratigos. Two churches, no tavernas and superb sea views.

Famous for its honey; solid Cretan culture and the annual pilgrimage to the church of St Ioannis.

Aspra Nera
An isolated village with little apparent attraction. Outstanding countryside in a walkers paradise.

Clings to the cliff-side a few hundred feet above it's two beaches. The drive down is an experience.