This small village is crowded only in the afternoon when the first visitors of the gorge are walking out of it,till the boats with those visitors are sailing to Hora Sfakion. Small taverns in the village or by the sea will offer to you very good quality of food cooked by using their own meat and vegetables. This is a destination for truly relaxation holidays.
- In the east side of the village you are going to find a formation of small rocky beaches ideal for nudism or snorkeling. In front of the village there is the most crowded beach but also organized one and at the west side there is another formation of small beaches with small taverns, just take care of the possibility, on your way there, of small stone falls caused by the goats walking up on the mountains.
- Except the famous Samaria gorge you can visit the ruins of the old village situated in distance of two kilometers in the gorge. In the west side of the modern village you can find the ruins of the original Roman city of Tara, the temple of Apollo and the church of Panagia. Visit the old Turkish castle and have an incredible view of Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands. Also do not forget to visit the St Antonio's church situated at the exit of the Samaria gorge.
If you like to be even more isolated for your daily swim you can visit, by boat only, three different beaches at the west side of Agia Roumeli. Spilies sto marmaro is the first, Kalogeros beach is the second one and last but not least is Fournoti beach. And do not forget your supplies to take with you. Going western , always by boat you find Domata beach, where you can those impresive sculpture creations of the nature on the rocks of these beach. Sendoni and Trypiti are the next magnificent cretan beaches you can stop on your way to Agios Antonios charei beach and just before you reach Sougia.
Sougia is another small fisherman village in which you can plan your holidays. Beautiful beach infront of the village, real hospitality from the locals