Without exaggeration Kamilari is exactly what you want as a tourist. A charming little village with traditional stone houses and many gardens full of colorful flowers. A beautiful contrast that ensures absolute well-being. Kamilari is located on a hill between Kalamaki, Sivas and Matala. Many of the ruined houses have been renovated in recent years, preserving the old architectural style.
In Kamilari takes place annually a small Christmas market, where emigrants and locals meet for a nice exchange. Also for art exhibitions or small special markets Kamiliari is a popular place.
Like all Cretan villages, Kamilari also has a small market square with popular taverns, a small church and a supermarket. Despite its popularity, Kamilari has retained its traditional charm, making it a very special village.
Although Kamilari is not directly on the beach, popular destinations such as Komos Beach, Sivas, Pitsidia and Matala can be reached by less 10 minutes by car. Like Mires and it its weekly market or the popular archaeological sites Phaistos, Agia Triada and Gortyn.
The special thing about Kamilari is that you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape from there. You will see the Ida Mountains with Crete's highest mountain, the 2456 meter high Psiloritis. In the west you can see the complete environment around Timbaki. To the east lies the entire Mesara plain at your feet and to the southwest you have a clear view of the Libyan Sea and even see the famous white mountains on the horizon.
If you want to spoil your palate with the highest culinary demands, you must pay a visit to the Taverna Chrisopigi. The little taverna is located at the entrance of Kamilari and means translated: the golden spring. All dishes, even traditional, are prepared with a lot of knowledge, love and a special extra.
Another hidden secret is the restaurant Kipos. A family who cooked a lot for their friends and ate with them under the stars. Everyone was so excited about the food and the atmosphere that they encouraged the family to open a restaurant. Fortunately, they followed the advice. The Kipos serves both Greek and European dishes, as well as a very tasty vegetarian selection. In the picturesque town center, the Taverna Logetta is an insider tip. There, the owner Alexandra awaits you with loving hospitality and great treats.
Brand new is the art gallery Kamilari, which incidentally is the only one of its kind in the area. There you will find small treasures that will remind you of an unforgettable holiday. Unusual accessories and decoration for your home are available at Soulmade. A the shop accessories are lovingly handmade or well selected. Soulmade is located at the entrance of Kamilari opposite to the restaurant chrisopigi.