Crete is not only about beaches. Its wild mountains and villages are of unique beauty. While being at the east of the island it is worth driving up to the Selakano pine woods which is surrounded by the area’s four highest peaks of Diktis Mountains. Enjoy the scenic route following the road either from Ierapetra or from Kalamafka village. Park your car and wander around the large network of forest roads. On the way down, stop at Males village which is built at the southern foothills of Dikti: a great place to enjoy a traditional meal and a good local wine.