Pombia is a traditional village in the southern part of the Greek island of Crete. It is located four kilometres south of Mires, on the road to Kali Limenes. Pombia was already inhabited in Minoan times.
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Pombia traditional Cretan village is located in the Messara plain, about 12 kilometres from the beautiful beach of Komos and about 14 kilometres from the legendary coastal town of Matala. If you love tranquil and simple country and village life this will be the place for you. The friendly locals are happy to be visited by someone who shares their everyday life with them
In the village there are some taverns and small corner shops. The town of Mires, 4 kilometres away, is ideal for larger shopping trips. Here you will find ATMs, banks, pharmacies, doctors, supermarkets, clothing shops and a variety of cafes and restaurants – meaning everything a city has to offer. The tourist resort of Matala is 14 kilometres away for some variety and the kilometre-long sandy beach of Komos is about 12 kilometres away. The endangered Caretta-Caretta sea turtle comes here in the summer months to lay its eggs.
Also the legendary village Matala with its famous sandstone caves is located directly in a beautiful bay with a fantastic sandy beach. From Matala you can reach Red Beach by walking for half an hour, which is certainly worth the small effort. You need sturdy shoes and in the heat sun protection, because it goes uphill and downhill and there are only limited and occasional sunshades available!