See the five most spectacular and dangerous roads of Crete according to the website dangerousroads.org

1. Kallikratis - Kapsodasos Road

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The road between Kallikratis and Kapsodasos is a sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep and narrow zig-zag road in southwest Crete. This mountainous road, which rarely permits speeds over 30km/h, is 11km long and the expected time to drive the whole route is around 24 minutes, with 27 hairpin turns that will take you from the sea level to 800 meter high. This road is one of the most famous hairpinned roads in the world.

2. Balos beach road

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Balos beach road is a spectacular and dangerous road on the western side of Crete at the edge of the peninsula of Gramvousa. The gravel road to Balos beach is recommended for 4-wheel cars. It is a 8 km of dirt road that will lead you to the parking lot over Balos beach and you will have to walk for about one hour and a half before you are on the beach.

3. Hora Sfakion - Anopolis Road

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Spectacular serpentine road located in the south coast of Crete with a length of 11.9km, between the town of Hora Sfakion and the plateau of Anopolis. The road has 19 hairpins and starts in Hóra Sfakíon or Sfakia, a town on the south coast of Crete, capital of the remote and mountainous region of Sfakiá and ends in Anopolis, a small village, built on a small but fertile plateau, at an elevation of 600 m above the sea level, located in the southern areas of the White Mountains.

4. Kolokytha road

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Short gravel coastal road, with a length of 1,4km, located in the Kolokytha peninsula, across the island of Spinalonga, in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi. The surface on this gravel road is often loose, especially along the sides of the road. It makes necessary to drive carefully and slow down whenever approaching an oncoming car.

5. Agia Sophia Cave - Gorge of Topolia road

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Narrow and curvy mountain road climbing up to the cave of Agia Sofia, located 47km southwest of Chania, on the western walls of the gorge Topolia. The road includes some steep sections, barely wide enough for 2 cars at the same time. The surface of the road is asphalt.