Kritika is a small village south of Lefkimmi. There are two versions concerning the establishment of this village. The first one states that Kritika was built by Cretan immigrants in the 16th century, hence the name and the second one that the village was built by Venetian soldiers in 1540 who came from Nafplio and Monemvasia.

Kritika is a quiet village which maintains its traditional character far from the touristy development of the surrounding region. A fantastic, golden, sandy beach begins from Megali Lakka behind the hills of Kritika and ends up on the enchanting seashore Mikro Nisi south of the hills of Spartera  and next to the cape of Arkoudilas. Between these beaches, also unfold some other more central beaches, such as Ai Gordis in the south, with the homonymous chapel and the public refreshment room which hosts several summer events and Kanoula , below the abrupt hills of Dragotina.

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