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Archaeological Museum of Chania moved to a “new home”

The founding date of the Archaeological Museum of Chania is considered to be 1962. It was this year that the church of the former Venetian monastery of St. Francis, located in the Old Town on Chalidon Street, was provided for an extensive city’s collection of archaeological exhibits. The exact date of construction of this temple […]

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World War II Museum of the Living Historical Memory

A small museum dedicated to the memorable events in Crete during the Second World War (War Shelter of Platanias) is located in the village of Platanias. This is a museum of memory that is worth a visit to learn about the life and heroic resistance of local residents during the German occupation. The museum, a […]

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Cretan Soap! A Souvenir from Crete!

A beautiful Cretan souvenir is olive oil soap. There is a lot of it on the island: expensive, cheap, simple classical and with different extracts from well-known manufacturers or tiny family businesses. Very tasty smells have pink olive soap, soap with chamomile or with aloe. The soap exudes aroma even in its package, gently cleanses […]

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Palekastro: a visit to the Minoans

If you go from the town of Sitia to travel by car along the Geopark of the same name, the road will lead you after 19 km to Palekastro (Palaikastro): the largest village in the municipality of Sitia with a surrounding population of about 1300 people living quietly and calmly, growing olives and grapes and […]

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Sail, boat, sail…

In early November, our team of the New Crete went to the island Crete, and the trip worked out the way we have not planed: we either ended up at St. Mina’s Day in Heraklion, then at Mother Theofilakti in the Paliani Monastery, or in the cave of St. Miron. Even while dinning and waiting […]

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF CRETE

The geographical position of Crete as the southernmost part of Europe in the center of the Eastern Mediterranean and the rich, and diverse nature of the island served as good grounds for the creation of one of the largest Natural History Museum in the entire Mediterranean. The museum was founded in December 1980 and operates […]

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Sitia

It is a small picturesque town and port of eastern Crete, the administrative center of a municipality. Its population is slightly more than 9,000 inhabitants and location – on a hill about 73 km east of the town of Agios Nikolaos, with houses on its slope ressembling an amphitheater. Therefore, so many streets there offer […]

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Picturesque village Monastiraki

The village is on the right as we drive across the island from Ierapetra to Pahia Ammos and at the 10th km. Is a hamlet that today is settlement of Pahia Ammos and called Monastiraki. The name came from a monastery that was there and it was very old and the surrounding houses were cells. […]

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Lassithi Plateau

At the very heart of the Crete island lies one of it’s most beautiful and memorable attractions – the Lassithi Plateau, also known as the Zeus’ birthplace. But let’s not get into the numerous depths of the Greek mythology and move to the quiet interesting facts about the biggest plateau of Crete instead. Lasithi is […]

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Lychnostatis is Crete in miniature

It is surprising how Crete refutes the Russian proverb “One is not a warrior in the field.” One is a warrior! A pretty good one! The evidence of this is the Botanical Park near Chania or the Takis shelter and other amazing places created by an idea and ardent desire of one person (or one […]

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