Category: Advise

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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Vrisses has the best yoghurt in Crete

It is a pretty village in Crete on the Rethymno-Chania road, the center of the Apokoronas municipality. The place is famous for its amazing nature. The village’s Greek name is meaning “fountains”. Several rivers flow and merge with each other in its area: Boutakas, Farmakera and Vrysianos. They become full-flowing only during the rainy season. […]

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Unknown places of Crete. Historical Kroustas forest

If you are not the first time in Crete and have already managed to see the main attractions of the island’s southeastern part, welcome to the Kroustas Forest Historical Landscape Park. It is located high in the mountains, as if hiding away from the tourist bustle. Here you will find the little-known beauty of Crete, […]

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Cycladic islet in Athens: Anafiotika

With the kind word “Anafiotika”, Greeks call a tiny area on the northern slope of Acropolis, part of the oldest district of Athens—Plaka; and if you dreamed of getting to the islands, but something did not work out, you should come here. White and blue houses, narrow streets with waterfalls of bougainvillea, smiling people and […]

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How to discover the traditions and customs of the Cretans

Visit the Museum of the Cretan Ethnology in the settlement of Voroi. Though the museum is small, it is visited by about 20,000 people a year; and so many travelers do not know about it. Significantly, that the museum is very interesting and is located in an unusual place. Voroi is a large old traditional […]

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Rethymno

The location of the city is like it is in the middle of the island: 78 km west of the capital Heraklion, and 60 km east of Chania city. Therefore, Rethymno can be easily reached both from Heraklion Airport and from the one of Chania. The city is attractive due to its unique architecture, narrow […]

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Who is the most charismatic Greek in the world?

Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel “The Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas” is called the best work of modern Greek literature. The film based on the novel – “Zorba the Greek” by Michaeli Cacoyannis – has received three Oscars and entered the treasury of world cinema. To a large extent, the success was facilitated by the image […]

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Xerokampos – unforgettable beach of Crete

Most travelers to the exotic places of Crete prefer to visit the palm beach of Vai in the east of the island. It is beautiful in its own way but often crowded due to its fame. In principle, there are not much exotic in it, except of palm trees. In my opinion, if you go […]

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