Category: Interesting

Extend the summer

There is bright and hot all the summer. Crete slowly cools down in October… The sun is more restrained, the evenings are milder and nights cooler—the weather on Crete in October is very good. Almost until the end of the month, the temperature is during the day on average between +22 and +24° С, and […]

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Heat of October!

If you plan to come to Crete in October, then you are in luck. It is exactly the time when the Cretans begin making fresh brandy (or tsikoudia, grape moonshine), a constant companion of Cretan feasts and gatherings! Visit the traditional Cretan villages at this time. During the trip, you will learn all the secrets […]

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Drive deeper or dance with jellyfish

These turtles (see picture) that have just hatched from their eggs in a sand pit and are in a hurry to reach a rescue surf, they can become the most amazing impression of a trip to the Cretan Aquarium (CRETAquarium)―that in Gouves, not far from Heraklion. These are not simple ones―the big-headed sea turtles Caretta […]

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University of Crete

The University of Crete is a public institution on the largest and most beautiful island of Greece—Crete. It has branches in two cities: Rethymnon and Heraklion. The university was established in 1973, but education began only in the 1977–78 academic year. Therefore, it is a fairly young university, but it has already been noted as […]

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Attention: turtle!

Can you imagine Caretta caretta turtles laying their eggs right on the tourist beaches of Crete? There are many fenced with special signs full clutches of eggs having been laid by rare turtles. The places where turtles make nests are roughly known. They are being watched, and if one signaled a new clutch, volunteers are […]

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«Magic» Hippocrates soup

«Magic» Hippocrates soup: Dr. Gerson’s Therapy Нppocrates was the first doctor in the history of mankind, who laid the foundations for combating various diseases. His “recipes” help to cure diseases even now considering him the “father of modern medicine”. One of the famous “discoveries” of this ancient Greek healer is the famous soup, which, as […]

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Cosmonauts Park in Heraklion!

Everyone knows (and who does not know it—must know!) that the climate in Crete is one of the best on our planet, which is why the island was chosen for the post-flight rehabilitation of our cosmonauts. In 2016, the company ΤΕΖ Tour, together with the charity society “Dialogue of Cultures—United World”, installed a bust of […]

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Hercules City through the Eyes of its Mayor

Do you know, dear reader, that there are two Hercules in Greece? One is a mighty demigod with all his 12 labours, and the second one is a Curete from Crete, who organized the first Olympic Games on this island; and Heraklion, the “city of Hercules,” was named in his honor in the 9th century […]

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Meeting in the city hall

At the request of the newspaper «Новый Крит. The New Crete» and its Cretan partners оn April 9, 2019 a meeting of the newspaper’s journalists with the Mayor of Heraklion took place. The meeting was attended by the journalist of the newspaper Svetlana Zaitseva, who flew in specially from Moscow, and Petros Poulakis, the PR […]

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