Category: Interesting

Plumeria Frangipani or a Temple Flower

With all the luxuries of blooming Crete, this snow-white flower is beyond competition. It doesn’t not only surprise–you are really taken aback in front of its alien perfection. Garlands of white inflorescences on compact trees are not too noticeable at bright noon, their time is a fresh morning or quiet twilight, when the petals literally […]

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In fact they all are Greek words!

Scientists say that from ten to thirty percent of words in the Russian language are of foreign origin; and almost a quarter of this amount originated in ancient Greece. We do not even suspect how often we “speak Greek words.” The Greek words came to us “by sea or by land” together with sailors and […]

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Continuing the path of ancestors

Greece is called the cradle of civilization, but it continues to amaze the world with the light of its culture, preserved an unshakable ancient foundation: the Greeks, living not only in their homeland, bring this light. The list of 10 Greeks who left the brightest mark in the world in 2019 is offered by Greekreporter. […]

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The sun in Sitia will work in full force

The sun, sea, wind – all that, for which we love Crete (and Greece) so much, could well satisfy all the needs of the Greeks for electricity, as many experts say. Especially the sun, it is so generous and constant. There are quite a lot of solar panels collecting energy for domestic needs on Crete, […]

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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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