Category: Nature

Is it a Greek elixir of youth?

Greece is a “paradise”. All conditions are here for longevity and a happy life. But do we know enough how to use the gifts of nature that surround us? Take, for example, a sea cucumber. “Phew, what nasty things”—many of those who faced it in the sea will say. However, very few people know that […]

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Avocado in Crete and Argyroupoli

Do you know that in Crete are growing avocados? Yes, they are! Avocados are growing in parts of Crete with temperate climate and enough water. Here the avocado is characterized by high quality and unique taste! On Crete, they are accustomed to adding avocados to salads with lemon and olive oil! Try them! Avocado is […]

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Omalos Plateau

The plateau of Omalos is one of the few plains in Crete, lies about 35 km south-west of Chania, at an altitude of just over a kilometer, among the highest peaks of the White Mountains (Levka Ori). Most tourists know it as a staging post on the way to the Samaria Gorge. Due to the […]

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Possessors of Cretan soil

Arriving on the island of Crete, you can immediately see how closely the Cretans coexist with their animals. A good half of the local population lives in villages. Naturally, they have been engaged in animal husbandry and agriculture since ancient times. Sheep and goats graze freely on the mountain slopes. They will meet you peacefully […]

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Time to collect nuts—walnuts

The green leaves have already burst, and the brown “nucleolus’” are about to fall to the ground—walnuts have ripened in Crete… Why Russians call them Greek-nuts? In general, the birthplace of the plant, according to scientists, is not Greece at all, but Asia Minor. In ancient times, in Greece itself, this nut was called Persian […]

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Myli Gorge

Vacationers on the island of Crete will be sure to be offered a tourist walk along one of the many gorges of the island. The most famous is Samaria. It is a national park serving to protect the unique nature of the Lefka Ori massif, and especially the endemic Cretan mountain goat Kri-kri. Samaria is […]

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Worth visiting idea: Kedrodasos

The town of Kissamos in the west of Crete claims a place among our worth visiting ideas: that is a reason to mention another treasure in the municipality of Kissamos—the beach of Kedrodasos (cedar forest), just a few kilometers from the famous island and beach of Elafonissi. Strictly speaking, it is not a forest but […]

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Meteora in Crete

Even if you have been to Crete many times, the island will never cease to amaze you. Further evidence of this claim is near the traditional Cretan village of Potamida which is located in the Municipal Community of Kissamos. Just a few tens of meters from the village houses, in the middle of cultivated fields, […]

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Caution: sea urchins!

Of course, you now that on the island of Crete, which is the most “peaceful” in terms of fauna, there is one danger that you can face on rocky beaches – sea urchins. They usually settle in “families” on coastal rocks or at the bottom. Nature has provided the delicate bodies of these small creatures […]

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Lake where beautiful goddesses bathed

The unique natural lake Voulismeni is a hallmark of Agios Nikolaos, a resort town in Crete. It was around this lake with a shape of an almost perfect circle that this town was built, which is sometimes, with some exaggeration, considered a semblance of the French city of Saint Tropez. The enchanting views of Voulismeni […]

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