Category: Nature

One more gift from Crete!

Spices and herbs of Crete! Our newspaper has previously written about the Creta Carob (carob syrup) and Cretan soap. What else can you bring as a gift from this island? Crete is very famous for its herbs that grow almost everywhere: in the mountains, coastal areas, and even in settlements. Crete is a real pantry […]

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Crete gorges

For recreation, Crete Island may be chosen for various reasons. Someone is attracted by its history and beaches, while the nature of the island does not leave anyone indifferent. The main and in many ways unique natural attraction of Crete are its mountains, stretching across the island. In the west, this is Lefka Ori, in […]

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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT CRETE IN SPRING

Most people visit Crete in summer but here’s why you should go in (early) spring: The weather is perfect Summer gets very hot – up to 40C hot! Right now the forecast says mid April the average temperature is between 17 and 24 degrees. If you’re from Northern Europe it’ll basically feel like summer – […]

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Kournas Lake is the only freshwater lake in Crete

Lake Kournas, Crete’s only freshwater lake.  It is near the village of Kournas in the Apokoronas municipality of Chania regional unit, 47 km from the town of Chania. Kournas is a fairly large village perched on a hill overlooking the lake. The lake circumference is about 3.5 km, the area is more than 1.2 km², […]

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Operation of rescuing a whale on the beach of Karavovrisi

A young whale, about 4,5 meters in length, was found on the beach of Karavovrisi, located in the sought of the island, in the Heraklion regional unit (municipality of Phaistos). At dawn on the 15th of September 2017 the port workers and local residents launched an operation of rescuing the animal. The whale rescue operation […]

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Crete winter

Crete’s winter climate is similar to the South of Spain and Cyprus. These regions have the warmest winters in Europe but strangely, whilst South Spain and Cyprus are also winter destinations, there is no winter tourism in Crete between November and April. The climate in winter (see Crete’s weather for November, December, January, February and […]

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A huge fish was caught in Crete

In Crete, a fisherman was very fortunate: he managed to get a grouper (rock perch, Latin name is Epinephelus marginatus), which weighted 10 kilogrammes. A few days ago this spear fisherman caught this fish, which was hiding in a stone hole. With great effort, he coped with the pray, which was worth it. The success […]

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In Greece Crete has set a new European heat record

This summer, a new European temperature record was set on July 2: it was recorded 45.9 degrees Celsius by a weather station in the Mires area near the city of Heraklion on Crete. For more than a week there was a 40-degree heat in the country. According to the weather forecasters, it was on July […]

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The world’s smallest mammoth lived in Crete

Several million years ago, the smallest mammoths in the history lived on the island Crete, being even in the adulthood comparable in size to modern baby elephants. This is very surprising and interesting. The adult «Mammuthus creticus» weighted less than 300 kilograms and his height at the withers was about one meter. The first fossils […]

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