Category: Recreation

A magical place in the south of Crete

There are magical places in Crete and not easy to get to. For example, Loutro, a small isolated village and bay on the south coast, sheltered by mountains. There are no highways, so you can get to Loutro either by sea—from Chora Sfakion or Agia Roumeli—or by walking trail: about 5 km from the village […]

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Hersonissos (Χερσόνησος)

It is a city and municipality located on the coast of the Aegean Sea in the north of Crete. The city is in the middle between Heraklion in the east and Agios Nicolaos in the west (about 15,5 mi.). Recreation in Hersonissos is suitable for most tourists: beaches for fans to lie on sand and […]

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On the way to Spinalonga

Welcome to the picturesque village of Plaka near Elounda in Crete! This very old and cozy fishing village has nothing special. There are several taverns, souvenir shops, apartment houses for rent and a small walking path along the sea. However, this village is located in a stunningly beautiful place, opposite the historic island-fortress of Spinalonga, […]

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Pearl of East Crete

Agios Nikolaos is a cozy and picturesque town on the eastern end of the island right on the shores of Mirabello Bay. At least once, anyone interested in resting in Crete heard or met this name–Mirabello. It comes from the Italian word “mirabile”, which means “wonderful”. The bay has bright turquoise water. Its entire coastal […]

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One day in Athens

If your plane has landed in Athens, do not rush to go further your route immediately–devote at least one day to know the Greek capital. Experienced travelers claim that there will be enough impressions for your first meeting, and they suggest a route of about 6 km. “In the city center only walking!”–convinces the Athenian […]

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On the roads of Crete: In proud Sfakia

Frangokastello Fortress – Chora Sfakion – Agia Roumeli – Samaria Gorge The Route 9 on Cretan roads presented by thenewrentcar.com leads us to the most freedom-loving region of Crete—Sfakia. Until now, local residents are considered to be special as is their land. Why? Let’s understand. Ghosts of the Frangokastello Fortress The first stop on the […]

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From the heights of spiritual life to the blessed land

Roads of Crete. Starting from thenewrentcar.com we are moving along our route No. 7: Preveli Monastery – Preveli Beach – Plakias Beach – Spili – Rethymnon – Arkadi Monastery – Agreco Farm Continuation of the article from № 3, 2019 https://thenewgreece.com/recreation/from-the-heights-of-spiritual-life-to-the-blessed-land/ Miracles in Plakias 4,5 miles from the Preveli monastery is the village of Plakias, […]

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From the heights of spiritual life to the blessed land

Roads of Crete. Starting from thenewrentcar.com we are moving along our route No. 7: Preveli Monastery – Preveli Beach – Plakias Beach – Spili – Rethymnon – Arkadi Monastery – Agreco Farm Monastery of Preveli: “…may the Lord protect him from fiery gehenna” On Crete the monasteries are the centers of life for the residents. […]

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Discovering islands

Writing about Greece and telling about its history, traditions and places of rest is not an easy task. Why? Because Greece is not as small as it appears on the world map. The Republic of Greece consists of continental and island parts. Often, tourists, and not only they, are interested in how many islands are […]

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Travel notes: November in Crete

At Cockcrow The first cockcrow by the Wild Pear Villa (in Agia Pelagia) you hear at 4.30 am. The sky is still dark. Below, Ligaria Bay and a ferry which is majestically sailing past to the mainland are shining with lights. Crickets are in no hurry to leave their violins and bows, but vocal sounds—chirping […]

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