There are dozens of reasons to visit the amazing mythical island of Crete at least once. Here are just a few of them. The island has at least 300 sunny days per year. Crete is washed by four seas on each side. Crete is the largest island in Greece and also the southernmost part of […]Read the article
Category: Unknown Crete
Are the Cretans not Greeks?
Those tourists who have visited both Greece and Crete say that the Cretans differ from the mainland Greeks: not so much externally as internally. How to explain this? Perhaps because the Minoan civilization existed on the island long before the Mycenaean one on the mainland, and the Cretans were descendants of the ancient Minoans? The […]Read the article
When will we arrive to Crete at the new airport?
On February 8, a crucial event for Crete took place—the start of the construction work at a new international airport in the town of Kasteli. The ceremony was attended by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accompanied by a group of ministers. “I always feel better when I come to my homeland,” the Prime Minister said.—But […]Read the article
Snow Way! Crete is Europe’s Most Surprising Skiing Destination
A community of ski mountaineers is driving an alternative model of tourism on Crete, shifting the focus from its sandy beaches to its snow-capped peaks. Every year the island of Crete ranks as one of the top summer vacation spots in the world. Determined to show that Crete can also be a world-class destination for […]Read the article
Souda Bay: Crete is not just a holiday!
Souda Bay is a natural harbour in the administrative unit of Chania on the northwest coast of Crete. The bay is 9 mi long and 1 to 2,5 mi wide having a depth of 224 yards. Souda Bay is the deepest port of the Mediterranean Sea. Geologically, this is a large collapsed fissure formed 2 […]Read the article
These snowy mountains are waiting for you in sunny Crete
The most beautiful attraction located in the west part of Crete is the largest massif on the island Lefka Ori, also called the White Mountains. The highest summit is Pachnes with an altitude 2,453 m. The mountains are made of limestone. The highest mountain areas are covered by snow till late June. The heart of […]Read the article
Potters of Margarites Village
One says that the gods do not burn pots. Our newspaper the New Crete (NC) found out who is responsible for this creative and at time-consuming process on Crete. It turned out to be craftsmen from the old Cretan pottery village Margarites. One of them is Georgios Dalambelos, a Master with a capital M. After […]Read the article
Olive harvest season
On the calendar is November, on the thermometer—plus 20-23° C; and the Cretans say: “The winter has come—it’s olive harvest season”. The second autumn month is usually dull and gray in Russia and Central Europe. On Crete it has colors of sun and olives. Olive harvest begins on Crete in October and lasts all winter. […]Read the article
Country of reptiles
One day, thirteen-year-old Stelios and his brother Spiros entered a pet-shop… A colorful beauty, a Californian royal snake, captured Stelios attention; and Spiros decided to donate it to his brother. The beauty turned out to be a handsome one and was called Diamantis. Soon Diamantis had a company: first an iguana, then pythons; and the […]Read the article
Pirate Barbarossa, Apostle Paul and You
Imagine: There are seashore, a dark sky with August stars above your head; at your feet are waves running onto the sand: splash, splash… Behind, there are a tent and a smoldering fire. Nobody is around but cicadas with their serenades. You are alone with yourself and eternity… Or rather, you are on a small […]Read the article