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VAI

By | 2018-06-27T01:35:42+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, LASITHI|Tags: , , , |

The palm beach of Vai is one of the largest attractions of the Mediterranean island of Crete. It features the largest natural palm forest in Europe, made up of palm tree Phoenix Theophrastii. For tourism Vai was discovered at the end of the 1970s by the last Hippies who fled the hot-spots Matala and Preveli. [...]

IERAPETRA

By | 2018-06-27T01:35:50+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, LASITHI|Tags: , , |

Ierapetra. The town of Ierapetra is located on the south coast of Crete, along the beach of Ierapetra Bay. It lies south of Agios Nikolaos and southwest of Sitia and is an important regional centre. With its 15,400 inhabitants (2001) it is the most populous town in the prefecture of Lasithi, and the fourth town [...]

ELOUNDA

By | 2018-06-27T01:35:56+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, LASITHI|Tags: , , |

Elounda is a small fishing town on the bay of Elounda, on the northern coast of the island.Elounda is also the closest major town to the former leper colony of Spinalonga, located on an island officially named Kalydon located at the entrance of the Bay of Elounda, a lake-like body of water enclosed by mainland [...]

AGIOS NIKOLAOS

By | 2018-06-27T01:36:02+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, LASITHI|Tags: , , |

Agios Nikolaos is the capital of the nomos (province) of Lasithi, and sits partially upon the ruins of the ancient city of Lato pros Kamara. Agios Nikolaos is probably best known as a tourist town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of [...]

LASITHI

By | 2018-06-27T01:36:07+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, LASITHI|Tags: , , |

Lasithi is the easternmost prefecture on the island of Crete, to the east of the prefecture of Heraklion. Its capital is Agios Nikolaos, the other major towns being Ierapetra, Sitia and Neapoli. The mountains include the Dikte to the west and the Sitia Mountains to the east. The Sea of Crete lies to the north [...]

PREVELI

By | 2018-06-27T01:36:12+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, RETHYMNO|Tags: , , , |

Preveli the famous palm tree forest in Limni, Preveli PREVELI. Preveli is famous for its palm beach and because of the monastery which was erected at the end of the 16th century. From Agia Galini daily boat trips are leaving from the harbour to go to Prevely. You can reach Prevely also by car, but [...]

SPILI

By | 2018-06-27T01:36:18+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, RETHYMNO|Tags: , , |

Situated some 30km South of the town of Rethymno, and approximately in the middle of the island of Crete, Spili has everything for the visitor who wants to experience ”natural Crete”. Mount Vorizi which hovers over the town is impressive, but wait until you walk up the side streets of this village to be really [...]

RETHYMNO

By | 2018-06-27T01:36:23+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, RETHYMNO|Tags: , |

Rethymno, is a city of approximately 40,000 people, it is the capital of Rethymno Prefecture in the island of Crete. It was built in antiquity, even though it has never been a competitive Minoan center. It was, however, strong enough to mint its own coins and maintain a mild urban growth. One of these coins [...]

THE SAMARIA GORGE

By | 2018-06-27T01:36:29+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: CHANIA, DISCOVER CRETE|Tags: , , , |

The Samariá Gorge is a national park on the island of Crete, and a major tourist attraction of the island. It was created by a small river running between the White Mountains and Mt. Volakias. There are a number of other gorges in the White Mountains. While some say that the gorge is 18 km [...]

PALEOCHORA

By | 2018-06-27T01:36:32+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: CHANIA, DISCOVER CRETE|Tags: , , |

Paleochora is a small town in Chania prefecture. Paleochora is located 77 km south of Chania, at the southwest coastline of Crete and it’s built on a small peninsula of 400m width and 700m length. The Libyan Sea wets its coasts of 11km length. It is the capital town of the municipality of Pelekanos, in [...]