Heraklion Old Town

Heraklion Heraklion is the largest city (among Chania,Rethimno and Agios Nikolaos), whose emblem is the Venetian fortress of Koules and it harmoniously combines a multilingual past as Byzantine churches standing next to the Venetian mansions and Turkish fountains and a thriving present with many restaurants, coffee shops and bars that cater to every ...

11/09/2019
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Agios Nikolaos

  So different from all other towns in Crete, Agios Nikolaos manages to combine the sleepy feel of a seaside resort with all the amenities of a cosmopolitan port.

10/08/2019
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The abandoned Greek island shrouded in mystery

Spinalonga island located at the  village of Plaka in north-eastern Crete. The diminutive 8.5-hectare islet in the Gulf of Mirabello. A stone’s throw from Plaka, the arid, rocky islet once served as a military stronghold during Venetian (and later Ottoman) rule; a medieval citadel stands testament to that chapter in the island’s history. In 19 ...

28/05/2019
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Hike Samaria gorge

Samaria Gorge National Park. Stretching for about 10 miles through  southern Chania Prefecture’s White Mountains , Samaria Gorge is thought to be one of the longest canyons in Europe. The gorge trail begins on the Omalos plateau at Xyloskalo, perched high among the mountains. ...

14/09/2017
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Elafonisi Beach

Swim in the southwest corner of Crete, Elafonisi beach sparkles with pink-tinted sand and crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can wade across Elafonisi’s shallow lagoon to a small, uninhabited island, home only to a historic lighthouse, a chapel and more than 100 native plant species. Recent travelers ...

08/09/2017
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