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Villa Iasonas

Villa Iasonas

An old residence renovated completely in 2015 is between the old stone houses of the traditional settlement of Kournas Apokoronas. Villa Iasonas keeps the traditional…

Rethimno Accomodation

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Chania

Chania

Chania is a modern city that coexists with the magic of the past. Wandering in the city, you can find buildings of the Venetian, Ottoman and traditional style.…

Chania Towns and villages
Rivers in Crete

Rivers in Crete

River is a system of internal water that flows on the surface of the earth and a large of its part can be underground. Very few rivers are in Crete due to its small…

Crete Rivers
Cretan wines

Cretan wines

“The wine makes the poor rich in imagination and the rich poor in reality” Plato The wine in Crete has been produced since the Minoan Years. The Minoans cultivated…

Crete Products
Cretan cheese

Cretan cheese

The value of cheese has been appreciated by the ancient Greeks. The first references of goat and sheep breeding in Crete have been in the Greek mythology. Chased…

Crete Cretography
Cretan dances

Cretan dances

The dances of Crete are danced by men and women and remind the imposing and dynamic presence of the people of the island. The Cretan dances are divided into two…

Crete Culture
Aradena gorge

Aradena gorge

The Aradena gorge is one of the deepest and steepest gorges of Crete. Its height is 138 meters and the metal bridge built in order to connect the abandoned Aradena settlement…

Chania Canyons
Maritime Museum of Crete

Maritime Museum of Crete

The Maritime Museum of Crete is near the port of Chania, next to the entrance of the Firka fortress. The museum was founded in order to preserve the naval traditions…

Chania Other Museums
Lake of Agia

Lake of Agia

In an area of 450 acres, very close to the town of Chania (about 9 km west), is the beautiful lake of Agia. The lake borrows its name from the neighbouring village.…

Chania Lakes
Seitan Limania

Seitan Limania

A unique beach, Seitan Limania, is in the north-eastern side of the Akrotiri peninsula, 20 kilometers from Chania. Lanes of steep rocks penetrate into the Cretan…

Chania Beaches
Theriso

Theriso

The picturesque Theriso settlement is on the foot of the Lefka Mountains, 16 kilometers from Chania, in a very green area. In order to visit it, you have to go…

Chania Towns and villages
Falasarna

Falasarna

Falasarna with its awarded beach is about 60 kilometers in the west of Chania, in the western part of the Gramvousa Cape. The area is under the protected Natura…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
Fortress of Gramvousa

Fortress of Gramvousa

The fortress of Gramvousa is on a steep hill of the Imeri Gramvousa Island, opposite the famous Mpalos beach. The building of the fortress started in 1584 by the…

Chania Fortresses
Mpalos

Mpalos

A heaven on earth, Mpalos, is between the Gramvousa peninsula and the Tigani Cape, in the north-western side of Crete. Mpalos is about 56 kilometers from Chania…

Chania Beaches
Elafonisi

Elafonisi

The blue-green sea water, the white and pink sand, the shells and the magical landscape are some of the features of the amazing and exotic Elafonisi of Chania that…

Chania Beaches
Fortress of Selinos

Fortress of Selinos

The ruins of the fortress of Selinos are on the Fortetza hill, in the south of Palaiochora of Chania. It is a rectangle fortress, as that of Ierapetra, Meramvelo…

Chania Fortresses
Sougia

Sougia

The small coastal settlement of Sougia is in the exit of the Agia Eirini gorge, 70 kilometers from Chania. The beautiful beach and the calm holidays could describe…

Chania Beaches
Palaiochora

Palaiochora

Palaiochora is a small coastal town about 70 kilometers in the south-west of Chania, built on a peninsula and between two bays. The settlement is on the ruins of…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
Omalos

Omalos

The Omalos plateau of Chania is between the imposing tops of the Lefka Mountains (Volakas, Gigilios, Ksiloskalo, Samperos and Psilafi) and 38 kilometers in the…

Chania Plateaus
Kourna lake

Kourna lake

The Kourna Lake is the unique natural fresh-water lake of Crete, 4 kilometers in the south of the coastal Georgioupoli settlement and 2.5 kilometers from the Kournas…

Chania Lakes
Vamos

Vamos

The semi-mountainous settlement of Vamos is in the former province of Apokoronas of the Chania prefecture and famous for maintaining its traditional features. The…

Chania Towns and villages
12. Katsiveli - Askifou

12. Katsiveli - Askifou

The twelfth route of the E4 European Long DIstance Path in Crete is 20 kilometers long and lasts about 8 to 10 hours. You can follow it from May to September, it…

Chania E4
Loutro

Loutro

The picturesque, coastal Loutro village of the Sfakia province in the Chania prefecture is not related to the heavy tourism, the luxurious hotels and the endless…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli

The coastal settlment of Agia Roumeli is 58 kilometers in the south of the Chania prefecture, close to Sfakia. Agia Roumeli is the natural end of the Samaria gorge.…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge

The Samaria gorge is one of the largest canyons of Europe and 18 kilometres long. The gorge starts from the Omalos plateau, in Ksiloskalo, and ends to the beautiful…

Chania Canyons
Sfakia Fortress

Sfakia Fortress

The ruins of the Sfakia fortress are in the northern side of the settlement, on the Kasteli hill, next to a pine forest. The fortress is the last built by the Venetians…

Chania Fortresses
Sfakiano gorge

Sfakiano gorge

One of the many gorges of the Sfakia district is Sfakiano. It is a beautiful gorge that starts 2 kilometers in the east of Chora, from the Niato plateau, near the…

Chania Canyons
Sfakia

Sfakia

The historical Chora Sfakion is in the southern coasts of Crete, 75 kilometers in the south-east of Chania. Sfakia has been always insubordinate and that was also…

Chania Beaches Towns and villages
14. Askifou - Impros - Kallikratis

14. Askifou - Impros - Kallikratis

The fourteenth route of the E4 European Long Distance Path in Crete is 18 kilometers and lasts about 6 hours. You can take it during the whole year, it is not a…

Chania E4
11. Omalos - Katsiveli

11. Omalos - Katsiveli

The eleventh route of the E4 European Long Distance Path in Crete is 15 kilometers and lasts about 7 hours. You can follow it from the end of spring till the beginning…

Chania E4
10. Omalos - Agia Roumeli

10. Omalos - Agia Roumeli

The tenth route of the E4 European long distance Path is about 18 kilometers and lasts 6 hours and 30 minutes. The time it has to be followed is from May to October(due…

Chania E4
9. Sougia - Agia Eirini - Omalos

9. Sougia - Agia Eirini - Omalos

The ninth route of E4 European Long Distance Path is 13,5 kilometers and takes 7 hours and 30 minutes to follow it. The best season of the time to follow it is…

Chania E4
8. Sougia - Koustogerako - Omalos

8. Sougia - Koustogerako - Omalos

The eighth route of the E4 European Long Distance Path is about 24,5 kilometers and lasts 8 hours. It is better to follow it in spring or autumn, it is not a difficult…

Chania E4
7. Loutro - Fragokastello

7. Loutro - Fragokastello

The seventh route of the E4 European Long Distance Path is 19,5 kilometers long and lasts 5 hours and 30 minutes, You can follow it during the whole year, it has…

Chania E4
6. Agia Roumeli - Loutro

6. Agia Roumeli - Loutro

The sixth route of the E4 European long distance path is about 13 kilometers and lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes. The best time to take it is the whole year and, especially…

Chania E4
5. Sougia - Agia Roumeli

5. Sougia - Agia Roumeli

The fifth route of the E4 European Long Distance Path in Crete is 20 kilometers long and lasts 8 to 9 hours. You should follow it from April to September and the…

Chania E4
4. Palaiochora - Sougia

4. Palaiochora - Sougia

The fourth route of the E4 European long distance Path is about 14,5 kilometers and lasts about 4 and a half hours. The ideal time of the year in order to visit…

Chania E4
3. Elafonisi - Palaiochora

3. Elafonisi - Palaiochora

The third route of the E4 European long distance path is about 22 kilometers and lasts 5 hours. Its best visiting time of the year is spring, summer and autumn.…

Chania E4
2. Sfinari - Elafonisi

2. Sfinari - Elafonisi

The second route of the E4 European long distance path of Crete is 32 kilometers and lasts about 8 hours. The ideal time to visit it is spring and autumn. There…

Chania E4
1. Kasteli Kissamou - Sfinari

1. Kasteli Kissamou - Sfinari

The E4 European long distance path of Crete starts from Kasteli Kissamou of the Chania prefecture. The total length of the Kasteli Kissamou-Sfinari route is about…

Chania E4

A walk in the narrow streets of the Rethimno city can travel the visitor to other epochs. Buildings of the Venetian style, tiled streets and smiling and hospitable…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Fodele

Fodele

The picturesque Fodele settlement is on the 25th kilometer of the Heraclion- Chania national road, built in a very colorful landscape. Large trees, flowers, the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Damasta

Damasta

The mountain village of Damasta is about 27 kilometers from Heraclion and under the Malevizi municipality. Damasta is built on the northern sides of the Koiti hill,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Plateau of Lasithi

Plateau of Lasithi

The picturesque Oropedio (i.e. plateau, in Greek) of Lasithi is the largest and the most fertile plateau of Crete and one of the most important places of Crete…

Lasithi Plateaus
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