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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
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
Sfentonis Cavern

Sfentonis Cavern

The famous Tripa of Sfentonis (i.e. the hole of Sfentonis) or Tripa of Zou (i.e. the cavern of life) is 1 kilometer in the east of Zoniana, in the Rethimno prefecture.…

Rethimno Caves
Garazo

Garazo

Opposite the Talay Mountains, where the mythical giant Talos was born and became the protector of the island of Crete, just 40km from the city of Rethymno, we meet…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Potamoi dam

Potamoi dam

The lake of Potamoi is in the Amari municipality, at the end of the Patsos gorge, in a very green valley with some hillocks next to it. The lake is about 25 kilometers…

Rethimno Lakes
Platis river

Platis river

The Platis or Amarianos River is supplied from the Amari valley and ends to the eastern side of the coastal settlement of Agia Galini. Platis was thought as the…

Rethimno Rivers
Kourtaliotis River

Kourtaliotis River

The Kourtaliotis River is the most famous in Crete as the Preveli palm forest is near the place where it discharges. Kourtaliotis is called “Megalos Potamos” (i.e.…

Rethimno Rivers

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
Arkadi monastery

Arkadi monastery

The Monastery of Arkadi combines the natural beauty with its important history and legends. It is about 23 kilometers from Rethimno, in a very green plateau, in…

Rethimno Monasteries
Lappa ancient

Lappa ancient

The Lappa ancient city was one of the most important cities in Crete that, according to the Mycenaean traditions, was founded by Agamemnonas. Lappa was in the place…

Rethimno Archaeological Areas
Argyroupoli

Argyroupoli

Argyroupoli is one of the most beautiful villages of the Rethimno prefecture, on the hill between the springs of the Petre and Mousela Rivers after which the names…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Panormo

Panormo

Panormo is a traditional, coastal settlement of the Milopotamos municipality and the Rethimno prefecture. The picturesque village is about 22 kilometers from Rethimno…

Rethimno Beaches Towns and villages
Mpali

Mpali

Mpali in the Rethimno prefecture is one of the most beautiful tourist places of the northern beaches of Crete. The coastal settlement is 32 kilometers from Rethimno…

Rethimno Beaches Towns and villages
Idaion Antron cavern

Idaion Antron cavern

The Idaion Antron is near the picturesque town of Anogeia with the important history and the impressive myths. The cavern is 1500 meters above the sea level and…

Rethimno Caves
Anogeia

Anogeia

Anogeia of Milopotamos is a mountain town with important history and three holocausts. Anogeia preserves the Cretan tradition in the modern Crete. Anogeia is the…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Nida plateau

Nida plateau

Nida is the highest plateau in Crete as it is about 1.450 meters above the sea level and surrounded by the imposing mountains of Psiloreitis. It is a very beautiful…

Rethimno Plateaus
Apostoloi

Apostoloi

The mountain and picturesque village of Apostoloi is about 30 kilometers from Rethimno. It falls under the Amari municipality of the Rethimno prefecture and the…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Triopetra

Triopetra

The magical Triopetra beach is 25 kilometers in the south of Rethimno and 13 kilometers in the south-east of the Akoumia village. In order to visit it, you should…

Rethimno Beaches
Spili

Spili

Spili is a traditional, mountain settlement of the Agios Vasileios municipality in the Rethimno prefecture. The settlement is built amphitheatrically, on the western…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Sellia

Sellia

Sellia is a village of the Agios Vasileios municipality and the Rethimno prefecture. Its local community is consisted of the settlements of Souda and Plakias. According…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Rodakino

Rodakino

Rodakino is one of the largest villages of the southern Rethimno prefecture. The village is on the foot of the Krioneritis Mountain, above the Rodakino beaches.…

Rethimno Beaches Towns and villages
Kourtaliotiko gorge

Kourtaliotiko gorge

The imposing Kourtaliotiko gorge starts from the Koksare village of the Rethimno prefecture, about 22 kilometers from Rethimno and ends to the amazing beach of…

Rethimno Canyons
Preveli

Preveli

Preveli is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the southern Crete as it is very beautiful and exotic. Preveli is in the Rethimno prefecture, 40 kilometers…

Rethimno Beaches
Sachtouria

Sachtouria

The picturesque settlement of the Agios Vasileios municipality in the Rethimno prefecture, Sachtouria, is in a very beautiful area, in the north-western side of…

Rethimno Towns and villages
Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos

One of the most beautiful beaches of Crete is Agios Pavlos in the southern side of the Rethimno prefecture. It is 55 kilometers from Rethimno and, in order to visit…

Rethimno Beaches
Pantanassa

Pantanassa

The Holly Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa is on the 14th kilometer of the Heraclion-Rethimno national road. The female monastery is dedicated to the Birth of Theotokos…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Damania

Damania

The small settlement of Damania is about 35 kilometers from Heraclion, built in the Southeastern sides of Ofis hummock and 420 meters above the sea level in the…

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
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

The Preveli Monastery is about 35 kilometers in the south of Rethimno and the famous and beautiful palm forest is next to it. The monastery is in the west of the…

Lasithi Monasteries
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