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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
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
Kamares cavern

Kamares cavern

The path from the Kamares settlement ends to the large and impressive Kamares cavern. The visitor walks between a dense forest of oaks. The total time to the end…

Heraklion Hiking Trails Caves
Milatos cavern

Milatos cavern

The Milatos cavern is a few kilometres in the north-east of the Milatos settlement of Agios Nikolaos, in the Lasithi prefecture. A memorial of the thousands of…

Lasithi Caves
Pelekita cavern

Pelekita cavern

The impressive cavern of Pelekita or “tis Sikias o Spilios” is one of the biggest caverns in Crete and of a high archaeological importance. It is about 5 kilometers…

Lasithi Caves
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
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
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
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
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
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
Milliarades

Milliarades

Miliarades of the Viannos municipality is 53 kilometers from Heraklion, on the northern foot of the Koupa hill of the Dikti Mountain, 1188 meters above the sea…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Spilia tou listi

Spilia tou listi

Between Tsoutsouros and Kastri is the beautiful beach of Spilia tou Listi (i.e. thief's cavern). It is a beach that combines the sand with the great rocks and clear…

Heraklion Beaches
Archanes

Archanes

“The other day, the three friends went a trip to a fine village known for its vineyards, about two hours from Kastro. It was on the foot of the Holly Mountain,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Savathiana Monastery

Savathiana Monastery

A small paradise on earth with tranquility, peacefulness and devoutness for the visitor is in the Savathiana Monastery, in Rogdia. The monastery is 20 kilometers…

Heraklion Monasteries
Kato Simi

Kato Simi

One of the most beautiful villages of the Viannos municipality, built in a very green area, is the Kato Simi village. Simi has the largest forest in the Heraclion…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pirgou

Pirgou

The beautiful and traditional buildings and the two flour-mills in Kazola are worth visiting in Pirgou. Pirgou is 20 kilometers from Heraclion where, administratively,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kato Asites

Kato Asites

Kato Asites is a beautiful, mountain village on the foot of the Psiloreitis Mountain, 450 meters above the sea level. The distance of the village to Heraclion is…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Agios Charalampos gorge

Agios Charalampos gorge

The gorge starts from the small Agios Charalampos church in the south of the Ano Asites settlement. The small gorge is easily accessed, particularly in the summer,…

Heraklion Canyons
Ano Asites

Ano Asites

Ano Asites is a settlement of the former Malevizi district of the Heraclion municipality. It is a village of a high environmental, cultural and archaeological interest.…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Voulismeno Aloni

Voulismeno Aloni

Voulismeno Aloni is a sightseeing of the area on the road to Damasta. It can be seen after about 5 kilometers, in the right side of the road and is a big crater…

Heraklion Climbing
Marathos

Marathos

The mountainous Marathos village of the Malevizi municipality is about 20 kilometers from Heraclion and 300 meters above the sea level. The Marathianos River is…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Martsalo

Martsalo

The magnificent and lonely beach of Martsalo lies behind the western Asterousia Mountains, in the Lithino Cape. The bay is near the southern side of Mesara, 80…

Heraklion Canyons Beaches
Kamares

Kamares

Kamares of the former Pirgiotissa district and of the Festos municipality is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis. 437 people live in the village according to the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Gorge of Agios Nikolaos

Gorge of Agios Nikolaos

The path to the green gorge of Agios Nikolaos with the amazing waterfalls starts from the Zaros Lake and ends to one of the forest of Greece, the Rouvas forest.…

Heraklion E4 Canyons
Panasos

Panasos

Panasos is a small, picturesque village of Gortyna municipality. It is 35 kilometers from Heraclion and 450 meters above the sea level. The beautiful settlement…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Nivritos

Nivritos

“I don’t believe that there is any village like Nivritos in a place full of flowers and near mountains”. The picturesque village is on the foot of the Ampelakia…

Heraklion 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
Achentria's caves

Achentria's caves

In Achentrias the visitor can admire the many caverns of the Asterousia mountains. The most typical examples are the Archontospilios cave, in Agios Nikitas, and…

Heraklion Caves
Achentrias

Achentrias

The picturesque mountainous village of Achentrias is 60 kilometers from Heraclion and 680 meters above the sea level. Administratively, it falls under the Archanes-Asterousia…

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
Zakros

Zakros

Zakros is one of the most picturesque villages of Crete that combines the natural beauty with the alternative activities and the important archaeological sites.…

Lasithi Towns and villages
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