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Imam Bayildi

Imam Bayildi

Here is a recipe of the “queen” of the vegetables, eggplant, that comes from Turkey and we "made" it Greek through small changes. According to history, the name…

Crete Recipes
The healing herbs

The healing herbs

The flora of Crete is very important due to the mild and hot climate. There are 2000 different plant species and 160 of them are indigenous. The large number of…

Crete Cretography
Agnopites

Agnopites

It can be said that agnopites (i.e. little pies with cheese) are the loukoumades (i.e. sweets like crullers) of Crete. They are very delicious and should definitely…

Crete Recipes
Sweet Easter Delicacies

Sweet Easter Delicacies

Sweets should be with a great smell, taste and appearance. How else would someone like them? Here is a very delicious recipe to treat your guests (and, of course,…

Crete Recipes
Loukoumia

Loukoumia

A delicious sweet snack is the wonderful, tasteful and fasted loukoumia! Ingredients: 1 cup of olive oil 1 cup of orange juice 1 cup of sugar 1 glass of water 1…

Crete Recipes
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The "lazy" spanakopita

Here’s a very easy and fast recipe of spanakopita(i.e. spinach pie). Ingredients: Puff pastry About 500gr. of spinach 100 gr. of feta 2-3 fresh onions Some dill…

Crete Recipes
Chickpeas with ksinochondros

Chickpeas with ksinochondros

If you love ksinochondros (i.e. the grinded wheat with sour milk), you can definitely taste one of the most delicious dishes with legumes, the chickpeas with ksinochondros.…

Crete Recipes
Small meat pies

Small meat pies

Small pies (fried pies) are often served in the houses of Crete that, apart from ksinomizithra (i.e. sarikopites) or sweet mizithra or herbs, they can be filled…

Crete Recipes
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
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
Thrapsano

Thrapsano

Thrapsano, the center of pottery in Crete, is about 30 kilometers in the south-east of Heraclion. The settlement is under the Minoa Pediados municipality and 340…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Karavados

Karavados

The picturesque Karavados village is about 50 kilometers in the south-east of Heraclion and under the Minoa Pediados Municipality. 300 people live in the village…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pefkos

Pefkos

The Pefkos village is on the southern foot of the Psari Madara hill of the Dikti Mountain, 2141 meters above the sea level and 10 kilometers from Ano Viannos. Pefkos…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Amiras

Amiras

Amiras or Amira is in the Viannos municipality, on the southern edges of the Dikti Mountain, 680 meters above the sea level, in a place full of olive and fruit-bearing…

Heraklion Towns and villages
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
Agarathos

Agarathos

The beautiful and historical Agarathos Monastery is 380 meters above the sea level, in the south-western side of the Soros Panteli hillock of the Pediada district.…

Heraklion Monasteries
Afrati

Afrati

Afrati is a small traditional settlement of the Viannos municipality, 45 kilometers in the south-east of Heraklion. 175 people live in the beautiful village with…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Knossos

Knossos

One of the most important centres of the ancient civilization is 5 kilometres to the south-east of Heraklion in a green area with olive trees, vineyards and cypresses…

Heraklion Archaeological Areas
Agioi Deka

Agioi Deka

Agioi Deka is one of the most important villages in Mesara archaeologically and the ruins of the ancient city of Gortyna are there. The settlement is built on the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Siva

Siva

Siva is a village of the Heraclion municipality, 280 meters above the sea level. 260 people live in the settlement and their main occupations are olive crop and…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kerasia

Kerasia

The Kerasia settlement is built on the eastern sides of the Chalepa hill, 340 meters above the sea level, on the 20th kilometer of the national Heraclion-Mesara…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Tilisos

Tilisos

Tilisos is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Tilisos and is in the eastern foot of Psiloreitis. The name of the settlement has been used for over 3.400…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Moni

Moni

The small, picturesque settlement of Moni is about 17 kilometers from Heraclion, on the 1st kilometer of the Tilisos-Anogeia road. Moni is a village of the Malevizi…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Skourvoula

Skourvoula

Skourvoula of the Festos municipality is built on the southern foot of Sanidas Mountain, 350 meters above the sea level, with a panoramic view of the fertile Mesara…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pompia

Pompia

Pompia is one of the most beautiful and important villages in the Festos municipality. It is in an area full of olive groves and vineyards, next to the imposing…

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
Kastelli

Kastelli

Kastelli, in the former district of Kainourrgio, in the Festos municipality, is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis, very close to the fortress of Castel Nuovo.…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Monastery of Vrontisi

Monastery of Vrontisi

The male monastery of Vrontisi is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis, between the villages of Zaros and Vorizia, 550 meters above the sea level. Administratively…

Heraklion Monasteries
Zaros

Zaros

The beautiful and interesting town of Zaros is built 45 kilometers from Heraclion and is included in the Festos municipality. It is in the southern foot of the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Sternes

Sternes

Sternes is a village of the Gortyna municipality, 55 kilometers from Heraclion. The settlement is built on the northern foot of the Asterousia Mountain, 310 meters…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Agios Savvas

Agios Savvas

The Agios Savvas gorge is one of the most beautiful and imposing gorges of the Asterousia Mountains. Its length is 4 kilometers and, then, it is connected with…

Heraklion Canyons
Vakiotes

Vakiotes

A rock appears between olive trees in the Sokara area and some wine presses and rooms are carved on it. They were used as safe-keeping places and this is the archaeological…

Heraklion Archaeological Areas
Sokaras

Sokaras

The picturesque village of Sokaras is 50 kilometers from Heraclion between olive trees and fertile vineyards and garden produce of the plain of Mesara. Places of…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Platanos

Platanos

Platanos of the Kainourio district and the Gortyna municipality is 51 kilometers from Heraclion, 100 meters from Mesara plain. Two tombs have been excavated from…

Heraklion Towns and villages
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
Megali Vrisi

Megali Vrisi

Megali Vrisi is about 30 kilometers from Heraclion, in the north side of the basin of the Monafatsi district. The settlement is built amphitheatrically, 620 meters…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Lakes of Gergeri

Lakes of Gergeri

The two lakes of the area are about 1 kilometer from Gergeri on a hill with a wonderful view. The one is a man-made water reservoir lake and the other a small,…

Heraklion Lakes
Vasiliki

Vasiliki

The Vasiliki village is near the Asterousia Mountains, 260 meters above the sea level and 56 kilometers from Heraclion. The Vasiliki community includes Vasiliki…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Vagionia

Vagionia

On the foot of the Asterousia mountains, from where the Xilvestra torrent of the Geropotamos  tributary is, the village of the Gortyna municipality, Vagionia…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Asimi

Asimi

Asimi is in the Gortyna municipality and a modern town that serves the commercial, banking and other needs of the residents of the area. It is on the watershed…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Ano Akria

Ano Akria

Ano Akria is a village of the Gortyna municipality. The settlement is 40 kilometers from Heraclion and built on the semi- mountainous area of the hummock of the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Agia Varvara

Agia Varvara

Agia Varvara, of the Gortyna municipality, is the longest village in Crete. The village is built along the road of Heraclion to western Mesara. The distance between…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Charaki

Charaki

Charaki is about 35 kilometers from Heraclion and 350 meters above the sea level. Administratively, the village is under the Archanes-Asterousia municipality and…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pretoria

Pretoria

Pretoria is a beautiful traditional village with paved alleys and yards full of many different flowers. The village is in the rich plain of Mesara between olive…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Peza

Peza

Peza of the Archanes- Asterousia municipality is famous for their agricultural tradition. Peza is built between many vineyards and olive trees, is 17 kilometers…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Metaxochori

Metaxochori

The picturesque village of Metaxochori is built in the foot of a hill, 420 meters above the sea and 34 metres from Heraclion. The village belongs to the Archanes-Asterousia…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Mesochorio

Mesochorio

The large village of Mesochorio is in the foot of the Asphentilias hummock in the Asterousia mountains. The settlement is about 55 kilometers from Heraclion. The…

Heraklion Towns and villages

The beautiful village of Melesses in the Archanes-Asterousia municipality gives a colorful touch from the mediaeval pattern. Nature has given the most beautiful…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kounavoi

Kounavoi

Kounavoi, the traditional village of Archanes-Asterousia Municipality, is where the Minoan city of Eltinia was. The settlement dominates in a small plain in the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kalivia

Kalivia

The picturesque village is on the top of a hillock next to the Anapodaris river and 240 meters above the sea level. Administratively it falls under the Archanes-…

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
Astraki

Astraki

Astraki is famous for its beautiful gorge that goes by the same name and it starts from there and also for the old Turkish quarter. The village is from the 12th…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kserokampos

Kserokampos

Kserokampos is one of the most beautiful beaches of the eastern Crete. Kserokampos is a settlement about 48 kilometers from Siteia and 28 kilometers from Palaikastro.…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
Toplou monastery

Toplou monastery

The Toplou Monastery, one of the largest and most important monasteries in Crete, is in the Kavo Sidero Cape, 10 kilometers in the east of Sitia and 6 kilometers…

Lasithi Monasteries
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
Ierapetra

Ierapetra

The awarded city for its wonderful beaches, Ierapetra, is the unique city in the southern Crete and the last city in the southern end of Europe. Ierapetra is about…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
Kritsa

Kritsa

The picturesque and beautiful Kritsa village with important archaeological findings is in the Agios Nikolaos municipality of the Lasithi prefecture. The village…

Lasithi Towns and villages
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