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Easter customs

Easter customs

Do only lichnarakia, anevata (i.e. traditional sweets with mizithra), Easter eggs and roasted lamb or antikristo (i.e. lamb cooked opposite the fire) define Easter…

Crete Culture
Mitato: their history and use

Mitato: their history and use

Mitato is a small stone-shaped building. Mitato you can find in the mountains of Crete and in Cyclades. These are buildings reminiscent of circular Minoan tombs…

Crete Magazine
Tsikoudia -the medicine

Tsikoudia -the medicine

The alcohol extracts were used in medicine and perfumery, in the ancient Greece. The traditional Cretan tsikoudia is a very famous product of the vineyard as, apart…

Crete Cretography
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
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
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
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
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
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
Voni

Voni

Voni is famous for its religious tourism due to its female monastery in the village that is dedicated to Agia Marina. Administratively the village is under the…

Heraklion 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
Kato Archanes

Kato Archanes

Kato Archanes is one of the most picturesque villages in the Heraklion prefecture with lots of alternative activities. Paths, small woods, archaeological sites…

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
Arvi

Arvi

Arvi is a coastal settlement of the Viannos municipality, 80 kilometers from Heraklion and 35 kilometers from Ierapetra. The settlement is in front of a valley…

Heraklion Beaches 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
Petrokefalo

Petrokefalo

“… on the lap of the mountain and hidden from the sun is the large village of Petrokefalo” wrote N. Kazantzakis, in his book, “Kapetan Michalis”. Petrokefalo is…

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
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
Loures

Loures

Loures, the village of the Gortyna municipality, is in the northern edge of the Mesara plain, 54 kilometers from Heraclion. Loures are 270 meters above the sea…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Gergeri

Gergeri

Gergeri is a large village in the southern foot of Psiloreitis and is built between impressive and steep cliffs. The wonderful forest of Rouvas is above the village.…

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
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
Alagni

Alagni

Alagni is a village in the Archanes- Asterousia Municipality and is closely connected to mythology, history and tradition. Alagni is 25 kilometers from Heraclion,…

Heraklion 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
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