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Zoniana Village and Sfendoni Cave

Zoniana Village: Driving to Mount Idi Zoniana is a rather interesting village in one of the most picturesque areas of central Crete and it is located at an altitude of 650m on Mount Idi, also referred to as Psiloritis. It is situated 43km away from the capital city of Heraklion, but it is also a nice excursion from Rethymnon. […]

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Lassithi Plateau and the Dikteon Cave

Lassithi plateau in Crete, one of the few areas in the Mediterranean featuring permanent residents at a high altitude – over 800 meters – covers an area of approximately 25,000 sq kilometres. It is a colourful patchwork of fertile green and yellow fields, encircled by high mountain ranges and irrigated by windmills that compose a […]

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Olive grove in Crete

Olive Groves in Crete

Olive groves in Crete exist in abundance; in fact, there is a funny saying among the Greeks “Oh, he is from Crete, he knows a lot about olive oil”. This little funny comment depicts an undeniable truth; if the Mediterranean is the hub and birthplace of olive oil and olives, Crete is its heart. Since […]

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Palace of Malia in Crete

Minoan Palace in Malia

The third biggest palatial centre of Crete lies at a short distance from the shores, in close proximity (3km) to the village of Malia. The Minoan Palace in Malia was erected approximately in 1900 BC, during the Minoan Era, at the same time as the other palaces in Knossos and Phaistos and it was the […]

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gouves beach

Gouves beach

Gouves Beach is a lovely sandy beach situated just twenty kilometres away from Heraklion, on the north part of the prefecture. It is a fully organised beach offering a vast array of amenities and conveniences to the numerous visitors and tourists who enjoy the crystal clear waters and the golden sand.   (more…)

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Matala Beach

Matala and its beach

Matala beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, renowned all over the world due to its uniqueness and beauty. Matala used to be the port of Gortys and Phaistos. It was a tiny fishing town that developed to be one of the most modern and scenic holiday resorts in the island. Photo […]

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Partly restored @ Knossos

Knossos Palace

On the eve of the 20th century Sir Arthur Evans discovered Knossos, the main Palace of the Minoan Civilization in Crete. Settled upon the area of Heraklion and named after King Minos of Crete, the Palace of Knossos features numerous details of the great Minoan Civilization and is considered to be the largest Bronze Age […]

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