Agiofaraggo: The gorge of the saints!
Crete has many gorges –more than 250 as a matter of fact. Some of these are very hard to access, some are too dry and…
Nikos Kazantzakis Museum
One of the few literature museums in the country is exclusively dedicated to the life and work of great Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis. Situated in…
'Easter of the Dead' in Tylissos
An ancient custom, found in numerous cultures and religions throughout the world and history, revives in the village of Tylissos in its Cretan edition. Those…
6th International Symposium of Sculpture in Venerato
A feast of the commons in Heraklion!
Published in "Inside the Walls"
Benches and tents lie on the ground dismantled and Georgiadis park gradually returns to its regular state. We can’t say the same for us though!…
A night with Cretan music & traditional cuisine in Avdou
Agios Thomas and the City of Stone
There is a village, just half an hour away from the city of Heraklion, that hides a hole that leads to Hades, a sanctuary of…
Art creations with the Speleological Association of Crete
At the summit of Kofinas, like little gods
Hike up the holy summit of Asterousia Mountains and bow before the majesty of the Libyan Sea
Celebration of Nature and Humans
Concert: Yannis Charoulis
At the theater of the fields
Cretazine presents: The revolution of the loom!
From the time when Penelope longed for the return of Ulysses, furiously embroidering in her sewing room, to the times when our witty grandmothers made…
Crete in action: where adrenaline never takes vacation!
Just choose what you want to do… do you want to climb steep rocks like the ones you see in the Alps, or take a…
Crete of Festivals: Summer 2014
Every year the cultural map of Crete dramatically changes, a sign that the island is inhabited by many creative people. New and old events appear…
Crete or Tuscany?
Discover Agios Fanourios – and Tuscanian landscapes - in Kitharida
Cycling in Hersonissos
Nine bike routes to cycle your way around Hersonissos
Don't miss Gavdos
Eligia (Ai Giannis)
Ethia... the village where time stopped
The steep cliffs of Asterousia mountains do not only end up to some of the most spectacular Cretan coasts but also ‘hide’ many scenic villages.…
From the coast of Asterousia to the center of Heraklion: An ode to Cretan summer magic
Who said multiculturalism and variety is a ‘privilege’ of large urban centers? The whole island Crete in the summer becomes the ultimate culture hub for…
Full Moon with the Cretan Youth Symphonic Orchestra
Hiking on the Holy Mountain of Stroumpoulas
The pyramidal mountain of Stroumpoulas -as it seems, when you look at it from Heraklion- offers one of the most beautiful nearby escapes for naturalistic,…
How and why Houdetsi Festival becomes the greatest music event of Crete
The 6th Houdetsi Festival confirmed once and for all what we sensed all the previous years of its existence: without doubt, it is the most…
In the forest of Rouvas - without the Big Bad Wolf!
(and the gorge of Agios Nikolaos)
Kapetaniana - Ai Giannis
Ascetic landscapes, naked mountains, hiking trails, ancient customs, hidden gulfs...the mountain chain of Asterousia and its wild beauty is not for every taste. It requires…
Kato Simi - Omalos Viannou
Discover one of the most beautiful mountainous landscape of Crete, perhaps the most important pine tree forest of the island and a village full of…
There are some over-commercialized villages in Crete that will fill you up with expectations and finally they will disappoint you. There are some others that…
Music of Asia Minor
Paximadia... on fire
Ploumi: a cooperative cafe & grocery store ‘blooms’ in Archanes
In spring flowers bloom and with them blooms love, dreams and ideas. "Ploumi" blooms, the bushy endemic plant of Crete that our grandmothers and grandfathers…
Psari Forada (aka Sidonia)
Psarogiorgis – Haig Yazdjian
Searching for cyclamens at Rouva’s forest - 2nd Zaros Trail Race
I remember it as if it was yesterday. It was April of 1999, and first-grade students of Biology Department of University of Crete had to…
Snail-night at Ini (Arkadia 2012)
Swinging Full Moon in the archaeological site of Tylissos
The Archanes Project: Houses made from straw balls and clay
Natural building was once the only way to construct a house in Crete. Then, modernization came together with cement, which became the ‘queen’ of building…
The Art Gallery of Viannos: A modern Gallery in the most unexpected place
Sometimes the vision of one man alone is all it takes for realizing ‘utopias’...and that’s exactly how the Gallery of Viannos came to be.
The ascent to Mount Yuchtas
Sometimes you don’t need to go very far to find wild Cretan nature. The anthropomorphic mountain of Yuchtas is just a few kilometers away from…
The bandit and the full moon
The herbal ‘sanctuaries’ of Crete
In Crete you can easily find tasty food, great wine and good company. Finding good herbs to drink as an infusion or buy, however, can…
The Holy Vibes of Martsalo
If you want to find the hidden paradises of Crete you have to travel like a pilgrim. You have to cross rocky trails, let the…
The Minoan Palace of Malia
The third largest Minoan palace of Crete, once ruled by mythical King Sarpedon, overlooks the Cretan Sea with the imposing mountain of Selena in the…
The seabed of Asterousia
Dive into the colorful biodiversity of the Cretan sea.
The sound of wine
Stella Vassilaki guides us in a journey of flavors and sounds, where the sweetest harmonies emerge from a rare orchestration of scents and musical instruments.
Traveling with drones over Crete
Have you ever dreamed that you were fying like a bird over seas and mountains, free of gravity, blessed with a whole new vision of…
VIDEO: The magic music of Labyrinth
Video: the unseen world of Cretan gorges brought to light
Unseen images from the gorges of Asterousia Mountains are brought to light by the Institute of Speleological Studies of Greece