Saint Goat!||

Agiofaraggo: The gorge of the saints!

Published in "Island Routes"
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…
After sunrise, on the rocky trail of Psiloritis||||||

A photographic journey to the summit of Psiloritis

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Every summer a few brave people wake up before sunrise to participate in the walk to Psiloritis. They climb up the stone made trail when…
Sunset in Triopetra|On the way from Agia Galini to Ai Giorgis|The lovely beach of Ligres|Triopetra from above|Sand therapy in the dunes of Agios Pavlos|The main beach of Agios Pavlos|A small delta is shaped west of the sand dunes in Agios Pavlos|The sand dunes of Agios Pavlos: the lucky ones will find a place in the cave!|Going down the sand dunes of Agios Pavlos|The scenic aphitheatre of Agia Galini hosts many cultural events in the summer|On the way to the beach of Agia Galini|The fish tavern of Agia Foteini: order your food and take a swim while you wait!|The sand dunes on the way from Agia Foteini to Ligres|The sunbeds next to the tavern of Agia Foteini are free for customers|Many more secret coves and beaches are found on the way from one beach to another|Small Triopetra offers more tranquility and calm waters|More secret do you go down there??|More beaches and coves west of Agia Foteini, for those who want to keep walking!|

Agia Foteini to Agia Galini: Discover the beaches of Southern Rethymno

Published in "Island Routes"
A long coast of rugged cliffs and sand dunes, hidden coves and tranquil desert-like landscapes. The most beautiful beaches of Southern Rethymno attract many visitors…
The open horizon of the village of Agios Thomas|Kavalaris overlooks the village|The carved tombs in 'Gria Mantra'|The inscription on the sanctuary of chthonic deities|St. Joasaph, the strangest temple we've seen!|One of the 15 churches of the settlement|Carved chambers used for religious ceremonies|||Agios Thomas in all its majesty!

Agios Thomas and the City of Stone

Published in "Villages"
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…
In Aradaina you will find the highest bridge for bungee jumping in Greece. Jump if you dare!

Anopoli - Aradaina: nature, adrenaline and... sfakian pies!

Published in "Island Routes"
Starting from the touristic portside of Chora Sfakion you cannot imagine that in just a few kilometres away you will arrive at a landscape resembling…
The breathtaking entrance to the gorge|A perfect natural spa!||||||||

At the gorge of Sarakina with the company of ancient giants

Published in "Crete in action"
Ancient giants, waterfalls and plunge pools in a small gorge that causes awe and offers a cool environment in the midst of the hot summer 

At the summit of Kofinas, like little gods

Published in "Island Routes"
Hike up the holy summit of Asterousia Mountains and bow before the majesty of the Libyan Sea
Chania: A Journey to your Senses

Chania: A Journey to your Senses

Published in "Crete 360°"
For restless spirits - and bodies!||

Crete in action: where adrenaline never takes vacation!

Published in "Crete in action"
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…
Imbros, the second most popular gorge of Crete

Discover the gorge of Imbros

Published in "Crete in action"
If you think the 16km long gorge of Samaria is too much for you, try the nearby gorge of Imbros, which offers an almost equally…
The plateau of Limnakaro from above|Here is where the Holy Spirit resides...!|||Meditation tree...||The old frescoes of the chapel||E4 signs will lead you to more secret places...|Can you think of a better place to find nirvana?|||||||

Discover the plateau of Limnakaro

Published in "Island Routes"
South of the famous Lassithi Plateau there is another lesser known plateau…small and tranquil but overwhelmingly beautiful: Limnakaro.
One of the most beautiful coastal routes|||||||||||||||

Elafonisi – Kedrodasos (E4 trail)

Published in "Island Routes"
Crossing the European E4 trail may seem an extreme task, doable only by hardcore trekkers. However, the route we propose here from Elafonisi to Kedrodasos…
The fortress-like Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa|The forests of Chania...|Topolia gorge from above|House in the upper village of Topolia|Chestnuts anybody?|Welcome to the Wisdom of God!|The impressive interior of the cave|Somewhere inside this crack, lies hidden the icon of Wisdom of God|The imposing plane tree of Vlatos|Natural art on the plane tree of Vlatos|On the way to Milia Mountain Retreat|The houses of Milia, almost embedded into the natural environment|View of Milia from a mountain trail|The paved streets of Milia village|Mountain views as you enjoy a meal in Milia restaraunt|The abandonned park of peace, taken over by wild nature|The entrance to the Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa|View to the sea from the Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa|You have just arrived in the small paradise of Aspri Limni||||

From the Chestnut to the Date Trees of Chania (Milia – Chrissoskalitissa)

Published in "Island Routes"
We often brag about Crete as the island that has it all (ok, almost!) and we found the perfect route to prove this. Follow us…
Romantic walks in Stroumpoulas|When you see Timios Stavros, you are almost there...!|The trail is relatively easy and suitable for all|Stroumpoulas vegetation|The view to the plateau will make you stop several times to admire it|The evening service on July 20th|The perfect setting for a selfie!|Shadow games at sunset|On the way back...|The summits of Mylopotamos are painted orange|The view of Stroumpoulas from Heraklion, as the sun sets...

Hiking on the Holy Mountain of Stroumpoulas

Published in "Island Routes"
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,…
The hidden forest of Crete||||Big bad wolf, are you there?||Where are we going?|The picturesque chapel of Agios Ioannis|The ancient plane trees of Rouvas|No, what are you looking at?|In the gorge...|Oh no, somebody is following us...|Stop for a while and enjoy the view!|What an ideal place for a theater...

In the forest of Rouvas - without the Big Bad Wolf!

Published in "Crete in action"
(and the gorge of Agios Nikolaos)
The highest working employee of Crete|Sunset and fog over Samaria gorge|Kallergi refuge... by night!||Feeding the vultures of Samaria|A snowy selfie of the refuge-man|Watching mountaineering movies at night

Interview: the “highest working” employee in Crete, at Kallergi refuge!

Published in "Crete in action"
Christos Paterakis is the 'key keeper' of Kallergi refuge in the winter season. This honor was bestowed upon him by the Greek Mountaineering Club of…
The route towards the Monastery of Koudoumas

Kapetaniana - Ai Giannis

Published in "Island Routes"
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…
Clouds traveling over the plateau of Omalos|||Kato Simi, set on a green valley|The temple of Agios Georgios in Ano Simi|Mrs. Vassiliki at the coffee shop 'Karavos'  told us many stories...|The temple of Panagia Galaktoktismeni & Nistikoktismeni||The mystical landscape of Omalos|On the way to the plateau, through the pine tree forest

Kato Simi - Omalos Viannou

Published in "Island Routes"
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…
The colors of Eastern Crete|||Flowers everywhere!|The strange rocks of the gorge are captivating!|Aspros Potamos|The village of Pefki 'hanging' from the cliffs!|Makrigialos from above|The colorful marina of makrigialos

Makrigialos - Pefki - Kapsa Monastery

Published in "Island Routes"
Eastern Crete has a different color, scent and light, even different people. Sometimes it feels as if you are in another island. At this corner…
Because summer loves action!|A trip to Lefka Ori by Petassos travel|Revealing the secrets of cretan gastronomy|Sailing the cretan sea on a budget!|Cycling at the southern mountain range of Europe!|Looking for "fairies" at Selakano forest|Meet locals, learn about the cretan culture!|Asterousia mountains, a wild scenery for cycling|Where wild cretan nature meets history!|Cretan flavors and colors by Cretan Paths

No more boring holidays!

Published in "Crete 360°"
This summer in Crete will be different: four alternative tourism companies take care of everything and you only need to enjoy!
Haunted ruins hidden under a curtain of ivies||||||||

Springtime at the gorge of the mills

Published in "Island Routes"
Or, how to discover a small paradise, hidden just a few kilometers outside the town of Rethymnon
Crete or Middle East?||||||||||||

The Holy Vibes of Martsalo

Published in "Island Routes"
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…
A walk to the highest summit of Crete. For a holy purpose!

The walk to the summit of Psiloritis

Published in "Island Routes"
Put all your worries in your backpack and start climbing to the top. When you arrive, take a deep breath, and with all the strenght…
|Can you see the beach from the road? Nope...|Crossing the small gorge of Trafoulas|There is running water in winter & spring!|Have we landed on a different planet?|||||The sleepless guards of Trafoulas...


Published in "Beaches"
A gate to the south...the magical beach of Tripiti!|||

Tripiti (Gavdos island)

Published in "Beaches"

Walking on ancient trails, at the Plateau of Katharo

Published in "Island Routes"
Monumental oaks, natural sculptures of gray stone, an ancient cypress forest and a trail that climbs up to Katharo, one of the most beautiful plateaus…