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Walking on ancient trails, at the Plateau of Katharo

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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…
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)

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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

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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,…
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At the summit of Kofinas, like little gods

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Hike up the holy summit of Asterousia Mountains and bow before the majesty of the Libyan Sea
The Plateau of Nida, a mystical landscape|Local livestock will keep you company all along the route|The Venetian creamery is hidden behind these trees|Yes, it is possible to ski!|The snowy summits of Psiloritis on the background||This mitato is situated within the archaeological site of Zominthos||A typical mitato...|In the horizon you can see the village of Anogia|A characteristic landscape of Psiloritis|Another mitato on the way to Nida

From Anogia to the Plateau of Nida, the den of Zeus

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A winter excursion in ancient landscapes, imbued with legends, history and ... snow
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 coves...how 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

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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…
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Springtime at the gorge of the mills

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Or, how to discover a small paradise, hidden just a few kilometers outside the town of Rethymnon
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

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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…