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…
An exemplary modern museum||

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

Published in "Presentations"
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…
Sand dunes next to the archaeological site!||

Potamos, Malia

Published in "Beaches"
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'Easter of the Dead' in Tylissos

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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…
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6th International Symposium of Sculpture in Venerato

Published in "What's on now"
The bench of the cooperative 'Apo Koinou'|So many carob products!|Alternative musical instruments by Sifis|Sifis posing with his creations

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!…
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A night with Cretan music & traditional cuisine in Avdou

Published in "What's on now"
Crowded but still beautiful!

Agia Pelagia

Published in "Beaches"
After the gorge comes the miracle!

Agiofaraggo

Published in "Beaches"
As you walk downhill to the beach, the view is magical|||The chapel of Agios Nikitas, hidden in the cave for centuries||

Agios Nikitas

Published in "Beaches"
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…
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Art creations with the Speleological Association of Crete

Published in "What's on now"
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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
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Celebration of Nature and Humans

Published in "What's on now"
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Concert: Michalis Tzouganakis

Published in "What's on now"
At the theater of the fields
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Concert: Yannis Charoulis

Published in "What's on now"
At the theater of the fields
The rugs of Aretousa (Archanes)|Aretousa weavers (Archanes)|Some of Aretousa's creations (Archanes)|The creations of Eleni Kouides (Argyroupoli)|The creations of Eleni Kouides (Argyroupoli)|The impressive workshop of Eleni Kouides (Argyroupoli)|The colorful yarns of kurelu (Pyrgos)!|The modern bags of Angeliki (Kurelu creations, Pyrgos)||Mitos weaving (Houdetsi)|Proud weaver next to her creations (Pyrgou Weaving Center)|Cretaions of the Pyrgou Weaving Center|Pyrgou Weaving Center|Houdetsi Weaving Center|Houdetsi Weaving Center|Houdetsi Weaving Center|Into the threads!|Houdetsi Weaving Center||

Cretazine presents: The revolution of the loom!

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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…
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…
Houdetsi Festival, perhaps the best festival of Crete

Crete of Festivals: Summer 2014

Published in "Crete 360°"
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…
Beautful architecture, beautiful nature...||||||||

Crete or Tuscany?

Published in "Crete 360°"
Discover Agios Fanourios – and Tuscanian landscapes - in Kitharida
Cycling in Hersonissos

Cycling in Hersonissos

Published in "Crete in action"
Nine bike routes to cycle your way around Hersonissos 
Α totally cretan landscape

Diskos (Lendas)

Published in "Beaches"
Don't miss Gavdos

Don't miss Gavdos

Published in "Snapshot"
You've come a long way, but it's worth it!

Eligia (Ai Giannis)

Published in "Beaches"
Images of past times in the narrow lanes of the village||||

Ethia... the village where time stopped

Published in "Villages"
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.…
Live perfomances by local bands in 'Palio Lido'|Lyra and violin, side by side!|||"The kangoors" a popular local band||Neske from Amsterdam playing the violin!|

From the coast of Asterousia to the center of Heraklion: An ode to Cretan summer magic

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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…
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Full Moon with the Cretan Youth Symphonic Orchestra

Published in "What's on now"
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,…
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Houdetsi Festival

Published in "What's on now"
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Houdetsi Festival

Published in "What's on now"
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Houdetsi Festival

Published in "What's on now"
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Houdetsi Festival

Published in "What's on now"
Christos Mparmpas & Μurat Aydemir in 'Patitiri' stage|At the garden of the Labyrinth|V. Vardakis and his group|Stelios Petrakis & Cretan Music Quartet|Manolakis, Yiannadakis, Fasoulaki: three talented Cretan musicians on stage!|A wonderful concert with Evgenios Voulgaris|'traffic jam' at the narrow lanes of Houdetsi|The closing concert with Vassilis Stavrakakis

How and why Houdetsi Festival becomes the greatest music event of Crete

Published in "Presentations"
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…
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)
Kalamaki, or the western part of Komos!

Kalamaki

Published in "Beaches"
Kali limenes, always peaceful

Kali Limenes

Published in "Beaches"
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…
Sunset at Amnissos

Karteros-Amnissos

Published in "Beaches"
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…
Σημείο αναφοράς του χωριού, ο πανάρχαιος πλάτανος||

Krassi

Published in "Villages"
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…
A cozy, small gulf||

Ligaria

Published in "Beaches"
Listis is the greek word for "Bandid"

Listis

Published in "Beaches"
And in the background, the hippies' caves!

Matala

Published in "Beaches"
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Music of Asia Minor

Published in "What's on now"
Paximadia... on fire

Paximadia... on fire

Published in "Snapshot"
The neoclassic building of Ploumi!|With good company work gets done...|Christina came to stay...||Kallia is a musician and Christoforos a computer engineer. Together they work miracles!|Giorgos from Archanes project and young Konstantina|One thing is for sure, this shop will never run our of music!|What's on the menu today?|How can we do an interview without food?

Ploumi: a cooperative cafe & grocery store ‘blooms’ in Archanes

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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…
Camping and Cretan party until the morning!||

Psari Forada (aka Sidonia)

Published in "Beaches"
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Psarogiorgis – Haig Yazdjian

Published in "What's on now"
Ready to dive from the rocks?||

Psaromoura

Published in "Beaches"
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Snail-night at Ini (Arkadia 2012)

Published in "What's on now"
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Swinging Full Moon in the archaeological site of Tylissos

Published in "What's on now"
Tertsa, a multi-culti hippies village

Tertsa

Published in "Beaches"
Tertsa, rocks!||

Tertsa

Published in "Beaches"
Building your own house: priceless!||

The Archanes Project: Houses made from straw balls and clay

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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 exhibition of the Art Gallery of Viannos|||Painting by Konstantinos Perakis

The Art Gallery of Viannos: A modern Gallery in the most unexpected place

Published in "Presentations"
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. 
Afentis Christos temple and below the colorful mosaics of Crete||

The ascent to Mount Yuchtas

Published in "Island Routes"
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 bandit and the full moon

Published in "Snapshot"
The 'Little Cafe' in Kallikratis welcomes you!|The herbal goodies of 'Little Cafe'|A herbal sanctuary in the middle of nowhere|The Cretan Far West welcomes you|Cretan mountain tea (aka malotira) in Kallikratis|Mr. Yiannis in action!|Red hot chilli peppers anyone?|Passing the knowledge to the new generation|A few of the things you will find in Kouses|Cretan cuisine & Cretan herbs in Tsakalakis' cafe|Welcome to Nivritos|For the cold winter days & nights...|Yes, you may also order a coffee (Nivritos)

The herbal ‘sanctuaries’ of Crete

Published in "Crete 360°"
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…
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…
Walking towards the north entrance of the Palace|Quartier M under the cover...|The simple pleasures of walking in ancient cities!||Walking over the ancient city|The Palace courtyard|The imposing mountains of Selena in the background||

The Minoan Palace of Malia

Published in "Presentations"
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…
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The seabed of Asterousia

Published in "Crete 360°"
Dive into the colorful biodiversity of the Cretan sea.
Recording the sound of wime|||||

The sound of wine

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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.
|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...

Trafoulas

Published in "Beaches"
Matala bay from above!|Kiriamadi peninsula, eastern Crete|Toplou monastery!|Sfakia port from above!

Traveling with drones over Crete

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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…
It was worth the adventure, don't you think?

Tripiti

Published in "Beaches"
Vathy, a small fjord hugs the spectacular waters of the Libyan Sea|The Libyan Sea in the horizon...|||Paximadia island greets you from afar...||

Vathy

Published in "Beaches"
Anestis the scavenger, ecstatic by the music

VIDEO: The magic music of Labyrinth

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Video: the unseen world of Cretan gorges brought to light

Video: the unseen world of Cretan gorges brought to light

Published in "Crete in action"
Unseen images from the gorges of Asterousia Mountains are brought to light by the Institute of Speleological Studies of Greece
Somewhere on a dry slope of Asterousia mountains

Whoever saw a lonely tree...

Published in "Snapshot"