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…
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…
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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
Chris Paterakis (Kallergis Mountain Refuge, Chania)

Chris Paterakis (Kallergis Mountain Refuge, Chania)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
Climbing, with the Grim Reaper chasing you!|

Climbing on Gigilos - together with Grim Reaper

Published in "Crete in action"
A dangerous affirmation of existence, a few hundred of meters over the gorge of Samaria.
Arrow guided tours!

Crete 360°: A photographic journey

Published in "Crete 360°"
A photographic project about Crete that came to us from Germany. Because, even virtual trips sometimes are enough to make our day!
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…
Skiing with a view to the sea

Crossing Lefka Ori. With skis!

Published in "Crete in action"
Ski resort? No, thanks...
Adrenaline rush, in the gorge of Agia Eirini!|||||

Crossing the gorge of Agia Eirini … by bike!

Published in "Crete in action"
The guard of the gorge gave us a strange look: “are you going to leave those here and come back to get them?” “No”, we…
Cycling in Hersonissos

Cycling in Hersonissos

Published in "Crete in action"
Nine bike routes to cycle your way around Hersonissos 
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.
Don't miss Gavdos

Don't miss Gavdos

Published in "Snapshot"
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.…
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

Published in "Island Routes"
A winter excursion in ancient landscapes, imbued with legends, history and ... snow
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…
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…
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!
Looking for fairies at Lassithi Plateau||

Photographic diaries: Lassithi Plateau

Published in "Crete 360°"
Christos Tsoumplekas takes us to a transcendental photographic journey at Lassithi Plateau, with fairy tale images that drift us away.
A psychadelic installation, 50 meters underground||||||

Sfentoni Cave

Published in "Presentations"
Crete is home of half of the country’s caves, about 5.200, but only three are officially open to the public. Sfentoni Cave is the largest…
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Snowkiting and kitesurfing in Crete

Published in "Crete in action"
A French snowkite champion and a French professional photographer experienced snowkiting and kitesurfing in Crete, struggled with strong winds and the rocky cretan mountains and…
Stelios of "Dounias" (Drakona, Keramia)

Stelios of "Dounias" (Drakona, Keramia)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
Sunset in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori)

Sunset in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori)

Published in "Snapshot"
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 '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…
Verbascum Creticum or "Papari tou Tragou"

The Natural Pharmacy of Crete

Published in "Crete 360°"
You walk in the mountains of Crete and you think the place is full of dry bushes of no interest whatsoever. Think again....almost everything that…
A short documentary about George, a shepherd on Asterousia Mountains

The Shepherd of Asterousia

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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…
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
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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…
Somewhere on a dry slope of Asterousia mountains

Whoever saw a lonely tree...

Published in "Snapshot"