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…
A photographic journey to the summit of Psiloritis
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…
Anopoli - Aradaina: nature, adrenaline and... sfakian pies!
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…
Around the world...in Crete!
Another promotional video produced by the Region of Crete that attempts to show the complex character of the island in a witty way, with humor…
At the gorge of Sarakina with the company of ancient giants
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
Hike up the holy summit of Asterousia Mountains and bow before the majesty of the Libyan Sea
Climbing on Gigilos - together with Grim Reaper
A dangerous affirmation of existence, a few hundred of meters over the gorge of Samaria.
Published in "What to see"
One of the largest aquariums in Europe and the first large aquarium in Greece is located in the former American military base in Gournes, Heraklion!
Crete 360°: A photographic journey
A photographic project about Crete that came to us from Germany. Because, even virtual trips sometimes are enough to make our day!
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 or Tuscany?
Discover Agios Fanourios – and Tuscanian landscapes - in Kitharida
Crete, a Continent in an Island
A new book by the Natural History Museum of Crete, concentrates centuries of geological upheaval and all the wealth of the island's natural environment
Crossing the gorge of Agia Eirini … by bike!
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
Nine bike routes to cycle your way around Hersonissos
Discover the plateau of Limnakaro
South of the famous Lassithi Plateau there is another lesser known plateau…small and tranquil but overwhelmingly beautiful: Limnakaro.
Elafonisi – Kedrodasos (E4 trail)
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…
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 Anogia to the Plateau of Nida, the den of Zeus
A winter excursion in ancient landscapes, imbued with legends, history and ... snow
From the Chestnut to the Date Trees of Chania (Milia – Chrissoskalitissa)
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…
Gavalohori, Apokorona's secret
The villages of the (ex) province of Apokoronas are little treasures that need to be discovered one by one: for their unique colors, nature and…
Gourgouthakas, the underground giant
Would you dare to camp 750 meters below the surface of the earth, within the ‘guts’ of the deepest cave chasm of Greece?
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,…
In the forest of Rouvas - without the Big Bad Wolf!
(and the gorge of Agios Nikolaos)
Interview: the “highest working” employee in Crete, at Kallergi refuge!
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…
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…
Landing on the mysterious island of Agios Theodoros
A small tour on the lonely island that overlooks the busiest beaches of Chania. The ancient Akoition or Thodorou -as it is commonly known in…
Lissos: The discrete charm of unpopular ancient sites
A ‘healing’ walk to the temple of Asclepius, where the rock meets the sea and ancient temples are ‘embedded’ in new ones
Makrigialos - Pefki - Kapsa Monastery
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…
Melidoni cave – Arkadi – Patsiano Gorge
The mainland of Rethymno prefecture hides many secrets waiting to be revealed. Before you rush to its southern coast with the beautiful beaches, consider visiting…
Meronas, the balcony of Amari
At the verdant valley of Amari history and nature amalgamate a unique scenery with picturesque villages and nostalgic images from the past.
No more boring holidays!
This summer in Crete will be different: four alternative tourism companies take care of everything and you only need to enjoy!
Photographic diaries: Lassithi Plateau
Christos Tsoumplekas takes us to a transcendental photographic journey at Lassithi Plateau, with fairy tale images that drift us away.
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…
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…
Snowkiting and kitesurfing in Crete
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…
Springtime at the gorge of the mills
Or, how to discover a small paradise, hidden just a few kilometers outside the town of Rethymnon
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 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 exotic islands of Crete
Strange as it may seem, the island of Crete has its own islands, ideal for short exotic getaways. Isolated, alluring, civilization-free…the small sputniks of the…
The gorge of Richtis: a “tropical” Cretan jungle
A stone made bridge, a lush forest, a river that shapes refreshing ponds, wild flowers, wild berries, mushrooms, watermills, and a few meters before the…
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 Natural Pharmacy of Crete
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…
The seabed of Asterousia
Dive into the colorful biodiversity of the Cretan sea.
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…
Unexplored gorges, running waters and the joy of discovery in untouched and pristine corners of the most popular gorge of Crete
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
Walking on ancient trails, at the Plateau of Katharo
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…