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…
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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80 Years of Photographic Tours

Published in "What's on now"
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80 Years of Photographic Tours

Published in "What's on now"
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…
After the gorge comes the miracle!

Agiofaraggo

Published in "Beaches"
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…
Around the world...in Crete!

Around the world...in Crete!

Published in "Crete 360°"
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…
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 
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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
Chania: A Journey to your Senses

Chania: A Journey to your Senses

Published in "Crete 360°"
No, you are not at a Carribean island!||

Chrissi (Gaidouronisi or 'donkey island'!)

Published in "Beaches"
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.
Aurelia Aurita!

CretAquarium

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!
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…
Beautful architecture, beautiful nature...||||||||

Crete or Tuscany?

Published in "Crete 360°"
Discover Agios Fanourios – and Tuscanian landscapes - in Kitharida
Crete, a Continent in an Island

Crete, a Continent in an Island

Published in "Crete 360°"
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
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"
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…
You've come a long way, but it's worth it!

Eligia (Ai Giannis)

Published in "Beaches"
Ready for underwater explorations?

Erimoupoli (Itanos)

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.…
Farewell August

Farewell August

Published in "Snapshot"
Φθινόπωρο στις σφακιανές ακτές||

Finally, Autumn

Published in "Snapshot"
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…
A sample of traditional architecture|A dreamhouse|The building of the Folk Museum|The perfect place for a coffee or some greek "meze"|A historical corner|A view of the village

Gavalohori, Apokorona's secret

Published in "Villages"
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…
Crete at its best!

Glyka Nera

Published in "Beaches"
Golden hour, in the vineyards of Archanes

Golden hour

Published in "Snapshot"
Within the guts of the underground 'beast'||

Gourgouthakas, the underground giant

Published in "Crete in action"
Would you dare to camp 750 meters below the surface of the earth, within the ‘guts’ of the deepest cave chasm of Greece?
Hey there, pirate!|

Gramvoussa

Published in "Beaches"
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…
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Landing on the mysterious island of Agios Theodoros

Published in "Cretan Tales"
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…
Follow the sound of the water!||

Ligres

Published in "Beaches"
Explore the area to find hidden ruins, just like Indiana Jones!

Lissos: The discrete charm of unpopular ancient sites

Published in "Island Routes"
A ‘healing’ walk to the temple of Asclepius, where the rock meets the sea and ancient temples are ‘embedded’ in new ones
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…
History, religion, nature||

Melidoni cave – Arkadi – Patsiano Gorge

Published in "Island Routes"
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…
The temple of Panagia and Mt Psiloritis in the background|||||

Meronas, the balcony of Amari

Published in "Villages"
At the verdant valley of Amari history and nature amalgamate a unique scenery with picturesque villages and nostalgic images from the past. 
The industrial building of the Natural History Museum of Crete

Natural History Museum of Crete

Published in "What to see"
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!
Paximadia... on fire

Paximadia... on fire

Published in "Snapshot"
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.
Heaven on Earth

Preveli

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

Psari Forada (aka Sidonia)

Published in "Beaches"
Reflections

Reflections

Published in "Snapshot"
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…
Walk down the small river to see the endemic Cretan palms of Theofrastos

Souda

Published in "Beaches"
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
Sunset in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori)

Sunset in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori)

Published in "Snapshot"
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…
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…
Isolation, hippie life and magical beaches.||

The exotic islands of Crete

Published in "Crete 360°"
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…
Yes, this landscape is in Crete!|The 19th century arched bridge|Follow the stream!||||One of the haunted stone made watermills

The gorge of Richtis: a “tropical” Cretan jungle

Published in "Crete in action"
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 '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…
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…
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The seabed of Asterousia

Published in "Crete 360°"
Dive into the colorful biodiversity of the Cretan sea.
A short documentary about George, a shepherd on Asterousia Mountains

The Shepherd of Asterousia

Published in "Cretan Tales"
|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"
A spongy wallpaper in the sea of Sitia

Underwater chromotherapy

Published in "Snapshot"
Unknown Samaria

Unknown Samaria

Published in "Crete in action"
Unexplored gorges, running waters and the joy of discovery in untouched and pristine corners of the most popular gorge of Crete
Palm trees and sunbeds

Vai

Published in "Beaches"
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"
Find the bay that suits you!|||

Xerokampos

Published in "Beaches"