9th International Games Psiloritis Race

The race trail covers the distance that pilgrims of the sacred city of Minoan Knossos used to walk in order to climb Psiloritis mountain and honor their god, Zeus Cretagenes, who according to Ancient Greek Mythology was brought up in the cave of Ideon Andron, worship center and sanctum during the Minoan and Roman times. Today, Psiloritis Race links the myth with contemporary history as the runners will follow the traces of their ancestors on the holy mountain of Zeus Cretagenes. The race will start... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Cheeses of Crete

Cretan Dairy Products Crete leads the word in cheese consumption. Cretans love cheese rather than milk. Many dishes of the traditional Cretan cuisine are based on local dairy products; however, in Crete cheese is eaten alone throughout the day either as accompaniment or as appetizer, main meze or desert, while the Cretan graviera topped with honey is everyone’s favourite breakfast or supper. Traditional farming methods rely on centuries-long experience. The only basic difference from... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Elouda beach

The nice sandy beach northern to the small port of Elounda is situated at a distance of 11 kilometers far from Aghios Nicolaos at the North, and 70 -77 kilometers eastern to the International Airport of Heraklion, via the New or the Old National road respectively. Protected by the Spinalonga peninsula, the beach is not affected by the winds. Fully organised, the beach offers a wide range of accommodation, from luxurious hotels to rooms to let. A lot of taverns, restaurants, bars and cafes offer food,... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Voulisma beach

Voulisma is the second of the three bays in the beautiful village Istron, about 12km east of Agios Nikolaos and 22km north of Ierapetra. The Voulisma Beach or Golden Sands is located approximately 500m from the village (east). Its length is about 700m and is the largest municipal beach of Kalo Chorio.Voulisma is a very well-organized beach, with rare beauty for a beach located in the Northern part of Crete.  The white sand gives the water a turquoise colour that will remind you of tropical destinations.... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Missiria beach

Situated 3 kilometers far from Rethymnon at the East, the beach of Missiria is a beautiful long sandy beach, affected by the "meltemia"(northern summer winds). It is rather well organised with accommodation facilities, taverns and cafes. Some facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas) are also available. It is easily accessible on foot or by public bus and taxi from Rethymnon, as well as by rented and private car and motorbike. Services Length (in meters): 600 Exposed... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Episkopi beach

Episkopi beach is located approximately 12 km to the west from Rethymno city and 2 km the south from the of Episkopi settlement in Rethymno prefecture. The Mousela River is the west border of Episkopi beach and the east border is a river that flows through the Petre gorge, next to the bridge of martens. Episkopi is a big sandy beach with shallow waters, affected by “meltemia” (northwestern daily wind, a very common thing in Aegean Sea), which bring over a lot of seaweeds. Episkopi beach at some... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Adele beach

The Adele beach is located in a homonym valley in Rethymno prefecture, approximately 8 km from Rethymno city. In front of the Adele valley there is a huge sanded beach of Adele extending to the Skaleta region. The Adele beach is shallow, but usually wavy enough, like all the northern beaches of Crete. Sea turtles lay their eggs on this beach; there are some points where you can see ropes and signs warning you about these places. Adele beach is very well organized and popular for its water sports... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Plakias beach

Plakias beach is located in homonym settlement almost 40 km to the south of Rethymno in Rethymno prefecture.Plakias beach, 1,3 km in length, ends in a tall, smooth, limestone cliff on its east side. The nudists are hiding beneath this cliff during the summer season. Sandy and very well organized, Plakias beach is among the most famous beaches of the prefecture. In the immediate vicinity of the Plakias beach, you can find more than a few hotels, rooms-to-let, restaurants, bars and a lot of shops.... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Damnoni beach

Damnoni beach can be found near the village Spili of the Rethymno prefecture, 35 km to the south of Rethymno city and few kilometers from Plakias. A white-sanded, 600 meters long Damnoni beach is located right outside a big valley, near a small river, surrounded by tall mountains. The west side of Damnoni beach provides its visitors with umbrellas, sunbeds, showers and a lifeguard. In the middle of Damnoni beach there is a traditional tavern densely surrounded by tamarisks. This region is recommended... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Stalos Rema beach

Stalos is an excellent sandy beach located in the coastal settlement of Kato Stalos, seven kilometers west of Chania, between Kalamaki and Agia Marina. Stalos is a developed area and attracts a large number of visitors every summer, because it is so close to Chania and you can get there by regular bus service. The beach is very well organized and it offers all possible tourist services. Pano Stalos, which is located south, towards the mainland, is a picturesque village surrounded by green hills where... διαβάστε περισσότερα