As soon as you arrive at the settlement of Istron, you turn left in the direction of Prina – Kalamafka. After about 400 metres, right before the bridge, you turn on the left and follow the signs.
The rock Minoas lies at a distance of 2.5 kilometres from there and the rocks Talos and Istronas lie at a distance of 3 kilometres from there. Rocks are also accessible by car until the foot of each of them and it is a five-minutes walk from where you leave the car until the foot of the rock.
The climbing field of Peza consists of four rocks: Minoas, Talos, Istronas and Panas. It lies to the East of Aghios Nikolaos at an elevation of 300 metres. It is a very important sport climbing field in Crete The orientation of the three of them (Minoas, Talos and Istronas) enables climbers to climb throughout the day, all year round. The development of its circuits varies between 14 to 30 metres; thus a 60-70 metre rope as well as 16 sets are strongly recommended. The bedrock is very good quality solid limestone.
The creation of the field is still in progress, however there are circuits that will satisfy climbers of all levels. All of them are sport circuits, equipped with inox plates and bolts. At the rock Talos, there is Dionysus’ cave, from where circuits of a high grade of difficulty (8a, 8b+) begin. What makes the field so unique, is the bird’s eye view to the Bay of Mirabello and to the peaks of Lasithiotika mountains, the scenic surrounding landscape and the fact that it offers climbers the option to climb all day, since there is always shade due to the rocks.
When the Sitia region became a member of the UNESCO Geopark family, we had no idea just how much positive change this would bring! This new aspect of tourism “Sitia Geopark”, is proving to be a considerable point of interest, especially in the alternative tourism market. The natural environment is no longer an obstacle for tourism development, on the contrary it is a great attraction for visitors. We... read more
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,... read more
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... read more
THIS RANGE LIES BETWEEN HERAKLION AND LASSITHI. Its highest summit is Spathi (2.148 m) and there are two more peaks at an altitude of more than 2000m. Lassithi Plateau, the largest in Crete, lies at the heart of the range at an altitude of 850 m. It is surrounded by a series of smaller plateaus such as Katharo, Limnakaro, Mari, Lapathos, Omalos, Erganos and Nisimos. There is a mountain shelter at Limnakaro... read more
Any place in Crete is sure to fascinate visitors. The island is reputed for its amazing mosaic of landscapes – each one, however, retaining its own character, its own identity and beauty. The eastern part of Lassithi is considered to be the low-key aspect of Crete, one of peace, quiet, things being done in a relaxed way, hospitality. It is the corner of Crete with the even-tempered mountains,... read more
It lies to the North-Northeast of Kato Zakros. We arrive at the cave either after a one-hour walk from Kato Zakros or from the beach of the same settlement by engine-vessel (20-25 minutes) and after that, we follow a tiresome ascending route (15 minutes walk). The elevation at the entrance attains 105 metres. Stones consist of limestones from the upper Cretaceous and of dolomites from the Triassic... read more