The new aspect of tourism, Sitia Geopark

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 are seeing increasing interest in our Geopark from our customers, both individuals and tour... 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

The Dikti Range

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 from where hikers ascend to Spathi. Several gorges are found in the range of Lassithi.... διαβάστε περισσότερα


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, the “smiling shores”, the fine beaches and the countless Blue Flag beaches. Not to mention the dunes... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Cave of Pelekita or Cave of the Fig Tree

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 period. A little more west of the cave there is an elevation called Traostalos (elevation: 515 metres). Pelekita... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Amazonas Park

The AMAZONAS PARK, a public park for birds in the midst of the mountains is a very special park. In the course of time this park has developed into homes for parrots which have been handed in for various reasons by their former owners. Man considers the advantages that he has by keeping a parrot as a pet: he wants to have a partner he can talk to and caress whenever he feels like it. A parrot is able to convey to man the feeling of mutual understanding because of its intelligence, docility, bond... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Sitia Nature Park

The history of this land has been flowing for thousands of years alongside the history of its people. And although the time of humans usually leaves gaps and unexplored points, the time of the land in Sitia has recorded its marks in every nook and cranny: on the rocks, in the ravines, in the caves and in its unique gorges. Website: Source: [vc_row][vc_column][ivi_nbcaj layout="5" viewas="list" cat_id="Lasithi" animation="fadeInRight" title="Posts... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Pezas Hill

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... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Cave of Milatos

In the area, it is known as Rapas cave. However, it is more widely known as Milatos cave. It lies east of Milatos. From a village, there is a road leading you to the cave area after 2,5 kilometres. From there, if we follow a path for 15 minutes, we arrive at the entrance of the cave which lies at an elevation of 155 metres. The cave has 8 small and big entrances along 40 metres, arranged on three different horizontal levels. We use the large central entrance, which is 9 metres in width and 2 metres... διαβάστε περισσότερα