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Strouboulas Mount
Strouboulas is the first peak that one can see from Heraklion when looking to the west. The height of the tops is 798 meters above sea level, a small altitude compared to the surrounding mountains and the range of Psiloritis it actually belongs. What makes…
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Venizelos Graves
The graves of Venizelos are located in a very historic location of Chania, next to the Venetian church of Prophet Elias at position Froudia with panoramic views to Chania. The temple was originally dedicated to the Prophet Elisha, while in the 16th century the nave…
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Agios Thomas waterfalls
The river Axedianos carries water from the area east of Agia Varvara and Agios Thomas and in some places forms some really beautiful waterfalls. In particular, at the site of the picturesque chapel of Panagia Kardiotissa near Agios Thomas, numerous waterfalls are formed, creating a…
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Prinias Gorge (Lagouta)
Adjacent and parallel to the current highway linking Heraklion to Messara plane, between the villages Prinias and Avgeniki, a beautiful canyon is formed. Its descent requires the use of canyoning equipment, as it forms some steep descents.
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Patella Waterfall near Prinias
Below and east of the archaeological site of Ancient Rizinia and the church of Saint Panteleimon atop the hill Patela of Prinias, after rain a beautiful waterfall, about 10 meters high is formed. The place can be accessed through a fairly bad dirt road leading…
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Nanakis Beach Apartments
Stavros Nanakis Beach makes your stay in Chania, Crete easy and relaxing and offers you the peace you long for your vacations in the most beautiful premises in Stavros.Nanakis Beach Apartments are situated at the edge of a peninsula in Chania, Crete in the area…
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Villa Maroulas
Maroulas, Rethymnon House classified as a historical monument by the Greek archaeological authorities. Built in 1426, the villa has got 540m² (5812 sqft), high ceiling (3,6m), very luminous with very large windows, and an 110m² (1184 sqft) open space opening on the courtyard with the…
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Astratigos monastery at Agalantes
Near Karkadiotissa, at the deserted today settlement Agalantes and amid an area with huge oak trees, operated the Venetian monastery of Astratigos (Michael Archangel). The monastery is a dependency of the monastery Saint George Epanosifis. Despite the long siege of Candia by the Ottomans, this…
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Saint Efthymios church at Zaros
On the eastern side of the gorge of Rouvas, high above the monastery of Saint Nicholas, we meet the location of Kalives, where the Saints Euthymius and Nikolaos Kourtaliotis lived in the 17th century (around 1670). For some researchers, these are the same person. Inside…
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Panagia Church at Apomarmas
In the middle of the village Apomarmas we meet the Byzantine church of Panagia Galaktousa, dating back from the 13th century. According to tradition the founder used milk instead of water in the mortar, thus the name Galaktousa (milky) was given. In fact the name…
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Church of Panagia at Skouloufia
Near the primary school of the village Skouloufia there is the ruined church of Panagia (Virgin Mary). The roof of the temple has collapsed and the church dates back from 1410. There are no frescoes surviving, but a very beautiful window survives.
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Camel Custom
On the days of carnival (Net Monday) in several villages of Crete revive several customs and traditions, such as that of the Camel. The Camel consists of two people who are covered with clothes and ornaments forming the shape of a camel. This is driven…
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Church of Agia Paraskevi in Melambes
At the eastern end of the village Melambes, we meet the Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi bearing frescoes of the 14th century, divided in two phases. The temple is built next to a spring with cool water and covered by a large plane tree; even…
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Adeste Villas
Kokkino Horio, Chania Complex of 4 autonomous villas of 3 or 4 bedrooms in the beautiful Apokoronas, boasting beautiful design, top end facilities and custom services and a view to the most gorgeous sunsets of Souda Bay
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Agia Roumeli Bridges
Near Agia Roumeli there are two arched stone bridges. Here we see a Venetian stone arched bridge that has been secluded in the stream, with both of its sides destroyed. We can still discern a auxiliary arch which has been filled by the debris of…
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Mikronissi beach
At the southwest edge of Mikronissi islet with the lighthouse of Agii Pantes, opposite Agios Nikolaos city, just at the point where there is a small pier for the boats, we meet the beach of the island. The beach is located in an ancient carvied…
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Saint John the Theologian church at Elos
The temple of St. John the Theologian is a single-room vaulted temple with dimensions of 11,20 x 4,46 meters. There are no documents for justifying its exact date, however according to the analysis of its murals it should be built around the first half of…
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Petsis Cave
The cave of Petsis or Metaxaris is located at position Karavotopos, near Koutalis beach, in the area of the village Kokkino Horio in province Apokoronas. The cave has a very rich decor and is about 100 meters long, being one of the most important in…
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Church of Saint Eutychius at Tsiskiana
A few meters east of the neighborhood Tsiskiana of the village Epanochori, province Selino, we meet the Byzantine church of Saint Eutychius (celebr. August 24th). The temple is small, single-nave and vaulted and was built in a green ravine with huge plane trees. Among the…
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Aravanes Wood
Southeast of the Monastery of Arkadi on the western slopes of Psiloritis, the wood Aravanes is formed which climbs up to the peak of Mygia. Access is possible through rough dirt roads that start from Ancient Eleftherna or west of Arkadi Monastery, which owns large…
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