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I shall give you an advice. A conference can be just a conference but can also be a great chance to go to new places you have never been before. A channce to travel! So there i was, two weeks ago, for a conference to Heraklion city, to beautiful Crete. I stepped out of the airplane and i felt the...
Unique Travel Routes
Some 80km south of Heraklion and very close to Matala , sands the Holy Gorge and one of the most beautiful beaches of Crete . The name comes from its residents. The gorge was inhabited in the past by monks who spent many years in this isolated part of the Crete . The legend says that once a year...
Unique Travel Routes
Crete is well-known for Samaria's Gorge but its not the onely one. As genuine Indiana Jones we had the idea to visit another gorge...The Gorge of The Dead or else Zakro's Gorge, a small gorge at the east part of Crete , some 100km from Agios Nikolaos. We headed to the village Ano Zakros so we can...
While driving at the snaky roads of Crete towards Makrigialos, near Ierapetra, we called Myrto from Aspros Potamos to inform her about our arrival time. When she told us to make sure we arrived before it's dark, we realized that everything we read in the site were probably true: The hostel works...
Sightseeings, Unique Travel Routes
There is no man who has not heard the story of Spinalonga, the island of lepers. Although the island's history starts since prehistoric times and continues in antiquity, the Byzantine times, the Venetian and Ottoman rule, Spinalonga is known primarily as a place of martyr, a place of exile for...
In Archanes village, on of the most beautiful mountainous villages of Crete, some 20 minutes with the car from Heraklion, stands the Archanes Mansion. It is made of 4 separate 2-floor appartments, with an inner stair, a gorgeous fireplace and a spacious living room. Built in 1893, the mansion was...
At the beautiful and so picturesque central square of Archanes village, we found tavern "Lykastos". This place has a history of more than 16 years serving locals and tourists who happen to wander around at this mountainous village of Crete. The name comes from an Homeric town which was probably...
If someone is going to visit the village of Arhanes , 16km from the city of Heraklion , it would be a great omission not to stop for a "raki" or a mezze at the "Agora raki-mezze shop" . I discovered this raki shop when I visited this beautiful village. Our wandering around the streets of the...
The Traditional Mansion of Petronikolis is located in one of the most beautiful villages of the prefecture of Heraklion , Houdetsi village . A Guest house you can see, from the first moment you enter the room, is made with great care and love! All spaces both indoors and outdoors, are made of...
Paradise Beaches, Sightseeings
Matala, were the place of an ancient port of two old romans cities, Festos and Gortys. A community that apparted mainly by poor fichermen but in nowdays has been developped into a moderne touristic place for vacations. This place sets in the southwest in Crete, 4 klm distance from the village of...