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Falassarna (or Falasarna) one of the top best beaches in Europe and Crete, area of Chania
Falassarna (also spelled Falasarna from greek translation) is one of the best beaches in Chania. It was in the past awarded as one of the top ten beautiful and exotic beaches in Europe. Located on the west part of the island, this beach share some of the Elafonissi carracteristics, as the very chromatic "polarized" blue water.  The baech attracts...
Loutro. Quiet fisherman village on south coast of Crete
 The small village of Loutro is a haven of peace which we can reach only by boat or mule track. No roads. A small beach of pebbles and semi circle sans, attached to the mountain, where cheer up some limed houses (about forty) forming a merry labyrinth interrupted with small hotels and with souvenir shops. The only street of...
Anogia traditional village, in Rethymnon area
Anogia, (region of Rethymnon) according to the legend,  would have arisen from a miracle. A shepherd living to Axos, east of Anogia, would have accidentally discovered by chance an icon of holy jeans-Baptiste pickets on the foothills of of the mountain Psiloritis (who extends of Heraklion to Rethymnon). With many precaution, the shepherd digs up the icon and...
Psiloritis (high mountain in Greek) mountain is the highest point of Crete with 2.456m on Timios Stavrou point.  Psiloritis count other 2.000m and more  summits with  Agathias (2.424m), Stolistra (2.325m), Voulomenou (2.267m) and Kousakas (2209m). It's a particular mountain, with many legends and mythology stories involved as lays on its flank one of the cretan caves where Zeus was supposed...
Agia Galini. View from Daedalus statue
One of the most popular resort village in south of Crete, with Matala, not far away. In greek, Agia Galini means “holly Serenity” . One of the stories of the village says that when a Byzantine princess traveled to the Jerusalem, her ship fell into a big storm. She prayed  Mary to provide her help, and vowed to build...
Balos, the amazing cretan beach and lagoon of west Crete, in Chania area
Balos lagoon is formed between the Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tigani (that means frying pan in greek)  and below the range of Platiskinos. This is for sure a must to visit  in Chania, west area of Crete. This amazing  deep turquoise shallow waters are mostly the most photograpied in Crete. So don’t miss this. This exotic beach ...
Gavdos Island, in south Crete, Lybian sea. The last inhabited island of Europe before Africa
Gavdos is the southern inhabited island of Europe. This small paradise island, quiet and so traditional. It's about 33 square kilometers for a population of 153 inhabitants (50 only living there permanently). This island is part of roman and christian history as related to Saint Paul's journey to Rome. This wild island and its various "Phrygana" shrubs are the last...
Matala beach became famous when the young hippie generation decide to settle on this fishermen village and its  old artifiial caves. But Matala is an important archeoligical site where artificial caves were digged during the neolithic ages. Matala was also the minoan port of Phaistos during  minoan period. Later, the romans choose Matala to became  Gortys harbor. Some also...
Elafonissi pink sandy beach, west of Crete close to Chania
Elafonissi is the south western point of Crete, at about 70 kms from the city of Chania. This is a very windy part of Crete with very wild beaches. Elafonissi and its pinky sandy beach, is part of them, even if it’s now well organised for tourism: umbrellas, showers, changing rooms, toilets, life guards,…That's make Elafonissi more and more...
Kanakakis gallery contemporary art museum of Crete
The Kanakakis  gallery, also known as the museum of contemporary art of Crete is dedicated to rethymniot painter Lefteris Kanakakis (he died in 1985). The gallery was founded in 1992, in a venitian house of the old town of Rethymnon, close to "Fortezza" fortress and archeological museum. The Kanakakis gallery goes Contemporary museum In 1995 Rethymnon was included in the...

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