Archanes Village Just a Breath from Heraklion

Are you looking for the real feel of an authentic Cretan village? Then Archanes is just the place to be! Within short distance from Heraklion and the archeological site of Knossos Palace, this is a destination that will travel you back in time. Consisting of the upper and lower villages, Archanes is embraced by the …

Sarakina Gorge in Crete

Following the upward road from the seaside village of Myrtos, you will reach the magnificent Sarakina Gorge in a few miles. Due to its proximity to the village, it is also called Myrtos Gorge. No matter how you call it, however, it is equally thrilling and welcomes you to a hiking experience of exemplary beauty. …

Samaria Gorge: The Cretan Gem Of Nature

Located in the southwestern part of Crete, the imposing Samaria Gorge stands out among the other equally impressive natural landscapes on the island. This place has been a national park ever since 1962, attracting thousands of travelers from all over the world to Chania region on a daily basis. As the longest trekking gorge in …

Gerontospilios Melidoni Cave

At an altitude of 220 meters above ground and right next to Melidoni and Panormo villages in Rethymno, one of the most significant landscapes in Crete awaits for you to discover. Gerontospilios (meaning the Old Cave) Melidoni Cave definitely ranks among the finest attractions in the wider area. Dating back to the Neolithic era, this …

Crete Gourmet: Mediterranean Bliss

Cretan cuisine is synonymous to the Mediterranean Diet. Filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, legumes and low fat dairy, lean protein and scarce meat consumption, this type of diet has been characterized as the closest thing to culinary perfection. And besides being extra healthy, it tastes great! No wonder the local …

The Archaeological Site of Amnissos

The past is brought to light at the archaeological site of Amnissos. It is the area of Paleochora. In this place people have lived since the Middle Minoan era. The first excavations on site took place in the 1920s. They revealed remains of an impressive archaeological monument. It is a Minoan villa located within proximity …

Crete Half Marathon: Racing for Life

On 1st October 2017, every Cretan will be at Arkalochori. But Crete Half Marathon is an international meeting point. Celebrating life and wellness, on the first Sunday of October there will be a huge event. Crete Half Marathon includes running races of 1 kilometer, 5 kilometers and 10 kilometers. Who Can Race Crete half Marathon? …