Chora Sfakion is the port of call of the boat that (daily) takes the sturdy walkers back from the Samaria Gorge to the busses that will drive them to their accommodations. "It is also the starting point for those who want to visit the Samaria Gorge the "lazy way"."
Paleochora is a small town with 1500 inhabitants, which expands in summertime to 10.000 people. It is situated in the Southwestern part of Crete, on a peninsula that bears the same name. The peninsula has beaches on both sides and in the back the steep mountain slopes of the Lefka Ori, the White Mountains.
In size, Rethymnon is the third city of Crete and has approximately 30.000 inhabitants. It is possible that you receive different information regarding the population of Crete and her cities. The reason for this is that the first official counting started in the year 2000. The final results however, have not been fully published
Originally this small town was a swamp, which was reclaimed in the late 19th century. It is situated between Rethymnon and Chania, at the border of a very long sandy beach. Nowadays it is difficult to realize that this area used to be a swamp, except for the many Eucalyptus trees that were
Chania is the capital of the province Chania and has approximately 60.000 inhabitants. It is a lively and nowadays also very busy town. The Chania of 10 years ago does not exist anymore. Since clever marketing persons invented a system to promote this town as the most beautiful town of Crete, the real beauty
Kissamos or Kastelli, which one of the two do we have to use? Originally the place was named: Kastelli di Kissamos. Since a lot of places on Crete have the same name, it was called Kissamos more and more over the years. However, when you approach this town from the road from Chania, both
As mentioned before, our Website is ideal for those who do not wish to join mass-tourism. With care we have chosen those destinations in which (in our opinion) you will still be able to find the "real Crete". You will come across tourists of course in these places, but they have not (yet)
Ingredients: 900 g all-purpose flour 500 g butter, sheep butter 220 g icing sugar 2 sticks vanilla powder 1 teaspoon bitter almond liqueur or 1 teaspoon cognac 200 g almond slivers, blanched slivered, toasted 1 teaspoon rosewater To serve 300 g icing sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla powder "This is a
Agios Nikolaos. This nice town, situated along the Mirabello Bay, at the Northeast coast of Crete, has approximately 9000 inhabitants and is the capital of the province Lasithi. However, the biggest town of this province is Ierapetra in the South. Agios Nikolaos has a unique climate, the air is not humid. Over 40 years