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July 2017, Issue No. 47 www.cretepost.gr

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Three beaches on Crete in Conde Nast Traveler’s top beaches of Greece

Conde Nast Traveler, the largest travel magazine in the world, presented the best beaches in Greece for 2017. The article focuses on the best beach holidays in Europe for 2017, by country. According to the editors of the magazine, Greece’s beaches that stand out are in Crete, Falassarna, Vai and Elafonissi.

Chania in Top Destinations for Greece’ Summer 2017

Wondering what the top destination for Greece Summer 2017 might be? It comes as no surprise that Santorini has again taken out the number one spot as most preferred holiday destination for Greek and international holidaymakers, according to hotel online search engine Trivago.

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Chania... Possibly the Favourite Holiday Destination for Aliens! It is little known that Chania is possibly the most favoured of holiday destinations for Aliens. Nobody knows how long this has been the case as it is only the recent development of the new ‘Optic Reversal Technology©2017’ that has allowed for the Alien presence spy glasses to be developed. All credit must also be given to the local university whose expertise and skill enabled a special Smartphone app to be developed in remarkable time

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to enable the photographic images spied to be transferred to hardcopy. Early indications and contacts have shown that we humans have nothing to fear from our new Aliens friends, indeed apart from being invisible to the naked eye, they appear

much like young children or puppies, very inquisitive, mischievous and for some reason they seem to have a fascination for our comparatively small human ears. Needless to say if whilst visiting Chania you experience a sensation of tickling

around your ear you may well have one of our new friends far closer to you than you think. Alien presence spy glasses (APSG’s) are not yet available to the public whilst the patent is pending. Hobson Tarrant

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“Samonas Traditional Villas” is the only hotel on Crete awarded by Luxury Travel Guide

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“Samonas Traditional Villas” is the only

hotel on Crete awarded by Luxury Travel Guide for its unique services. The “Service Excellence Award” will be given to the owner of “Samonas Traditional Villas”, Mr. Constantinos Giannoulakis in a special event, which will be held in “The Walldorf Hilton Hotel”, London, UK, Nov 6, 2017. “We are very proud to get this award and we will continue offering excellent services to our guests, showing everyone the Cretan hospitality and the beauty of our homeland.


Chania in Top Destinations for Greece’ Summer 2017 Wondering

Germans, Swedes, Hungarians, the Danish and Russians will be flocking to Greece this summer and the most popular destinations for foreign visitors are Santorini, Rhodes and Corfu. International holidaymakers

plan on staying between 7-12 days, while the average hotel rates they look into are 111-279 euros. The survey is based on the search results of Trivago’s users between January 1, and April

5, 2017 and includes planned trips between June 1 and August 31- peak summer season in Greece. Greek City Times

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what the top destination for Greece Summer 2017 might be? It comes as no surprise that Santorini has again taken out the number one spot as most preferred holiday destination for Greek and international holidaymakers, according to hotel online search engine Trivago. Greek travellers are heading to the Cycladic island of Santorini, followed by Chania in Crete, Halkidiki in Northern Greece has taken third spot, while the Aegean islands of Paros and Milos come in at fourth and fifth place as the most preferred getaways for locals. According to Trivago, Greeks will spend 5-7 nights at their preferred destination, while the average room rates they look into are at 191 euros on Santorini, 93 euros in Chania 172 euros in Halkidiki, 144 euros on Paros and 111 euros on Milos. The survey also shows that Serbians, Romanians, Italians, Brits,

UK Holiday Scamsters Could Face Jail, Foreign Office Adds Greece to List genuinely suffered from on fake holiday sickness claims gently address this issue. The The UK’s Foreign Office on have injury or illness; if you make a while warning vacationers legal loophole that is allowfalse or fraudulent claim, you may face legal proceedings in the UK or Greece”. Other destinations included in the list are Turkey and Bulgaria. The Foreign Office is backing ABTA’s “Stop Sickness Scams” campaign which has called on the government to crack down

about the consequences of filing false claims. According to ABTA Chief Executive Mark Tanzer, this is “one of the biggest issues that has hit the travel industry for many years” with travel professionals saying it is a “British problem”. “The government must ur-

ing firms to unduly profit from these claims must be closed,” Tanzer added. The Foreign Office is also advising UK vacationers to take out travel insurance which can cover injury from extreme sports or marine recreational activities.

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Wednesday, added Greece to destinations frequented by UK travelers where there has been an increase in false holiday sickness claims with the aim to get compensation. The Foreign Office urges vacationers to “only consider pursuing a complaint or claim if you


Greek restaurants in US offer real Mediterranean comfort food There

are many places in the Untied States where you can go to have a traditional home-cooked Greek meal, or as Greeks say “spitiko” food. What you might not realize is that there is much more to Greek cuisine than gyros (although they are yummy), such as a variety of meat and fish dishes, stuffed veggies of all kinds and plates of delicious beans. Let’s take a look at where you can go in different regions of the USA for some good old-fashon r s click re new cretepost.g o m r ioned Greek comfort / fo http:/ food!

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Gregory’s 26 Corner Taverna in Astoria, NY This joint is a cult favorite and is definitely on of the most rustic and authentic of all the neighborhood locales. It offers everything from an atmosphere where the patrons speak in Greek to comfort foods that every Greek knows such as cheese-stuffed peppers, zucchini patties called “kolokithokeftedes” in Greek, and saganaki cheese made of kefalograviera sheep’s-milk cheese and fried up before being served with fresh lemon wedges. Greek Islands Taverna in Fort Lauderdale, FL This is one of the best known

Greek restaurants in Florida and is also one of the top restaurants in general in the state. It started off as a fast food joint and was converted into a taverna over a decade ago. The atmosphere is relaxed and they serve up some traditional Greek dishes (including fresh seafood) which you don’t typically see on the menu outside of Greece!

Kokkari Estiatorio in San Francisco, CA Here you will find delicious traditional “moussaka” which is a rich, creamy baked casserole of eggplant, lamb ragout and béchamel or indulge in some grilled fresh octopus — both Greek favorites! And you can finish off your evening with a fresh piece of the baked cream dessert called “galaktoboureko” or Greek donuts called “loukoumades.”

their fresh seafood dishes, a popular dish is their pites, or cheese and spinach-stuffed phyllo pastries called “tiropita” and “spanakopita” in Greek.

Roditys Restaurant in Chicago, IL Located in Chicago’s Greektown, this restaurant has been around for years, is owned by Greeks and serves up Greek dishes as well as vegetarian takes on the traditional Greek Papa Cristos Taverna in Los cassarole dish made of eggAngeles, CA Helen Greek Food & Wine in plant and meat called “mousThis popular spot is known Houston, TX saka” among others. They have for its rustic Greek food and a A big part of Greek cuisine is everything from meat to fish as secret family spice used in all wine. Here you will find over well as casseroles and soups. of their dishes, stop by Papa 120 varieties of wine imported The atmosphere is authentic Christo for some Greek lamb from all over Greece decorating and you’ll most likely witness and traditional “horiatiki” or the taverna in racks scattered some flaming saganaki cheese Greek salad with fresh feta and throughout creating a rustic while your dining here. veggies. cellar-like atmosphere. Besides Greek Reporter


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Relax and Revitalise at “Al Hammam” R eiki. A therapy per-

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formed with healing hands that is familiar to some but a mystery to many. It has been accused of being both a pseudo science and acclaimed as a beautiful and beneficial experience. Whatever one’s opinion, there is no denying the soothing yet invigorating outcome. Hercules Papadakis, who comes from Athon ens and now lives in r s click re new cretepost.g o m r / Chania, Crete, offers fo http:/ Reiki healing at Al Hammam, the modernised Turkish Baths in Chania harbour. He is a skilled practitioner of this therapy, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the19th century. “I discovered Reiki when I was a youth”, says Hercules. “I was very tense, even angry, and was looking for a way to keep calm. I found yoga hard, so practised Tai Chi with its slow movements helping to relieve stress and strengthen body and mind.” Then in Athens he met a teacher of Reiki. “I discovered this therapy could heal and restore personal balance. And with it I found I could help others too.” He mastered a high degree of training in this skill and trained further in Italy. There followed an interest in the Saman approach to life with close ties to nature and in Tantric philosophy with energy massage, and he gained

a master’s degree. He began practising Reiki in 1998. It must be emphasised Reiki is not a cure for disease but a unique way of helping the body deal with ailments and psychological problems, from headache and depression to indecisiveness. It is believed to release the “life force” – “Rei meaning “universal life” and Ki, energy. This involves the “chakras” – areas of the body where energy is said to flow. It is thought blocked energy can lead to illness. The chakras have proved controversial. But whether or not one believes in them, there is no denying the need for the mind to respond and believe in the benefits a practitioner may achieve. “Reiki releases the flow of energy throughout the body, creating harmony and helping the immune system, so

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the body may begin to heal itself,” Hercules explains. With minor ailments the patient may be able to dispense with drugs for some time. The physical experience is gently relaxing, there is a sense of care from a secret and sympathetic place, the will of the practitioner transferred calmly and with conviction. The healer’s hands will not initially touch the patient. They are passed over and above the body, but then may press lightly for several minutes on vital places. From the base of the spine and the lower abdomen to the heart, throat and crown of the head, each place is believed to have specific significance, from having confidence and control of life and the ability to adapt to others, to being able to focus in perspective and experience a complete sense of spirituality. The outcome is a reassuring

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sense of physical and psychological balance; a well being so easily upset by the traumas of everyday life and an experience that may become an addictive part of your holiday. Hercules - also a celebrated writer and artist - is a master of several beneficial therapies. He does bodywork – a combination of touching, pressure and kneading on specific parts of the body, to restore energy balance. And he trained in Athens as a facilitator of Family Constellation; a therapy revealing family bonding and other forces that may have been carried unconsciously through several generations. People stand in for family members or others, and present the challenges involved in order to provide enlightening insights. Hercules offers private sessions since clients may be shy of teamwork and he has developed a therapy where chess pieces represent family members. But at Al Hammam he will relieve tension and doubt with Reiki. Contact Al Hammam to book your appointment and on the peaceful roof of the baths you may thoroughly relax and become one with the lapping sea below. Hercules will also be giving a series of lectures linking his therapy skills with the novel, “Nothing Bad…” he has just published in Athens.


Best Tips for BBQ Cooking Now that it’s officially sum-

mer, it’s time to get outside and grill. What’s that? You’re new to grilling? You’re afraid to light a barbecue? Well, have no fear. It’s not as complicated as it looks. just follow the tips of the experts...

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MEAT We preheat our barbecue at 180˚C. Put the meat (chicken, souvlaki etc.) on the grill for 10 minutes. Turn the roast preferably with a spatula or tweezer and bake for 5-8 minutes deon s click r w e n re t.g pending on the thickfor mo /cretepos http:/ ness and type of meat. MISCELLANEOUS MEAT Preheat the grill to 180˚C. Place the meats (chopsticks, neck, chicken with leather, etc.) on the second grill, lower the fire a bit by turning the switches in the middle of the way and leave them for ten minutes. Then we lower our grids to the

the burgers with oil and put them on the grill For 8-10 minutes depending on their size. We turn and leave them for 8

not break or stick to the grills.

carefully for another 10-15 minutes. FISH AND SEA For smaller fish the time is rePreheat the grill to 200˚C. Pick duced accordingly. Squid 5-7, the grate with oil and put the Sardines 3-5, Shrimp 3-5 minutes on each side. FOODSTUFFS-GASTRON Your grill, thanks to its special lid design, can also be used as an oven. Preheat the grill to 180˚C. Place your baking pan on one end of the grill with the burner on this side at low level and the other at the high. So the hot air circulates better and we have a better baking. Do not forget to add water to the baking dish during baking. The cooking time is shorter than the electric oven. *****************************

grill (bottom grill) and leave them for 5-8 minutes depending on the thickness of the meat. The chicken with the skin, we put it on the grill initially from its inner side. BURGERS Preheat the grill to 200˚C. Pour

You can bake with open or closed lid. Baking with a closed lid simply reduces baking time. When the one side is cooked, turn fish. the meat with a forcepstick, minutes. The high temperature and oil Let them 10-25 minutes de- because piercing the meat create crust and the burgers do pending on the size and turn loses its broth. After you have finished cooking, close the lid, turn the knobs to the power, and leave the appliance on for a few minutes to clean the grease trays. Then close the gas and the bottle.


Liquid gas touches nearly every aspect of our lives every single day.

It powers our homes and businesses with electricity. It heats and cools them, too. Natural gas fuels many of transportation fleets and trucks that deliver goods to market. We all depend on natural gas to make every aspect of our lives possible and to support every sector of our economy. Visit us in our stores in Rethymno and Chania and we will answer in everything you are afraid to ask!


Climate Change.. . What Climate Change? J ust over 30 years ago I not expecting the disbelief

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was asked to do a ten week when I started talking about course on basic ecology, global warming. basic nature conservation At the time the media (espeand natural history. In my cially in the UK) were predictplanning I decided to in- ing a new ice age and there clude a little environmen- I was in front of everyone tal science as this discipline saying that a crisis was just has a major connection around the corner and that the planet was warming rapwith ecology. For the tenth and final week idly. I felt it would be useful to I remember drawing a graph summarise what had been of the rapid increase in carcovered during the previous bon dioxide levels in the atnine weeks, to deal with any mosphere over the recent outstanding queries and to years (since then the rapid outline difficulties that increase has accelerated). conservation bodies I tried to explain the effect n o click and scientists were of increasing carbon dioxnews st.gr e r o o for m /cretep having. I decided that ide in the atmosphere but http:/ for the ninth week I would it seemed to me that everydeal with a few environ- one believed what they were mental problems – plastic, hearing on TV and reading pollution, usage of limited in the press and were thinkresources, the ozone layer ing that the course had problems and ‘global warm- transformed from reality to science fiction in a few moing’. There was astonishment at ments. mention of plastic and its Very soon after, there were detrimental effect on the European Parliament elecenvironment, especially the tions and the Green party aquatic environment, but gained a lot of votes. Sudthere had been a little media denly the main political parcoverage of the ozone holes ties started to realise that that were appearing so I had there was concern about the little surprise from the course future of the planet and if they did not take heed they members on that subject. There was understanding of would lose votes. the depletion of resources Or perhaps that ought to be but the scale of destruction reworded to “in order to reof rainforests and their biodi- tain votes they realized they versity had not been recog- would have to indicate some nized. I had in a previous week concern for the environexplained about over-fishing ment”. Politicians suddenand problems affecting our ly became ‘experts’ on the seas and oceans but I was Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming.

Since then the term ‘Global Warming’ has evolved into ‘Climate Change’. The new name covers the differing effects on regions due to the warming of the planet, as some may not experience increased temperatures. The new term also indicates that the climate is changing and that new extremes (rain, wind, temperature, snow etc) and new records are being recorded regularly throughout; and more often. Independent environmental and meteorological scientists are in no doubt that the planet has serious problems that need addressing and that urgent remedies were required some years ago. Many scientists employed directly by governments or industry deny the problem or water down the facts because necessary remedial actions would cost the governments votes (due to the unpopular measures) or affect industries financially. It has taken a long time to get to a situation of some accord between nations that necessary actions are required and to obtain some agreements about how to start dealing with this serious problem. But now, the person, that some call the ‘most powerful’ on the planet, thinks this ‘Climate Change’ problem is a hoax! In case you are not certain about who that ‘person’ is this event from June should help you identify him: Tang-

ier Island, Virginia, is one of the most isolated and extraordinary places in the continental US and sits just over 1 metre or so above sea level. A 2015 report suggests that little of it will be left in 50 years because of rising sea levels and accompanying erosion. President Donald Trump, however, disagrees. The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, reports that after Trump saw a CNN report about Tangier Island, the president called Mayor Eskridge to tell him he should not worry about a rise in sea levels. “He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more’” Eskridge told The Daily Times. Records indicate that in the mid-1800s, Tangier Island encompassed about 2,060 acres. It was home to watermelon farms, grazing cows, and a variety of plant life. But since then over two thirds of Tangier’s landmass has disappeared underwater. Perhaps, this ‘powerful person’ should give an explanation of his thinking to the relatives and friends of the many who have died in Portugal and Bangladesh, for example, in June as a result of extreme weather conditions and also let the rest of the world know what he says. David Capon


“MEET... CHANIA” in 10 pages

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GMT +2 Welcome! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Добро пожаловать! Velkommen! Välkommen Välkomna! Tervetuloa! 文化的天空, 人类的天堂

A few things you have to know about Crete

Crete, the 5th biggest Med Island, lies in the southern frontier of Europe. Crete combines mountains and sea, the new alongside with the old and ancient with contemporary history. It is a cultural crossroad due to its strategic geographical position. English, German, French, Russian and other languages are widely spoken in tourist resorts. The climate is a factor that greatly contributes to its attractiveness. It is mild Mediterranean – dry and warm, which means high sunshine all year round, very small seasonal changes in temperatures and no extreme weather phenomena. Tap water is safe for consumption, the consumption of bottled water is recommended. The international call code for Greece is +30.

www.chania.eu www.incrediblecrete.gr a heavenly and autiful Chania, be to e m co el W ral beauty, hisming with natu land whose pure land brim culture. It is a d an y and will or em m tory, in all its glory perience nature ex ill w rs to si vi . thtaking sights othy encounter brea bordered in fr re ho as se of s he tc sanre d st an s Endles ic beauty islands of exot d ng an di id ts le rb in fo , of lace foot ed away at the dy beaches tuck mountains. tic gorges, holy yet such majes t bu e bl ains thickly tra ne Impe lush, green pl d an s er riv d caves, blesse es. ive and citrus tre covered with ol

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Välkommen til l vackra Chani a, ett himmel och äkta land skt fullt med natu rlig skönhet, toria, minnen hisoch kultur. Det är en plat s där besökare n kom turen i all dess majestätiska sk mer att få uppleva naönhet och möt enastående va ckra platser. as av Ändlösa sträck or av fasciner ande kust bild gränser i norr ar dess , söder och vä ster. In i mellan m öts man av ex otiska stränder i vissa fall gö och öar, mda bakom st ora imponera Likaså finns nde berg. här fantastiska raviner som genom bergen skär sig ut mot haven, liksom heliga spännande stal grottor med agmiter och al agmiter.

Velkommen til smukke Chania, en paradisisk og ægte egn fyldt med naturlig skønhed, historie, minder og kultur.Her vil den besøgende opleve naturen i dens fulde pragt, og komme til at stå overfor steder der tager vejret fra en. Endeløse bugtede kyster, eksotiske småøer og gemte sandstrande ved foden af de vilde bjerge. Ufremkommelige men fortryllende kløfter, hellige grotter, velsignede floder, og fredlige dybtgrønne sletter, beplantet med oliven træer og citrusfrugter. En egn selvforsynende med alt og rig på sjældne dyr og planter. I Chania vil den besøgende blive imponeret over de menneskelige værker. Velkommen til vakre Hania, et paradisisk og rent land full av naturskjønnheter, historie, minner og kultur. Det er et land der de besøkende vil oppleve naturen i all dens prakt og se steder som gjør en stum av begeistring. Endeløse kyststrekninger med skummende hav, små bukter og øyer av eksotisk skjønnhet og skjulte sandstrender ved foten av avskrekkende fjell. Vanskelig tilgjengelige, men majestetiske fjellkløfter, hellige huler, velsignede elver og rolige grønne sletter dekket med oliven- og sitrus trær. Et land som er selvnærende på alle måter, rikt på dyreliv og planter, endemiske (stedegne) og sjeldne.

Museums | Musée | Museen | Mузеи | Museer | Μuseot | 博物馆 Archaeological Museum of Chania 25 Halidon str. - Tel. 28210 90334. Open: 8.30-15.00 (except Mondays) Maritime Museum of Crete Akti Koundourioti, Venetian Harbour. Tel. 28210 91875/74484. Open: 9.00-16.00 (1/4-31/10), 9.00-14.00 (1/11-31/3) Μinoan Ship Moro dock, Venetian Harbour. Τel. 28210 91875. Open: Μay-Οct. Mon.-Fri. 10.00-15.00 & 19.00-22.30 (except public holidays) Historical Archives of Crete 20 I. Sfakianaki str., Tel. 28210 52606. Open: 9.00-14.00 (except Sat. & Sun.) Folklore Museum Gavalochori, Apokoronas. Tel. 28250 23222. Open: 9.00-20.00, Sat. 9.00-19.00, Sun. 10.00-13.00 Folklore Museum “Cretan House” 46b Halidon str. Tel. 28210 90816. Open: 9.00-15.00 & 18.00-21.00 Byzantine collection Theotokopoulou str. Tel. 28210 96046. Open: 8.30-15.00 (except Mondays)

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Bienvenue. Bien qu’elle ait été bombardée pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, La Canée est considérée comme une des plus jolies villes de Crète, particulièrement le vieux port vénitien avec son phare du XVe siècle et la mosquée des Janissaires. La Canée bénéficie d’un climat typiquement méditerranéen caractérisé par des hivers frais et humides et des étés chauds et secs. Le marché couvert datant de 1913, basé sur les plans de celui de Marseille, est aux abords de la vieille ville et est populaire aussi bien auprès des touristes que des habitants locaux.

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Sights | Spectacles | Sehenswürdigkeiten | Достопримечательности Att göra | Nähtävyydet | Seværdigheder | Attraksjoner | 景点

Ekklesiastic Museums - Monastery of Holy Trinity of Tzagarolon, Αkrotiri. Tel. 28210 63310. Open: 8:00-20:00 - Gouverneto Monastery, Αkrotiri. Tel. 28210 63319 - Monastery of Chrissopigi, Chania. Tel. 28210 91125 - Monastery of Gonia, Kissamos . Tel. 28240 22313

Centre of Mediterranean Architecture Chania, 31 Αkti Tombazi, Venetian Harbour. Tel. 28210 40101/40201

War Museum Tzobanaki Cassern. Tel. 28210 44156. Open: 9:00-13:00 (except Sat. & Sun.)

Villa Koundourou (Youth Centre and Municipal Cultural Workshop) Chania, 2 Iroon Politechniou str. Tel. 28210 53730/40896. Open: 9:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00

Chemistry Museum 34c Eleftherios Venizelos str. Tel. 28210 42504. Open: 9:00-13:00 (except Sat. & Sun.) Byzantine and Folklore Museum of Spilia, Kissamos Tel. 28240 22080/22357. Open: 17:00-18:00, Sat. 11:00-12:00

Institute of Cretan Justice Nearchou str., Chania. Open: 10:00-14:00

“Chrissostomos” Literary Association Chania, 83 Halidon str. Tel. 28210 53879 Municipal Art Gallery Chania, 98 Halidon str. Tel. 28210 92294/92419

Typography Museum, VIOPA, Souda Tel. 28210 51003. Open: 10:00-18:00

Venizelion School of Music 5 N. Foka str. Tel. 28210 43067/52582. Open: 8:00-14:00 and 17:00-21:00

Museum of National Resistance, Therisso Open all year round

Lyceum for Greek Girls 1 K. Mitsotaki str. Tel. 28210 42465/59444

House of Eleftherios Venizelos a. Mournies, Kydonia. Tel. 28210 93132/95250. Open: 18:00-21:00. b. Elena Venizelou sqr., Halepa, Chania (Eleftherios K. Venizelos Foundation). Tel. 28210 56008

Cultural Centre of the Metropolis 2 Ant. Giannari str. Tel. 28210 27807-9 Intellectual Centre of Chania 70 A.Papandreou str. Tel. 28210 40525

Mosque of Kioutsouk Hasan (Yali-Tzamisi) Venetian Harbour. Tel. 28210 83235/83232 Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna Technical University of Crete, Akrotiri. Τel. 28210 55988. Open: Mon.-Sat. Arts & Crafts Village, VIOPA, Souda Τel. 28210 80132/81410. Open: 10.00-14.30 School Life Museum, Νerokourou Τel. 28210 74764. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9.00-13.30, Mon. & Wed. 18.00-20.30, Sat. 10.00-13.00 Archaeological Museum of Kissamos Τel. 28220 83308. Open: 8.30-15.00 (except Mondays) Olive Museum-Institute of Olive & Subtropicals Τel. 28210 83476/83428. Open: 8.00-14.00 via phone arrangement Sea Life & Fishery Museum, Kolimbari Τel. 28240 23299. Open: 10.00-18.00 (exc. Sat.-Sun.) An. Skalidis Museum, Perivolia, Kissamos Τel. 28220 61052. Frontier Museum of Europe, Paleochora Τel. 28230 42265.Open: Οct.-Μay Mon.-Fri. 10.00-13.00, June-Sept. Wed.-Sun. 10.00-13.00 & 18.00-21.00


Beaches | Plages | Strände | пляжи | Strande | Strender | Stränder | Rannat | 海滩 Numerous beautiful beaches with soft sand or coloured pebbles are found in the prefecture of Chania. All beaches have crystalline waters and look like paradise. Afrata: Type: Pebbles - Distance: 28km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, parking, cafe, snack Agia Marina: Type: Sand - Distance: 9km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafés, snack, beach bars, tavernas, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, all Inclusive Hotels, pharmacies, doctors, ATM cashpoint machines, super markets, shops, car rentals Agia Roumeli: Village on the south coast of Chania prefecture, between Chora Sfakion and Sougia. Type: Pebbles - Facilities: Showers, umbrellas and sunbeds, cafe, snack, tavernas, accommodation, mini market, ferry boat trips Agioi Apostoli: Type: Sand - Distance: 3km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, water sports, lifeguard, free parking area, cafes, snack, beach bars, tavernas, restaurants, accommodation, taxi station, bus stop, mini markets, super markets, tourist offices and car rental offices Almirida: Type: Sand - Distance: 23km east of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, windsurfing school, cafes, beach bars, restaurants, accommodation, mini markets, ATM cashpoint machines Balos Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 55km west of Chania town Facilities: Canteens, umbrellas and sunbeds Chora Sfakion: Type: Pebbles - Facilities: Restaurants, cafes, shops Crissi Akti Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 2.5km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, volley ball courts, children’s playground, parking, cafes, snack, beach bars, tavernas, restaurants, accommodation, super markets, taxi station Drapanias: Type: Sand - Distance: 33km west of Chania town Facilities: Showers, umbrellas and sunbeds, cafe, snack, restaurants, tavernas, accommodation, campsite, bakery, mini market Elafonissi: Type: Sand - Distance: 75 km from Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, canteen, cafe, taverns, accommodation, mini market Falasarna: Type: Sand - Distance: 59km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, water sports, volley ball court, lifeguard, parking, cafes, snack, beach bars, tavernas, restaurants, accommodation Frangokastello: Type: Sand - Distance: 80km southeast of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, cafes, restaurants, fish taverns, shops, mini market, accommodation Georgioupoli: Type: Sand - Distance: 38km east of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguards, water sports, cafes, beach bars, restaurants, accommodation, mini markets, super markets, shops, ATM cashpoint machines Gerani: Type: Sand - Distance: 15km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, water sports, lifeguard, parking, cafés, snack, bars, beach bars, restaurants, accommodation, all Inclusive hotels, shops, pharmacy, super markets Gialiskari/Anidri Beach: Type: Sand/Pebbles - Distance: 74km south of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, two canteens

Elafonissi

Kalathas Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 13km north east of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafes, snack, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, mini markets, souvenir shops Kalives: Type: Sand - Distance: 19km east of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, windsurfing school, cafes, beach bars, restaurants, accommodation, mini markets, ATM cashpoint machines Kedrodassos: Type: Sand - Distance: 74km south west of Chania town Kisamos (Mavros Molos): Type: Sand - Distance: 36km west of Chania Facilities: Showers, umbrellas and sunbeds, cafes, snack, restaurants, tavernas, accommodation, shops, mini markets, super markets, ATM’s, doctor’s offices

Agii Apostoli

Kolymvari (Kolymbari): Type: Sand/Pebbles - Distance: 23km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, parking, cafe, snack, tavernas, restaurants, accommodation, mini markets Koundoura/Krios Beach: Type: Pebbles - Distance: 80km south of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas, sunbeds, parking, canteen Kyani Akti Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 18km east of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, water sports, parking, canteens, restaurants, tavernas Loutraki Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 16km east of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, water sports, parking, cafes, snack, restaurant, accommodation Loutro: Type: Pebbles - Distance: 71km south of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, cafe, snack bars, restaurants, fish taverns, accommodation, mini markets, souvenir shops Maleme: Type: Sand - Distance: 17km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafés, snack, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, mini markets, souvenir shops, pharmacies Marathi Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 16km east of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, parking, cafes, snack, restaurants, accommodation

Falassarna

Marmara Beach: Type: Pebbles - Distance: 85km south of Chania town Facilities: Pachia Ammos: Type: Sand - Distance: 71km south of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas, sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, beach bar, cafes, restaurants, taverns, accommodation Platanias: Type: Sand - Distance: 10km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafe, snack, beach bars, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, all inclusive hotels, pharmacies, doctors, ATM cashpoint machines, super markets, shops, car rentals, playgrounds, mini golf courts Sougia: Type: Pebbles - Distance: 60km south of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, parking, cafes, bars, restaurants, taverns, fish taverns, mini markets, bakery, accommodation

Balos

Stalos Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 7km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafés, snack, beach bars, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, all inclusive hotels, pharmacies, doctors, ATM cashpoint machines, super markets, shops, car rentals

Glyka Nera Beach: Type: Pebbles - Distance: 75km south of Chania Facilities: Canteen, umbrellas

Stavros Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 17km east of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, parking, cafe, beach bars, tavernas, restaurants, accommodation, mini markets

Grammeno Beach: Type: Sand/Pebbles - Distance: 75km south of Chania Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, parking, beach bars, restaurants, accommodation

Tavronitis: Type: Pebbles - Distance: 18km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafés, snack, beach bars, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, all inclusive hotels, mini market

Kalamaki: Type: Sand - Distance: 4km west of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, water sports, lifeguard, parking, cafes, snack, beach bar, tavernas, restaurants, accommodation

Tersanas Beach: Type: Sand - Distance: 13km nort east of Chania town Facilities: Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, parking, cafe, snack, restaurant, accommodation, mini markets, souvenir shops, pharmacies

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Cretan flora and fauna | Flore et la faune crétois | Kretische Flora und Fauna | Kритские флора и фауна | Kretiske flora og fauna Kretensiske flora og fauna | Kretensiska flora och fauna | Kreetalainen kasvisto ja eläimistö | 克里特岛动植物 The climate and t he conf igurat ion of t he l and ma ke t he count y of C hani a a p aradis e for t hous ands of pl ants and anima ls. L i lys of t he s e a (p ancrat ium mar it imum), l avd ano (l avd anum), c ycl amen (c ycl amen cret ic um), Cret an tu lips (tu lip a cret ic a), maple (acer cret ic us). The endemic and unique ditt any (or iganum dic t amum), ma lot ira (f ider it is cret ic a) and matzourana (or iganum maiorana), are me dicina l b oi ling pl ants w hich are abund ant. On t he pl ain of Oma los you c an f ind st amnagat hi (ci hor ium spinosum). Dr ie d or f resh ly c ut, t hes e sp e ci a l me dicina l herbs

c an b e found in t he Public Market or lo c a l shops. O ver 1742 unique Cret an pl ants c an a ls o b e found, 10% of w hich exist on ly in t he count y of C hani a. The proud Cret an b e ast (c apra aegag r us cret ic a) lives f re ely on ly in t he Samar i a G orge. There and els e w here, you c an s e e Cret an e ag les (aqui l a chr ys aetos) and p ar t r idges (a le c tor is chukar). Fer rets, skun ks, we as els, hares, haw ks etc. c an a ls o b e s e en in op en pl aces. There is a ls o an ende avour to prote c t an are a on t he nor t h shores of t he count y esp e ci a l ly for t he tur t les (c arett a-c arett a) t hat live t here.

Conference tourism | Le tourisme de conférence | Konferenztourismus | Конференц-туризм Conference turisme | Konferensturism | Conference matkailu | 会议旅游 St. Sofia Foundation - Agii Pantes Tel.: (+30) 2821057043 Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolympari Tel.: (+30) 2824022060 Fax: (+30) 2824022245 Email: oac@otenet.gr Http: www.oac.gr Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania Tel: (+30) 28210 35081, 35080 E-mail: baouraki@maich.gr και confer@maich.gr http://confer.maich.gr Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/

Cultural Centre Of Chania 70, A. Papandreou Street, Hania Tel.: (+30) 28213 44400-4 Cultural Center of the Metropolis - Hania Tel.: (+30) 2821027808 Fax: (+30) 2821027823 Email: imka@grecian.net Http: www.imka.gr Centre of Architecture of Mediterranean (Megalo Arsenali) Tel.: (+30) 2821040201 Fax: (+30) 2821027184 Http: www.kam-arsenali.gr

Information | Informationen | информация | Tiedotus Informasjon | 信息 Emergencies 112, 100, (+30)2821028746/25791 Police (+30)2821025700 Tourist Police (+30)2821028750/25931 Ambulance Service 166 Hospital of Chania (+30)2821022000-9 Naval Hospital of Souda (+30)2821082538/82414 Gavrilakis Clinic (+30)2821070800 Kapakis Clinic (+30)2821052688 Tsepetis Clinic (+30)2821027633 Health Centre of Vamos (+30)2825022580 Health Centre of Kandanos (+30)2823022550 Health Centre of Kissamos (+30)2822022222 Fire Brigade 199 Airport (+30)2821063171/63264 Tourist Information Centre (+30)2821092943/92624

Tourist Information Centre of the Municipality of Chania, (+30)2821036155/36204-6 Weather Forecast 1448 Οrthodox Cathedral (+30)2821043802 Catholic Church (+30)2821093443 Evangelist Church (+30)2821022365 Synagogue (+30)2821086286 Mountain Rescue Club (+30)2821044647/44359 Foreign Embassies: Great Britain (+30)2810 224012 Denmark (+30)2810 243714 Finland (+30)2810 284270 Norway (+30)2810 225991 Sweden (+30)2821060605

Transportation | Transport | Tранспортировка | Kuljetus | 运输 - Airlines: a. OLYMPIC AIRWAYS, 88 Tzanakaki str., tel. 80111 44444, airport: 28210 63818/63633/66088 (www.olympicair.com). b. AEGEAN AIRLINES, 12 El. Venizelou str., tel. 80111 20000, 28210 51100, airport: 28210 63366 (www.aegeanair.com). - Sea Lines: a. ANEK LINES, Sof Venizelou sqr., tel. 28210 27500 (www.anek.gr). Souda to/from Pireas daily. Ticket office (Souda port) tel. 28210 80050/1.

b. ANENDΥΚ (20.30 Promitheos str. VIO.PA Souda), tel. 28210 95511/95530 (www.anendyk.gr), e-mail: anendyk@anendyk.gr, info@anendyk.gr . Sea links between the south ports of the county. - Port Authorities: a. Chania, tel. 28210 98888, e-mail: chania@chg.gr b. Souda, tel. 28210 89240, e-mail: souda@chg.gr c. Kissamos, tel. 28220 22024, d. Paleochora, tel. 28230 41214, e. Chora Sfakion, tel. 28250 91292. e-mail: xsfakion@chg.gr

- Local buses (blue): Departures from Municipal Market sqr. and 1866 sqr. to all districts of the town and surrounding areas, Akrotiri, Souda (port), beaches, etc. Tel. 28210 93345/98115.

- Car and motorbike rentals: There are many international and domestic companies. Information at the Tourist Information Centre of the Greek National Tourism Organisation, 40 Kriari str., tel. 28210 92943/92624.

- Long distance buses (green): Main Bus Station (KTEL), Kydonias str. To Rethimno-Iraklio, Vrisses-Chora Sfakion, Kasteli, Εlafonissi, Kandanos-Paleochora, Sougia, Omalos-Samaria etc. Also to Thessaloniki (via the port of Pireas). Tel. 28210 93306/93052.

- Taxi: Tel. 18300, 28210 94300 (service for disabled people too). - Aeroclub of Chania: Magical flights around the county and the Aegean islands by qualified pilots (or using your own license) in Cessna 4-seat aircraft. Tel. 28210 27272 (www.aer.gr).


Gorges/Caves | Gorges/Grottes | Schluchten/ Höhlen | ущелья/ пещеры | Kløfter/Huler | Klyfta/ Grottor | Rotkoja/Luolia | 峡谷/洞穴 The area enables the individual hiker to explore the nature and the beauty of the county via routes that are unparalleled beauty. The most appropriate to inform the interested visitor is the Mountaineering Club of Chania. The E4 Path begins in the Pyrenees mountains across Greece, arrives at Kissamos, across Crete to Kato Zakros and finally arrives in Cyprus. As far as the track is part of the prefecture of Chania, it passes from coastal areas and the White Mountains. The main routes of the European path are the following : Kasteli Kissamou – Sfinari (Length: 22,5 km, Best season: Spring – Autumn) Sfinari – Chrysoskalitisa Monastery (Length: 32 km, Best season: Spring – Autumn) Chrysoskalitisa - Palaiochora (Length: 22 km, Best season: Spring – Autumn) Sougia – Agia Roumeli (Length: 13 km, Best Season: All year) Loutro - Fragokastelo (Length : 19,5 km, Best Season: All year) Sougia - Koustogerako-Omalos (Length: 24,5 km, Best season: Spring – Autumn) Agia Triada - Gouverneto – Katholiko (Route Difficulty: Very Easy, Route Duration: 2 Hours, Visit Period : All Year) Gorge of St Irene – Sfakia (Route Duration: 3 Hours, Route Length: 8 km Visit Period : All Year , Route Difficulty: Normal) Paleochora - Sougia (Route Difficulty: Easy, Route Length: 14,5 m Route Duration: 6 Hours, Visit Period : All Year) National Park of Samaria (Route Difficulty: Easy, Route Duration: 6 Hours Route Length: 16 km, Visit Period : May-October) Gavdos (Route Difficulty: Very Easy, Visit Period : May-October) Douliana – Gavalohori (Route Difficulty: Easy, Route Duration: 1 Hours, Visit Period : All Year) On the Summit of Kigilos (Route Difficulty: Normal, Route Duration: 7 Hours, Visit Period : All Year) Agia Roumeli - Agios Ioannis (Route Difficulty: Easy, Route Duration: 5 Hours, Visit Period : All Year) Gorge of Polyrrenia (Route Difficulty: Easy, Route Duration: 3 Hours, Visit Period : All Year) Sasalos-Makronas (Halase gorge) (Route Difficulty: Normal, Route Duration: 4 Hours )

The Gorge of Imbros in Sfakia Route Duration: 2 Hours, Route Length: 8 km The Gorge of Agia Irini in Selino Route Duration: 3 Hours, Route Length: 7.5 km The Gorge of Aradena in Sfakia Route Duration: 2.5 Hours, Route Length: 5.5 km The Gorge of Elygia The Gorge of Trypitis Route Duration: 8.5 Hours The Gorge of Diktamou Route Duration: 3.5 Hours The Gorge of Therisso or Eleutheriou Venizelou Route Length: 6 km The Gorge of Chalase or Sasalou Route Duration: 4 Hours The Gorge of Prasse Route Duration: 2 Hours The Gorge of Kavi or Iligga Route Duration: 3 Hours The Gorge of Asfendou Route Duration: 3 Hours The Gorge of Kalikrati Route Duration: 3 Hours The Gorge of Katholikou Route Duration: 0.5 Hours Mountain Shelters Kallergi Capacity: 45, Route Difficulty: Easy, Route Duration: 1 Hours Visit Period : April-October Svourikti - Holiopoulos Capacity: 20, Route Difficulty: Easy, Route Duration: 3 Hours Tavri Capacity: 40, Route Difficulty: Very Easy, Route Duration: 1.5 Hour, Route Length: 7.7 km Volikas Capacity: 30, Route Duration: 3 Hour Caves Cave of Panos or Lera The cave “Panos or Lera” is developed in Mount Vardies, at an altitude of 70m., in the settlement Stavros Kydonias. It consists of an “antechamber” and four rooms with chiselled cavities, which have been explained as places for the welcome of statues. Cave of Asfentos The cave “of Asfentos” is situated at the position”Skordolakia”, at the westeastern part of the beginning of the gorge of Asfentos . Cave of Agia Sofia The cave of “Agia Sofia” is at the western walls of the gorgo of Topolia, at a distance of 47 km from the city of Chania. It consists of two rooms on different levels.

Gorges The Gorge of Samaria Route Length: 18 km, Route Duration: 7 Hours, Visit Period : May-October

We propose... you choose | Nous vous proposons ... vous choisissez | Schlagen wir vor, Sie wählen ... | мы предлагаем ... вы выбираете Vi foreslår ... du vælger | Vi föreslår ... du väljer | Foreslår vi ... du velger | Ehdotamme ... valitset | 我们建议...你选择 MUNICIPALITY OF CHANIA Municipal Market The Municipal Market of Chania, the large building of 4000 square meters in a surrounding area of 17.200 square meters, is the “heart” of the city. It is an original building that, apart from a business activity center, also provides a concrete image of the ancient Greek marketplace. Great for shopping tradiotional Cretan products. Venizelos Tombs One of the most popular spots offering a panoramic view of Chania are the Venizelos family tombs, a few kilometres east of the city, on the road to Akrotiri and the airport. Old Harbour Chania’s old Venetian Harbor is the most picruresque and world wide known site seen of the hole Crete. Lots of choices to drink your coffee, to have lunch or dinner in the restaurants or enjoy shopping time. Stavros Stavros is located on Akrotiri, only 13km from Chania, 3km from the airport and 10km from Souda harbour. One of the finest beaches for swimming. British Commonwealth War Cemetery in Souda Bay The War cemetery is a quiet and restful place for the allied forces who lost their lives here on the Battle of Crete in 1941. Aghia Marina Agia Marina is one of the most important tourist resorts of Chania. Great beach for swimming and lots of choices for shopping, eating and clubbing. MUNICIPALITY OF PLATANIAS Thodorou Just a few miles to the north west of the port of Chania. The island is a nature reserve and it is therefore forbidden to go ashore, except that is for one day a year (8 June), when visitors are allowed to take the path to the church and back in order to worship. Platanias The heart of tourism in western Crete. Everything can be found in Platanias... swimming, eating, clubbing, shopping. A “must” place to visit or stay. All days and all nights are different in Platanias and you will find out why. Maleme German Cemetery

The cemetery is 3km south up the winding paved road. The 4,465 men buried here fell in the Battle of Crete in May of 1941. The Germans landed at the small airport of Maleme when they attacked Crete. Samaria Gorge If you come to Chania and you don’t pass through the Samara Gorge then your visit is just... incomplete. The Samariá Gorge is a National Park of Greece, a major tourist attraction of the island and a World’s Biosphere Reserve. A must for visitors to Crete is to complete the walk down the gorge from the Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea. The village of Samariá lies just inside the gorge. It was finally abandoned by the last remaining inhabitants in 1962 to make way for the park. MUNICIPALITY OF SFAKIA Frangokastello The castle of Frangokastello stands since centuries. It reminds of the Venetians, Turks and Greeks, battles and blood, slaughters and sacrifices. The legends are still alive, taking us in their own world and left the “Drosoulites”, visiting us again some magic mornings. Sfakia The south-eastern region of the Prefecture of Chania is called Municipality of Sfakia and includes the villages Hora Sfakion, Anopoli, Agios Ioannis, Agia Roumeli, Asfendou, Loutro, Patsianos, Skaloti, Impros, Askifou and Fragkokastello. The distamce to Chania is about 70 kilometres. Entire Sfakia is characterized by the natural beauty of wild mountainous landscape which is combined unique with the sea. Loutro The village was named by the baths that were found there. The water was coming from Anopoli. Between the old buildings that you can see there, there is also the goverment building that was used during the revolution at 1821. From Loutro you can visit the ruins of ancient Aradenas with the Byzantine church of archangel Michail and Anopolis. Perfect place for a weekend escape. Aghia Roumeli It is a coastal settlement in south-western Crete and it allocates a wide beach while the access is feasible only with boats from Hora Sfakion, via Loutro and from Palaiochora or Sougia, while the village does not allocate road access. Constitutes popular tourist destination because it is located at the southern entry of the Gorge of Samaria, the biggest gorge in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe with a length of 18 kilometres.

MUNICIPALITY OF APOKORONAS Kalyves Picturesque village located about 20 kilometres east of Chania, in one of the greenest areas of Greece. The village It is surrounded by wonderful sandy beaches with crystalline waters like Kalyves and Kiani Akti. Good place for shopping with lots of traditional tavernas. Just 3 km away is Almyrida, with traditional travernas to enjoy lunch after your swimming. Georgioupolis A resort village 43 km east of Chania, about 22 km west of Rethymno. Formerly a small fishing village, Georgioupolis is very much a tourist town now, with many cafés, tavernas and small hotels and apartment blocks. MUNICIPALITY OF KANDANOS-SELINO Sougia Located in a distance of 70 roughly km south-western of Chania. It is built in the ruins of the ancient Syias where mainly in the Roman and first Byzantine period people lived here. Saved ruins are vaulted graves and water reservoirs from the Roman period and a church from the 4th century with eminent mosaics. Nice beach where you can have free camping. Paleochora Located in the south-western part of the prefecture. The distance to Chania is about 70 kilometres. It is built on a peninsula between two beautiful bays where it is rained by the Lybian Sea and it is right to consider it the “Nymph of the Lybian Sea” and “Land of the sun”. The movement in the region is high in summertime, on one side from the excursionists choosing it as the harbour of departure to the Island of Gavdos, Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro and Sfakia and return from the Samaria Gorge, on the other from the holiday-makers that select it as a place of their summer vacations.Palaiochora has all the benefits the visitor needs as banks, doctors, supermarket, drugstores, police, post, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, port authority, custom, cinema, bars, disco, and rented cars.

reserve. On the mainland the 17th century Chrysoskalitissa Monastery is approximately 5 km from the island. One of the best places for swimming in the whole world MUNICIPALITY OF KISSAMOS Falassarna May be the best beach on earth, as awarded by its visitors. The place to be for swimming. Also, don’t miss the great party the first weekend of August. Gramvousa-Balos At the north western point of Crete you will find Gramvousa, a small island with an impregnable castle, a fortress, a masterpiece of the 16th century, and Balos, the unique lagoon of Crete, with its blue green waters, it pink sandy beach and famous shells! An impressive and unique environment of steep rocks and cliffs, an immense blue sea and hidden sandy beaches, and the serene lagoon of Balos, combines with the remains of the long lasting history of the region: monasteries, churches and the imposing castle of Imeri Gramvousa. MUNICIPALITY OF GAVDOS Gavdos is a small island which is located 26 naval miles (48 kilometres) southern of Crete and it’s extent is 27 square kilometres. It is the most southern Greek and simultaneously European point with population of 98 residents. Perfect for a daily cruise.

Elafonissi When the weather is fine it is possible to walk to the island through the shallow water. The island is a protected nature

Culture | Kultur | Kультура | Kulttuuri | 文化 A first-time visitor to Chania is surprised by the great number of buildings and monuments on which can be found traces of its great history and rich civilisation. The old town, on and around the hill of Kasteli, was built upon the ruins of Minoan Kydonia and is surrounded by the Byzantine wall, the Venetian wall and the sea. The Minoan civilisation left behind grand tombs, interesting ceramics and objects. During its occupation by the Venetians and the Turks, people of different nationality, culture and religion co-existed. Christians (Catholic and Orthodox), Jews and Muslims, have left discernible traces and produced particularly interesting creations. In the neighbourhood of Topanas with its narrow paved streets, the visitor meets Venetian manors with elaborately decorated facades and Turkish houses with architectural protrusions. There we can find Fort Firkas, the Naval Museum and the church of San Salvatore of the Francheskan Monks (15th - 17th cent. AD) which hosts the Byzantine collection of Chania. The collection of ΙLΑΕΚ and many shops offering traditional

handicrafts can also be found there. In the old Jewish neighbourhood there is the synagogue and on Halidon street the folklore museum (Cretan house) and the church of St. Frangiskos. The church hosts the town’s archaeological museum and houses treasures from the Minoan to the Hellenistic period. Opposite there is the Metropolitan temple of Isodia (representation of the Virgin Mary) with its exquisite hagiographies and close to that are the old Turkish baths. In the area of Sintrivani, around the homonymous square, there is the mosque of Kiuchouk Hasan (1645) and opposite that the quay with the Venetian lighthouse. A little further away, 7 out of the original 17 docks (Neoria) can be found (14th-16th cent. AD). Eye-capturing is the Great Arsenal, which today is used as a convention and exhibition centre. Along the harbour, small cafeterias and restaurants create an inviting atmosphere. On the hill of Kasteli there are still parts of the old Rector’s palace and its court and the engraving on a lintel over a door

reminds us of the existence of Venetian Archives. Near there, the excavation of ancient Kydonia and the ruins of the church of St. Maria of Mirakoli (1615) are located. At the “stivanadika”, which is still characterised by Eastern features, one can buy leather goods. Next to that is the building of Chrisostomos and the new public Art Gallery. In the old Turkish neighbourhood Splantzia is the square of the former monastery οf St. Nicholas (1204) with a bell-tower and minaret. The small church of the period of enlightenment’s of St. Rokkos (1630) can also be found there. Near that is the church of St. Anargyroi (16th cent. AD) with its priceless hagiographies and St. Catherine’s church. Outside the walls, to the east of the old town, we come across Koum-Kapi where during the last years of the Turkish occupation, Beduins built a village. Today the area is a favourite meeting place for young people. In the neighbourhood of Halepa there is the palace of Prince George, the house of Eleftherios Venizelos, the French School

(1860), the church of St. Magdalea (1903) and the church of Evangelismou. From later periods the following places are of interest: the manor “Villa Koundourou”, a workshop of fine arts and a youth centre, the municipal park (1870) with its clock, the market (built 1913, cross-shaped building with hundreds of small shops), the park of peace and friendship of people, the court house, the prefecture, the Venizelion School of Music, the Historic Archives Museum, the War Museum and the Museum of Chemistry. In the neighbourhoods outside the walls there are many neoclassical buildings with beautiful gardens which smell of hyacinth, honey suckle and rose trees. At the border of the town with the cape (Akrotiri) are the graves of Eleftherios and Sofocles Venizelos. The town of Chania, the first capital of Crete, kept its historical heritage of so many centuries almost unaffected. Its atmosphere attracted scientists, philosophers, poets and artists of different origins and it became a cultural centre.


Churches/Monasteries | Eglises/Μonastères | Kirchen/Klöster | Церкви/монастыри | Kirker/Κlostre | Kyrkor/Κloster | Kirkot/Luostarit | 教堂和修道院 The Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Chrysopigi lies a short distance from the town of Chania on the route to Souda harbour. Operation Hours: 08.00-12.00 and 15.30-18.00 Telephone: (+30)2821091125, (+30)2821029840 The monastery of Agia Triada of Tzagarolon is one of the richest and most beautiful monasteries in Crete. It is built near the airport of Chania, in the position Tzobomylos of the Cape Melecha and at the foothills of Stavros Mount. The distance from Chania is only 15km. Gouverneto Monastery. The actual Monastery complex was built from 1537 till 1548. According to tradition, it was connected with miraculous St John the Hermit, and was used for the housing of the Saint’ s pilgrims. Telephone: (+30)2821063319

Katholiko monastery is located 20km east of Chania, near the northern shores of Cape Akrotiri. It is located near the exit of the gorge Avlaki, at a short distance from the sea. The monastery of Panagia Chrisoskalitissa is located 72km south of Chania, very close to the magnifi cent lagoon of Elafonissi. It operates as a nunnery and reminds of a fortress, perched on a 35m high rock with boundless sea views. The Monastery of Saint George in Karydi (in Apokoronas Province) is located about 2km east of Vamos village. The monastery was abandoned for many years but was restored in 1996 and today it is operating normally. Monastery of Pasinos. It is a complex of monasteries built during the Venetian rule (16th century). It architectural style is western, the church being placed in the centre of the complex.

St George of Mythimna - Kisamos. The single-room, vaulted church of St George in the archeological site of Methymna, near Drapania of Kisamos, was built during the fi rst half of the 15th century, in the place of a late Roman Bath. The Holy Monastery of Partenon or Life-Giving Spring was founded by the Bishop of Kisamos & Selinon Anthimos Leledakis in 1905-1910. It was renovated between 1962 and 1965, by Bishop Irineos Galanakis. Early Christian Basilica at Almyrida Apokoronou. It is an early Christian three-aisled basilica of the second half of the 6th century. The church of St George in the centre of Kournas, a settlement with interesting folk architecture. It was built at the end of the 12th century.

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Ancient Aptera This site is located 15 km South-east of Chania, near the village Megala Chorafi a. The strategic location of the city with two ports, Minoa (modern Marathi) and Kissamos (near Kalives today) at the entrance of the natural bay, which guaranteed the possibility to control the movement of trade, boosted its growth. Ancient Falasarna The site of the ancient Falassarna located on the western edge of Cap Gramvousa the west coast of Crete. The town was surveyed again in the 19th century by English tourists, who identified the village and closed the port. Ancient Lissos The ruins of Lissos are saved between Paleochora and Sougia. It

was the port city of Dorian Elyros. It fl ourished in the Hellinistic, Roman and the fi rst Vyzantine period and destroyed by the Saracens Arabs. It also issued its own currency, as Lissos. Ancient Tara (St. Roumeli) The ruins of the ancient city Taras found at south coast of Crete near the village of Agia Roumeli. The city fl ourished particularly during the Roman era. They found the remains of a temple, possibly dedicated to Artemis and Apollo. Souda’s Castle The castle is built on the islet of Souda, and protected the port of Souda and Chania. It occupies almost the entire island. Built in 1715 and surrendered to the Ottomans in 1715. On February 14 the Greek fl ag was raised, lowering the Turkish and giving the signal that there is now the Greek sovereignty over

the island of Crete. Archaeological site of ancient Anopolis The archaeological site of ancient Anopolis located 87 km south of Chania. Anopolis was an independent city during the classical times and fl ourished during the Roman and Byzantine times. Firkas Castle Castle Firkas was built in the 16th century by the Venetians to protect the city of Chania. There Venizelos declared the offi cial union of Crete with Greece. Today it hosts the Maritime Museum and a small theater. Intzedin Castle Located 14 km east of Chania. Has been characterized as his-

torical monument. Built in 1872 in the position of the tower was built in 1646 by the Turks, who drove the Venetians. The name comes from the name of the son of Sultan Abdul Aziz Intzedin. Has been used as a prison for political prisoners, among them which has been the El. Venizelos. During the dictatorship of Pangalos many dissidents jailed, and when the dictatorship fell, Pangalos was imprisoned there too. Finally, from the isolation rooms of Yaros, in 1948, the fi rst communist political prisoners were moved there.

Ancient Polirinia The ancient city was Polirinia in place of the village Polirinia Kissamos, 49 km west of Chania. At the top of the hill was the citadel of which was T-shaped, from where the view was immense, from Crete to the Libyan Sea, which stretched the realm.

Cultural events | Evénements culturels | Kulturelle Veranstaltungen | Культурные мероприятия | Kulturarrangementer | Kulturelle begivenheder | Kulturevenemang | Kulttuuritapahtumat | 文化活动 May: - Celebration of the battle of Crete. It includes events commemorating those who were killed and several cultural events. - “Koresia” athletic games Canoe kayak at Kournas Lake. Beginning of summer: Venizelia - Track events at the National Stadium of Chania. May - September: Athletic events in Nea Kydonia which include: Beach volley Beach Soccer - Beach Handball and racket games. July - August - September: - Cultural Summer Events of the municipality of Chania. It includes music and stage performances at the theatre of Eastern Trench, Public Garden, Venizelio music school, Park of Peace and Friendship and other events in several neighbourhoods of

the town. - Cultural summer events are also organised by the municipalities of Kisamos, Apokoronas and Kandanos-Selino. June: - Cherries Festival in Karanou. - 24 June: Festivity of St. Ioannis Klidonas, in Fres, Akrotiri, Perivolia, Therisso, Vamvakopoulo. - 29 June - 6 July: Naval week festival. July: - Festival of Kalitsouni cheese pie, in Kandanos.

Religious events | Evénements religieux | Religiöse Veranstaltungen Религиозные события | Religiøse begivenheder | Religiøse begivenheter Religiösa evenemang | Uskonnollisiin tilaisuuksiin | 宗教活动

Asi Gonia, St. George’s Day, April 23rd or after Easter Day: A big festival. All the shepherds of the area bring their animals to the mass in order to be blessed, then they milk them and distribute the milk to the pilgrims. Agios Ioannis Sfakion, St John’s Feast, May 8th: Traditional festival of Sfakia. Azogyre, The Holy Fathers’ Feast, October 7th: In the beautiful village with the visitable impressive cave of the Holy Fathers. Elos, Agios Dikaios,May 6th: Extraordinary view and a unique fair. Lissos, St Kyrikos, July 15th: The pilgrims start arriving ancient Lissos on foot or in boats from Sougiaγια early in the afternoon of the previous day. A real fair of Selino in a mythical place. Sembronas, Apopigadi, St. John’s, June 24th: One of the feasts, that take place on a very high location, with an incredible view. Sougia, Harey, St. Antony 1-2 of July: Unique traditional fair at the seaside small church which is situated in Harey. The route on foot from through the E4 path that lead from Sougia to Agia Roumeli lasts two hours with the unique background of the Lybian sea and piney slopes. It is possible to go there also by boat from Sougia. Overnight stay outdoor.

Therisso, Assumption of the Mother of God, August 15th: In the beautiful village where Eleftherios Venizelos declared the revolution of 1905.

- Naval week in the old harbour and every second year in Palaiochora and Georgioupolis. - 21-28 July: Elafonisia - Municipality of Kissamos. Including memorial service at the monument of Elafonisi, athletic games, performances, festivity in honour of the elderly and traditional treat. - 26 July: “Promotion of Kisamos” - Club, Grambousa pilgrimage excursion from the port of Kisamos to Balos and to

the island of Grambousa. - 30 July: “Pottery Festival” in Nohia.

- 30-31 July: Wine festival in Vouves. August: - First Sunday of August: Blessing of the fruit of the earth at the Monastery of Archangel Michael (Rotonda) Kato Episkopi. - 8-9 August: Wine festival in Vouves. - 1-10 August: Venetian Harbour of Chania photography exhibition for Chania Music Tradition. - 16 August: Honey Festival in Afrata. September: - 1-10 September: Sardine festival in Nea Chora and in Souda. - 27 September: World Day of Tourism. Festive events at the old harbour of Chania. End of October or beginning of November: - Chestnut festival in Prases and Elos.

<< The little sea village of Loutro, just 30 minutes from Chora Sfakion by ANENDYK Ferries. Excellent choice for a weekend “escape”. Great beach and good tavernas all over the place.

Sfakia, Thymiani Panagia, last Sunday of May. Chrysoskalitissa, the Assumption of the Virgin, August 15th: At the beautiful monastery, which is a real «balcony» to the Lybian Sea a famous festival takes place. Frangokastello, St. Nikitas’, September 15th: Big festival during which riding races take place. August 6th, the Transfiguration: Ksirosterni, Tzitzife, Karres of Kissamos, Sassalo August 15th the Assymption of the Virgin: Voulgaro Panagia of the Summit, Kolympari Gonia, Pemonia, Fre, Eksopolis, Litsarda, Alikampos, Kefala, Kalikrati, Koustogerako August 29th,John the Precursor’s: Rodopou Gionas, Douliana, Stylos, Kournas September 8th, Birth of the Mother of Christ: Gavalohori, Tzitzife, Sassalo September 14th, Feast ofthe Holy Cross: Nippos, Rodovani September 15th St. Nikitas’: Kampia

Imeri Gramvousa. There is an old ^^ shipwreck of a small cargo ship dating from 1968. << Everyone who comes to Crete is going to Platanias, the most famous place in Chania Prefecture. Full of tourists every summer, with sandy beaches, lots of stores, night clubs, restaurants and cafes.


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In a Historic First, ‘Zorba the Greek’ is Translated from Greek to Arabic The Egyptian literary heritage

zantzakis. has celebrated, on 19 June, a After his birth in Heraklion, Crete, new edition to its diverse cul- on Feb. 18, 1883, Kazantzakis tural collection with the book settled in Athens to study law. signing of the first direct Ara- He moved afterwards to France bic Translation of Kazantzakis’ to pursue his postgraduate studies. Kazantzakis is considered Zorba the Greek. The Greek Cultural Center in one of the most accomplished Egypt and the National Cen- contemporary Greek writers; he tre for Translation hosted cel- is known globally for his contriebrations honoring the efforts butions to the Greek culture and of Egyptian translator Khaled his work is translated to many Raouf. Moreover, the Hellenic languages. Ministry of Culture and Sports As a novelist, poet, playwright has dedicated the year 2017 and translator, he enriched the to the Greek writer Nikos Ka- Greek literature with various tastes of art. n click o news st.gr e r o o for m /cretep http:/

His popularity became wider after his novels “the Last Temptation of Christ”, “Christ Re-crucified” and “Zorba the Greek” were interpreted to movies. Kazantzakis died in October 1957. Zorba the Greek” was translated from Greek to Arabic through other languages. Thanks to Khaled Raouf this treasure book was directly translated from Greek to Arabic. “I read several Arabic translation for Zorba, where translations happened from a third bridge language. Unfortunately in these Arabic translations many

things were lost,” said Raouf. “Translation is transmitting a culture to another one, without a third one being involved. This is why I am very happy to offer a direct translation of Zorba to the Arabic reader,” added Raouf. Raouf is not only keen on translating for Greek writers, but also he translated for writers from Cyprus including Panos Ioannides and Niki Marangou, who received the Cavafy Prize in Alexandria for Poetry in 1997 and died in 2013 in a car accident in Egypt on her way to Faiyum.

G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation supported 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos

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G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation, faithful to its vision and values and its conviction that the cultivation and awareness of upcoming generations is a matter of vital importance for the future, supported as a sponsor the 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos, from 16-18 of June. The 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos – “my name is Hope” exudes optimism and positive thinking about the present and the future. It sends out inspiration and imagination that can change everyday life. The purpose of the festival is to provide quality entertainment for children as well as to inform parents about cultural issues. In this context and with a view

to educate young and older generations about the environment and culture, the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation participated in the 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos, supporting the actions “Protect the Sea” and “Journey to Greek mythology”. “Protect the Sea” action is a continuation of the 1st Educational Program “Save the Planet from Trash”, implemented in October 2016, in 4 schools of the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos. The selected team of Planet Agents is now undertaking the training of the Festival’s small friends in order to protect the marine ecosystem. Through puzzles, games and creative activities the children will have the opportunity to discover how important the sea is for our lives, the survival of marine organisms and the bal-

ance of the environment and all the dangers the oceans face through human intervention. But the most important thing is that children took action and learnt how to deal with the problem, what each of us can do to help protect the sea. Regarding the second action, the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation, following the successful training course organized last summer in bluegr Hotels & Resorts, aiming at the diffusion of Greek culture to other people, extends this year the “Journey to Greek Mythology” by presenting the homonymous action in the 8th Children’s Festival of Agios Nikolaos “my name is Hope”. The philologist Maria Panagiotaki planned an interactive (co-) speech with parents, teachers and adult guests of the Children’s Festival.

It was about a journey to the time when the world was born, the gods, the people and the heroes – all of them “alive” and “present” even today in the works of modern creators – mainly with the aim to deconstruct their symbolism. So the answer to the question “what does the poet mean?” Is transformed into a practical philosophy that guides our steps in our everyday life by offering a criterion of orientation in our “inner” and “external” life. In the same place, children (6+ years old) under the guidance of volunteers will play “excavation”, discovering and composing pictures and information about the gods of Olympus. The Foundation’s special edition “A Trip through Greek Mythology” was given to the participants.

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Cine Creta Maris An open-air cinema reopens in the center of Hersonissos at 8 euros, while a special ticket price of 5 Hersonissos. 42 years ago, Creta Maris Beach Re- of In recent years, it is considered a culturally euros will be also available for children, un-

sort had launched “Cine Creta Maris”, the first open-air cinema in the center of Hersonissos, offering the most pleasant memories to local and international audience. On Thursday, 15th of June 2017, it reopened, enabling residents of the wider region and tourists to enjoy the best summer movies in a comfortable and delightful environment. Open-air cinema is a space that travels the mind and the soul, while awaking memories from our childhood and the old town

protected institution and this is the main reason why Creta Maris decided to reopen it. “Cine Creta Maris” is located at Creta Maris Beach Resort premises, and has the largest space on a European scale, as well as all the necessary amenities for an ideal movie night. From Thursday, June 15, and throughout the summer, Cine Creta Maris will be one of the best choices for a night out with friends and family. General admission tickets will be priced

“Chocolate Chunks From Crazy Crete” is probably the many glasses of the local The people of Crete can cooking most underrated in the fire - water, known locally

be abrupt, shout loudly and gesticulate wildly but you simply need to look beyond their mannerisms, for you will find a race ready to oblige, are polite, honest and their excellent

world. The local grapes are used to make excellent white wines, and with few additives it’s a little difficult to incur a nasty hangover the next morning, unless you imbibe a few too

as Raki. My observations have been based on everything from the unbelievable to the unimaginable, thus my crazy tales needed a crazy name. The alliteration in the title

employed and seniors. Moreover, special prices of 6 euros will be available for group bookings of more than 15 people. Cine Creta Maris will present Premier Movies in English with Greek subtitles. A movie will be shown twice a day, while new movies will be shown every Thursday. Creta Maris Beach Resort’s open-air cinema aspires to become a favorite summer destination that will surpass the cinematic experience with its beauty and coolness.

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and a hiker’s paradise – you can even climb Lefka Ori or Psiloritis. The most popular routes are well maintained, others barely more than an overgrown sheep’s path. Hiking on the island is particularly rewarding, from kalderimia (cobbled or flagstone paths dating back to Byzantine times) to monopatia, shepherds’ or monks’ trails connecting remote settlen o ments. s click r re new t.g for mo /cretepos Hiking is a very good http:/ way to see Crete. It’s the best way to see what this island really is. Especially the West of the island, is a walker’s paradise. It has the unique combination of beautiful seas and high mountains. The truly dedicated hikers can go to areas that are practically unknown and totally uninhabited, with undisturbed flora and fauna, be it in deep gorges or high up on the mountains. If you’re going to be venturing off the beaten track, a good map is essential. You’ll find EOS (Greek Alpine Club) branches in Chania, Crete. Nonetheless, one is compensated by the experience of crossing one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Europe – here overgrown with vegetation, there bare and austere. Over 50 peaks exceed 2000m in altitude: they may literally fall into the sea and are cut through by impressive gorges. It is worth pointing out that the E4 traverses the longest and most spectacular gorge in Europe – the Samaria. Along the Chania section of the E4 you will have the chance to go through secluded mountain villages, past important archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and landscapes of outstanding natural beauty. The Municipality of Platanias combines everything.. from a beautiful beach to a walk on the mountain, or hiking in Samaria Gorge. What you have to know for Samaria Gorge The Samaria Gorge is a Nation-

al Park of Greece since 1962 on the island of Crete – a major tourist attraction of the island – and a World’s Biosphere Reserve. The gorge is in southwest Crete in the regional unit of Chania (Municipalities of Platanias, Municipality of Sfakia). It was created by a small river running between the White Mountains (Lefká Óri) and Mt. Volakias. There are a number of other gorges in the White Mountains. While some say that the gorge is 18 km long, this distance refers to the distance between the settlement of Omalos on the northern side of the plateau and the village of Agia Roumeli. In fact, the gorge is 16 km long, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m at the northern entrance, and ending at the shores of the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli. The walk through Samaria National Park is 13 km long, but one has to walk another three kilometers to Agia Roumeli from the park exit, making the hike 16 km long. The most famous part of the gorge is the stretch known as the Gates (or, albeit incorrectly, as “Iron Gates”), where the sides of the gorge close in to a width of only four meters and soar up to a height of almost 300 meters (980 feet). The gorge became a national park in 1962, particularly as a refuge for the rare kri-kri (Cretan goat), which is largely restricted to the park and an island just off the shore of Agia Marina.

There are several other endemic species in the gorge and surrounding area, as well as many other species of flowers and birds. The village of Samaria lies just inside the gorge. It was finally abandoned by the last remaining inhabitants in 1962 to make way for the park. The village and the gorge take their names from the village’s ancient church, Óssia María. A must for visitors to Crete is to complete the walk down the gorge from the Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea, at which point tourists sail to the nearby village of Sougia or Hora Sfakion, where they could spend a night there, or they could catch a coach back to Chania. The walk takes five to seven hours and can be strenuous, especially at the peak of summer. Local tourist operators provide organized tours to the Gorge. These include bus transportation from one’s hotel to the entrance (near Omalos village), and a bus connection that will be waiting for hikers after they disembark the ferry in Sougia or Sfakia (Chora Sfakion). If you are on your own, you can make a one-day round trip from Chania (see below) or from Sougia or Paleochora. Note that the morning buses from Sougia and Paleochora do not operate on Sunday. The ferries leave Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion (eastbound) and to Sougia/Paleochora (westbound) at 17:00.

There also exists a “lazy way” – from Agia Roumeli to the Gates, and back. A few words for Platanias Platanias is one of the most popular, bustling resorts of West Crete. A marvelous coastal village with 1,000 permanent residents, according to the census of 2011, it is located 18 km west of Chania and is amphitheatrically built at the slope of a hill that endows it with panoramic sea views. Platanias, has lately boosted its tourist activity greatly and as a result all goods and services provided are of immaculate quality. In the centre of the settlement (very close to Erato Hotel), there are innumerable suggestions for entertainment, food and drink. In its wonderful, sandy, organized beach with crystal clear waters (lying in front of our hotel), stretching at a length of one kilometer, you will enjoy swimming and water sports activities. You can also visit the church of Agios Dimitrios and reach by boat the little islet Agioi Theodoroi. On this islet, which covers an area of 700-odd square meters, there is a Venetian fortress built in 1574 to reinforce the defense of the area against the pirates and the Ottomans. Today, the islet is a natural reserve for the Cretan goat kri-kri and dozens of migratory birds. It is not allowed to visit it today, but you can go close by boat and admire its marvelous beauty.


Financial Times: Greek wines offer “Treasures to Wine Drinker”

Greece

is distinguished by its vast array of fashionably indigenous grape varieties, Financial Times‘Jancis Robinson writes. “When we compiled our 2012 record of all wine grapes in commercial production, we found that only Italy, France and Spain — the behemoths of world wine production — could boast more indigenous varieties than the 77 we found in both Greece and Portugal. Yet while Portugal is Europe’s fifth most important wine producer, Greece is only the 14th, which means that n o k c it has a very rich heris cli .gr re new epost for mo ttp://cret tage of local grapes. h “You only have to look at a wine list in Greece to see what treasures (and unfamiliar names) it has to offer the curious wine drinker. Like virtually every wine-producing country, it went

through a period at the end of the 20th century of believing that it had to plant the wellknown international varieties — notably Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc — to prove its worth.

“But today Greek producers take enormous pride in their own grapes, with their highly distinctive characters. The island of Santorini’s majestic Assyrtiko was arguably the first Greek white wine grape to

make a real impression — so much so that it was long ago transplanted to other Greek wine regions and has recently even produced wine in South Australia.”

Pop-Up Food Stall ‘Souvlaki Street’ Serving Londoners a Taste of Greece

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Souvlaki Street in London is

the place to be for a taste of Greece — and the lines that span down the roads where it is set up are proof! Started by Evi Peroulaki from Vatolakko who went to the UK to study in 1997, Souvlaki Street was never in her plans, but became a passion, as she explained to Flashnews.gr. With authentic ingredients, many from Chania, along with freshness as a priority, Evi and her British partner, Phillip, dreamed up the idea to provide tasty Greek food for the many expats living in London. One day Evi showed up at the local market with enough food to make 40 skewers of meat and it was a success. Now the pop-up food stall known as Souvlaki Street is an institu- Wharf, South and East London! tion for central London’s City, “From the start we had a great Shoreditch, Victoria, Canary response from English and

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its status as Greece’s biggest island, Cretan cuisine is distinguished and traditional. Local cheese, famous olive oil and punchy liqueurs are just three of the treats on offer… Cretan Cheeses It seems that almost every Cretan village has its own signature cheese. They are usually made from sheep or goat’s milk, or a combination of both and each cheese variety has its local interpretation. Of the legion of delicious cheeses, look for graviera, a harder cheese that’s sweeter when new, but nutty and flavourful after aging. Soft, creamy cheeses, abound like pichtogalo Chanion, which has AOC protection, or myzithra, a young whey cheese with a lovely mild taste. Dakos The ever-popular dakos is known by regional names throughout Crete…some call it koukouvagia (literally ‘owl’); in the east they call it kouloukopsomo (literally ‘puppy bread’). What is it? A fantastic Greek meze or salad reminiscent of bruschetta, but based on barley rusks or paximadi, not on bread. The rusks are lightly soaked in water or olive oil to soften them, and then they are topped with grated fresh tomato and myzithra, the creamy sheep or goat’s milk cheese. They are then drizzled with Cretan virgin olive oil and dusted with salt, oregano, pepper. Fried snails (Chochlioi boubouristi)

Gamopilafo As the name hints (gamos means ‘wedding’ in Greek) this rice dish is offered at traditional Cretan weddings. These days you will find it not only when the whole village is celebrating nuptials in the town square, but also in many Cretan tavernas. Like a deluxe risotto, it is prepared in a rich meat broth that you make from a lengthy simmering of goat, lamb or rooster. Then you incorporate a Cretan Cheese Pies (Kalt- dash of lemon juice and liberal sounia) amounts of stakovoutiro – this These small pies may look like is a butter created from the the multitude of cheese pies creamy skin that forms on the you’ll encounter throughout top of boiled fresh goat’s milk Greece, but these are unique! and is turned into a roux. It is To start, handmade pas- the crème de la crème! try dough is a must, usually shaped into tiny cups. The fill- Mountain Bulbs (Askordouings vary – every region and lakous) often each household has its Part of the magic of Cretan favourite. They tend toward food are the ingredients gaththe sweet, and count on any ered from hillsides and around number of those luscious Cre- villages. Askordoulakous are tan cheeses, like myzithra, but the bulbs of a wild green, and not feta. The final touch is Cre- Cretans gather bulbs and eat tan honey on the top, making them as a fresh salad, dressed the pies a heady combination with oil and vinegar or lemof sweet and savoury. on. They also pickle them, or stew them with local olive oil, Lamb with stamnagathi vinegar and flour. The delicate As with most Greek foods, white blossoms of the green Cretans have their own take are also edible, simply boiled on lamb. Their version incor- or used in other dishes. porates stamnagathi, a wild green that has become trendy Smoked Pork (Hirina apakia) of late, and features on many Not an easy one to recreate top-end restaurant menus. The outside of Greece, this dish Cretan lamb is sautéed in hot of succulent smoked pork, is olive oil and oregano accom- made in a multi-day process. panied with the stamnagathi First, strips of pork are margreen and the well-known inated in vinegar for several avgolemono (egg and lem- days. Then a fire is made using on-based) sauce, or, more sim- local herbs – sage, bay, roseply, a squeeze of fresh lemon. mary – and the meat is hung above it to smoke. The smoke It’s not only the French who treat snails as a delicacy. In fact, snails have been eaten for millennia. In the Cretan dialect chochlios means snail, and in this dish they are fried with flour and hot olive oil in a pan, then doused with wine (or vinegar), and voila, ready to serve. Some like to add a dash of wild rosemary. Locally, women collect the snails by hand and the creatures are cooked up live.

is continuously stoked to keep the herby aroma infusing the meat. The final product tastes of the fresh herbs and can be served later, cold, in thin slices. Sfakia pies (Sfakianes pites) These yummy pies hale from southern Crete, from the mountainous region of Sfakia. At a glance, these treats look like pancakes, but beyond the flour, the dough contains, local olive oil, and the infamous Cretan liquor, raki. Then, any number of the various Cretan fresh, soft, white goat or sheep’s milk cheeses like myzithra or pichtogalo Chanion are incorporated into the centre of the pie. Fried with only a light brushing of olive oil, they are eaten with a drizzling of thyme or heather honey.

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Raki or Tsikoudia In the fall, after the grape harvest, you will find villagers all around Crete carefully tending open fires under copper stills. They are making raki, the welcome pomace brandy distilled from grapes, which you will find served in every Cretan taverna and kafeneio (coffee house). The local version of tsipouro (which you find throughout the rest of Greece), raki is called tsikoudia in parts of Crete, and is drunk from shot glasses, with no water added. Not to be confused with ouzo, raki has no anise or any other herbs. People usually pair their raki with mezes, olives or barley rusks and drink it neat (sketo)! BBC Good Food

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Top 10 foods to try in Crete


Smithills couple launches appeal to raise money and find homes for three abandoned kittens from Crete An animal loving couple was no mum with them. They Now, the McCallisters are try- a home.”

have launched an appeal to find new homes for three kittens found abandoned under a bin in Crete. Husband and wife Ross and Sarah McCallister, from Smithills in Bolton, were on holiday on the Greek island in May when they saw the kittens. The animals had no mother and appeared to be unfed and uncared for. Mrs McCallister said: “We went to Crete on May 20 and about two days later we were walking down from the villa and we just saw them under a bin. “They were about four on s click ost.gr w e n e r ep weeks old and there for mo ttp://cret h

didn’t seem to have anyone looking after them.” She added that the couple couldn’t just leave the kittens to fend for themselves. Over the next ten days, the couple cared for them but were determined to find a permanent home for the abandoned trio. They went on Facebook and searched for animal protection in the area, but volunteers said they were able to feed them but not rehouse them. The kittens were taken to a vet to be wormed and checked over but no home in Crete was found.

ing to get together £750 for injections and passports for the kittens and to fly them to the UK. They also need people to come forward to give the kittens a home as they cannot do so. Mrs McCallister, who runs the Perfection by Sarah salon on Plodder Lane in Farnworth, said: “We’ve got two dogs and a cat we’re real animal lovers. We sadly can’t let them stay with us because of the dogs. “It costs £300 per kitten to get everything done but we’ve got it for £750 for the three. We’ve only got a few weeks to get the money and find them

Tips on How to Keep Dogs Cool in Summer The weather is warming, all. But our canine babies do These are mour tips on how to

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which means we will be spending less and less time outside. We don’t like being hot. We don’t like “getting some sun.” We’ll go to the beach maybe once this entire summer. Mostly, we’ll be staying inside our air-conditioned home, slathering on sunscreen in preparation for those moments that we’ lI have to go out, for food or something. Some days, we won’t leave at

not share our love for holing up for months -which means we need to think about how to keep dogs cool in summer. Though they aren’t huge fans of being out for long periods of time, they like to go out at least three or four times a day. They have to go out to “do their business,” but they also like to lie in sunny spots and wander around. When they come back inside, they are tired, stinky, and hot.

keep dogs cool in summer: 1. Keep your dog hydrated 2. Purchase a kiddie pool for your dogs 3. Use evaporation to your advantage 4. Give your dog frozen treats! 5. Simmer down on a cool surface 6. Get gear to keep your dog cool 7. Make sure your dog has shade 8. Proper grooming is especial-

A GoFundMe page has been set up and donations on there combined with money given by customers at the salon mean more than £300 has already been raised but more is needed. Mrs McCallister, aged 40, urged anyone who could donate to do so and wants people who can give the kittens a home to get in touch. If you want to donate go to www.gofundme.com/rescuing-3-kittens-from-crete. To contact Mrs McCallister about giving one of the kittens home, email sarah.pickton@ntlworld.com The Bolton News

ly important in the summer 9. Be smart about keeping your dog cool in the summer In addition to all the great things you can do, there are some things you should never do, especially when the weather heats up. Don’t leave your dog in a car, don’t tie them up in the sun, don’t walk them during the hottest part of the day, and don’t walk them on the hot asphalt. Prevention is always easier than dealing with a crisis later.


How Much Should You Improve Your Property Before Renting?

refrigerator to the next, and fixing a high-end product in the event of an issue is bound to be more costly than if you went with the more standard models. While flashy appliances are nice to have, they alone will not increase the value of your property.

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Bold Accents or Improvements When it comes to renting, you want your property to appeal to a wide range of people. This means it’s best to keep things neutral, from paint colors to any accents within the home. Put your creative license to use in your own house and keep your rental property Plain Jane. Not only will this make the property more appealing to many, but it’ll save you time and money! It’s easy for property owners to make unnecessary improvements, as well as those that won’t stand the test of time and fall out of style in the near future. Rental rates for a particular property are (mostly) based upon the neighborhood market rather than on the improvements made to a home, so updates should be made accordingly.

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sure they’re clean and matching. These are inexpensive and easy updates that will give the property an instant face lift, impressing potential renters.

is a good way to make a home more appealing. This is because windows account for 2025% of energy loss, and drafty doors add another 10-15% to that statistic. Show tenants that New Carpets they can save on their utility Most renters put cleanliness bills via this improvement and at the top of their list when it’ll be worth the investment. they’re looking for a new place. Improvements to Avoid Nothing turns people off like a dirty and decrepit carpet. In- Hardwood Floors stall durable carpets that will Genuine hardwood floors are hold up well to repeated use, not only very costly, but they and have them cleaned and take a great deal of work to treated often. This will make a install. They are certainly aesbig difference in the appeal of thetically appealing, but many your property. renters will not know the difference between real hardwood Landscaping and the imitation stuff. Save Investing a bit of time and yourself the time, money, and money into the landscaping effort by going with imitation of a rental property is worth hardwood. This also means you it. Include low-maintenance don’t have to worry as much shrubs, clean your flower beds, about it getting banged up Improvements Worth the In- put down fresh mulch, and tidy and worn out, which is an addup the yard. Keep your land- ed plus. Laminate flooring is vestment scaping fresh, especially during also more pet-friendly, which the summer months. This can can attract renters with furry Finishing Touches Sometimes, it’s the small things be easy with the installation friends. that make a big impression! of a soaker hose if there isn’t Make little updates such as re- already a sprinkler system in Installing Expensive Appliances placing doorknobs with new- place. Unless you are dealing with er models (and ensuring they Energy Efficient Windows high-end tenants, installing match), swapping kitchen cabflashy appliances is not worth inet and drawer hardware, and and Doors replacing outlet covers to en- Ensuring that the windows and the cost. Most people will not doors in your rental are airtight know the difference from one you own a rental property, whether it be a house or an apartment, there’s a fine line between investing enough money in the property and investing too much. Since the goal of having the property is to turn a profit, everything you do to it should be focused on that. Landlords should ask themselves several questions in making updates to their rental properties. First: Will this improvement add substantial value to the property? Next: Is this update truly needed? And, finally: How long will it take me to recover the cost? Use this guide and those vital questions to help decipher what is worth the cost and what you can skip in keeping your rental property hot on any renter’s list.

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Summer Without Sunburn Bright

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red, tender skin is often the mark of a summer day spent outdoors. But sunby Miltiades Markatos burn is not a healthy glow. Pneumonologist It’s a sign of skin damage that can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Even if you “tan, don’t burn,” you’re inviting trouble, says David Leffell, MD. “Any amount of unprotected sun exposure is damaging to your skin,” says Lefell, professor of dermatology and surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and author of Total Skin. “Even a tan is a sign that your skin has been injured by ultraviolet (UV) rays.” Over time, sun exposure can cause a range of skin damage, from age spots and wrinkles to skin cancers, including basal cell carcion s click ost.gr w e noma and melanoma. n re ep for mo ttp://cret h “I tell people that if they’re not worried about cancer, they should at least protect their skin for vanity’s sake,” Leffell says. But it is possible to enjoy the summer -- and even the summer sun -- without burning. By learning a bit about how sun damage happens and taking a few simple precautions, you can enjoy a summer free of sunburn. How Sunburn Happens Your body’s protective pigment, called melanin, can only protect your skin from the sun for a certain amount of time before your skin begins to burn. The more melanin in your skin, the more protection you have. “Those with very light skin, hair, and eyes may burn in as little as 5 minutes, while someone with very dark skin may be able to stay in the sun for a few hours without burning,” says Arielle Kauvar, MD. Kauvar is the director of New York Laser and Skin Care in New York City and clinical professor of dermatology at

New York University School of screen every day,” says Kauvar. “Most people get more sun exMedicine. posure in the course of a day Choosing and Applying Sun- than they realize, even when it’s overcast.” screen The most important way to Kauvar recommends these tips protect your skin from sun to get the most sun protection damage is to wear sunscreen out of your sunscreen: on all exposed areas of your • Apply the sunscreen about 30 minutes before you plan body. That’s important yearto go outside. This gives the round, not just in summer. sunscreen time to be abKauvar recommends applying sorbed by your skin. a separate sunscreen, even if your makeup or moisturizer • Be generous. The general rule of thumb is about one has sunscreen in it, especially ounce for each application, during summer months. and you’ll want to cover all exposed areas of the body. Here are a couple of tips to Some often-missed spots keep in mind when buying include the ears, the feet, sunscreen: and any area of the scalp • Look for a sunscreen with a where the hair is thin. And sun protection factor (SPF) don’t forget the edges and of 30 or higher. straps of bathing suits, a • Choose a sunscreen that is common place for burns. water resistant. You’ll still need to reapply it after be- • Reapply the sunscreen every two hours or after swiming in the water, but a water ming or sweating heavily. resistant sunscreen should maintain its SPF level at least 40 minutes after ex- Other Prevention Tips Wearing sunscreen is a must posure to water. • Look for a sunscreen that for summer months. But it’s not offers protection from the only way to help prevent UVA and UVB rays. These skin damage while enjoying sunscreens are labeled the great outdoors. Here are “broad-spectrum.” Ingre- some other suggestions: dients to look for include • Wear a hat. A widebrimmed hat will help keep ecamsule, oxybenzone, the sun off your head, face, and avobenzone. Titanium and the back of your neck. dioxide and zinc oxide will For the best protection, do the trick too, and may choose a hat with a tight be a good choice for peoweave. ple with sensitive skin. • Choose a sunscreen that • Choose clothing carefully. Wearing dark-colored you like. That will help you clothing with a tight weave remember to use it. Suncan also limit sun exposure. screens are now available in The darker the color and creams, sprays, lotions, and tighter the weave, the more foams, so there are plenty protection the clothing ofof options to choose from. fers. “A white T-shirt has an But picking the right sunscreen SPF factor of about 4,” says is only half the equation. You Kauvar. “And if it gets wet at also need to use it correctly. the beach or pool, it offers If you think you only need to almost no sun protection.” apply sunscreen when you’re Consider wearing a darkat the beach or on sunny days, er-colored cover-up at the think again. “It’s good to get beach or pool instead. in the habit of applying sun-

A life changing visit to our pharmacy can make you change the way you see life and put your body and mind in harmony. Have you ever visited a pharmacy to taste health? A different pharmacy in the centre of the old town of Chania is waiting to share with you secrets of well being and longevity. Taste the biolo gical honey, the royal jelly, tea from plants carefully chosen in therapeutic recipes, high concentration and purity juices of pomegranate, cranberry, aloe. Orthomolecular nutrition with suggestions on detox programs and a carefully selected range of supplements, vitamins an gluten free products from all over the world. In the same premises you can find a live homeopathic lab with 6.000 homeopathic remedies in stock and the ability to produce any kind of homeopathic form i.e. pills, granules, solutions etc Evangelia Sakka is the pharmacist in charge who has created that special pharmacy and will be happy to introduce you to that fantastic world but also suggest whatever will be more settable for you. Our philosophy doesn’t stop on food and supplements but we want you to think of your mind and body as well. That’s why we have created next to our pharmacy the Green Care SPA. A SPA that helps to uplift your mind and body with biological face an body treatments, reflexology, reiky, su jok and moxa treatment, Bach flower remedies, homeopathy sessions, bowtech as well as nail therapies. We are waiting for you to restart your life at Daskalogianni 43 - 45, SAKKA Pharmacy www.my-pharmacy.gr / www.greencarespa.gr

Avoid peak hours. The sun’s rays are strongest from about 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A good rule of thumb is to limit your time in the sun when your shadow is shorter than you are. • Seek the shade. Enjoy the outdoors from under the shade of a cabana or a row of trees. Because the sun’s rays reflect off sand and water, it’s a good idea to use multiple umbrellas or a larger shade structure while at the beach or pool. “The more sunlight you can see reflected around you, the more indirect sun you’re getting,” says Kauvar. • Protect your eyes. The delicate skin of the eyelids is a common place for skin cancer. And excessive sun exposure can also lead to cataracts. Choose a pair of sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection rating to protect your eyes from the sun’s damage. Wraparound styles offer the most protection. • Watch your back. It can be hard to keep sunscreen on while you’re swimming, which can leave your back and other parts of your body unprotected. Some companies now make swimwear and clothing that protect from UV rays. These suits and shirts may be especially good for young children who are in and out of the water often. • Don’t forget your lips. Lips can burn too, and they are another common area for skin cancer. “We’re beginning to see many more cases of actinic cheilitis, a pre-cancerous condition usually on the bottom lip caused by sun exposure,” says Leffell. Protect your lips by choosing a lip balm with an SPF of 30 or higher, and apply it every two hours while you’re in the sun.


Sea Sports And Activities In Greece Are

awed by the exotic landscapes and hidden beauty. Sailing in Greece From Paxi and the paradisaWith the meltemia (the pre- ical Antipaxi, to Lefkas with vailing north winds that blow its Pringiponisa and the islets every summer from about 5 in its inland sea, the images to 7 Beaufort) in your sails, and beaches you’ll encounyou’ll start your own Odys- ter compete with each other sey. The Cyclades, the Do- for splendour and charm. If decanese, the Sporades, the you’re an active competitor, islands of the North Aegean, you’re welcome to take part Crete – wherever you may go in the rally held here every in the Aegean – a sense of July/August. relaxation, vitality and wellbeing will flood over you. If Diving in Greece you competition’s your thing, And while the wind guides there’s the Aegean Regatta, you through the pure beauty, the Cyclades Regatta, the In- underwater a seabed full of seternational Aegean Sailing crets invites you to explore its Rally, the Cretan Cup and the mystical world. Scuba diving Rhodes Cup. Each event lasts into impressive shipwrecks, from five to nine days and is underwater caves, reefs teeman adventure, filled with fun ing with dozens of species of and action. At the end you’ll fish – from Skiathos to Lefkas celebrate with parties on the and Zakynthos and from Greek islands. Santorini to Corfu. If you’re The Ionian may not have a beginner diver, specialised the meltemia, but you’ll be training schools with certified

instructors are available, providing you with equipment and guidance, so that you can enjoy the underwater world of Greece in all its glory. Surfing and Water Skiing In Greece On the breaking waves, things are equally exciting. For surfing and kite surfing, you’ll head to Paros, Lefkas, Crete, Rhodes, Karpathos, Kos, Limnos, Samos and Lesvos. You’ll find water skiing and wakeboarding at organised beaches throughout Greece. From the Athens Riviera to Mykonos, Paros and Crete, from Rhodes to Lefkas and the Peloponnese, there are waves to be caught. Almost everywhere, there are facilities, trainers, equipment and certified schools where you can take surfing and water ski lessons.

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Popular destinations for sea sports in Greece In every corner of Greece, you’ll get that rush that comes from a new sea sport experience. Top of the list: beach fun at the watersports centres at Lefkada, Mykonos, Paros, Rhodes, Karpathos, Crete and the ‘Athens Riviera’; scuba diving in the sea caves of Skiathos, Zante and Corfu, off the Pelion coast and down to the wrecks off Santorini. Majestic landscapes against a backdrop of the big blue are ideal destinations, from spring until autumn, that invite you to come and challenge yourself. Will you

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you a sea sport enthusiast? Do you love sailing, scuba diving or kitesurfing? With the power of the wind, the magic of the deep and the energy of the waves, the Greek sea will spoil you with a plethora of opportunities for holiday adventures on and under the sea. The natural landscape in Greece has a place for every outdoor sport and activity. Ready for holiday action? Slice through the waves on a windsurfer or fly over them as you kitesurf. Dive down to wrecks and into underwater grottos. Hire a yacht and island hop in the Aegean and Ionian seas at your own pace, enjoying your own private beach and the fish you’ve caught with your speargun.


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