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Gramvousa - Balos

The island of Imeri Gramvousa is located opposite the imposing Cape of Gramvousa and 2 miles northwest of the famous lagoon of Balos. Gramvousa is famous for its historical Venetian fortress, built in 1579-84, at a height of 137 meters above the natural harbor of the island

Gramvousa in ancient times was called Korykos.The name “Gramvousa’ was given after the Venetian word Garabuse.

Here you  can visit the castle and the ship wreck. 

The famous lagoon of  Balos worldwide known for its awarded blue lagoon.

Is the most photographed beach of Crete because of its white and pink sand, given by the billions of broken shells. The icon of the turquoise colored water is really exotic.

Thodorou islet

The islet is situated just opposite  the famous beach of Platania.

At the moment is a refuge for the protected and unique in the world Cretan wild goat Capra Aegagrus  Cretica, “agrimi” or “kri-kri”.

 In the southern part of the island, there is a large arched cave, which makes the island from fa,r look like a monster with open mouth..

The myth says that the islet was a big bear with her baby that was  petrified  to the islet, after the prayers of the habitants to St George.

Menies

Menies or Diktynna is located on the northeast shores of Peninsula Rodopos . It is a lovely secluded beach with deep crystal blue waters.

Menies is located on the site of ancient Diktynna. It was the most important temple of the goddess Vritomartis (the Cretan version of goddess Artemis).

Between Menies and Afrata we meet several small bays accessible by boat. One of the nicest is Heronissia.

Paleochora - Sfakia

Starting from the town of Paleochora and heading east, we will see the wild coast of southern Crete, the habitat of the unique wild goat Agrimi (kri-kri) and after seven  miles  we will meet  the ancient Syia and closeby  the village of Sougia.

Following the coast we will find the village of Ag. Roumeli  which is the situated at the exit of the famous Samaria Gorge.

As we proceed the stunning view of the White Mountains will conmpensate our quite long  trip to the final destination  which is the picturesque village of Loutro.

At the end of the day we go back to Paleochora.

Akrotiri

This excursion starts from Marathi  which hosts two beautiful beaches with fine sand and shallow calm waters.

Following the coast our next stop is the Seitan Limania. Here are situated three parallel narrow coves, well protected from the waves. In the northern and bigger cove a tiny fantastic beach is shaped, with deep azure waters. On the right and the left sides of the cove, huge marble rocks are standing high to protect the beach from the bad weather.

We continue heading north, we will find a tiny cove called Agiou Avlaki,named  after  Saint John’s monastery which is situated at the start of the gorge.

After that we will see in front of us a rocky formation that forms a big rocky arch called camarilla.

Visit  Stavros gulf where the famous film Zorbas the Greek  was filmed.

Return to Marathi.

Exploring the past: Old City of Chania

We suggest to the visitor of Chania to have a walk in the historic center of the city, a tour through the crossroads and the cobbled roads of civilizations, beginning from the central point of Chania, the Municipal Market (A), which opened in 1913 on the demolished Venetian bastion Piatta Forma.

Modern city tour: Chalepa - Tampakaria

In addition to the historical and tourist center of Chania and the walls of the old city, we suggest you to visit the historical district of Chalepa with the mansions of the 19th and 20th century, and Tambakaria.

Exploring the tradition

Venizelos Graves – Monastery of Agia Triada – Monastery of Gouvernetou – Arts and Grafts Village Verekinthos

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