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18 Mar

Chrissi Island

The island of Chrissi (or Gaidouronisi) is situated approximately 9 nautical miles south of Ierapetra. Due to its incredible natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. It has an area of 4,743 square kilometers, and a maximum altitude of 27 meters. It’s an islet known for its […]

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14 Mar

Kales Castle

Τhe Venetians occupied Crete in 1212 and held it until the middle of the 17th century. The castle of Ierapetra was built to protect the port and the city some time in the 13th century by the Venetians. According to a not verifiable version, it was built by the Genoan pirate Enrico Pescatore in 1212 […]

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14 Mar

Ha Gorge

The Gorge of Ha is located in the region of Ierapetra, next to Vassiliki village. Considered one of the wildest gorges in Crete, it is practically inaccessible and only experienced climbers and canyoners can cross it. The length of the gorge is 1 km and the entrance is very narrow, opening only on the top. […]

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14 Mar

Lassithi Spinalonga Islet

The islet of Spinalonga is located in the north-eastern side of Crete, between the town of Elounda and the Gulf of Mirabello. Its name is Italian and means long thorn. In Greek, its official name is Kalidon islet. Its history begins in 1579, when the Venetians built a fortress on the islet to protect their […]

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14 Mar

Makris Gialos Beach

Descending the pine forest of Peykoselioy found in Makrigialos, one of the most popular summer resorts in Crete. Makris Gialos, gets its name from the large sandy beaches, which each year enjoy thousands of locals and foreign visitors. The later history of the record as a small fishing village with few inhabitants which served as […]

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14 Mar

Lassithi Palm Forest

The Vai Palm Forest in Lassithi Crete: Vai is a large sandy beach located on the eastern side of Crete surrounded by a large palm tree forest. It is the only palm tree forest in Europe and consists of more than 5,000 trees. In combination with the golden beach, Vai forms an impressive landscape. There […]

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14 Mar

The city of Ierapetra

Europe’s southernmost city Situated 35km away NE from Agios Nikolaos, the largest city of Lassithi lies next to a fertile valley, where the conspicuous ancient city of Ierapytna used to stand. With the glory of the southernmost city of Europe that faces the African coast in a mild climate, hardly ever will Ierapetra see temperature […]

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