Sitia – one of the most beautiful places


Sitia, one of the most beautiful places in Crete. Sitia is one of the most beautiful, cleanest, cheapest and also animal friendly cities in Crete. Much like an amphitheater built on the back of the hill of the same name, recalls the town to places in Italy. That is not so very surprising, since the region was under Italian influence during the expulsion of the Turks and the reconstruction of the city in late 19th century, and during the Venetian period in the Middle Ages, as well as during the occupation in WW2. It’s not totally sure that ancient Iteia … learn more

Fortress of Spinalonga

Fortress of Spinalonga

Fortress of Spinalonga in the Gulf of Korfos At the north point of the Gulf of Korfos can be found the tiny isle of Spinalonga. On many maps the place is recognized by the identity Kalidona – a title utilized by the experts since the Fifteenth Century, however a title which the residents certainly not make use of. There are a few solutions as to the way the isle took its name. The Venetian historian, Flaminios Komilios, named the island Spina Leonis which suggests ‘back of the lion’, and perhaps this term had been modified somewhat through the years giving … learn more

Animal Welfare Report Crete 2016

Feeding stations for stray dogs

Animal welfare on Crete. Animal Welfare Report Crete 2016 The Animal Welfare Report 2016 lists all cases of atrocities and cruelty to animals, as well as any positive examples, which are determined by daily searches in the relevant Facebook groups. The cases are from the island of Crete, only under exceptional circumstances will be discussed other parts of Greece. For this reason, the list may not be complete. But Complementary messages are always welcome by the the following contact form, comments tool at the bottom of the page or via Animal Welfare Report Crete on Facebook. The aim of the … learn more

Tropical Beach of Malia

Tropical Beach of Malia

Fantastic sandy beach east of Malia. The ‘Tropical Beach’ of Malia is a wonderful sandy beach, which lies east of the built-up area near the Palace of Malia. One can easily reach the Tropical Beach by bus from Malia. This is the same direction as to the palace ruins. Behind the beach is an access road with parking on the side. At the eastern end behind the beach, parking is also possible on a site. Per scooter, quad bike or car hire , the Tropical Beach Malia is easy to reach. On foot it is only a good 45 minutes … learn more

Malia Stray Puppies

‚Malia Stray Puppies‘

Puppies of a street dog from Hersonissos. I currently foster on my veranda and garden a group of 5-6 weeks old puppies, who are looking for a home. These are puppies from a street dog from Hersonissos (which already has in the meantime found a home) and are particularly lovable, affectionate and quick in learning. Overall, the band consists of three boys and a girl: The ‘Malia Stray Puppies’ in action with here ‘surrogate mother’: ‘Tara’ (white patches on the chest and paws) is the only girl and has now found also a nice home: ‘Tobias’ indeed has something imbalance … learn more