Church Keragoniotissa

church Keragoniotissa

The Church of Virgin Mary ‘Keragoniotissa’ at Latsida. Small church close to Neapoli and beautiful enclosed by oak trees they may have been here for hundreds of years. The church of the Virgin Mary ‘Keragoniotissa’ can be found close to the village of Latsida in the vicinity of Neapoli which is beautiful enclosed by oak trees they may have been here for hundreds of years. The church is devoted to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, a feast that is famous on August 15th each year. A short while ago, within a restoration work, numerous tombs were discovered outside and… learn more

Turkish Crete

mosque inside the fortress 'Fortesta'

The History of Crete (Part VI) under Turkish rule (1669-1898 AD). The Turkish Crete, the wars of independence and unification with Greece. Here to Part IV: Byzantine and Venetian rule. The Turkish Crete (1669-1898) It is actually debatable whether the Turkish occupation of Crete was ever as harsh or burdensome as the Venetian rule, but the reputation of the Turks has been much worse since then. In part, this may simply be due to the fact that the memories of it are not so long ago, but Turkish rule was also complicated by the different religions and it lasted until… learn more

Crete, largest island of Greece

Gulf of Merabellou

Presentation of Crete. Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. The island is roofed by a number of great mountains which cross it. You will find penetrating valleys, gorges, ravines and various plateaus shaped between the mountains. Mountains and Plateaus The isle is covered with 3, significant mountain ranges and their branches. Towards the western side, in the Prefecture of Chania, is the big mountain complex of the White Mountains or Madares, the high­est peak to be Pachnes at 2,453 meters. Ida or Psiloreitis is in central Crete, the highest top being Timios… learn more

Monastery of Aghios Georgios Vrachasiotis

Monastery of Ayios Georgios Vrachasiotis

Route from the Monastery Aghios Georgios Vrachasiotis to the forest of Akilakes in the mountains above Malia. The old monastery of Aghios Georgios Vrahassotis is located in a really wonderful and forest location, Four kilometers beyond Vrahassi as well as five kilometers within the national highway Heraklion – Aghios Nikolaos, shortly after the popular and well-known Sellinari monastery. However, the asphalt road works remain awaiting, the off-road route is usually in a very excellent condition as well as the way is perfect for wandering. On the subsequent mountain route where you could march on foot or drive by jeep or… learn more