Heraklion

Venetian Loggia

Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Following the end of WW2 , Heraklion expanded at a fast tempo, primarily around 1950-1960, because of the touristic expansion of the area and whole Crete. So, many hotels in Heraklion have been established alongside tourist facilities and museums. It is a modern-day city, industrial and commercial along with the agri­cultural heart of the central and eastern island. In front of the city is the island of Dia located, to which sailing trips are available. The guest to the Heraklion might begin from Eleftherias Square, the location where the Archeological Museum is at the start… learn more

Rethymno

Rethymno

Rethymno, the capital of the prefecture with the same name. History of Rethymno: Rethymno is constructed on the western side of a yellow-colored sandy beach, which is over 7 miles long and the biggest in Crete. The city is constructed over the remains of historical Rethimna as was verified from the excavations which had been done in 1974 locally of Mastabas the place that the cemetery of the early city was disco­vered, together with discoveries from the Minoan time and coins which revealed that it had been an independent community. Inscriptions had been in addition discovered from the 4th, 3rd… learn more

Sitia – one of the most beautiful places

Sitia

Sitia, one of the most beautiful places in Crete. Sitia is one of the most beautiful, cleanest, cheapest, with many hotels 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… 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. Today Spinalonge is an famous excursion destination for many visitors. 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… learn more