Sellinari

Monastery of St George Sellinari

Monastery of St George Sellinari and gorge. The holy monastery of Saint George at Sellinari is for monks and is located in the middle of the gorge Sellinari, on the way from Malia to Neapoli. Directly in front of the monastery runs the new highway and also the old national road, which leads from Heraklion to Aghios Nikolaos. For this reason, the monastery can receive many visitors every day, since in the past, the abundance has made sure that anyone who crosses the gorge and does not stop at Sellinari monastery is haunted by bad luck. This is why, since… learn more

Arkadi Monastery

Arkadi monastery

Arkadi, the symbol of Cretan will of freedom. The 9th of November is National Day of Crete with a large procession the previous day, which reminds of the dramatic events in the uprising against the Turks of 1866 in Arkadi Monastery. The Arkadi Monastery can be reached from Rethymno by following the old National Road through the eastern suburbs. After 4.5 km turn right towards the monastery. The good road passes through the villages of Adele, Kyrianna and Amnantos and after 23 km you will reach in a breathtaking landscape of olive groves with a narrow gorge. When you pass… learn more

Lasithi Plateau

Lasithi plateau

Trip to Lasithi Plateau. Directions with map, information, pictures and video about the plateau, Diktaion (Psychros, Zeus) Cave, Kronio Cave, town ruins of Karfi, monastery Vidani. At 5.2 miles (8.6km) on the old route from Aghios Nikolaos to Heraklion a turn-off left goes to the Lasithi plateau. We move through the Krasi valley. At 7.25 miles (12km) there exists a Junction with the street which comes from Neapoli. We make the left branch to the plateau. Right after one kilometer the street starts to twist and switch the way up the hills of the mountains. As the road is not… learn more