On the back of Mount Idi (Psiloritis), the tallest mountain in Crete and one of the tallest in Greece, there are two small settlements, Rouvas and Zaros, both known all over the island for their gargling waters. In fact, they have both lent their names to two famous bottled water brands.   Past the Village of Zaros, there...

On the back of Mount Idi (Psiloritis), the tallest mountain in Crete and one of the tallest in Greece, there are two small settlements, Rouvas and Zaros, both known all over the island for their gargling waters. In fact, they have both lent their names to two famous bottled water brands. Past the Village of Zaros, there...

Agiofarago Gorge in Heraklion. Shhh… You are in a place where peacefulness and solitude is cherished like a God. A place where hermits live. A place where nature’s grandeur makes you feel too small. Agiofarago means Holy Gorge. It ows its name to the hermits who used to live there in isolation. Some of them still do - you might see them praying either on the beach or in the gorge. It belongs in the broader area of Matala in South Heraklion, west of...

Agiofarago Gorge in Heraklion. Shhh… You are in a place where peacefulness and solitude is cherished like a God. A place where hermits live. A place where nature’s grandeur makes you feel too small. Agiofarago means Holy Gorge. It ows its name to the hermits who used to live there in isolation. Some of them still do - you might see them praying either on the beach or in the gorge. It belongs in the broader area of Matala in South Heraklion, west of...

Cycling in Rethymno Prefecture.  Cretan terrain is characterized by huge rocky mountain masses and deep, long gorges surrounded by 1.000 kilometers of sea coast. It is, without doubt, a hymn to wilderness. Hundreds of settlements spring up all over Crete, whether on the mountain hills or by the sea. All are connected with smaller or larger roads, some of them rough, others friendlier. The routs are endless, as is the beauty of the landscape and the...

Cycling in Rethymno Prefecture. Cretan terrain is characterized by huge rocky mountain masses and deep, long gorges surrounded by 1.000 kilometers of sea coast. It is, without doubt, a hymn to wilderness. Hundreds of settlements spring up all over Crete, whether on the mountain hills or by the sea. All are connected with smaller or larger roads, some of them rough, others friendlier. The routs are endless, as is the beauty of the landscape and the...

Zaros Lake is a relatively large village built on the southern slope of Psiloritis Mountain (altitude: 340 m). It belongs to Heraklion Prefecture (44 km south of Heraklion City) and it has a population of approximately 3.400 people. The village owes its popularity to its homonymous Lake and nearby gorge. To be more specific, it owes it popularity to the famous “Zaros” table water brand. Zaros table water actually ...

Zaros Lake is a relatively large village built on the southern slope of Psiloritis Mountain (altitude: 340 m). It belongs to Heraklion Prefecture (44 km south of Heraklion City) and it has a population of approximately 3.400 people. The village owes its popularity to its homonymous Lake and nearby gorge. To be more specific, it owes it popularity to the famous “Zaros” table water brand. Zaros table water actually ...

If there was one word that could best describe Cretan nature, it would be wilderness. And this is the beauty of it, as well. Samaria Gorge is perhaps the one thing you should see in Crete, if anything. It is the second longest gorge in...

If there was one word that could best describe Cretan nature, it would be wilderness. And this is the beauty of it, as well. Samaria Gorge is perhaps the one thing you should see in Crete, if anything. It is the second longest gorge in.

We are in the east end of Crete, on the west side of Mountain Tripiti. Ha Gorge extends from Tripiti Village (this is why it is also called Tripiti Gorge) all the way to the plain of Ierapetra on the south coast. It is the steepest and the most difficult gorge to cross in the whole of Crete. Its walls...

We are in the east end of Crete, on the west side of Mountain Tripiti. Ha Gorge extends from Tripiti Village.

Kourtaliotis Gorge is located in Rethymno Perfecture, about 20 km south of Rethymno City. The main country road that connects north to south passes right through it, so you will probably cross it on your way to the southern beaches. It starts from the Village of...

Kourtaliotis Gorge is located in Rethymno Perfecture, about 20 km south of Rethymno City. The main country road that connects north to south passes right through it, so you will probably cross it on your way to the southern beaches. It starts from the Village of...

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