Sunday, 4-Oct-2015

Region: Crete Area: Rethymnon, Axos
Crete, with the surface approximately of the same size as Corsica, is the largest of the Greek islands. Mountains dominate the landscape, while deep gorges literally cut across them (as the Lefka Ori, Psiloritis, Dikti) before reaching the fertile valleys. Hence, there is a constant variation in the landscape, from forested to green and quiet.
Enter the rhythms of Crete and start to discover this island which is considered the cradle of the western world.
The region of Rethymnon is full of contradictions, with an enormous history, virgin natural beauty and lively traditions.
The small town of Rethymnon, with its castle, museums, picturesque port and small streets, will certainly enchant you.

The mountain range of Nidas offers itself for exploration. Also, visit Nimbros which has a magnificent view of the Libyan gulf and an interesting gorge.
The Samaria gorge, one of the biggest and most impressive in Europe, has a length of 18 kms and it takes about 7 hours walk. It is an unforgettable experience.
Do not forget to go by caique from Plakia to the impressive Frangokastello and to the Limni Preveli.
In the town of Rethymno visit the Fortezza castle, the Venetian port, the archaeological museum, the Neratzes mosque, which is, used as an Odeon today, the Loggia the most characteristic renaissance monument of Rethymno. In the North visit the Monastery of Arkadios, the ancient town of Eletherna and the Anogia with the Ideon Andro, the cave which cradled the newborn Zeus, the Monastery of Preveli, the Spili and Ayia Galini in the south. Also, do not miss the town of Chania, the Sfakia the Gorge of Samaria, Faestos and in the borough of Iraklio, Knossos and the archaeological museum.
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