Friday, 28-Aug-2015

Region: Crete Area: Rethymnon, Kaloniktis
Rethymnon in Crete is a land of contradictions, with an enormous history, virgin natural beauty and lively traditions. This small Mediterranean town was a renaissance center and has a castle, museums, enchanting beaches, beautiful paths through gorges, mountaintops and archaeological sites of unestimated importance. Moreover, it offers hospitality and traditional, worldwide known cuisine.

The mountain range of Nidas offers itself for exploration.
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, with a length of 18 kms. It takes about 7 hours walk and is an unforgettable experience.
Finally, do not forget to go by caique from Plakias to the impressive Frangokastello and to the Limni Preveli.
In the town of Rethymnon, visit the Fortezza castle, the Venetian port, the archaeological museum, the Neratzes mosque, used as an Odeon today and the Loggia, the most characteristic renaissance monument of Rethymnon. 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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