Thursday, 23-Oct-2014


   
Region: Crete Area: Rethymnon, Melidoni
 
Rethymno in Crete is a land of contradictions, with an enormous history with 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, and offers hospitality and traditional cuisine of worldwide renown.

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.
Finally, do not forget to visit the impressive Frangokastello and the Preveli lake.
 
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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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