Crete tourist guide

The best Polish website dedicated to the Greek island Crete and to a small extent of continental Greece. You will find useful information related to visiting Crete that goes beyond the offer of optional tours. On the website you will also find descriptions of the most interesting places that we visited by visiting this largest Greek island. The content complements the current news, photographs and recipes of Greek cuisine.

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Crete - the latest news

Ierapetra from the air

Ierapetra (Ιεράπετρα) is the fourth largest city of Crete. In July and August there are long periods of time during which temperatures can exceed 30'C. No wonder that Ierapetra is often referred to as the hottest city in Crete. Today we would like to invite you for a short aerial walk over this place located on the southern coast of the island.

Piotrek,  data_2019-11-15 19:43:05 2019-11-15 19:43:05
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Palace in Malia in the movie from a drone

3 km east of the tourist town of Malia are the ruins of the third largest Minoan palace on Crete. Accidental discovery of ancient remains was made by a shepherd who found thin fragments of gold in the surface layers of the earth. In its heyday, the palace covered an area of 7,500 sq m, and according to myths, its ruler was Sarpedon, Minos' brother of Knossos. In today's video, thanks to the shots from the drone, you can look down on the vast remains of this palace.

Gosia,  data_2019-11-13 18:36:24 2019-11-13 18:36:24
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Armeni cemetery

In Armeni, in the shadow of olive groves and oaks, the entrances to about 200 tombs from the Minoan era are hidden. Archaeologists found here about 500 skeletons, which turned out to be very valuable, because on their basis you could learn more about people living in the Minoan times, their daily diet and health. Detailed research revealed that the Minoans buried here lived quite short: 31 years old men and 28 years old women.

Armeni cemetery

Gosia i Piotrek,  data_2019-11-12 20:01:27 2019-11-12 20:01:27 Number of comments: brak

Chania - this year's Santa Run is in question

Santa Run organized in Chania is one event that combines the promotion of healthy physical activity with charity. Over the eight years in which this race took place, about 400,000 were collected. €, which have credited the accounts of various types of organizations that support people in need. Unfortunately, for now, everything indicates that this year's edition of this event will be canceled.

Santa Run in Chania

Piotrek,  data_2019-11-11 19:36:18 2019-11-11 19:36:18
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Greek Panorama for the fifth time

In less than a month, the fifth edition of the Greek Panorama will take place in Warsaw. It will not be an exaggeration if we write that this is the most important event of this type in Poland, which is devoted to Greece. As in recent years, this event will take place on the first weekend of December at the PGE National Stadium. Already at the Greek Panorama website you can generate your own invitation at http://tryinagreekway.pl/ . Actively accompanying and supporting this event from the very beginning, we encourage everyone to reserve the days 7-8 December for this specific Greek holiday.

Greek Panorama

Gosia i Piotrek,  data_2019-11-10 19:42:13 2019-11-10 19:42:13
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153rd anniversary of the tragic events at the Moni Arkadiou monastery

Today is the 153rd anniversary of the tragic events that took place in the monastery of Moni Arkadiou. This place is of special importance to Cretans. The tragically ended fight made this beautiful place a symbol of the fight for freedom and an expression of rebellion against the Turkish occupation.

Moni Arkadiou

If you visited Moni Arkadiou, you certainly remember the remains of the powder magazine and the remains of the victims. On November 9, 1866, Turkish artillery destroyed the entrance gate to the monastery and enabled Suleiman's army to enter its courtyard. The Cretans defending themselves were pushed into rooms where gunpowder was stored. The insurgents, wanting to avoid surrendering to the Ottoman army, set fire to the barrels of gunpowder, leading to a great explosion, which killed most of the Cretans in the monastery.

Gosia,  data_2019-11-09 19:22:11 2019-11-09 19:22:11
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Aerial walk over Agios Nikolaos

Today we would like to invite you for an aerial walk over Agios Nikolaos . This town is located in the eastern part of Crete and is very often visited by tourists. This should not come as a surprise, because the location next to the picturesque Mirambelo bay gives it a lot of charm. The dense network of streets encourages walking and exploring the photogenic alleys of this city. The advantage of Agios Nikolaos is also a lot of excellent taverns in which you can recharge your batteries for further exploring Crete.

Piotrek,  data_2019-11-07 18:52:03 2019-11-07 18:52:03
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Summary of the 2019 tourist season in Crete

Although this year's season has broken the streak of strong growth that has been recorded so far in the Greek tourism industry, the prophecies that promised significant decreases in the number of tourists vacationing in Greece and Crete did not come true either. From April 1 to the end of October, only slightly more than 0.5 percent decrease in the number of foreign passengers was recorded at Heraklion airport. Thus, it means that in the 2019 tourist season, the number of guests relaxing in this region of Crete was lower by about 40 thousand. people.

Summary of the 2019 season

Piotrek,  data_2019-11-06 19:05:39 2019-11-06 19:05:39
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