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.

Matala

Matala (Greek: Ματαλα) is one of the most popular towns not only of the southern coast but also of the whole of Crete. In the 1960s and 1970s, this small fishing village became a mecca for hippies. Its hallmark is a rock with cavernous caves, where the beach is located. For several years, Matala Beach Festival has been organized here, which attracts fans of good music and entertainment for one June weekend.

Matala - panorama

Matala is located about 70 km southwest of Heraklion . Currently, it is one of the most recognizable places in Crete. On its eastern side is the Messara plain, which is one of the largest agricultural areas of Crete, and on the southern side the Asterousia range begins. The town itself is located at the bay of Messara, closed from the south and north.

Beach

In addition to the picturesque location, an additional (45 m) advantage of Matala is a 300-meter beach. It is worth mentioning here, however, that there is no loose sand on it, but rather fine gravel. After all, for a Cretan standard, the beach is good anyway. Its northern part is covered by tamarisk trees, and the picturesque landscape is complemented by crystal clear water and the previously mentioned gently sloping rock with caves. The seabed is quite rocky in places, while the often-blowing western winds cause that there are high waves. Like the neighboring Kommos and Red Beach, this beach has been protected under the Natura 2000 program. Its aim is to preserve the local nature to ensure long-term survival of the most valuable and endangered species and habitats in Europe.

Matala - beach

The beach is equipped with typical infrastructure such as deck chairs with umbrellas, toilets, showers and water equipment rentals. It is worth noting that the safety of bathers is supervised by rescuers. In 2018, after a year's break, the beach was again awarded the Blue Flag award. In the evenings, both taverns at the beach and those in the interior of the town are full of people.

In Matala you will find a lot of different private guest houses and a campsite. However, if you are going to be here on the Matala Beach Festival date , you must book places just after the date of the festival.

A bit of further history ....

As Greek zeus Zeus proclaims, who in the form of a snow-white bull kidnapped Europe, sailed with her to Matala. Here, too, according to Homer, a ship was to break down from Troi Menelaus, Helen's husband. In antiquity, Matala was the port of the nearby, second largest, Minoan palace in Phaistos . The ruins of residential homes from that time, as well as temples and dry docks are still visible at the bottom of the sea. Romans also took advantage of its convenient location. During their reign, Matala served as a commercial port for Gortyna , the then capital of Crete.

The northern wall of the bay is made up of a steep rock consisting mainly of soft white limestone, in which numerous caves have been hollowed out. There is no certainty when exactly they arose, but some theories say that it could even be Neolithic. It is obvious, however, that both the Romans and the first Christians in these rock caves hid their dead. Some historians, however, note that in some of the caves you can see carved beds and windows, as well as porches. Therefore, they believe that some of the caves probably also served as homes. We also encountered information that there was also a leper colony there.

Matala - rock

and closer ....

At the end of the 1950s, Matala was a small fishing village consisting of about ten modest homes. They were built away from the sea shore in the depths of the ravine located on the extension of the bay. It was during this period that this place was discovered by the first rebels seeking freedom. For the most part, they were well-off people who could afford a carefree life in Matala. Among the regulars at the time, Matala even found a British lord. They took care of excellent relations with local residents. They never walked in too scant clothes, and women who were swimming in the sea used old-fashioned one-piece costumes. Times, however, changed and in the following years, the first foreign residents of Matala were here only during the holiday season and their place was taken by more liberated youth.


In 1965, battles appeared here, representatives of the then popular nonconformist movement rejecting consumerism. In seeking the truth, alcohol and drugs were to help them. Two years later, this place was discovered by representatives of the hippie movement who settled in Matala for longer. They also protested against what they thought was meaningless with their lifestyle. Although the life they lead here can be described as quite simple and primitive, it is worth remembering that most of them were people with very good education. A large part of the hippies living here were then Americans who decided to live in unity with nature. They deliberately decided to give up life in a consumer society. Seeking the meaning of life and harmony, they spent lazy days and nights under the starry Cretan sky. A sense of freedom, a beautiful beach, hospitable bay and azure waters have created the perfect hippie scenery. In 1970, shots were even made here for the Greek film " My hippie aunt " directed by Alekos Sakellarios.

Matala bay

Hippie paradise on earth

In July 1968, the American magazine " Life " sent his journalist and photographer to Matala to Matala. On August 19, 1968, Thomas Thompson's extensive coverage of the hippies living here was published. In addition to recording conversations with the then inhabitants of the caves, it is worth paying attention to unique photographs. The article and the cover of the magazine were decorated with photos made by Denis Cameron. That's how the whole world learned about this land of promised hippies. If you would like to read it, we give you a link to this scanned Life number: https://books.google.nl/

Matala also attracted contemporary music stars with its climate of freedom. Joni Mitchell, inspired by this place, created the song Carey . Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Joan Baez also appeared here.

Too big progress

However, one must imagine the cultural shock experienced by the native inhabitants of Matala who are observing new cave dwellers. In the sixties and seventies, Crete was inhabited by a very orthodox, traditionally living and god-fearing society. In those days, hardly anyone came to Crete, and mass tourism did not exist. Matala, on the other hand, was only a small fishing village located on the hard-to-reach south of the island. The long-haired incomplete hippies with their liberated lifestyle were too great a civilizational leap for the then Cretans. In addition, the atmosphere of freedom and love of flower-children was not supported by the dictatorship introduced by the black colonels in Crete at that time.

The first person who opposed the presence of hippies in Matala was Michalis Vamvoukas, who started sending letters to the Cretan newspaper " PATRIS " with a request to remove them. According to Michalis, the lifestyle of hippies posed a threat to the local society and Orthodoxy practiced here. These letters initiated further events. The local bishop Timotheos (later archbishop of Crete) decided to drive wild natives out of the rock. He also wrote a magazine in which he called the caves "the home of a moral disintegration." These words hit the front pages of Athenian newspapers.

And after paradise

The final solution to the problem of hippies in Matala occurred in the summer of 1969, when the Cretan newspaper " Mediterranean " described people who camped here as a "bummer". In the most delicate translation it can mean a menel or a tramp. There were also suspicions of homosexuality. After such publications, the prosecutor of Heraklion Michalis Tsevas commissioned a special investigation in the Matala caves. The purpose of the police raids lasting day and night was to search for the famous orgies. And although no evidence of such sexual orgies or spreading homosexuality has been found, cannabis was discovered during police checks. Ultimately, therefore, the investigation ended with seventeen convictions for possession of drugs.

The actions of the authorities and the church led to the fact that the community of flowering children left this place and moved to other parts of the island. They found shelter near the beaches of Vai , Plakias , Preveli or Lentas , as well as on other Greek islands. The archaeologists took over the caves and closed them for a long time.

Matala rock

Present day

Today Matala caves are not inhabited. Only a few years ago access to them was free. Currently, access to them is protected by a fence, caving in caves is forbidden. The archaeological services are taking care of this area. Tourists can visit them, but admission is paid (3 €). According to residents of Matala, there are still a few hippies in the caves in the surrounding mountains, continuing the bohemian life. We saw such inhabited caves from the trail to the nearby Red Beach. Few hippies are reportedly living on the Dytiko beach near Lentas .

The present Matala no longer resembles a poor fishing settlement. The whole region, just like Crete, underwent rapid modernization, and small coastal towns were transformed into tourist resorts adapting to the needs of today's tourists.


Matala's colorful past is only reminiscent of the famous inscription on the beach: Today is life, tomorrow never comes and souvenirs related to the hippie movement sold in shops. The old climate also comes alive during the Matala Beach Festival.

In search of former inhabitants of caves

In 1996, Elzo Smid from the Netherlands became interested in the history of the caves in Matala, one of the ordinary tourists coming here. After spending only a few hours at this place, he was intrigued by the hippie episode so much that he tried to learn more from local residents. Unfortunately, his efforts failed. Cretans avoided talks about long-haired residents staying here before and did not want to give him any information. After returning home for many years, he tried to drill down on this subject, he searched for information on the Internet, but the Internet at that time did not bring him any answers. The situation changed when he accidentally received the archival issues of Life magazine, among which he was the one with a reportage on Matala. He posted the scanned article on his website, asking for contact with old hippies living in caves.

This appeal has slowly begun to bring a response. A year after its publication, the first response came from a Belgian citizen. Other people living in the 1960s in Matala started to write to Elzo Smida. The following years bring 3-4 new stories a year. These people described in their letters their memories and life they led here, they also sent pictures. Elzo Smid published them systematically on his website:
https://www.matala.nl/stories.html

In 2010, the writer Arn'e Strohmeijer, who also collected such relations, contacted him. Strohmeijer, sent to Elzo stories, completed his collected material. On the basis of these accounts, he wrote the book " The Myth of Matala ", and the memories of the inhabitants of the caves in Matala illustrated about a hundred original photographs received from ancient rebels.

Matala - transporter

Matala Beach Festival

The premiere of this book took place in 2011, and Arn Strohmeijer with the publisher decided that the only place where she could have had her presentation was of course the beach in Matala. When the old "veterans" from Matala learned about these plans, they suggested organizing concerts in the shadow of the legendary caves. Of course, they were to refer to the nostalgic 60's and 70's. It was supposed to be a way to attract those who lived here or identified with the hippie movement to Matala. Of course, the event was also intended for contemporary tourists and music lovers.

Matala - beach at the Czase Beach Festival


As it turned out, it was a literal hit, because the slogan of returning to the past hit a fertile ground. About 35,000 people downloaded for the first event, and almost two times more for the next event. It soon turned out that this 3-day event has the magical power to attract more and more fans of good music and fun. So they started organizing them every year on one of the weekends of June. In 2018 Matala Beach Festival will be organized for the eighth time. Of course, Elzo Smid, from the curiosity he began, also arrives at this festival.

Certainly this event is one of a kind and carries a huge amount of climate of old hippies. This unique atmosphere means that every year a lot of people come here who want to live music for 3 days and enjoy the beautiful weather. During this time, Matala turns into a tent town, and local authorities organize buses that travel specifically to this place. The streets of Matala are covered with colorful and fanciful paintings created as part of the Street Painting event in which everyone can take part.


Street Painting

This year, however, a significant change is being prepared relative to previous editions of the festival. From 2018, admission to the festival will be payable. Admittedly, the cost of entry is not particularly high, as it amounts to only € 5, however, this solution raises quite mixed reactions in local media, according to which the introduction of such a fee in some way contradicts the openness of this event.

Matala perfect for whom?

Many people choose Matala for their holiday destination not only because of its picturesque location. It is also a good base for exploring this part of Crete. In addition, Matala, despite its relatively strong development, is not yet reminiscent of the tourist towns of the northern coast of the island dominated by aggressive organized tourism. There are no All Inclusive hotels where travel agents send their clients. This means that in the Matala season, in the evenings, he lives a full life, and in taverns it is difficult to find free tables. It is a peaceful place, and people spend their evenings in taverns eating Cretan delicacies washed down with local wine.


Matala - at night

So if you plan to explore this area of ​​Crete and at the same time do not look for an extremely quiet and isolated place, you can choose Matala for the holidays. Of course, there is one more condition. Holidays in this place you have to organize yourself, because as far as we know at the moment, no Polish travel agency sends its clients here.

Interesting places in the area

Not far from Matala, there are two of the most important archaeological sites of Crete. We mean the palace in Phaistos and Gortyna . Smaller excavations can also be seen in Agia Triada .

Also, enthusiasts of active recreation will be able to take a walk along the Agiofarago gorge. On the occasion of this trip, it is worth getting to the Odigitrias monastery located on the way.

Many hiking trails offer the Asterious mountain range nearby. It is much less popular and little known, so these mountains can appeal to those who do not like crowding on the trails.

If you fancy a more exhausting trip, it is worth going north to the Agios Nikolaos gorge (Zaros, Rouvas) , or try to get the highest peak of Crete - Psiloritis . The Idajskie Mountains, the Nida Plateau and the Nida cave are within the reach of motorized tourists.

In addition, it is worth pointing west, where attractive places are located, eg Triopetra , Agios Pavlos or Agiofarago beach (not to be confused with the beach at the end of the same-named gorge - these are completely different places).



If someone longs for the atmosphere of a large city, it is also relatively close to Heraklion or Rethymno . In addition to active sightseeing, you can simply lie on the beach, snorkel and dive in the ruins of the sunken city. Within a short walk there is also a Red Beach known among naturists, meaning Kokkini Ammos. Sunrise and sunsets change the color of her sand to reddish. In addition, nearby rocks also cross short hiking trails, so it is worth testing them.

On the other side of the famous rock with caves is the small town of Kommos, where one of the longest Cretan beaches begins. It is here, at the end of May, that Caretta caretta turtles set up their nests.

Red Beach



Sunset in Matala

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Knossos

Knossos

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Heraklion
Heraklion

Heraklion

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Margarites
Margarites

Margarites

Dozens of craft workshops located in this small mountain village make Margarites one of the four main centers where traditional Cretan ceramics are made.

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Heraklion - airport
Heraklion - airport

Heraklion - airport

International airport. Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion is currently the largest airport in Crete.

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Heraklion
Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion (Iraklion) is the largest city of Crete. With almost 140,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest Greek city.

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Moni Arkadiou
Moni Arkadiou

Moni Arkadiou

The date of the foundation of Moni Arkadiou (Arkadi) is not exactly known. According to tradition, the name of this church refers to the name of the Emperor Arkadiusz, who supposedly was to be its founder.

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Moni Arkadiou
Moni Arkadiou

Moni Arkadiou

The date of the foundation of Moni Arkadiou (Arkadi) is not exactly known. According to tradition, the name of this church refers to the name of the Emperor Arkadiusz, who supposedly was to be its founder.

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Rethymnon
Rethymnon

Rethymnon

Rethymnon with around 40,000 inhabitants are the third largest city of Crete. This place was populated already in the Minoan period. Historically, the city was an important commercial center.

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Thrapsano
Thrapsano

Thrapsano

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Skinaria
Skinaria

Skinaria

Skinaria is a small beach located along a small bay, whose outlet on both sides ends with a rocky coast. It is still a little-known place overlooked by mass tourism

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Skinaria
Skinaria

Skinaria

Skinaria is a small beach located along a small bay, whose outlet on both sides ends with a rocky coast. It is still a little-known place overlooked by mass tourism

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Jaskinia Idi
Jaskinia Idi

Jaskinia Idi

According to Greek mythology, Zeus hid (and perhaps even gave birth) in the Ida cave. This myth is the greatest asset of this cave, which is not as interesting and beautiful as the Dikte cave.

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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Plakias
Plakias

Plakias

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

Currently, the lower monastery is still not open to the public and is not used by the monks. The buildings of the upper monastery have undergone partial renovation and are the main seat of the Preveli monastery.

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

Currently, the lower monastery is still not open to the public and is not used by the monks. The buildings of the upper monastery have undergone partial renovation and are the main seat of the Preveli monastery.

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

Currently, the lower monastery is still not open to the public and is not used by the monks. The buildings of the upper monastery have undergone partial renovation and are the main seat of the Preveli monastery.

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Gorge Kourtaliotiko
Gorge Kourtaliotiko

Gorge Kourtaliotiko

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Minoan Agia Triada
Minoan Agia Triada

Minoan Agia Triada

Agia Triada is a small Minoan archaeological site in the south of Crete, located near Timpaki, located on the western slope of the hill about 40 meters above sea level.

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Fajstos
Fajstos

Fajstos

Około 60 kilometrów na południowy zachód od stolicy Krety - Heraklionu znajdują się ruiny drugiego co do wielkości starożytnego pałacu - Fajstos.

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Melidoni Cave
Melidoni Cave

Melidoni Cave

Currently, Melidoni Cave (originally called Gerontospilios) is associated mainly with the tragic events that took place here in 1824.

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Koules Fortress
Koules Fortress

Koules Fortress

This fortress is a perfect example of Crete's multiculturalism. Located today in Greek hands, it was built by the Venetians, but is called a name taken from the Turkish language.

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Archeological museum
Archeological museum

Archeological museum

It is one of the most important and largest museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe.

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Tylissos
Tylissos

Tylissos

Tylissos is one of the few places in Crete that has kept its name since ancient times.

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Damnoni
Damnoni

Damnoni

Plaża w Damnoni jest położona po sąsiedzku z Plakias - popularną turystyczną miejscowością

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Agios Pavlos
Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos is a small town located on the southern coast of Crete near Saktouria.

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Triopetra
Triopetra

Triopetra

Triopetra is located at the foot of the Siderotas mountain about 52 km south of Rethymno.

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Agia Galini
Agia Galini

Agia Galini

gia Galini (Αγία Γαλήνη) jest jednym z najpopularniejszych nadmorskich kurortów na południowym wybrzeżu Krety.

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Skinakas Observatory
Skinakas Observatory

Skinakas Observatory

The observatory is located at the top of the Skinakas mountain at an altitude of 1750 m. The idea for its construction was born in 1984.

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Armeni
Armeni

Armeni

The Late-Romanesque cemetery in Armeni is located on the outskirts of this town, located less than 10 km south of the center of Rethymno.

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Military Museum
Military Museum

Military Museum

The museum presents the dramatic history of Crete written over the last several hundred years.

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Argyroupolis
Argyroupolis

Argyroupolis

The modern settlement known as Argyroupolis was built on the site of the ancient city of Lappa (also called Lambi)

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Lentas
Lentas

Lentas

Lentas is a good idea for those who want to get away from villages steeped in industrial tourism.

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Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos
Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos

Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos

This ancient quarry, consisting of two parts by modern times, is called Λαβυρινθάκι and Λαβύρινθος.

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Archeological Museum in Eleftherna
Estiatorio Chrisopigi
Estiatorio Chrisopigi

Estiatorio Chrisopigi

If anyone of you is looking for a good restaurant near Matala and Kalamaki, then we would like to recommend estiório Chrisopigi.

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Gortyna
Gortyna

Gortyna

Gortyna is considered one of the most extensive excavations in Greece.

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Psiloritis - Timios Stavros
Psiloritis - Timios Stavros

Psiloritis - Timios Stavros

Psiloritis (Timios Stavros - Holy Cross) is the top of the highest mountain of Crete, rising to 2456 m above sea level.

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Rouvas Gorge
Rouvas Gorge

Rouvas Gorge

Rouvas Gorge is one of the most interesting places in this part of Crete. The interesting trail leads in a perfect way to the changing appearance of this gorge.

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Matala
Matala

Matala

Matala is one of the most popular towns not only of the southern coast but also of the whole of Crete. In the 1960s and 1970s, this small fishing village was a mecca for hippies.

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Monastery of Odigitrias
Monastery of Odigitrias

Monastery of Odigitrias

The Odigitrias Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries of southern Crete. Unfortunately, in terms of popularity, he is far from other Cretan monasteries.

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Kali Limenes
Kali Limenes

Kali Limenes

Kali Limenes (meaning Dobre Porty or Piękny Przystanie) is a coastal town located in the Asterousia Mountains on the southern coast of Crete.

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 Michal Rataj
Michal Rataj
2018-06-17 18:15:16

mega miejsce, zapada w pamieci na zawsze!

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 Szymon Matusewski
Szymon Matusewski
2018-06-17 19:24:58

Polecam red beach, z 15' przez małą górkę na południe, super plaża, 10 razy lepsza od Matali

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 Beti Hood
Beti Hood
2018-06-17 21:34:46

Byłam wczoraj

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gość PiotrWie
2018-06-17 23:24:31

Piotrze, jedno sprostowanie - Asterousia mimo że niższa jest bardziej wymagająca niż Góry Idajskie - gdy w 2015 roku wybieraliśmy się tam pierwszy raz napotkani na szczycie Psiloritisa ludzie z Klubu Górskiego z Heraklionu ostrzegali nas przed trudnościami czekającymi nas tam - i rzeczywiście szlaki są trudniejsze, w rejonie Kapetaniany jest nawet jedyna Via Ferrata na Krecie. Tak więc jest raczej odwrotnie - kto nie czuje się na siłach chodzić po eksponowanych szlakach Aserousii może wybrać się w wyższe, lecz znacznie łatwiejsze i bezpieczniejsze Góry Idajskie. Oczywiście w Asterousii są pojedyncze łatwe szlaki, ale jako całość są jednymi z trudniejszych gór Krety.

 Magda Bażan
Magda Bażan
2018-06-18 20:59:35

A ja w pracy... fajnie ? I muszę zazdrościć przed snem

 CRETE - Kreta
CRETE - Kreta
2018-06-19 06:49:04

No my też w pracy. Nie ma czego zazdrościć :P

 Małgorzata Kozłowska
Małgorzata Kozłowska
2018-08-01 20:12:42

MATALA robi ogromne wrażenie... ten widok pamiętam do dzisiaj...:-)

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Andy Hatfield: Drove through it from rythmno to avios pavlos plakias and galini beautiful drive
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Piotrek | www.crete.pl : A u nas w Polsce na ten tydzień zapowiadane są dwa dni z temperaturami podchodzącymi pod 30'C. Na razie jednak póki co mamy bardzo silne wiatry, które podnoszą z ziemi pył i kurz :/
Piotrek | www.crete.pl : Super, że poprawili oznakowanie szlaku, bo wcześniej bywało z tym różnie. Podziwiam, że mimo takiej ilości wody udało Wam się dojść do wodospadu. Pamiętam, że miejscami nawet w czasie kiedy my byliśmy było dosyć ślisko. W szczególności na tych odcinkach gdzie szlak przechodził w błotnistą ścieżkę (niedaleko ruin dawnych młynów wodnych).
Iwona Strzałkowska-Warmuz: Ja w czerwcu
gość PiotrWie: Byliśmy dziś w wąwozie Richtis. Po deszczach jest wysoki poziom wody i pomiędzy mostem a wodospadem jest naprawdę trudno trzeba mocno kombinować by przekraczać strumień. Miejscami kamienie przeznaczone do tego są przykryte 10 centymetrową warstwą wody. Nawet dojście do mostu nie jest takie proste bo kilkudziesięciometrowymi odcinkami woda płynie całą szerokością i jest niebezpiecznie ślisko. (...)
gość PiotrWie: Było zimno - nasz gospodarz stwierdził że jeszcze nie serwował śniadania w kurtce. Ale od dziś się zdecydowanie ociepla i w przyszłym tygodniu ma być już ciepło.
Anna Pielecka: Wrzesień też bywa niepewny. Mnie zawrócili po kilkuset metrach
Joanna Wypych: Początek maja nigdy nie jest pewny jesli chodzi o Samarie. Jesli byly prognozy przelotnych opadow w regionie Chania, dosyc czesto zdarzalo sie zamykanie wawazu na dzien czy dwa. Jak wiadomo ta zima byla koszmarna i stan wody jest jeszcze wysoki.
Aldona Olińska: No właśnie doświadczyłam tego na własnej skórze, no i w ramach małej rekompensaty byłam dzisiaj w wąwozie Imbros
Daniel Gorzelak: Mam nadzieje ze do 20 maja otworzą
Magdalena Woszczek: Aneta Re
Zofia Sokołowska: Zakonczono poszukiwanie Polaka na Krecie
gość gośc XXXX: Dzień dobry, wybieramy się w tym roku w okresie Majówki na Kretę. Zastanawiam sie jak wygląda sytuacja pogodowa obecnie i czy ktoś może przybliżyć jaki rodzaj ubrań powinniśmy sie zaopatrzyć czy bardziej plażowe czy niestety raczej ciepłe swetry i kurtki?  Z góry dziękuje za odpowiedz.
Emilia Ignatowicz-Steć: Jak z pogoda w Stalidzie?
Ewa Blue: Już za tydzień lece
gość PiotrWie: Strategiczne miejsca to akurat te które warto było odwiedzić co najmniej kilkanaście lat temu - pamiętam Elafonisi z kilkunastoma leżakami przy samym parkingu, obecnie należy szukać miejsc o których przewodniki nie wspominają.
gość PiotrWie: Zakyntos jest - tak samo jak np Korfu - dla tych co lubią odpoczywać w tłumie. Kreta jest na tyle duża że da się znaleźć miejsca gdzie na plaży jest się samemu bądź w towarzystwie kilku osób - a na Korfu na większości plaż trudno było znaleźć miejsce na położenie ręcznika. (...)
Adam Machoczek: Wyspa Kos - Kardamena,polecam.
Sylwia Ba Ka: Dziwne bo tam wcale nie jest ladnie:( Kreta jest niestety przereklamowana. Z Greckich wysp to Zakhyntos jest krolową
Przemek Kądraś: W tamtym roku była Kreta właśnie teraz zmiana kierunku :p
Agnes Mokros: Taak
Jola Ostraszewska: Kreta maj i chyba wrzesień
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