Articles by attraction & activity: Nature

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0Boat trips and surrounding islets

Crete has near­ly 100 small­er islands sur­round­ing it and many of these can be vis­it­ed with reg­u­lar boat trips or with a pri­vate hire. Some of the islands are pro­tect­ed nation­al parks (called Kri-kri) though and can’t or should­n’t be vis­it­ed. Many of the less­er known islets are also hard to iden­ti­fy with even google maps not show­ing names. Whilst we may have some sep­a­rate pages for the most pop­u­lar islands to vis­it, here we sum­marise details for all the islands for those peo­ple who like to explore a bit fur­ther from the beat­en track
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0Impressive new video of Crete

A new tourism pro­mo­tion­al video for Crete grabbed our atten­tion a few days ago. A full 5 min­utes long, with pro­fes­sion­al pro­duc­tion, and authen­tic scenes. If you’re stuck at home and want a lit­tle piece of Crete in your liv­ing room, look no fur­ther.
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0Sarakina Gorge in South East Crete

Just before we set off on our trav­els this year, I noticed a pho­to on face­book, post­ed by a “page” I fol­low called Vis­i­tIer­ape­tra. It was a pho­to of a beau­ti­ful look­ing fresh-water gorge, appar­ent­ly very near to Ier­ape­tra in South-East Crete. Hav­ing vis­it­ed Ier­ape­tra over 20 times and hav­ing friends who live there, I thought I’d prob­a­bly seen all of the local high­lights, but I’d nev­er heard of this gorge. A bit of research on google indi­cat­ed that the gorge wasn’t par­tic­u­lar­ly well known, at least to Eng­lish speak­ers. I gath­ered togeth­er what infor­ma­tion I could and made a vow to find the place.… Read Full Arti­cle