Experience Real Life in Innachorio

Explore life in Western Crete – Kissamos – Elafonisi

Martin Vlatos

Butterfly season is upon us

Panos just shot this beautiful picture of a local butterfly feeding of a flower.

The walking paths around Milia

Openstreetmap has a lot of walking paths in the mountains around Milia. Some of these are small walks (about 45 minutes) others are quite a lot further (up to 4 or 6 hours). Here you will find the paths and…

Morpho the donkey died this morning

This morning the lifeless body of Morpho the donkey was found out in an olive grove in Vlatos. It seems that he could not handle the heat of the last week anymore. Morpho, was owned by Jorgos Makrakis and lived…

The Mili petrol station and minimarket

In Mili you will find this Silk petrol station and minimarket. Open from 8 in the morning to 9 in the evening. The minimarket sell everything you really need and the petrol station has a small garage for minor reparations.

Kalo mina to all! Καλό μήνα σε όλους!

The first day of each month, the locals will be greeting just about every single person they know and meet : «Καλό μήνα» (Kalo Mina), which literally means «good month». It is the Greek way of wishing their friends, family…

A beautiful Greco-Romano mosaic

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Winter in Inaxorio (Jan. 7, 2017)

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Celebration of the Church of Agios Konstandinos in Miloi

On the 21st of May the people of Inaxorio celebrated the Church of Agios Konstandinos in Miloi. Under the hundreds of years old chessnut tree there was music and dance, surrounded by long tables that sat about 200 local people….

The celebration of the Church of Agios Dikaios in Elos

On May 6th there was the celebration of the Church of Agios Dikaios, 1238 meter high and home to the bearded vultures. The event was visited by about 200 people who all had to travel on the dangerous road leading…

Elafonisi Resort by Kalomirakis Family

The property is 8 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring an a la carte restaurant, Elafonisi Resort by Kalomirakis Family is set amidst a garden with olive trees. It offers air-conditioned accommodation, some self-catering, and free Wi-Fi in public areas….

Feeding with vultures (2)

Jorgos Makrakis regularly feeds the bearded vultures who are unique to Inaxorio and on the list of endangered species of WWF. Spectacular! For the event see here: https://www.inaxorio.com/?event=watch-the-feeding-of-the-bearded-vultures Bearded vultures were once found in almost all mountain ranges of southern Europe…

Transportation to Inaxorio

Airlines Olympic Airlines – Address: Chania Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis, Mouzouras Akrotiri, Tel: +30 28210 66088, +30 28210 63264, Fax: +30 28210 8389, Url: www.olympicair.com Aegean Airlines – Address: Chania Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis, Mouzouras Akrotiri, Tel: +30 28210 63366, Fax: +30…

Cistus Incanus Creticus

This beautiful mountain flower grows for a long time during spring and has flowers all the time. It is known for its medical application related to the digestion system. Locals have been using this cure for ages. Maybe you can…

Visit the Inaxorio Tourist Information Center in Vlatos

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Agios Dikaios

This is the ancient church of Agios Dikaios at 1200 meters with a tremendous view of Inaxorio. You can reach this church via Elos. http://elos.gr/άγιος-δίκαιος/

The Park of Peace

Between Milia and Vlatos you will find the Park of Peace. A gift by the residents of Vlatos in 1978.

Natura 2000, Inaxorio is protected nature

In 2004 the EU declared Inaxorio a protected nature reserve in Natura 2000. Elafonisi: http://www.ecovalue-crete.eu/en/sites/gr4340002 Elos: http://www.ecovalue-crete.eu/en/sites/gr4340004  

Elafonisi Beach, one of the most beautiful in the world

Elafonisi (Greek: Ελαφονήσι [elafoˈnisi] “deer island”) is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. When the weather is fine it…