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Explore life in Western Crete – Kissamos – Elafonisi

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Cretan wedding revival

Kissamos, 21st July 2019 – On August 7th you are able to witness the Cretan Wedding Revival, a yearly spectacle in Kastelli. It shows you a classic Cretan wedding around the centre of the old town, where the groom collects…

Tourism in numbers

Here in Innachorio, the people are wondering where the tourists are this year. At this time the beaches of Elafonisi and Falasarna should be crowded, the tavernas should be running full speed and accommodation should be difficult to find. Helas,…


Vlatos, 21st June 2019 – Outside the museum in Vlatos appeared a hand painted map showing points of interest in the area. It also shows some walking paths and where to find drinking water.

Elafonissi Beach named as one of the Top 5 Beaches in The World

With the most striking crystal blue waters and pink sand, it’s no wonder Elafonissi in Crete has been named as Greece’s best beach and one of the Top 5 beaches at the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2018.

Saving or destroying whales and dolphins on western Crete

From sperm whales to dolphins, marine mammals in the eastern Mediterranean face a lethal threat from oil and gas exploration. Before the giants of oil and gas joined the litany of threats facing Greek sperm whales, the plight of the…

A visit to the museum in Vlatos

Vlatos 1st June 2019 – Starting today Museum Vlatos Kissamos will be open daily from 10 AM until 1 PM (closed on Monday). You will find the museum in Vlatos on the road to Milia Mountain Retreat, 200m after the…

Akisarolakkos gardens

Vlatos, 29th May 2019 – A short walk through an Akisarolakkos garden delivered some nice views worth sharing.

Lovely Innachorio video

The municipality of Kissamos produced this lovely video of Innachorio. Check it out!

Monastery of the Golden Stairs

A little excursion around the grounds of the monastery of Chrissoskalitissa. Gardens, cloister cells, cliffs and a beautiful small beach. Enjoy these photos.

As good as new

Yesterday the road to Milia, destroyed at some places by the storms, got their necessary repairs. One big digger and a small bulldozer worked tirelessly all day and now the road is as good as new (enter a little irony here).

Χορτα – Greens

Here on Crete is growing a lot of plants that are served as χορτα (greens) for food. All of them have different names that do not translate very well. You will recognise oregano and nettle. Here are some pictures so…

Topolia tunnel is open again

Following the devastating rains of last week, the tunnel of Topolia is accessible again for most traffic. Local government is repairing the damage.

Cultural associations and other Inaxorio institutes meet in Vlatos

The Association of Cultural Organizations of the District of Kissamos (ΕΠΟΦΕΚ) considering Necessary communication with the Cultural Associations decided Board of Directors to be held in each residential unit our province and at the headquarters of one of the Hellenic Association for Cultural Heritage. They…

Autumn treasure

Small walk, big reward this morning. Jasmin, fruits and walnut.

Visits to the temple in Sirikari

Many people like to visit the pelgrim temple of Saint Nikephoros of the Lepre in Sirikari, recently inaugurated in Sirikari. The program is as follows: Every Wednesday from 16:00 until 18:00 Every Saturday 7:30 until 12:00 and 16:00 until 18:00…

Cretan wedding in Kastelli

This yearly event attracts many tourists to Kastelli. The groom will be on horseback picking up his koumbaros and ride to the house of the bride. Together they travel through the old city of Kastelli to a podium on the…

Crete’s Half Marathon 2018 promo video

The Crete Half Marathon returns for another year and, once again, organizers created a delightful promotional video that is as much fun as a trip to the great island. This time Cretan music legend Psarantonis is featured in the video…

Walking path in Vlatos

Walking path in Vlatos Today the syllogos of Vlatos started with cleaning the walking path of peace leading from the old platan tree all the way up to the park of Peace.

Sariki, the Cretan headscarf

Up to the early 20th century, the Cretans usually wore a pleated red fez with a long tassel, which has nothing in common with the conical fez of the Turks. At the same time they also wore a large shawl…