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Kazani Masters 2019

Vlatos, November 15th, 2019 – This is the time for making tsikoudia in Innachorio. Tsikoudia is only made in the Chania region of Crete. Tsikoudia is made from the Romaiko grapes, approximately 40 days after the wine was made, in…

Chestnut Festival in Elos

Elos, October 26th – 27th, 2019 – Although the chestnut harvest still has not really started, loads of people came to the village of Elos to celebrate this years Chestnut Festival. On the street were stalls that presented roasted chestnut…

All roads lead to Elos this weekend

Vlatos, October 23rd, 2019 – This Saturday and Sunday you will have to visit Elos and Limni because it is time for the Chestnut Festival again. On Saturday in Limni there will be workshops and on Sunday it is time…

A new school year starts in Elos

Elos, September 11th, 2019 – After the summer holidays, the children of Innachorio are going back to school. The only school for children up to 12 years old is in Elos. We wish them all the best!

The last petrol station before Elafonisi

Do not forget to fill up on petrol before going to Elafonisi at the Elos petrol station. Here you can get coffee, sandwiches and refreshments.

August festivities in Mili and Elos

Vlatos, August 15th 2019 – August in the month when all Greeks have their summer holidays and most return to their ancestral villages. Many come to Innachorio to celebrate the summer. Last night there were two festivities, one in Elos…

Music, souvlaki and good company

Elos, 31st of July 2019 – Elos celebrated its yearly panagyri on the playground of the school with great music, tasty souvlaki, a lot of beer and good company. Here are some pictures.

Talking chestnuts in Elos

Elos, July 28th 2019 – Today a meeting took place discussing the cooperation of chestnut farmers. Chaired by Prof. A. Kiritsakis and Mr. X. Anousakis the participants approved financial year 2018 and discussed many other topics. The most interesting was…

Innachorio 4×4

Vlatos, July 27th 2019 – Driving around Innachorio is extra special when you drive a 4-wheel drive. You can go to the hard to reach places on top of the mountains like in this case Agios Dikaeos in Elos.

Discussing the problems with rivers and roads

Together with representatives of the perfecture and the municipality the people of Innachorie discussed how to clear the rivers and roads in Innachorio, this morning in Elos. Decided was to focus on the main rivers and the roads that lead…

The Olive Tree Pharmacy

The Olive Tree Pharmacy & Shop in Elos is the only pharmacy in Inaxorio. Shop here for sunscreen, car sickness tablets and wonderful healthy olive oil based products.

Elos’ Panagyri

Elos’ Panagyri, July 31 Yesterday, July 31, there was a big panagyri in Elos. The place was the schoolyard and the syllogos of Elos prepared large tables, food, drink and music. Here are the pictures: [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”61″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″…

The musical baker of Elos, Dimitris Anagnostakis

The bakery in Elos is run by Dimitris during the day while his evenings are spent making traditional Cretan Music (you might recognise him from earlier articles here). Buy your fresh bread and sweets here.

“The best food on Crete” Filoxenia Restaurant

All year around Irini and Yannis Skalidakis serve the best food (and best portions) on Crete in Filoxenia Restaurant. A must!

Relax and swim in Archontika Villas

In a dreamy Mediterranean mountain village lies the village of Elos (near Elafonisi beach) at an altitude of 650 meters, tucked among gorgeous chestnut trees and beautiful nature, just a drive away from the Chania region’s amazing beaches. This is…


About The postal code of Elos is 73012 and its telephone access code is +3028220. Elos is at an altitude of 557 meters. In 1991, Elos’s population was 245, down from 410 in 1981.  

Chessnut Festival Elos Cancelled

Inaxorio is sorry to report that due to the death of one of the villagers, the yearly chessnut festival on the 22nd of October is cancelled. Maybe next year …

Grill house in Elos

Eat fresh meat from the grill at “To Paradosiako” in Elos. And do not forget to drink our local beer!

Traditional products by Antonis Katrakis

Sample the pure honey or the olive oil at the end of the street in Elos. All products are fresh and home made.