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Explore life in Western Crete – Kissamos – Elafonisi


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…

The Winter World Music Retreat

Vlatos, October 23rd, 2019 – A great initiative by Maria Manousaki and Martin Vlatos in corporation with Milia Mountain Retreat: The Winter World Music Retreat. During one week participants from all over the world will be taught music and rhythms…


Vlatos, September 12th, 2019 – Yesterday evening we helped Vasilis Makrakis, the chef of Milia Restaurant, with the making of his white wine. Tons of grapes were processed to make his truly Unique Flavour.

Vasilis Makrakis’ Unique Flavour

Milia, 26th June 2019 – When in the neighborhood you should take time to have a meal at Milia Mountain Retreat and taste chef Vasilis Makrakis’ unique flavours. Here are some mouthwatering suggestions.

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).

Milia’s founder turns 80

Yesterday we celebrated the 80th birthday of Jacob Tsourounakis, one of the founders of Milia Mountain Retreat. He brought an old Minoan style ceramic beehive and we all ate excellent food and drank great wines. Happy Birthday Jacob, Χρονια Πολα!

Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma LIVE in Milia

Yesterday, Friday April 20th, Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma played in Milia Mountain Retreat. Here are the pictures. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”45″ exclusions=”490,492,493,498,499″ sortorder=”497,495,488,491,496,489,490,492,493,494,498,499″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

World Music: Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma in Milia

On the 20th of April, Milia will present a concert of Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma. This is the second year these wonderful artist have chosen this location to enjoy their music. We welcome them! Have a look at this…

Walking with group

Today, after a visit to the old school museum in Vlatos, we went for a walk around Milia in two groups; one small walk, one big, and after we ate a nice lunch in the restaurant. Here are some pictures…

Saturday night at the kazani

The kazani of Milia Mountain Retreat is making tsidoudia (raki) again. On Saturday there was a very nice get together and here is some video of that event.

Crete at its best

Come and taste Crete at its best in Milia’s kazani where they will be making their famous tsikoudia.

Fine dining in Milia Restaurant

Cretan cuisine is fairly considered as one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world. Vassilis Makrakis cuisine is based exclusively on fresh, quality products of the land and the gastronomic culture of the Cretans. You will not find…

Jacobs’ stone collection in Milia

Jacob Tsourounakis, one of the builders/designers of Milia, collected a large number of stone throughout his life. Now you can see them in Milia across from the restaurant. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”19″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″…

Once upon a time when Milia was resurrected

Rediscovered in the seventies, resurrected in the nineties and now a fully operational ecological resort – Milia one of the top ecolodges in the world according to the National Geographic. Here are some pictures of wayback A whole trunk of…

Catching and keeping water in Inaxorio

Water is precious for us living beings. Today we fixed one well that rund down the mountain and catches the water. Here are some pictures.

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…

Discover Cretan gastronomy

(4 days in Milia Mountain Retreat with Natour Lab) 1st day Welcome. Evening briefing. Dinner at Milia restaurant. First night in Milia Mountain Retreat. 2nd day Breakfast 09.30 Join the guided morning hike in the trails of Milia and enjoy…