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    Ierapetra

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Ierapetra is the southern european town, the biggest of the prefecture of Lasithi. There are many forcing houses in the region, the climate is ideal...
    This is Kales castle (13th century). Don't forget to go to Chrysi island from the port of the town. A long beach is east of it, which had a glorious fame in the past and hopefully the same will happen in the future...

    Kales castle
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    Xerokambos...

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: It is a favorite place of me, as the beach is long enough and, in fact, unknown! If you want to go there by Zakros, you need a good car...
    It looks like a deserted place, there are ancient dorps and just a few houses (about 100 km SE of Agios Nikolaos).

    A favorite place...
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    Toplou Monastery

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: It is one of the best and richiest in Crete (15th c.). It houses a very good museum, where you can also see mortal remains. In the past there were schools inside the monastery. You can also admire a great icon -1770- which was made by Ioannis Kornaros ("Great you are, my Lord").
    At the entrance there is a traditional mill and nearby a windmill farm.

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    Diktaion Andron, homeland of Zeus...

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: At the same plateau, don't miss the cave near the village Psihro (1025 m). According to the greek mythology, Zeus was born here and then he was transferred to another cave (Idaion Andron on Psiloreitis, where the goat Amaltheia gaved suck to him). It is also said that the sexual intercourse of Zeus and Europe happened there...
    Some ancient items which were found inside the cave are housed inside the Archaeological Museum of Irakleio.

    Throw a coin!
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    Erimoupoli

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Around Vai, there are wonderful beaches, like this one. Near it, you can have a walk at the ancient doric town of Itanos, at a large place. More south, there is an important archaeological site, Zakros, with a minoan palace (1700 BC).

    Unknown...
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    Unique Vai!

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This palm forest, the only one in Europe, is in Vai, 94 km NE of Agios Nikolaos. There are 5.000 palm trees, which are well protected (staying there overnight is forbidden). According to the tradition, the trees grew up by the cores of vate-palms which Phoenicians dealers were throwing away...
    The beach is magical, you can even go in scuba diving. On the right -as you see the sea- there is another beach for nuddists.

    Africa!
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    Agios Nikolaos

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: It is the capital of this prefecture, a town with 10.000 inhabitants. Agios Nikolaos is the most cosmopolitan town of Crete, located around the Gulf of Mirabello.
    The lake you see is 64 m deep and is connected with the sea by a canal 60 m long (it was opened in the 19th century). A bridge connects the 2 parts of the town.

    The lake is deep
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    Spinalonga

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: You can go to this uninhabitable small island by boat from Elounda or Plaka (which is the best way). Spinalonga is famous for its venetian fortress (1584) and being a place for leprouses since 1903, who were exiled there.

    Not exiled anymore...
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    Elounda

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This is a quiet and... cosmopolitan at the same time village, where you can have really a luxurious resort. Andreas Papandreou (1919-1996), a former Greek prime minister, used to have his holidays at "Elounda Beach", one of the best hotels in the world.
    Elounda is located in the place of ancient Olounda, by bridge -where there are stone mills- you can go to a nearby island. Near it, is Spinalonga (see the next tip).

    A cosmopolitan village
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    The plateau

    by AndyRG Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: There were 10.000 windmills in the past, now only a few of them can be seen. It is one of the most fertile lands of Greece, you can visit some villages around it (the biggest is Germiado). The plateau is situated 50 km west of the capital, Agios Nikolaos - but it is not the biggest town of the prefecture.

    10.000 mills in the past!
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    Siteia

    by AndyRG Written Oct 11, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Siteia is a town NE of Agios Nikolaos, with about the same population. It has been built around a cove, there is a long beach. At this town of Vincenco Kornaros (who wrote "Erotokritos" in the 17th century), you can visit the nice Kazarma castle.

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    Panagia Kera

    by AndyRG Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This byzantine church was built in the 14th century, it has nice murals. It's near the traditional village of Kritsa, a hilly one, famous for its hand-made textiles.

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    Napoleon Bonaparte...

    by AndyRG Updated Dec 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: It is said that this is the house which Napoleon had used to sleep in 1798, when he was coming back from Egypt with his armada. You'll find it at the narrow streets of the old town.

    Is his ghost still inside?
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    The Folkloric Museum

    by AndyRG Updated Dec 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The museum is located in Agios Nikolaos, next to the Nautical Authority. You can admire polychrome traditional clothes, domestic appliance, guns, a drawloom, textiles...

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    Near Milatos...

    by AndyRG Updated Dec 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This small church is in a cave near the village Milatos, which has enough secret bays. The church is dedicated to the memory of the Cretans who had massacred by the Turks in 1823.

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