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Hiking in Palekastro area with view to Kastri hill and to Kouremenos bay

The small plateau south of Palekastro and the pictursque chapel in the midst

Sunrise in Karoumes bay, exceptional beach between Palekastro and Kato Zakros

Windsurfing in Kouremenos Bay

The bay of Kato Zakros and the Deads Gorge in the background

Palm Beach Vai, 7km north of Palekastro village

Xerokambos Beach, 10km south from  Zakros

Virgin & Nature, East Crete

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Nature and flowers in CreteΑ trip in Eastern Crete, in a land of unprecedented contradictions and dazzling beauty the predominant impression is that of a nature which is marked by all those features that human intelligence and sensuality should long for and the artistic expression should imitate.


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- The nature of Eastern Crete remains rich and virgin

- There are many expanded candidate "NATURA areas"

- Numerous sites of exceptional natural beauty


- Rare geological forms and sights of geological  development

- Ten (10) large gorges and geological crevices

- Three hundred (300) caves of great interest

- Two thousand one hundred (2100) species of self-sown plants, 300 are endemic and there are many aromatic or medicinal plants

- Α great number of rare animal and bird species. Here  you can find the biggest colony in the world of the Eleanor's falcon (FALCO DΕ ELEONORA)

- The richest and purest sea biotope in the Aegean (Northern of Psiros island) where even corals grow.


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- Wide meadows with the protected seaweed kind "Poseidonia

- The unique in Europe Palm tree forest of Vai

- The beginning of the European path Ε4 (Kato Zakros)

- Many biotopes of mixed Euro-African vegetation (in Vai, Koufonisi etc.)


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- According to the ecology professor of the Crete University Mr. Mylonas: "A natural environment one of its kind in Greece and in EurBig bird in Creteope is of course a very rare if not unique natural and aesthetic Jewel"


Gorge in Eastern Crete


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