East Crete Activities and tourism. Palekastro Kato Zakros Xerokambos Activities - Palekastro Kato Zakros Xerokambos | East Crete - Palekastro Kato Zakros Xerokambos | East Crete http://eastcrete-holidays.gr Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:39:32 +0200 By www.web-crete.net en-gb Winsurfing in Kouremenos http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/windsurfing/5-winsurfing-in-kouremenos http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/windsurfing/5-winsurfing-in-kouremenos

windsurfing in Kouremenos CreteThe surf centre in Kouremenos - Palekastro has a unique cosy atmosphere and is run efficiently, with the best JP and NP equipment from 2012. Along with the outstanding wind statistics, it is one of the best centre’s in southern Europe. It lies in the middle of a beautiful sandy bay, lined with trees.

Even in the high season the waters are un-crowded, as it is set away from mass tourism. Non-surfers equally enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the wind-protected and tree shaded area around the station. Naturally we are also offering; electricity, water supply, beach shower, sun beds, volleyball, drinks, evening entertainment.

Safety on the water
The bay is enclosed; therefore there is no chance of you drifting off shore. However guests are still advised not to surf out further than 1.0 km. We pride ourselves on our safety system and there is always a member of the crew on Baywatch duty. A powerful motorboat and Jet Ski are available, in the case of an emergency.

The people at the serf station can communicate in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

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service@webcrete.com (Itanos) Windsurfing Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:27:57 +0300
Virgin & Nature, East Crete http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/hiking/97-virgin-nature-east-crete http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/hiking/97-virgin-nature-east-crete

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.

 

Flower in Crete

- 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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service@webcrete.com (Itanos) Hiking Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:02:29 +0200
Mountain bike tours in Palekastro and Zakros http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/cycling-routes/99-mountain-bike-tours-in-palekastro-and-zakros http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/cycling-routes/99-mountain-bike-tours-in-palekastro-and-zakros

Biking or cycling tours in Palekastro and Zakros regionIf you are a mountain bike lover or healthy living is part of your life, then here’s your place to be. Explore the beautiful prefecture of  Palekastro - Kato Zakros, Crete on our fascinating mountain bike tours in order to learn more about the landscape, culture and the people who inhabit this fantastic Island.

 

 Our website offer maps and information about cycling tours with mountain bikes on dirt roads, old trails and isolated asphalt roads in Palekastro - Zakros Region, to visit traditional villages and mountainous and coastal areas. Enjoy the spectacular views and smells of Crete, the island of contrasts!

 

Mountainbike tour 1: Palekastro - Xerolimni - Karidi - Adravasti


View Mountain Bike Tour 1 in a larger map

 

 

Mountainbike tour 2: Kato Zakros Beach - Kato Zakros Gorge

 
View Mountain Bike tour 2 in a larger map

 

 

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service@webcrete.com (Itanos) Cycling Routes Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:24:57 +0200
Gone Winsurfing in Kouremenos http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/windsurfing/144-gonewinsurfing-kouremenos http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/windsurfing/144-gonewinsurfing-kouremenos

Gone windsurfing in Kouremenos CreteThe Gone Surfing Center is equipped with both the experience and knowledge to provide quality training and services. We are passionate about windsurfing and watersports, we love being in the water and anything to do with the sea. Our goal is to spread the infectious love for surfing, it doesn't matter if it is your first time uphauling a sail, or if you plan to learn a forward loop, we aim to make your surfing dreams materialize.

 Website: http://www.gonesurfing.gr

The water in front of the Gone Surfing center is usually flat, however, when you sail further out there is big chop for bump and jump. The winds are mostly in northerly directions and are sideshore. The Meltemi wind is accelerated by the thermal effect of the hot summer which increases it by 2 Beaufort. The Meltemi winds of North Crete have also made this the ideal location for the biggest windmill parks in Greece. The center is also surrounded by trees providing day-round shade for those wanting to take a well-earned nap on the beach.

There are several other windsurf spots near Kouremenos that you can explore. 'Tenta' is the most renowned for Freestyle windsurfing because it is exposed to the North winds. 'Tenta' provides both a wavy area and a flat one. 'Faneromeni' is a more extreme spot and only appeals to the daredevils, 'Faneromeni' has world class waves.

Distances From:

Other Beaches:

    Chiona Beach: 2.2 km
    Tenda Bay: 8.0 km
    Xerokampos: 18.6km
    Faneromeni: 19.2 km

Towns:

    Sitia: 19km
    Agios Nikolaos: 91 km
    Heraklion: 140 km

Airports:

    Sitia: 19 km
    Heraklion: 140 km

Harbour:

    Sitia: 19 km
    Heraklion: 140 km

 

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service@webcrete.com (Itanos) Windsurfing Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:33:54 +0300
Climbing in Kato Zakros http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/climbing/121-climbing-in-kato-zakros http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/climbing/121-climbing-in-kato-zakros

Climbing in Kato ZakrosThe former Itanos Municipal Enterprise, has marked free climbing routes at the gorge of Kato Zakros, accessible all year round.

The alternative vacation proposition, for those looking for extreme fun! All routes are covered and offer pleasurable, safe climbing. You will find many routes, suited to all levels and abilities and suitable for all tastes.

At the famous gorge of Kato Zakros, also known as "Gorge of the Dead", located at the final stretch of the European path E4, the Itanos Municipal Enterprise has established a variety of free climbing routes, suitable for climbers of all levels, and has bought the relevant equipment, which is for rent to those interested.

The free climbing routes of Kato Zakros are accessible all year round; moreover, climbing is possible at all times of the day, on the right- or left- hand side of the entrance to the gorge, where the routes are marked.

To repeat the routes a 50m rope is required and 8-10 sets.

All routes are covered; RP by double-ring relay.

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service@webcrete.com (Itanos) Climbing Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:59:07 +0300
1st European windsurfing competition http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/windsurfing/115-1st-european-windsurfing-competition http://eastcrete-holidays.gr/en/activities/windsurfing/115-1st-european-windsurfing-competition

windsurf 2009

Windsurfing in Kouremenos: THE FIRST EUROPEAN WINDSURFING COMPETITION IN CRETE


KOUREMENOS EAST CRETE

KOYREMENOS BEACH IN PALEKASTRO IS FAMOUS TO THE WHOLE WINDSURFERS, ALL OVER THE WORLD, BECAUSE OF IT'S MELTEMI WIND, WHICH START IN THE BEGINNING OF JUNE AND FINISH IN SEPTEMBER!

DATE: 11, 12, 13, 14 OF JUNE 2009

 

LOCATION: KOUREMENOS BEACH - PALEKASTRO CRETE
ORGANIZER: PREFECTURE OF LASITHI, MUNICIPALITY OF ITANOS AND MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISE FOR ΤΗΕ TOURIST AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF ITANOS MUNICIPALITY

Contact Info

Office: MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISE OF THE TOURIST AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF ITANOS MUNICIPALITY (DEPTADI).

 

GOLDEN SPONSOR:

BIG SPONSORS: SOLAR POWER PLANT LASITHI LPD., ΚΑΣΤΕΛΟΡΙΖΟ, MINOAN VILLAS.
SPONSOR: PPC RENEWABLES

SUPPORTERS:
FREAK SURF STATION, ENTEKA A.E., BIO SITIA S.A., PORTO BELIS TRAVEL, FIDELIS NIKOLAOS.

COMMUNICATION SPONSORS:
HOLLYWIND, WINDSURFING.GR, KRITI T.V. KYDON T.V., NEA KRHTH, RADIO 9,84, LATO F.M., ANATOLI, SITIA F.M. 95,5, NEA EPARHIA.

 

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service@webcrete.com (Itanos) Windsurfing Wed, 20 May 2009 03:05:34 +0300