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Historic Site
“A fortress, a disease, an island: the Spinalonga. At the entrance of Elounda Bay you will see its impregnable fortress, which in the depths of the centuries have tried many to conquer: Venetians, Ottomans, refugees, rebels. Years later, he was conquered by a disease ... Here, from 1905 to 1957, the lepers of the whole of Greece were housed. A story inspired by Victoria's award-winning historic novel, "The Island". Today, you can still feel the mystery and the history of the rocky island in the atmosphere if you visit it with a boat or even swim.”
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“Lychnostatis Open Air Museum is a museum in Hersonissos.It is an autonomous private foundation, established in July 1992,based on private collection owned by ophthalmologist Yiorgos Markakis.The Markakis and local workers were responsible for the building of the museum between 1986 and 1992.In March 1994, the Association of Members of the Museum was established,to obtain sponsorships and grants to operate the museum . The museum contains a variety of artifacts and structures related to Cretan folk tradition and ethnology,economic activity and culture,nature and the environment.Notable assets include traditional Cretan farmer and merchant houses,wine and olive presses,a distillery,weaving and ceramic workshops,a herbarium and fruit and cactus gardens,a folk art gallery,library,a mineral and stone exhibition,everything you need to get to know the real Crete,a 150-seat auditorium and a 250 seats theatre as well as a cafe and shop.A number of performances are put on in the auditoriums including the "Traditional September" annual event as well as Greek dancing performances and grape and wine tasting events.”
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“Day trip at Chrisi! Take the boat to enjoy the exotic coast, swim in the light blue water”
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Båd eller færge
“Take a boat for a day trip from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda or a short one 5' from the village of Plaka”
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“Go to Vai beach for a day trip. Its marvelous place to stay for few hours just keep with you sunglasses, sun olive oil with protection, a hat. ”
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Point of Interest
“East of today's Malia lies the Minoan palace of Malia. It is built on a privileged location, close to the sea and on the road that connects the eastern with central Crete. The palace of Malia in mythology served as the residence of Sarpidon, a brother of Minos, and was first built in 1900 BC. The pre-existing strong settlement, from which neighborhoods are preserved around the palace, is thus converted into a palatial city-center. In Malia we are fortunate to walk to the actual palace, as archaeologists excavated it. Most of the ruins that are visible today belong to the new palace complex, the second palace, whose premises are located around 3 courtyards, the central, the northern and the "yard of the tower". It is a palace that provokes the interest of the visitor for its magnificent dimensions, its complex design and its multiple details. Life in the palace of Malia flows, as in the other palaces, at the same pace. So let's try and imagine the daily Minoan occupations, ceremonies and celebrations in the big yard. The area has several sights such as historic temples and natural beauty. It is worth visiting the church of Our Lady of Galatians and admiring its famous hagiographies. There are also the temples of St. John the Baptist, the Taxiarches, St. Demetrius and Evangelismos, Agia Pelagia and St. George. The church of St. George has many old frescoes and the tradition says it was built to protect the saint who stayed there from the fairies, which in their praise are presented in the area.”
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Point of Interest
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Administrative Area Level 5
“The fertile soil of the plateau, due to alluvial run-off from melting snow, has attracted inhabitants since Neolithic times (6000 BC).[3] Minoans and Dorians followed and the plateau has been continuously inhabited since then, except a period that started in 1293 and lasted for over two centuries during the Venetian occupation of Crete. During that time and due to frequent rebellions and strong resistance, villages were demolished, cultivation prohibited, and natives were forced to leave and forbidden to return under a penalty of death. A Venetian manuscript of the thirteenth century describes the troublesome plateau of Lasithi as spina nel cuore (di Venezia) - a thorn in the heart of Venice. Later, in the early 15th century, Venetian rulers allowed refugees from the Greek mainland (eastern Peloponnese) to settle in the plain and cultivate the land again. To ensure good crops, Venetians designed a large system of drainage ditches (linies, Greek: λίνιες) that were constructed between 1514 - 1560 and are still in use. The ditches transfer the water to Honos (Greek: Χώνος), a sinkhole in the west edge of the plateau, that feeds the river Aposelemis. During the Greek War of Independence in January 1823, Hassan Pasha led an army of Ottoman and Egyptian forces sent by Muhammad Ali that seized the plateau killing most residents who had not fled to the mountains. In May 1867 during the great Cretan revolt, Ottoman and Egyptian forces under the command of Pashas Omar and Ismail Selim marched towards the Lasithi plateau. Their aim was to strike a decisive blow on the revolutionaries who used it as their hideout. After fierce fighting, the outnumbered rebels were defeated and forced to retreat to the slopes of Dikti. Between 21 and 29 of May, many village dwellers were slaughtered or taken slaves, their homes were set ablaze after being looted and livestock and crops were destroyed.[4] The monastery of Kroustalenia that was the seat of the revolutionary committee was also demolished. During the Axis occupation of Greece in 1941–1944, the peaks surrounding the plateau were used as hideouts by local resistance fighters.”
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“elounda is known everywhere around this planet for it's superior class hotels .It's a place of great natural beauty ,especially Plaka ,where you can find good restaurants and a boat that takes you to Spinalonga a little island near the coasts of Elounda.”
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“It is said that palm trees need to have their "feet in the water, their head in the sun and their trunk in the shade". Vai is a magnificent palm forest that is unique not just in Greece and Europe, but in the entire world. The forest extends over 12 hectares and consists of one type of palm, named Phoenix theophrasti after the ancient philosopher and botanist Theophrastus, a student of Aristotle. At the feet of the impressive seaside forest of some 4,500 plants lies a carpet of golden sand. Vai, thanks to its rare ecosystem, is protected under the Natura 2000 network, gets its name from the Greek word "vagio", meaning "palm frond".”
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Natural Feature
“Psychro is associated with the Diktaean Cave (Greek: Δικταῖον Ἄντρον Diktaion Antron), one of the putative sites of the birth of Zeus. Other legends place it as the Idaean Cave on Mount Ida. According to Hesiod, Theogony (477-484), Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Lyctus and hid him in a cave of Mount Aegaeon. Since the late nineteenth century the Diktaean Cave, which is above the modern village of Psychro, has been identified with this sanctuary.”
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“oplou Monastery (Greek: Μονή Τοπλού) is a 15th-century monastery located in a dry and barren area in the Lasithi regional unit, on the eastern part of the island of Crete in Greece. It is about 6 km (3.7 mi) north of the village of Palekastro and 85 km (53 mi) east of Agios Nikolaos. The monastery was originally called Panagia Akrotiriani (Virgin Mary of the Cape), after the nearby Sidero cape. Its current name literally means "with the cannonball", thus called by the Turks for the cannon and cannonballs (Turkish: top) it had in its possession for defensive purposes. History Toplou monastery is one of the most significant monasteries in Crete, dedicated to Panagia (Virgin Mary) and St. John the Theologian. It was founded around the mid 15th century, probably on the ruins of an earlier convent. The monastery was plundered by the knights of Malta in 1530 and shattered in 1612 by a strong earthquake. Due to its strategic position, the senate of the Republic of Venice, then ruler of Crete, decided to financially aid in rebuilding it. The monastery flourished until the surrender of eastern Crete to the Turks in 1646, after which it was abandoned for a long time. In 1704, it acquired special protection privileges from the Patriarch (i.e., stauropegic) and was re-inhabited. After its monks were slaughtered by Turks in 1821 during the Greek Revolution of Independence, Toplou was again deserted until 1828. In 1866, during the massive Cretan revolt against the Turks, it was once again devastated. During the German occupation of 1941-44, Toplou was providing shelter to resistance fighters and housed their wireless radio. When this was discovered by the Germans, the abbot and two monks were tortured and executed.”
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“The lake of Agios Nikolaos in the centre of town is the most famous landmark of Agios Nikolaos for visitors and locals alike.The lake of Agios Nikolaos is also known as Voulismeni (“sunken”), and by the unattractive name of Vromolimni (“Stinkylake”), acquired in times past, when the stagnant waters of the lake gave off an unpleasant smell until a channel was cut to the sea in 1867. That was also when the small bridge was built by Pasha Kostis Adosides. The lake of Agios Nikolaos has distinctive vertical walls reminiscent of a volcanic crater, which is why some people believe that it was created by a sunken volcano. Though seemingly plausible, this theory has gradually lost ground and today ”
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Point of Interest
“Richtis gorge begins just beyond the village Exo Mouliana and ends at Richtis beach. Flowing through the gorge is a river that one point forms a 20-meter-tall waterfall.”
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