seen a greater influx of tourists than perhaps anywhere else
on Crete, with the development of a whole series of large
hotels extending almost 10 km along the beach to the east. For
once, though, the middle of town has been spared, so that at
its heart Rethimno remains one of the most beautiful of
Crete's major cities. A wide sandy beach and palm-lined
promenade border a labyrinthine tangle of Venetian and Turkish
houses lining streets where many of the old men still dress
proudly in high boots, baggy trousers and black headscarves.
Medieval minarets lend an exotic air to the skyline, while
dominating everything from the west is the superbly preserved
outline of the fortress built by the Venetians after a series
of pirate raids had devastated the town. Rethymnon combines
the gentle scenery of the northern and southern coastlines
with the precipitous gorges of the Idi and White Mountains.
The main town, Rethymnon, on the northern coast, is an hour
and a half’s bus ride west from the airport. There is a
well-preserved Venetian fort behind the harbor and, like the
other large towns on the north coast, Venetian influence is
apparent in the architecture.
mountainous countryside lures those who are interested in
exploring on foot, whilst the historical aspect of the island
entices many to visit the variety of beautiful castles,
monasteries and archaeological sites, some of which are 500
years old. Most importantly, there is always the warm
friendliness of the Cretan people who may well invite you to
share a drink with them. Crete may become for you, as it has
for so many previous visitors, a special and endearing place
to be visited time and time again.
Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its
reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique
landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and
its magnificent beaches.
houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town,
chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores
selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.
Trends that sweep through
the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this
An island of tempting and
tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather
superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.
But even the most
unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a
crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive,
picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters
of the Aegean Sea.
charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve
frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.
Because it is so famous,
Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who
enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is
the ideal place for holidays.
Have a wonderful time...