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Snorkeling on Crete Greece
 
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Snorkeling on Crete Greece: Snorkelling day Crete 2 locations: this day is really suitable for fanatic snorkelers. We have selected two snorkelling locations, where you can enjoy snorkelling. The first location is a large reef with a natural pool in the middle. These are rock and lava formations. Just outside the middle part you have to be careful of the waves, when you are swimming close to the reef. During autumn and winter you will find here schools of tuna fish. At this location you see many colourful fishes and plants in the water. Snorkelling around the large reef is beautiful. Everywhere you see bubbles coming out of the ground, with a cold jet of fresh water, floating into the sea. Along the reef there are many little tunnels, where you can look at the beauty of large lava formations. There is a sandy beach at this snorkelling location, where you can go for sunbathing and swimming. There are also beautiful spots for fishing.
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Sarakinas Gorge Crete
 
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Sarakina Gorge Mirtos Crete: A beautiful natural area, close to the pedestrian village of Mirtos. The hike through this gorge is a challenge. You can divide this hike into one short and one long walk. The gorge is breath taking, there is sometimes a lot of water in the canyon. In spring and autumn you must walk through rivers and streams and sometimes swim! We organize this tour to Mirtos with an overnight stay in Mirtos. The walk can be spread over two days in the area. This information can also be found in extended walks. Sarakinas Hike, ZORBAS.NL
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Kritsa Village walk and gorge (Crete - Greece)
 
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Kritsa Village walk and gorge - Crete Greece (Zorbas.nl)
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PREVELI CRETE - gorge
 
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Preveli Crete: A day full of thrills and spills in the gorge and canyon. Climbing, swimming, hiking and walking in one day - Gorge walks: For nature lovers Crete is a true paradise. The changing landscape will fascinate you again and again amazed. Preveli walk www.zorbas.nl
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Schlucht auf Kreta Agiofarango
 
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Schlucht von Agiofarango Kreta Griechenland: Diese Schlucht liegt im Süden Zentralkretas und ist eine kurze Schluchtenwanderung, die an einem wunderschönen Strand am libyschen Meer endet. Hier machen wir eine Pause zum Grillen, aber wer vom Wandern nicht genug hat: Erforschen Sie doch einfach die Pfade rechts und links des Strandes. Wenn Sie herrlich Schwimmen oder Sonnenbaden möchten, können Sie das natürlich auch! Es ist auch toll hier um zu Schnorcheln. Im Meer sind schöne Felsformationen und Tunnel. Dieses Gebiet ist auch gut für Bergsteigen und Abseilen. Die Felsen in der Schlucht stehen senkrecht, so Klettern ist hier eine echte Herausforderung. Das ganze Jahr über machen Bergsteiger Camping in dieser Schlucht.
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Aradena kloof op Kreta Griekenland
 
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Aredena kloof op Kreta: Een diep uitgesneden kloof die begint op ongeveer 650-700 meter. Gesierd door een brug die de smalste delen van de kloof verbind naar de witte bergen, naast het verlaten dorp Aredena. Een rond wandeling van 16-18 kilometer. Begonnen in Finika een klein dorp aan de Libische zee, een hoogpad langs de zee naar het strand van Marmara, hier begint de kloof. Dan is het 7 tot 8 kilomter klimmen naar het dorp Aredena door de kloof, met veel natuurlijke obstakels. Makkelijk te volgen, tot aan de brug van Aredena, u kunt daar een oude trap beklimmen, of links het ezelpad volgen. Bij hoogtevrees de trap mijden! Onder de brug door in de bodem van de kloof doorlopen naar het oude ezelpad wat dan 200 meter loodrecht naar boven gaat. Zware klim tot aan het verlaten dorp Aredena. Leuke dorps wandeling door de verlaten staatjes. Over de brug wandelingen richting Lyvaiana. Eerst een stukje asfalt en dan 9 kilomter naar beneden lopen met een uitzicht over de Libische zee. Na een stuk asfalt neemt u het wandel pad dat door gaat naar Phinix of Finix. (Aangegeven staan Lourta, Phinix en Finika. Een lange dag niet geschikt in de zomer maanden! Meer op : ZORBAS,NL
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Zorbas Island holiday in Crete Greece
 
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Zorbas Island Apartments Kokkini Hani Crete Crete at its best, all year 'round: Discovering Crete can, not be done through mass tourism, it does this dazzling island a great injustice. The love for this Mediterranean pearl that is shown at Zorbas Island is unequalled and guarantees each and every guest an unforgettable stay. This small scaled resort exists of 25 apartments surrounded by beautiful gardens and is situated straight at the coastline of Northern Crete; it even offers a private beach. Centrally located between 2 authentic Cretan villages, Zorbas Island guarantees both peace and quiet as well as an ideal starting point for a custom made holiday. The eye catchers of this accommodation are the breathtaking view, the spacious swimming pool and... the Greek tavern with an authentic wood-oven. The warm atmosphere and personal service the Zorbas team provides welcomes you and makes you feel right at home. Zorbas Island organizes a great number of 'tailor-made' excursions that allow you to discover the real Crete. You will have the opportunity to create your own pottery, pick olives, make exquisite hikes, go on adventurous survival trips or join in Greek cooking workshops out in the open. You can rest assured: whether on your own, with your family or in a group, everyone will be pleased. And the beauty of it all? You are welcome both summer and winter. Zorbas Island: your best bet. www.zorbas.nl
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Spinalonga Crete Greece (TO NISI)
 
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Spinalonga Crete Greece (TO NISI): The island of Spinalonga by Crete 2012
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Unique Hiking Week on Crete in October and November
 
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Unique Hiking Week on Crete in October and November: Who feels like joining us? The end of October we want to go for a long hike following the E4 hiking path on Crete. The total length of this hike is aproximately 90 kilometres. Along the way we will sleep overnight in different places, not only in apartments, but also in a tent on the beach or wherever we might end up! This hike is a part of the E4 hiking path from Paleochora to Sfakia. We will also visit some gorges as we are passing them. If you wish to join us, please register in time! ZORBAS.NL Hiking in West Crete, the E4 hiking path: Paleochora – Cape Plakes – Cape Flomos – Soughia, (Sougia) – Agia Irini gorge – Triptis gorge – Agia Roumeli – Samaria gorge – Agios Paflos – Cape Plaka – Aradhena gorge - Likos – Finikas – Loutra – Chora Sfakion (Sfakia). The trail of this hike is about 90 kilometres including visiting several gorges.
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Die Patsos Schlucht auf Kreta (Winter 25 februai 2013)
 
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Eine spektakuläre Schlucht, in der Sie viel klettern und klimmen müssen! Der Patsos-Canyon führt durch ein wunderschönes Wandergebiet auf Kreta. Die Route durch die Schlucht ist gut markiert. Sie wandern entlang und durch einen kleine Fluss. Auf dieser Wanderung brauchen Sie gute Schuhe, evtl. ein Paar trockene Extra-Socken, einen Rucksack und genügend Trinkwasser.
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Walking and hiking the E4 Sfakia - loutro - Crete
 
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walking and hiking the E4 Sfakia - Glyka nero - Lourto - Walking from Loutro to Sfakia - ZORBAS.NL
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Orchids on Crete - Orchideeën op Kreta - Orchideen auf Kreta
 
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Orchids on Crete - Orchids Greece – Flowers on Crete - Orchideeën op Kreta - Orchideeën Griekenland - Bloemen op Kreta - Orchideen auf Kreta - Griechenland Orchideen - Blumen auf Kreta zorbas island . ZORBAS.NL
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Olive oil export from Crete Greece
 
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Olive oil export from Crete, Greece: this year we have a top quality olive oil on Crete. We also made own Zorbas olive oil. 100 % biological olive oil without pesticides, only natural manure and water during the summer. The manual processing of the olives is very labour intensive. Our own olive oil will be soon for sale at Zorbas Island. We started our harvest with part of our Zorbas team yesterday. Everywhere on Crete olive oil is pressed in the olive oil factories, on the fields everybody is harvesting their olives. ZORBAS.NL
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Sarakina Gorge Mirtos South Crete
 
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This walk is about 8 kilometres but we also have a longer version, than we walk 14 km. This walk is perfect in the summer walking in the shade. In spring there is a lot of water in the gorge. If too much water is flowing, the gorge is unavailable. Usually one can walk this gorge until late December depending on the first winter rains. Difficulty: climbing and descending, but is suitable for most hikers.
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Chrissi eiland Kreta
 
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Chrissi eiland een paradijselijk strand, rond het eiland, heerlijk om te snorkelen, wandelen en zonnebaden. Boot vertrekt dagelijks uit ieraperta.
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Wandelen in Mirtos Kreta: De Sarakina kloof
 
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Wekelijkse winter wandelingen. Deze week een wandeling door de Sarakina Kloof. WWW.ZORBAS.NL
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Anatoli apartments Crete Greece (Chersonissos)
 
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"Anatoli" apartments are situated at Limani Hersonisos, 500 meters to the East of the village, a stone's throw away from the sea shore and next door to the very popular "Star Beach", a water park paradise for both young and old. It is only 20 mins away from Heraklion, the capital of the island, half an hour from the romantic town of Aghios Niκolaos while access to the whole island is very easy even for those who do not venture to hire a car. The bus stop for all parts of the island is only a few meters away and the busses are very frequent.
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Aposelemis Gorge on Crete (Walking)
 
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Aposelemis Gorge on Crete: This canyon is a hike where a lot of climbing and scrambling is involved. The gorge was made long ago by shepherds and is still used daily. The gorge is breathtakingly beautiful, an experience you will never forget. Along the way we will encounter many sheep and mountain goats. During the winter the Aposelemis gorge becomes a small river which makes it a beautiful green area with many native plants. Halfway through the gorge you will reach a cave. Around here the vultures live: the wings of these vultures sometimes have a wingspan of 2 meters.
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E4 ONE WEEK WALKING IN CRETE
 
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E4 ONE WEEK WALKING IN CRETE: E4 walking path on Crete: Multi-day hikes on Crete. We offer a combination of various hikes on Crete on the E4 hiking trail. From this page you can click on to all the hikes we offer in combination with accommodation on Crete. There are also combinations with the hikes possible, like hiking for a few days on the E4 walking path on Crete combined with other hikes in the area of Zorbas Island. We have merged the most scenic routes of the E4 with many of our own hikes. Every year we create new routes in the winter for our guests. All our hikes are unique, we have more than 60 different hikes on Crete.
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Greek cooking lessons in Crete (Holiday)
 
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COOKING WORKSHOPS ON CRETE: A culinary holiday. Crete is world famous because of the Mediterranean diet. Not only are the Cretan eating habits amongst the healthiest world wide, the kitchen itself exists of many diverse dishes. From salads to pulses, from ribs to hare and lamb, from sardines to the most exotic shellfish... it has everything. Add the extra virgin olive oil and the fresh homegrown herbs and you have a recipe for success.
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Dorpswandeling Kalami zuid Kreta
 
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Wandeling in zuid Kreta. Deze wandeling is makkelijk te noemen. Toegankelijk voor allerlei soorten wandlaars. De wandeling is zelf te verdelen in makkelijk en moeilijk. Een rondwandeling is de dorpswandeling Kalami. Deze wandeling heeft vele gezichten, kijken hoe een dorp en in Griekenland eruit zag in de jaren 50 en daarvoor. De natuur rond het dorp, is adembenemend en het hele jaar door toegankelijk. Het dorp ligt ingeklemd door mooie rots formaties, Natuur vol met olijfbomen , bloemen en beekjes. Tot ver in het voorjaar stroomt hier water. Veel fruitbomen, en een verlaten landbouw gebied. De wandeling is te maken, vanaf 5 k tot 12 kilomter. De wandeling Kalami: Het wandel pad begint in het dorp, en gaat rond het dorp, van af vele punten kunt u het dorp in de vallei zien liggen. Ook treft u onderweg oude kalderinies aan, die zijn oeroude ezelpaden en waren vroeger de enige verbinding tussen de dorpen op Kreta. De wandeling is goed te doen via het wandelpad. Maar ook is er een crosscountry wandelpad dat deze wandeling avontuurlijk maakt, maar is dan wel voor de avontuurlijke wandelaar. Kalami spookstad of verlaten dorp op Kreta? Het dorp Kalami is een oud dorp, wat verscholen ligt vanaf de hoofdweg. De staten door het dorp zijn niet gemaakt voor auto's u kunt alleen parkeren voor het dorp, wand de straatjes in het dorp zijn de nauw voor een auto en onmogelijk. De straten zijn dus te voet bereikbaar, vroeger per ezel. Het dorp is verlaten voor de welvaart, de bewoners zijn er veelal in de jaren 50 en 60 vertrokken voor een nieuw bestaan in Athene. Het was een agrarisch dorp, wat geen bestaan meer zag. De huisjes staan er veel al leeg, spullen staan er vaak gewoon nog in. Een enkele ouderling woont er nog, maar dat zijn voor zo'n groot dorp hoog uit 10 personen. De kerk van het dorp is bijzonder goed onderhouden, en wordt nog altijd bij gehouden. Alles in het dorp is nog zichtbaar, de lokale dorps kroeg de kafenion is er nog, maar is al jaren dicht, zo ook de school naast de kerk, waar zelf het telraam nog aanwezig is. Het dorpje geeft soms een spookachtig gevoel, niet iedereen voelt zich op het gemak, omdat het zo leeg is. Maar een wandeling door het dorp geeft wel het gevoel dat u terug gaat in de tijd, en geeft een indruk hoe mensen hier vroeger hebben gewoond. Beneden het dorp staan nog vele sinaasappel bomen, en herkend u een landbouwgebied, dat vroeger de inkomst was van het dorp. Vanaf het dorp is er een verbinding weg naar de zuid kust van Kreta, met 1 van de mooiste berde zandstranden, dat ligt wel 10 kilomter verder. Boven het dorp kijk u een geweldige bergkloof in. Deze is zo steil, dat er geen weg naar toe gaat.
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Havgas gorge Lassithi Crete Greece
 
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Havgas canyon Lassithi, Crete: a special hike through the Havgas canyon in Lassithi, not to be confused with the Havgas gorge at the village Kalamafka. This gorge has a river with melt water from the Katharos plateau. There are not a lot of people hiking in this gorge. This is actually strange, because it is a magnificent canyon with beautiful scenery and nature. It is not an easy walk, but very suitable if you are an experienced hiker. There is no marked hiking path, you will follow the river. The river is dry from the end of May, but from December up to May water runs through the river. It is very clear drinking water, this water is later collected in basins on the Lassithi plateau. If the basins are full, the water is piped to the reservoir lake of Afdou. The river actually ends in the Aposolemis canyon, about 20 kilometre further. Canyon on Crete (Havgas): this canyon is in some places wide and later on very small. The canyon is situated between the mountains Katharios Lakkos (1200 meter) and Kefala (1270 meter). The length of the gorge is approx. is 4 kilometre. The gorge starts at a small freshwater lake at Lassithi, nearby Agios Georgios and Agios Konstandinos. In the early morning the view over this freshwater lake is fantastic. Nature in the Havgas gorge & canyon: you will spot a lot of birds in the gorge. Because there are not a lot of people walking through this gorge, the gorge is full with flowers and plants during spring. In the early winter you will already see a lot of beautiful flowers. High up in the mountains grows diktamos, from which the famous Cretan mountain tea is made. The Havgas boulder: a unique stone, which is made round by the water that flows around the stone. It looks just like this rock has been put here on purpose. At this boulder the hike does not continue, during the winter and spring there is too much water and it is too high to climb. This point is called Neraidokolympos, you have to walk back from this point. Waterfalls on Crete (Havgas): during your hike through the gorge you will see a lot of waterfalls. Before the boulder you can climb approx. 22 meter to 3 smaller waterfalls. During the winter it is inevitable to get wet clothes. It can be a bit dangerous at some point, so be careful! Walking in Havgas, Lassithi: if you leave from Agios Konstandionos, this walk is approx. 8-10 kilometre. The hike through the gorge starts at the water basins. You will have to open some fences for the sheep and goats along your way. Make sure you always close these fences, because of herds of sheep and goats. Don't go exploring on your own, when it is not possible! Hiking on Lassithi, Crete: the beautiful green plateau of Lassithi is the whole year perfect for special surprising hikes on Crete. After the gorge, you can continue your walk on the Lassithi plateau. The plateau is a rural area with several villages, surrounded by the magnificent Dikti mountains. There are lots of walks available in this area. ZORBAS.NL
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Zorbas island Crete 2012
 
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Zorbas Island appartementen ligt op ongeveer een kwartiertje van Heraklion, de hoofdstad van Kreta, tussen de dorpjes Kokkini Hani en Gournes. Deze dorpjes zijn overgeslagen door het massa toerisme en worden vooral bewoond door de Grieken zelf. Hier vindt U geen grote grijze betonblokken waar de vakantiegangers als sardientjes worden ingeblikt, hier hoeft U geen uren te lopen naar de supermarkt of het strand, bij ons ligt echt alles op steenworp afstand. Kokkini Hani en Gournes zijn dorpen direct aan de noordkust van Kreta aan een, voor Kreta unieke, aaneenschakeling van kleine echte zandstrandjes. De dorpjes bieden kleine griekse restaurantjes, een aantal gezellige cafeetjes en winkeltjes, alles op nog geen 5 minuten van ons complex.
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Wanderwoche auf Kreta Griechenland (Patsos)
 
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Wanderwoche auf Kreta, Griechenland: Im Sommer und Winter eine ganze Woche lang wandern, durch die abwechslungsreiche Natur Kretas. Unterkunft ist natürlich mit dabei. Wir bieten Ihnen eine Reihe unterschiedliche Wanderrouten an, damit Sie Kreta einmal auf ganz andere Weise kennen lernen können. Inklusive sind: alle Wanderungen, Transfers, Frühstück, Abendessen und Unterkunft. Auch kann das Programm leicht abgewandelt werden, z.B. acht Wanderungen in zehn Tagen, mit zweitägigen Wanderungen inbegriffen. Wir übernachten bei Zweitageswanderungen entweder im Zelt oder in einem Hotel unterwegs. Kreta hat sehr viele Wandergebiete zu bieten, die auch für längere Wanderungen ideal sind. Alle unsere Wanderungen sind zwischen 8 und 20km lang, mehr laufen wir an einem Tag nie. Wandern auf Kreta ist oft anspruchsvoller als in Nordeuropa. Wir führen Sie dafür aber an Orte, zu denen Sie sonst nie kommen würden und zeigen Ihnen ein unbekanntes Kreta. Patsos Kreta: http://www.ferien-auf-kreta-griechenland.de
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Hiking and walking options on Crete Greece  - HAVGAS GORGE
 
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HAVGAS GORGE Hiking and walking options on Crete: Walking holidays on Crete are suitable for everybody: experienced hikers, inexperienced hikers, family walks, aged 50+ and 65+ walking holidays, travelling alone to Crete, single hiking vacations and group walking tours. All year round we organise hikes on Crete. Wanderangebote auf Kreta Griechenland: Unsere Wanderurlaube sind für Jedermann geeignet: unerfahrene und erfahrene Wanderer, Familien, Wanderer 50+ und 65+, für Alleinreisende oder Gruppen. Wanderungen bei uns sind das ganze Jahr über möglich. Wandelmogelijkheden op Kreta en singlevakantie: Wandelvakanties op Kreta zijn geschikt voor iedereen: ervaren wandelaars, beginnende wandelaars, familie wandelingen, 50+ en 65+ wandelvakanties, alleen op vakantie naar Kreta, single wandelvakanties en groepswandelingen. Wij wandelen het hele jaar door op Kreta.
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If you got five minutes for a holiday to Crete 2019
 
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If you got five minutes for a holiday to Crete.... New at Zorbas Island in 2019: we are already busy with preparations for the next summer of 2019, so you can enjoy a fantastic holiday on Crete. In 2019 we offer you, in addition of new day hikes, also new multiple days hikes including overnight stays along the E4 route on Crete. There are also new snorkel excursions on our 2019 program. Our chef cook will prepare new fresh Greek dishes for you. The Zorbas Island cookbook will be available online this year via our website. New tasty dishes are added to our breakfast buffet and lunch menu. Below we like to give you a short description of Zorbas Island apartments on Crete. Should you have any questions, please e-mail us. We will always answer you within 24 hours. Our website is updated 6 times a week. ZORBAS.NL
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Pefki-Schlucht auf Kreta Griechenland
 
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Wandern in der Gegend der Pefki-Schlucht auf Kreta: Manchmal scheint es, dass alle schönen Sehenswürdigkeiten auf Kreta im Norden und Westen der Insel liegen. Dies kann nicht weiter von der Wahrheit entfernt sein, denn Ost-Kreta hat auch eine große Anzahl von schönen Orten zu besuchen. Zum Beispiel können Sie wandern in der Gegend der Pefki-Schlucht auf Kreta, die an der Südostküste liegt. Die Schlucht und das Dorf Pefki verdanken den Namen den vielen Kiefern in der Umgebung. Ein besonderes Phänomen, denn die Südküste Kretas hat ein sehr trockenes und warmes Klima. Der Spaziergang durch die Schlucht beginnt im gleichnamigen malerischen Dorf Pefki über einen alten Steinweg. Dieser Kalderini führt zur Wassermühle von Ilias. Dies ist eine der ältesten bestehenden Wassermühlen, die bis Anfang 1920 funktionierte. Die Mühle wurde zum Mahlen von Getreide und Pressen von Oliven für Öl verwendet. Um 1920 wurde die Wassermühle aufgegeben, weil der Wasserfluss für den Betrieb der Mühle nicht ausreichend war. Nach der Ilias Wassermühle ist der Eingang zur Pefki Schlucht. Pefki Schlucht auf Kreta: Anfangs führt der Weg nicht durch die Schlucht, sondern längsseits. Nach 700-800 Meter senkt sich der Weg zum Flussbett in die Schlucht. Die Schlucht ist mit hohen Kiefern, Platanen, Johannisbrotbäumen, bunten Oleandern und duftenden Büschen bewachsen. Es gibt auch beeindruckende weiße Felsformationen an den Seiten mit einer Höhe von mehr als 100 Metern. Die markanten Kontraste mit der Vielfalt der Farbkombinationen machen dieses Stück Natur einzigartig in Südost-Kreta. E4 Wanderweg auf Kreta: Die Route durch die Schlucht ist in der Regel über einen deutlich markierten Weg. Dies ist Teil des E4, des europäischen Fernwanderwegs. Teile des Pfades gehen durch das Flussbett in der Schlucht, manchmal über die Seiten. Am Ausgang der Schlucht im Süden ist ein Brunnen mit sauberem Trinkwasser, wunderbar zum Abkühlen und Sie können hier eine Flasche Wasser füllen. Volakas tou Sarakinou bei Aspros Potamos: Der Ausgang der Schlucht ist nicht in der Nähe des Meeres, sondern im Pisokaminos Bereich, in der Nähe des Dorfes Aspros Potamos. Es gibt einen großen Felsen namens "Volakas tou Sarakinou" ("Felsen der Sarazenen"). Entsprechend der Tradition, versteckte sich hier ein sarazenischer Pirat, nachdem er in Kreta aufgegeben worden war. Auf dem Felsen werden Sie kleine, eigroße Kieselsteine bemerken. Dies hat zu verschiedenen Geschichten und Theorien geführt. Die Einheimischen sagen, dass dies aus der Zeit des Krieges und der Not kommt. Kinder warfen hier Steine auf den Felsen um zu sehen, ob sie zu Hause Nahrung finden. Wenn der Stein auf dem Felsen blieb, dann würden sie Nahrung finden, sonst nicht. Makrigialos Kreta: In der Nähe des Sarazenen Felsens befindet sich das Dorf Aspros Potamos ("Weißer Fluss"), wo die Asphaltstraße nach Makrigialos oder zurück zum Dorf Pefki führt. Makrigialos ist ein ziemlich großes Dorf an der Südostküste von Kreta. Mit schönen langen Stränden ist dies ein wunderbarer Ort, um sich von der Wanderung zu erholen. Makrigialos war ursprünglich ein kleiner Hafen ohne Straßen in den 1950er Jahren, aber hat ein starkes Wachstum erfahren. Heute ist es ein Touristenziel in der Region Südost-Kreta und Sie können hier alles von einem Ort zu schlafen, bis zu einem Strandrestaurant finden. Wandern in Ost-Kreta: Neben den vielen Wanderungen, die wir im zentralen und westlichen Teil Kretas organisieren, gehen wir auch mit unseren Gästen nach Ost-Kreta. Ein Teil der Europäischer Fernwanderweg E4 läuft über die ganze Insel und es gibt auch schöne Wanderungen im Osten. Die Pefki-Schlucht ist nur ein Beispiel dafür. Bitte lesen Sie mehr über die vielen Möglichkeiten, die wir anbieten, wie die mehrtägigen Wanderungen auf dem E4 Pfad auf Kreta. Neben dem E4 Wanderweg gibt es auch viele andere schöne Gebiete zum Wandern. Sollten Sie Fragen oder spezielle Wünsche haben, können Sie uns jederzeit kontaktieren. http://www.ferien-auf-kreta-griechenland.de/
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Mili gorge (Rethimnon) Crete - walking and hiking in Crete Greece
 
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Hiking Mili gorge (Rethimnon) We will drive to Rethymnon, after Platanisa close to Perivolia we will turn left towards Giannoudi. Before the village we turn right, to the starting point of the Mili gorge. This hike is approximately 9 kilometres and will take about 4 hours to hike. From the church we follow the river past Kato Mili and Pano Mili. We will walk through the village Chromonastri. In the village we turn left via Agios Eftychies (this is possible in Chromonosti by walking to the church). Wandeling Mili kloof (Retimnon) We rijden richting Rethymnon. Na Platanisa, bij Perivolia gaan we linksaf richting Giannoudi. Voor het dorp gaan we rechtsaf naar het startpunt van de Mili Kloof. Deze wandeling duurt ongeveer 4 uur en is 9 kilometer. U kunt uw vervoer laten staan bij de kerk, daar komen we ook weer terug. Vanaf de kerk volgen we de rivier, langs Kato myli en Pano Mili. We wandelen door tot in het dorp Chromonastiri, in het dorp gaan we naar links via Agios Eftychies (dit kan in Chromonastiri door te wandelen naar de kerk Panagia Kera).
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Canyons and hikes on Crete
 
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Canyons and hikes on Crete: Gorge in Crete: An overview of the most famous gorges out there on Crete. On this page you will find all known and unknown gorges that exist in Crete.
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Boat excursion to Greek islands (Dia 2nd November 2013)
 
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Boat excursions in Crete: An excursion with boats of 30hp. With these speedboats we go to Dia Island and Agios Georgios Bay at Sissi. At the Dia Island we see dolphins a few times a year. One boat seats 8 persons, we can provide up to five boats. You can steer the boat (in consultation with us) or we can provide a skipper for you. Boat rental & excursion in Crete: the boats are equipped with a 30hp engine and a spare engine of 5HP for (possible) problems, 10 life jackets, an MP3-player, fish finder and depth meter. We also offer opportunities for fishing with the boat.
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Easter in Greece - Crete 2019
 
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Easter in Greece is a traditional happening, in which people remember the suffering and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and celebrate the resurrection. It also is a celebration of being together and socializing, a celebration with family and friends. In the holy week before Easter in Greece, people prepare for the most important feast of the year. Moreover, the Greeks follow the daily liturgical services in the church throughout the holy week. Why Greek Easter is on a different date: Not every year the Greek Orthodox Easter coincides with the Catholic and Protestant Easter. This is because Greece uses the Julian calendar for the Easter celebrations. The Gregorian calendar that Catholics and Protestants use, is an adaptation of the Julian. In 1924 Greece introduced the Gregorian calendar, but only for Easter they still use the Julian calendar. Easter is on the first Sunday after full moon after the first day of spring. The beginning of spring is not the same according the Julian and Gregorian calendar. Preparations for Greek Easter: The preparations at home for the Greek Easter during the holy week, mainly consist of spring cleaning, the baking of Easter bread (tsoureki), various Easter cookies and the dyeing of the eggs. Outdoors, the men collect wood for the Easter fire and make a dummy from Judas to burn it at Easter night. Unmarried women and girls collect all kinds of flowers from the gardens to decorate on Thursday the bier and coffin of Jesus Christ. On Good Friday (Great Friday) this Epitafios is exhibited and carried around in procession. Dyeing eggs for Easter: Orthodox Christians dye for Easter the eggs red. Red is the colour of life and victory and the egg symbolizes eternal life after death. It is also a symbol of fertility. Greeks dye their Easter eggs mainly in the colour red referring to the blood of Jesus Christ. During the Easter night the Greek play a game with these hard-boiled eggs by trying to crack the opponent's egg without cracking their own. Just hit them softly against each other to break the other egg. The owner of the last egg that has not been cracked is said to be the lucky one for the coming year. Good Friday in Greece: Good Friday is a day of mourning for the death of Jesus Christ. No sweets are eaten, bearing in mind the vinegar that Jesus Christ drank on the cross. For dinner there is lentil soup with vinegar. This day you should not work with a hammer and nails (cross) or needle and thread. During the evening church ceremony, the lavishly decorated bier is carried on the shoulders of the faithful in a procession. It runs through the community to the cemetery and back. Members of the congregation follow, carrying candles. It represents the funeral of the deceased Jesus Christ. Saturday before Easter: On Holy Saturday, there is a midnight Service of the Resurrection. This is the most important moment of the ecclesiastical year and always effects people. The priest lights the candles of the people in the first row with the Eternal Flame, 'the light of the resurrection'. Then people give each other the light by lighting each other's candles. One leaves the church just before midnight while singing "Jesus Christ is risen" (Christos Anesti). Outside the church fireworks start exploding and Judas is burning, because he had betrayed Jesus Christ. Easter night on Crete: In Crete it is customary to take the burning candle home with you. Every effort is made to keep it burning. At home with the candle 1 or 3 crosses are made above the entrance door with soot from the candle, to bless the house and its inhabitants with the light of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Then it is time for the majeritsa; this is a soup made especially for this occasion of organ meat from the lamb with salad and eggs. Family and friends come together to eat the first meat since fasting period. Easter Sunday in Greece: The Easter lambs are slaughtered on Wednesday and Thursday before Easter. The first Christians, who were of Hebrew origin, associated the sacrifice of the lamb with the sufferings of Jesus Christ on the cross. All over Greece people grill lamb on a spit over charcoal on Easter Sunday. This is the task of the men while the women provide side dishes such as bread, salads, tzatziki and fresh fried fries. On this day the wine will flow abundantly. All this in a lovely and relaxed atmosphere. Family, friend or enemy, it does not matter, everyone is welcome. Easter on Crete: Celebrating Easter in Greece is a special experience. It is something you should just do once. The atmosphere surrounding this big feast and the days before it is unique and indescribably beautiful. Around Easter time there is already lovely spring weather on Crete and you can enjoy the sun. Just keep in mind that Greek Orthodox Easter is mostly not in the same weekend as Catholic or Protestant Easter. If you want more information about celebrating Easter in Crete, you can always contact us. www.zorbas.nl
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Hiking to the Psiloritis on Crete
 
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Hiking to the Psiloritis on Crete: this walk is actually a heavier hike or mountain walk to the Psiloritis. The Psiloritis is the highest mountain of Crete with a height of 2.456 meters. This mountain is also known as the Ida mountain. The Psiloritis is located in central Crete in the province of Rethimnon. Psiloritis is a bit higher than the Lefka Ori mountains in Chania (white mountains). The mountain has snow for approximately 7 months per year. On the top van Psiloritis is a small church build from rocks with a cross, the name of this church is Timios Stavros. Sometimes the top of the mountain is also marked like this along the way. Every year at the 14th of September the name day of the church Timios Stavros is celebrated. The mountain was used in ancient times for the extraction of gold and copper. Down from the Psiloritis mountain, at the Nida plateau, is the Idaion Antron cave located. In this cave Zeus was born, or was it the cave of Zeus in Lassithi?! According to the legend, Zeus grew up on the top of Psiloritis. Hiking area around the Psiloritis: there are several ways to reach the top of the Ida mountain (Psiloritis). You can also hike from the South of Crete to Psiloritis, but most hikers start their hike from the Nida plateau. You can also stay overnight close to the starting point at the Nida Plateau. This is advisable, because then you are able to start hiking early in the morning to the top of the mountain. It is not a luxury hotel, but a good accommodation for active hikers. There are 5 other mountains around the Psiloriti: Koussakas 2209 meter, Voulomenou 2267 meter, Stolistra 2325 meter and Agathias 2424 meter. From the Nida Plateau you can start the climb to Psiloritis from a height of approximately 1.500 meter, close to the Idaion Antron cave. Information about the hike to Psiloritis: the mountain hike to Psiloritis is beautiful, but challenging! It is a long mountain hike to the top of Psiloritis. It can be cold on the top of the mountain, as well in the summer as in the autumn or spring, sometimes it can be extremely cold! There is snow on the top until the beginning of July. Make sure you have the right shoes for this long mountain hike. This hike is a total of 20 kilometres with a hiking time of 10-12 hours. The trails in the mountains have a lot of loose stones. Do not underestimate the weather conditions while hiking on Psiloritis. It can be quit dangerous if it rains with all the loose stones. The trail from the Nida plateau is well marked with dots and you will also see E4 marks. In the spring the marks of the trails to Psiloritis are often covered with snow. The ideal time to hike to Psiloriti is definitely autumn. Hiking to the top of Psiloritis: the trail starts below the mountains close to the Idaion Antron cave. In the beginning of the trail you will have to climb along rocks with a splendid view over the Nida plateau. The plateau is beautiful green with a lot of sheep and their shepherds. You will see a lot of sheep and goats on this hike. After the first upward climb, a trail with loose stones brings you upwards between 2 mountains. At the top of this trail you must first follow a path down and then make the climb along and between 5 mountains. Once you reached the top you will see the North coast of Crete and left in the corner the top of Psiloritis. Along this climbing trail the path brings you to the top of Psiloritis. If you reached the top you can see with clear weather all around Crete, you can also see Santorini in the North and Gavdos in the South. Gavdos is southernmost island of Europe. On the top you can have a break out of the strong wind at Timios Stavros. Then starts the descent to the Nida plateau, be careful of the loose stones and rocks. Normally it is not so nice to hike the same trail twice, but now it doesn’t matter, because you will see different views along this mountain hike. It is also possible to hike back via the other side of the mountain along the E4 trail of Crete.
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Mili gorge (Rethymnon)
 
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Mili gorge Rethymnon Crete
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Kritsa Kloof op Kreta: rondwandelingen op Kreta
 
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Kristá Gorge Tijd:3-4 uur, Niveau: Alle leeftijden, Toegankelijk: April -- November, Startpunt: Kritsá, Eindpunt: Katharo Tsivi berg. Rondwandeling: Tijdens deze toch komt je echt door een rivier met aan de zijkant allemaal uitgesleten stenen rotswanden. Deze rotswanden zijn allemaal glad door het water wat er overheen gegaan is. Een leuke tocht voor de hele familie. Kijk voor meer informatie op: ZORBAS.NL
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Katholiko Gorge hike Crete Greece (Nov 2013)
 
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Katholiko Gorge hike: the Katholiko gorge is hidden away on the small peninsula Akroteri (Chania). The hike starts at the Gouverneto monastery. An old trail descends and after 2 kilometres you will find your first stop. Here you can explore an hidden cave and beautiful antique Venetian arches. The hidden cave is full with crystals, stalagmites and underground passages. An old church is built in this cave. You definitively need a torch for entering this cave! The next trail brings us to the oldest monastery of Crete: Katholikou. This hidden monastery was built in the year 1000 at the entrance of the gorge, which ends at the beach. The monastery also has a deep cave with crystals, stalagmites and underground passages. It is very dark in the cave, so you should also enter this cave with a lamp or torch. The different buildings of the monastery are all abandoned, but in very good state. Our next path brings us to an old arch bridge, under this bridge is the actual beginning of the gorge. In the gorge you will find small hidden caves, beautiful plants and lots of goats! The gorge ends at the sea, where you will find an old Venetian laundry basin. An excellent spot to take a dive or snorkel in the clear blue water! The contrast of colours is magnificent: white rocks and clear blue water. Further down the coast you will find different kinds of lava: black, yellow, white and red lava stones. This gorge offers lots of different elements in a 1 day excursion. First the canyon with old caves and shepherd's huts from the past. On the peninsula Akroteri close to Chania are different hikes possible. You can hike around Akroteri, but this is only suitable for experienced hikers, you will hang from cliffs and will need a climbing rope to continue. But you can also hike through the gorge from the bridge of Katholiko, turn right and hike back to the monastery of Gourneto or take the old stone trail upwards. We offer you several hike: a 3 hours hike (6 kilometres), a 6 hours hike (8 kilometres) or a hike of 8 hours (12 kilometres) with lots of climbing. Bring good hiking shoes, a torch for the caves and a snorkel set with you. Be careful in the cave, there a lots of holes in the floor! More in www.ZORBAS.NL
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Hiking to the Psiloritis on Crete
 
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Hiking area around the Psiloritis: there are several ways to reach the top of the Ida mountain (Psiloritis). You can also hike from the South of Crete to Psiloritis, but most hikers start their hike from the Nida plateau. You can also stay overnight close to the starting point at the Nida Plateau. This is advisable, because then you are able to start hiking early in the morning to the top of the mountain. It is not a luxury hotel, but a good accommodation for active hikers. There are 5 other mountains around the Psiloriti: Koussakas 2209 meter, Voulomenou 2267 meter, Stolistra 2325 meter and Agathias 2424 meter. From the Nida Plateau you can start the climb to Psiloritis from a height of approximately 1.500 meter, close to the Idaion Antron cave. ZORBAS.NL
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Olijfolie uit Kreta - Griekenland www.olijfolie.store
 
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Olijfolie uit Kreta - Griekenland - Extra Virgin olijfolie. Het is een groot mysterie voor iedereen die een olijf uit de boom heeft geplukt en gegeten; hoe heeft iemand kunnen bedenken dat dit vruchtje omgetoverd kan worden tot een lekkere snack of vooral tot een gezonde en smakelijke olie. Zelfs als de olijf aan de boom er dik en rijp uitziet, smaakt deze direct vanuit de boom vreselijk. Gelukkig is er ooit iemand geweest die dit wel heeft ontdekt! Op het Griekse eiland Kreta groeien meer dan 30 miljoen olijfbomen en de Kretenzers maken volop gebruik van de overvloedige vruchten. Als sinds 3500 v.Chr., tijdens de Minoïsche periode, cultiveren de Kretenzers olijfbomen. Bewijs hiervan is onder andere gevonden in het Minoïsche paleis van Knossos, waar zelfs een olijfperskamer was. Tegenwoordig eten de Kretenzers nog steeds veel meer olijfolie dan waar ook in de wereld. En zoals een beroemde studie bewees, zijn zij de gezondste en langstlevende mensen. Het is dus niet verrassend dat het traditionele Kretenzische dieet alleen olijfolie gebruikt in plaats van andere vetten of oliën. De Kretenzer ziet de olijfolie als een kostbaar levenselixer, de tachtigjarige Kretenzische boer en zijn 100 jaar oude moeder zijn het levende bewijs. Op Kreta worden de olijven nog steeds handmatig geoogst met traditionele methoden. Het persen van de olijven gebeurt volgens strikte regels om ervoor te zorgen dat het eindproduct, de olijfolie, van onberispelijke kwaliteit is. Op deze website kunt u meer lezen over de olijfolie uit Kreta. U kunt hier onder andere informatie vinden over hoe de olijfbomen worden geoogst en hoe de olijven worden geperst. Verder is er een webshop waar u olijfolie kunt bestellen. www.olijfolie.store
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Greek Easter 2017
 
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Greek Easter in 2017 is on the 16 april: Many people are not really familiar with the celebration of Easter in Greece. We will tell you something more about it: nowhere in the world is the Easter week experienced as intense as in Greece. Nature is at her best during this period. From the Monday before Easter every day is called “big” here: “Big Monday”, etc. On all these “big” days it is fun to go look in the villages at the preparations for the Easter festivities. There is a lot of activity. Almost all villages make an Easter bonfire, which is lit on the Big Saturday. The young people are busy all week to collect wood. In one village the stake is even higher than in the other. Often there is a sort of rivalry between the villages which one will have the largest fire. During this week a lot of fireworks are lit already during the collection of the wood. ZORBAS.NL
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Zorbas boat Crete
 
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Boat trips on Crete: ZORBAS.NL
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Richtis sclucht wanderung auf Kreta Griechenland
 
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Wanderung durch die Richtis Schlucht auf Kreta: Diese Wanderung ist im Sommer und Winter möglich. Während der Wanderung muss allerdings an bestimmten Stellen in der Schlucht etwas geklettert werden. Die Wanderung beträgt 6 Kilometer, kann aber auf 10-12 km verlängert werden. Auf dieser langen Strecke durch die Schlucht müssen wir uns selbst einen Weg durch die Wildnis bahnen. Der ganzjährig Wasser führende Fluss, an dem wir entlangwandern, sorgt immer wieder dafür, dass sich uns Hindernisse in den Weg stellen. Wir müssen oft den Fluss überqueren, um auf der anderen Seite wieder auf den schmalen Fußweg zu kommen, an anderen Stellen müssen wir über kleine Felsen klettern oder unter tief hängenden Ästen und Zweigen hindurchkriechen. Auf halbem Weg durch die Schlucht wandern wir zu einem atemberaubenden Wasserfall, der 30m in die Tiefe stürzt. Am Ende der Schlucht kommen wir zu einem wunderschönen verlassenen Strand.
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Wandelen in Mirtos Kreta
 
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wandelen in Mirtos Kreta: een winter wandeling van Males naar Mirtos door de Sarakina kloof, veel water en zwaar!
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pottenbakkerij op kreta Griekenland: ZORBAS.NL
 
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pottenbakkers wandeling: een excursie door een Grieks dorpje in centraal Kreta. Er wordt u veel uitleg gegeven over de natuur & cultuur van Kreta. Onderweg bezoeken we een oud klooster. De totale afstand van deze wandeling is 5 kilometer. In de middag gaan we naar een Griekse pottenbakker. Hier leert u zelf met klei boetseren. U kunt uw eigen creatie (zoals bv een vaas, schaal of kandelaar) maken en die ook later mee naar huis nemen. De kinderen kunnen onbeperkt knutselen en kleien aan een lange tafel. Deze excursie is inclusief transfer en BBQ lunch.
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Walking and hiking Anopoli Crete (Winter 2012)
 
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Walking and hiking Anopoli Crete. White owls and walking tracks.
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Village hike on Crete
 
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Village hike on Crete: Episkopi: A beautiful walking area on Crete including a visit to 3 mountain villages. We combine walking through the nature with visiting mountain villages. Along the way we see gorgeous churches, the way of living in Greek villages, culture on Crete and stunning views of the sea.
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walking in Zakros, Kato zakros, Vai, Sitia.
 
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Hiking in Zakros, Vai & Sitia Geopark 2014 Sitia has an extensive hiking area on Crete with more than 160 caves. The Zakros gorge is a beautiful gorge, which you can walk the whole year around. It is an easy trail from the village of Zakros to Kato Zakros, a small seaside village. Zakros is a village in Eastern Crete, below the village is "the dead valley. This valley got this name, because the bones of men were buried here during Minoan times. At the end of the Zakros Gorge is the historical palace of Kato Zakros. In the sea lies a sunken harbour from the Minoan period. Kato Zakros has beautiful beaches and a few taverns, that are also open during the winter. The Zakros gorge (the death valley) is an easy gorge with lots of colourful rocks in wild unspoilt nature. You can walk in 8 kilometers to the village Kato Zakros. Vai: The palm beach of Vai is located in Eastern Crete on the peninsula Sideros, close to the village Palekastro and Sitia. According to a legend, this unique palm forest was created by Aryan pirates, who threw fruit away on this spot. According to another legend, the first palm trees should be planted in the year 824 after Christ by Arabs. In reality, it is the last remainder of the natural palm forests in the coastal areas of Crete in the second millennium before Christ. In the summer it is very busy on Vai, but as you can see on our winter pictures, during the winter it is nice and quiet. ZORBAS.NL
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Apartments on Crete Greece (Zorbas Island)
 
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Accommodations and apartment rental Crete Zorbas Island: Our complex has 21 apartments surrounded by beautiful gardens and is situated at the coast of North Crete. You can choose from 3 sandy beaches directly in front of Zorbas Island. Its location is quiet and very central: the ideal base for an active or relaxing vacation. The highlight of our accommodation is the breathtaking view of the sea to Dia Island from the swimming pool and the Greek tavern. The cosy warm atmosphere, the small scale, but most of all the helpfulness and service of the Zorbas Team make you feel immediately welcome. We organise many different excursions, so you can get to know the real Crete. And the best part? You can come to us for your holiday both summer and winter! ZORBAS.NL
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Hiking the E4 west Crete  –  south Crete - Samaria gorge
 
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Hiking the E4 south west Crete: Sfakion from Agia Roumeli: A walk of a few days along the southern coast of Crete. Along gorges and beautiful places. Start point from the village of Sfakia where all the boats depart and arrive from the Samaria Gorge and Aradena gorge. Hiking holidays in Crete - Walking from Loutro – Phoenix – Agia Roumeli: The E4 path between Phoenix and Agia Roumeli is again the whole day by the sea, good path, but it can be very hot. The church of Agios Paflos it is on the beach. Agia Roumeli is the end point of the Samaria Gorge. ZORBAS.NL
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Greek dance night in Crete
 
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Greek dance night in Crete: Greek music and dance night in Crete - Griekse muziek en dansavond op Kreta - Griechische Musik und Tanznacht auf Kreta ZORBAS.NL
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October walks in Crete
 
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October walks in Crete: October walking month in Crete: On this page we will upload daily news of our walking week on the E4 walking trail in Crete. We walk for a week on the E4 trail in Crete through breath taking nature to different accommodations. The apartments where we stay during our walking week are only accessible by foot or by boat. A unique walking holiday in October in Crete! www.zorbas.nl
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2019 zorbas in 5 minutes
 
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Best off Crete in 2019 - ZORBAS.NL
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