A Siberian runner bests a throng of competitors to reach the summit (2,456 meters) of Crete’s tallest peak, Psilopritis Mountain (Mt. Ida). In a race event spanning two days, runners from 20 nations competed in a variety of events in celebration of Crete, Minoan, and Greek traditions. The call to “Run in the footsteps of Zeus” was answered by Russian Dmitrii Usharov and many others at the 9th annual Psiloritis Race on Crete.
The legends and spiritual wonders of Crete may never be fully uncovered. Then again, when local peasants in 1883 discovered ancient votive objects in the now famous Dictaean Cave no modern archaeologist had a clue of Crete’s hidden treasures.
A few days ago Argo News had the opportunity to discuss with Greek parliamentarian, Dr. Nikos Igoumenidis, the importance of emerging tourism trends and the necessary shift by all stakeholders.
Just last week I was driving the family back to Heraklion from a visit to Melidoni Cave in Rethymno Prefecture when I realized that we live inside a picture postcard here on Crete. The word “fabulous” does not begin to describe the beauty of this place and its people. And for vacationers looking for that ideal “bucket list” destination.
There are many treasures into the deep blue of the southern Aegean Sea and you can discover many of them in the Lost City of Atlantis. We’ve rounded up seven diving and snorkeling centers in Santorini that will make you fall in love with the world of the mermaids.
Last week we had the pleasure of interviewing one of Crete island’s most proactive officials, Rethymno Vice-Mayor for Tourism & Culture, Pepi Birliraki-Mamalaki.
Recent meetings by Heraklion Mayor Vassilis Labrinos reflect the almost desperate need to solve the city’s ever-expanding freshwater situation. Here are some news and ideas on the water crisis in Crete.
A recent trip to one of Crete’s most famous villages reminded us of the island’s most precious gift, the philoxeníā (φῐλοξενῐ́ᾱ) exhibited by Cretans. Visiting Rethymno Prefecture and the community of Argyroupoli (ancient Lappa) over the Easter holidays, our team found a gem of a local tour guide named Manolis Neonakis.
On April 5th, 2018 a small group of local entrepreneurs and regional stakeholders met in the Crete town of Argyroupoli, in Rethymno Prefecture, to discuss a cultural tourism initiative for rural areas of the island.
The story you are about to read may challenge what you believe a bit. But I am sure it will also speak to something in you. For this discovery of mine here on Crete I owe my wife Mihaela and our friend Rebecca Skevaki, who’s the founder of Crete Urban Adventures, a big thanks. And to them I say, now you know why I was acting a bit funny during our exploration of ancient Lappa. Here’s the story of the Valley of the Fairies beneath the village of Argyroupoli (ancient Lappa).
Coming up June 3rd, the International Mountain Race Psiloritis will challenge the world’s mountain racers to run in the footsteps of mighty Zeus. An event envisioned back in 2008 for Mt. Olympus, Race Psiloritis is now an “one of” international runner’s experience.
TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations of Europe 2018 were just announced, and Crete now sits at prestigious No. 4. However, us Minoans take great offense at not being chosen number one, since we gave you roads, usable toilets, and the world’s greatest EVER jewelry.