Crete, What to See & Do - Kokkini Chani https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/category/101-blog-categories/english-en/what-to-see-do/siteseeing-highlights?Itemid=504 Sun, 12 Jul 2020 06:05:53 +0300 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb info@kokkini.info (kokkini.info) https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=469&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=469&Itemid=504 The gorge of Samaria is one the longest georges in Europe (16 km long).

 

The National Park opens on 1st May until 15th October each year, from 7 am until 4 pm, with entrances at Xyloskalo and Ayia Roumeli.

Website: https://www.samaria.gr/en/home-2-2/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dia is an island off the north coast of Crete at about 10 kilometers from the capital Heraklion. The island is visible very well from Kokkini Hani. This uninhabited island is surrounded by small rocky inlets and its maximum length is 5kms while its maximum width 3kms.

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The Dikteon Cave  is one of the most important and famous of the 3,000 caves in Crete and the 8,500 in Greece.

It is in the impressive Dikteon Cave, rich in stalagmites and stalactites, that Zeus was born according to legend. This is why the Dikteon Cave was already famous in antiquity, dedicated to the worship of the greatest of the gods, as the many offerings found there indicate.

In our days the Dikteon Cave continues to receive many visitors, no longer worshippers, of course, but travellers from all over the world.

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The idyllic beauty of Elafonisi, did this place very famous
Elafonissi is in west Crete, 75 kilometres southwest of Chania.
The Elafonissi area includes the beach, the islet 200 metres offshore and the shallow lagoon between them.
South Sea lagoons in the Mediterranean, with white sand and shallow water. Ideal for children!

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