Zakynthos Navagio Beach, or Shipwreck Beach, is an exposed cove, sometimes referred to as “Smugglers Cove”, on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece. Navagio Beach was originally known as Agios Georgios. On 2 October 1980, the coaster MV Panagiotis, ran aground in the waters around Zakynthos Island on Navagio Beach during […]


Samaria Gorge Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city, the great palace was built gradually between 1700 and 1400 BC. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture. A long standing debate between archaeologists concerns the […]

Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge The Samariá Gorge is since 1962 on the island of Crete a major tourist attraction of the island and a World’s Biosphere Reserve. The gorge is in southwest Crete in the regional unit of Chania. It was created by a small river running between the White Mountains (Lefká Óri) and Mt. Volakias. There […]


Elafonisi Elafonisi is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the beautiful regional unit of Chania. When the weather is fine it is possible to walk to the island through the shallow water. The island is a protected nature reserve. […]


Balos The bay of Balos with the lagoon of Gramvousa is one of the main natural attractions of Western Crete , along with the island of Elafonisi and the Samaria Gorge . The bays were created by the gradual tectonic uplift of the island in the west and the resulting land connection between Crete and […]