Thursday, July 9, 2009

A visit to Milatos Cave

About 15 kilometers from Hersonissos, in the Kastellos Mountain, is the historical cave of Milatos, a site known best for the tragic events that took place there during the Turkish occupation.

On the third of February, 1823, over 2,000 villagers (some sources say there were as many as 3,500 villagers), only

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Walking Imbross Gorge

Crete is home to many gorges, most of which can be hiked. Samaria Gorge, the longest in Europe (16 km) is no doubt the most challenging gorge to walk. A shorter, less challenging alternative is Imbros Gorge, which runs parallel to Samaria. Following the Battle of Crete during World War II, thousands of Allied troops walked through Imbros gorge to reach Hora Sfakion, where they were evacuated to Egypt.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Trip to Agia Galini and Agio Pavlo

The village of Agia Galini, located on Crete's south coast can be reached in about 2 hours by car from Hersonissos. It is from a cave in this seaside village that, according to Greek Mythology, Icarus and Daedalus took flight to escape from King Minos.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Trip to Moni Toplou-Vai

Hersonissos is an ideal starting point for those wishing to take a day trip. Many of the island's most beautiful destinations are less than three hours away by car. A drive east along Crete's northern coast will take you to Vai, the only palm tree forest in Europe.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aghias Paraskevis street early in the morning...

In the early morning hours cats rule the village! This one is in the center of his kingdom.

Aghia's Paraskevis church is perched on the hill on the north side of the harbor- A favorite place for baptisms and weddings.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

An early morning stroll down the street.

If you get up early enough you can buy fresh fish from the local fishermen. In the photo, Fanouris, an old friend and fisherman is showing a red "skorpidi".

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May in Hersonissos

May is my favorite month in Hersonissos. The weather is just right. It may be a little cool at night but not cold, and during the day it is sunny and warm enough days to take a dip in the ocean.

The water is crystal clear and very inviting...

Along the shore, the beach boys set up beach chairs for a long luxurious body roast, and umbrellas to cool down under when you can't take the roasting any longer...
May is a slow month; the beaches are not crowded, so you have plenty of room for yourself. Enjoy!

A whole beach to herself!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

About Hersonissos

Hersonissos was my home from 1977 to 1995. During that time, as an entrepreneur myself, I was able to watch the baby steps of her development, progress, and