Gypaetus Barbatus

Interview with Gypaetus Barbatus : "I love to fly high"

We met at the Samaria Gorge.

It was just before an important snowfall, so it was quite difficult to get there. The great eagle, one of the last of his kind, was sitting on a rock, Rooted to the spot, lofty, imposing, he was proudly gazing the mountains of Crete, his home…

Mount Dikti

Mount Dikti in Lassithi

Mount Dikti is located at the western side of the Lassithi Prefecture. It consists of peaks (Diktian range), such as: Mt Spathi (2.148 m), Mt Afentis Hristos (2.141 m) and Mt Lazaros (2.085 m), Psari Madara (2.141 m), Katharo Tsivi or Aliada (1.664 m).

Lassithi Plateau

The amazing Plateau of Lasithi

The Lassithi Plateau is one of the most beautiful areas in Crete. High up on the Dikti Mountains, it is a green, fertile valley, covering an extension of 25.000 sq. km full of cultivation of potatoes, garden and fruit products and almond trees. The spectacle of 10.000 windmills scattered throughout the area is unique.


Kritsa Crete - a tradional village

Kritsa, Crete is a lovely village known for its local arts and crafts, particularity its hand-woven woolen textiles and clothes. Kritsa was also the location of some of the scenes from Jules Dassin's film Christ Recrucified.


Spili - tradition within splendid nature

Spili is a beautiful, traditional village impressively located at the foot of Mt. Vorizi which hovers over the town, and some 30 km south of Rethymnon town.


Its cobbled streets, flowering shrubs and arches are a photographers dream.


the fortified village of Maroulas

Maroulas, Crete (Μαρουλάς) - Just 7 km east of Rethymnon, the picturesque village of Maroulas has preserved its traditional architecture, though Byzantine, Turkish and Venetian influences are apparent.