Τρίτη, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2015

Winter holidays on Crete

Numerous guests to Crete dependably trust that the island is just for summer occasions. That is genuine and millions have found that while being on the long shorelines or investigating the hinterland and the various authentic spots. Be that as it may, Crete is likewise a flawless winter destination. The island lies in the subtropical piece of the Mediterranean and it offers mellow winters with uniquely along the coast line numerous sunny days with wonderful temperatures. Its imperative to know about the distinctive atmospheres of North and South Crete. On the south drift you may locate your self possibly a day on the shoreline and swimming in the cleanest oceans of Europe. For instance it can be chilly and dark in Agios Nikolaos however somewhere in the range of 30km south in Ierapetra you can be in daylight. This is a direct result of the spine of mountains running East-West which shape an obstruction to mists touching base from the North. The predominant winds are from the North or North West, in the recent case the White mountains make downpour shadow for the East, so if its reasonable skies you need you are in an ideal situation toward the East of Plakias. Where you are welcome to stay at Labyrinth Studios.There is a drawback to this; the same mountain reaches make more grounded winds in the South and you would need to look for a shielded inlet for sunbathing. Mid October to Xmas is conceivably the best time of year in the South with reliably quiet and sunny days.
                                                Plakias
                                             Damnoni Beach
                                                  Sunset in Plakias
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January and February are the stormy months, yet this you must see as possibly 1 or 2 days a few hours with substantial precipitation moving roads toward streams. Soon after this you will have sunny and dry days. Temperatures shift from 16-23 celsius at daytime. The Night can be cooler as a result of the mugginess and temperatures tumble down to 10 celsius now and again. Solidifying cool you will think that its just in the high mountains. In this period the fields are secured in a blue and white woven artwork of Wind Anemones.

Local people are "more alive" than in the mid year, since there is bunches of work to do in the olive forests, natural product gardens and building. The sheep are eating the crisp green from the mountains. At the point when coming to meet Cretan fellowship than there's no preferable season over the winter. Visiting around with an auto, strolling the wide open, biking, fowl watching or simply walking around the urban areas they offer you a casual occasion or possibly you'll stay all winter.

Springtime is flawless season for strolling and you will discover botanic delights that you will discover no place on the planet. The principle Gorge Samaria is shut in the winter yet there are a lot of others offering their trails for a taxing day climbing. Every single significant gallery and archeological locales are open for the general population.

In the neighborhood eateries you may taste sustenance that you don't discover in the menus amid the mid year. However most resorts can be similar to apparition towns and you may need to look for Tavernas in the inland towns. The urban areas offer more vivacity and shopping opportunities however they differ - Chania is a year round destination yet Rethymno is tranquil . Go to the yearly festivals, similar to the day they tow the cross in the harbor or the fair in Rethymno.

More lodging and house proprietors see that offering their convenience in the winter gives them financial plusses on those that nearby their home for 6 months or more. These proprietors put resources into warming, kitchen offices, satellite TV, web associations etc.etc. You won't be living in a cabin on the mountains, however in agreeable spots any place you incline toward on Crete. The best thing is to remember that when you pick a spot, that its near a city. The town life is amid the day OK, yet at night you must enthrall yourself or you require an auto to go out.

The costs for a rent an auto can be extremely shoddy, contingent upon the period you require it. On the off chance that you require a convenience for the entire winter you will be astonished what great value you can get.

Κυριακή, 5 Απριλίου 2015

Κυριακή των Βαϊών Εορτασμός



ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΒΑΊΩΝ


 
 
Σήμερα Κυριακή  τών Βαϊών γιορτάζουμε την πανηγυρική είσοδο του Κυρίου Ιησού Χριστού στην Ιερουσαλήμ. Τότε, ερχόμενος ο Ιησούς από τη Βηθανία στα Ιεροσόλυμα, έστειλε δύο από τους Μαθητές του και του έφεραν ένα γαϊδουράκι. Και κάθισε πάνω του για να μπει στην πόλη.
Ο δε λαός, ακούγοντας ότι ο Ιησούς έρχεται, πήραν αμέσως στα χέρια τους βάγια από φοίνικες και βγήκαν να τον υποδεχτούν. Και άλλοι μεν με τα ρούχα τους, άλλοι δε κόβοντας κλαδιά από τα δέντρα, έστρωναν το δρόμο απ' όπου ο Ιησούς θα περνούσε. Και όλοι μαζί, ακόμα και τα μικρά παιδιά, φώναζαν: «ωσαννά· ευλογημένος ο ερχόμενος εν ονόματι Κυρίου, ο βασιλεύς του Ισραήλ.
 
Ο Χριστός εισέρχεται στα Ιεροσόλυμα «επί πώλον όνου». Πορεύεται και οι Ισραηλίτες τον υποδέχονται με τιμές ως Βασιλιά. Εκείνος δεν δίνει ιδιαίτερη σημασία στις τιμές, δεν περιορίζεται στο πανηγύρι, στην πρόσκαιρη δόξα, αλλά προχωρεί στο σταυρό και την Ανάσταση.
 
Η είσοδος του Χριστού στα Ιεροσόλυμα είναι τελικά η είσοδος του μαρτυρίου στην επίγεια ζωή του Κυρίου.
 
 Σε λίγες ημέρες θα μαρτυρήσει και θα θανατωθεί στο σταυρό, για να θανατώσει το θάνατο και να χαρίσει τη ζωή.
 
 
Την Κυριακή των Βαΐων, όλοι οι ναοί στολίζονται με κλαδιά από βάγια, ή φοίνικες δηλαδή  από άλλα νικητήρια φυτά, όπως δάφνη, ιτιά, μυρτιά και ελιά. Μετά τη λειτουργία μοιράζονται στους πιστούς.
Η εκκλησία μας καθιέρωσε ήδη από τον 9ο αιώνα το έθιμο αυτό μια και όπως αναφέρει ο Ευαγγελιστής Ιωάννης
«όχλος πολύς…έλαβον τα βαΐα των φοινίκων και εξήλθον εις υπάντησιν αυτώ».

Στα πρώτα χριστιανικά χρόνια, στα Ιεροσόλυμα, ο επίσκοπος έμπαινε στην πόλη «επί πώλου όνου», αναπαριστάνοντας το γεγονός, ενώ στα βυζαντικά γινόνταν «ο περίπατος του αυτοκράτορα», από το Παλάτι προς τη Μεγάλη Εκκλησία.
Στη διαδρομή αυτή ο αυτοκράτορας μοίραζε στον κόσμο βάγια και σταυρούς και ο Πατριάρχης σταυρούς και κεριά.

Με τα βάγια οι πιστοί στόλιζαν τους τοίχους των σπιτιών και το εικονοστάσι τους.Και σήμερα όλες οι εκκλησίες στολίζονται με δαφνόφυλλα ή βάγια.




Τετάρτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

Rethymnon Carnival 2015





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It's been one century, since a gathering of people from Rethymno – with idealistic inclination and open heart to each average test – chooses to put some shading to the regular life of the city, amid the Carnival season.

In this way, in 1914 the first Carnival of Rethymno was sorted out, bringing the first sign of the plans of the people of Rethymno. As the years progressed, these expectations transformed into activities that surpassed each time the desires of their inspirers lastly turned to be a stunning occasion: the Carnival of Rethymno, a live life form, having a tendency to switch the common course of life: the "more established" its showing signs of improvement it is getting to be!

The current year's carnival subject is centered around this reversal and welcomes whoever profoundly trusts for better days, whoever sees rainbow hues past dim to be a piece of the vast, passionate and crisp Team of the Carnival of Rethymno and offer, make, have a great time and experience things that no one needs to miss.

We welcome you to make and offer this experience, having in our brain and our heart the way that when individuals chip in, consistently gets to be unique and life itself gets to be more excellent. It is as simple as that !

Κυριακή, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Alternative Tourism in Crete

alternative tourism creteIn the event that you wish to unwind while listening to the resonances of nature, to get in contact with the customary lifestyle of the farmers, to help in the arrangement of the alternative tourism in Crete, dishes of the Cretan cooking or to make a go at riding in the mountains and the fields of Crete, agro tourism and ecotourism units are for you.alternative tourism in Crete represents a test to the guest: To match the complexities, find the lights and the shades, the fantasy, the interesting endemic plants, the marvel of the Cretan eating methodology, to experience the enchantment of a society focused around uncommon codes of conduct.


Crete is the lead of tourism. On account of the identity of the island, the alternative  tourism crete mountain trekking morphology of the ground, the isolated scene, the huge contrasts between the north and the south and between the ocean and the mountains, the abundance of colors, sentiments alternative tourism crete mountain hikingand items Crete is a perfect spot for the improvement of option types of tourism.
Alternative tourism goes for making everybody feel at home by acquainting them with the nearby values, scenes, sustenances, melodies, moves, painting, strolling ways. Innovativeness is consolidated with occasions.

Alternative tourism is for those searching for another style of occasions, which is associated with the insurance of the neighborhood society, the security of the common habitat and the evasion of sorted out mass tourism administrations.


Religious Tourism Crete

Crete is a place that is known for examples of heroes and saints. It has a long profound convention, which incorporates its chronicled landmarks, its places of worship, religious communities and nation temples, and in addition its mountains, chasms and different spots of uncommon characteristic excellence. religious tourismThese spots send messages from the past and offer the guest an alternate point of view, which battle against the estrangement and debauchery of cutting edge times.
The cutting edge man, tired of the mind-boggling lifestyle on the planet's huge urban communities, lands in Crete, an island with an unique identity and personality, and finds human warmth and correspondence, friendliness and answers to magical inquiries, as the connection between the earth and the paradise is still unmistakable here.


Monasteries, chappels, churches can be found all around the island.
In the area of Plakias famous preveli Monastery, can be visited. It is situated East of Plakias and Near Labyrinth Studios

Gastronomic Tourism Crete
With the term gastronomic tourism we really depict a subcategory of social tourism (gastronomy is thought to be a statement of society). Explorers are after novel gastronomical encounters and it is one of the " most imperative patterns in the part of tourism around the world. gastronomic tourism crete
Samples of gastronomic tourism administrations:
Courses of Cretan Cuisine, gourmet's and wine epicurean's occasions, visits to places where customary items are delivered, cooking occasions and so on.
Given the gastronomic and social abundance of Crete, and additionally the quality and validity of the neighborhood items, it is clear that there is a chance to create Gastronomic Tourism on the island and make it as a Gastronomic Destination.


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Plakias

Plakias
In the southern some piece of the prefecture of the Rethymno area, on the Libyan Sea, to the inside of the Gialia zone and adjoining the remnants of the Minoan city of Lamon, some anglers assembled a little settlement. Plakias was so named on the grounds that it is a continuation of a drenched plate amidst the southern bank of Crete.



Plakias is arranged 35 km from Rethymno, 110 km from Heraklion and 90 km from Chania.
Daylight and an invigorating atmosphere ensure an agreeable occasion. You will appreciate the sun, the ocean and unblemished beaches, as well as staying at Labyrinth Studios self catered establishment, for unforgetable home-like holidays
Water games are accessible at Plakias shore; there are additionally some swooping centres all around the region which is really popular for its charming submerged range.
With Plakias as your beginning stage you can visit the adjacent vacation spots-beaches: Damnoni, Amoudi, Amoudaki, Skinaria, Korakas, Souda and the acclaimed Preveli Lake with its magnificent palm tree timberland. Inside a couple of kilometers there are numerous excellent beaches with completely clear water succeeding each one in turn, some are abandoned and others more famous, set between soak mountains sinking into the ocean; Aghios Pavlos, Triopetra, Ligres, Agia Fotia, Keramiano Amoudi, Frangocastelo.
Close-by is the Holy Monastery of Preveli, which, because of its disconnected and forsook area, assumed an imperative part in the Cretan Resistance throughout World War II.
On the slants of the mountains are scattered beautiful towns: Mirthios, Selia, Rodakino, Mariou, Asomatos, Lefkogia, Gianniou.
Inside the whole geophysical locale of Gialia one can discover numerous locales of incredible common excellence with extraordinary verdure.

Κυριακή, 11 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Scuba Diving in Crete

Scuba Diving Crete


scuba diving creteCrete is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. It is a
destination in the heart of the Mediterranean, surrounded by crystal clear waters.
Scuba diving tourism in Greece took its first tentative steps in the early 90’s. The largest number of diving centers and training centers are located in Crete, Corfu and Athens-Piraeus.


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The Greek seas constitute a standout amongst the most imperative archeological sites, as submerged urban areas, beachfront ancient settlements, towers, wrecks and aged ports lie in their profundities. As indicated by productions a standout amongst the most critical endeavors for the recognition of wrecks in Greece was that of the celebrated French adventurer Jacques-Yves Cousteau with the extraordinary boat "Calypso". In 1975, the Greek Foreign Ministry and the National Tourism Organization welcomed Cousteau in Greece with a specific end goal to film films on "Discovering Atlantis". Greek archeologists, and in addition a multi-part research group from the recently settled Hellenic Institute of Marine Archeology (HIMA) partook in the mission. Cousteau's examinations were directed in a few districts including Crete: in Heraklion, in the islands Dia and Pseira, in Cape Sidero and in Agia Pelagia Bay. The discoveries of the mission were especially vital as they gave data about the Neolithic period, they secured the vestige and they were arriving at up to the World War II. In the uninhabited islet Dia, inverse of Heraklion, four aged wrecks, Venetian stays and a submerged port matured 3000 old were found.
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 An imperative revelation was the "relic" of the French armada's bad habit leader
"La Thérèse", which was sunk 344 years ago. The ship's insider facts stayed in the base of the ocean, until 1976, when Jacques Yves Cousteau and his group (with Cretan scuba-jumpers among the colleagues') pulled up 129 objects of regular use, for example, coins, and in addition war material (basically projectiles). Yet what prompted the recognizable proof with "La Thérèse", was a bronze cannon with the symbol of Charles IX of France and the individual paraphernalia of Duke de Navaille. Today, large portions of the discoveries are kept in the "Koules" stronghold and in the Historical Museum of Crete. scuba diving crete3
We ought to note that the current enactment in Greece empowers the Greek Archeological administration to tie every last bit of the Greek oceans and to permit making the plunge particular focuses which are constrained in number and size. Additionally, as indicated by an article concerning the submerged legitimate insurance and administration, the Hellenic Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, portrays as "memorable" each wreck in excess of 50 years of age and jumping is precluded inside 300 meters far from it. Then again, the greater part of the jumpers can't help contradicting this choice and call the Ephorate of Underwater relics to show which a piece of the ocean and the seabed is an archeological site, to leave the rest part free for the devotees of the ocean world and the life stowing away inside it.
Separated from these indented urban areas, the common swimmer can without much of a stretch find the magnificence of the seabed and the rich marine life in the majority of the shorelines of Crete.

Apart from these sunken cities, the ordinary swimmer can easily discover the beauty of the seabed and the rich marine life in most of the beaches of Crete.
There are many diving centers operating throughout the island (mainly in the northern part of the island), ready to serve divers of all categories, in any period, with safety and responsibility. The bottom of the Libyan sea in Northern and Southern Crete, with crystal clear waters everyday throughout the year, has a rich marine life and the most interesting rugged seabed terrain in the Mediterranean.


There are also several diving centres in Plakias, Near Labyrinth Studios, were you will have an unforgetable experiense, exploring the deep, by qualified responsible scuba diving instructors.