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Hospitable place
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Category: Lassithi Ierapetra


Ierapetra consists of two district parts, the Old Town and Kato Mera. Take a walk there and you will notice that the character and style of the neighborhood has been retained till today. Near the city of Iepapetra there are two beaches which I really loved. The first one is very close to the city centre, thus it provides certain benefits to visitors. The other is called Koutsounari, not so crowded. The taverns along the small port of Ierapetra have the most hospitable owners. Delicious food everywhere you sit. Do not worry about that, I haven't heard anyone complaining about the food in Greece. Complaints about the service and the prices, yes. But about the food, never! It is amazing how all Greeks are so good chefs!



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Beautiful town with good sightseeing
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Category: Lassithi Sitia


We stayed in a small hotel in the heart of the town, and just a stone throw away from taverns, cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. We took the bus to the nearest beaches, with sparklingly waters and green environment. We visited the Archaeological Museum which is a repository of tools, pottery, weapons and other artifacts that have been unearthed from the area and which represent the time from the Minoan period to the classical period.

One of the highlights of our stay at Sitia was a tour at the winery of the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives. It is on the national road leading from Sitia to Agios Nicolaos. We bought a few bottles of the fine local wine and also saw the old wine making equipment on display at the winery.

At the village of Marounia, we were quite surprised at how the villagers seem to be leading a traditional life far removed and untouched by the commercial aspects of tourism. As a reminder of their old ways, there is a restored oil-press workshop in the village which is still in use. We also got to see the Sultana Raisin festival (celebrated in other places in Crete, too). They had musical events with a lot of singing, dancing and feasting to commemorate the dried fruit of which Sitia has traditionally been one of the major producers in Greece. We had great fun, not to mention the free wine that seemed to be flowing rather generously. The street food was simply amazing.



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I found friends and my youth
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Category: Lassithi Elounda


For the last five years, I keep coming to Elounda every summer. This is my favourite place in Crete, not only because it has nice beaches (you can find nice beaches in every corner of Crete!!), but mostly because I have made friends there. Although I don't speak but a few Greek and my Cretan firends do not speak but a few English, we manage to communicate well. Michalios taught me to play backgammon and Maria showed my wife how to bake spinach pie and skaltsounia. Nikolas, Giorgis and I go fishing every other night and then altogether we fry the fish we catch. Last year, Eleni made a sweater for my grandson and he fit it perfectly. We usually don't see so kind people in our days, so I appreciate even more my Cretan friends and all winter long, I look forward my next summer in Crete. In my late 60s, I have found my lost youth there.


vasia
vasia wrote on Apr 28, 2009

Aah, it is nice to make friends in foreign countries. You have something to call you back...


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Keep your stresses away
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Category: Lassithi Elounda


I have seen almost all Crete, but Elounda is great to go and relax, no worries, no problems, no stresses. Walk along the waterfront, observe Spinalonga from away, drink ouzo and raki at the port taverns, all these are nice "Greek" thing to do on your vacations. Although some might find that Elounda is very developed, if you go in May or September, you will truly see why I love this place so much. The people there are very hospitable and through years I believe I have made some true friends.



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Less developed but pretty
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Category: Lassithi Agios Nikolaos


Agios Nikolaos is certainly less developed than other tourist resorts of Lassithi, such as Elounda or Ierapetra. It is more traditional. However, it is a pretty town to go for a coffee or for a walk. You will live the small port and the taverns around it. Also some gift shops have unique things to buy. I got a calendar with photos of Crete with me and a book with the history of the island. Just create more parking areas in the town becasue it was too tiring making circles to find a parking place.



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Delicious taverns
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Category: Lassithi Sissi


Sissi is just like the other villages of Crete, just less crowded. It doesn't have anything special, but I can tell you that this is where I ate the best tsipoura dish in all Crete! The cook didn't tell me the secret but it was so soft and so delicious, mmmm... great!!



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