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General information

Geography
 • Distances between localities
 • Climate, weather and seasons
 • Weather reports for Crete
 • Crete weather in January
 • Crete weather in February
 • Crete weather in March
 • Crete weather in April
 • Crete weather in May
 • Crete weather in June
 • Crete weather in July
 • Crete weather in August
 • Crete weather in September
 • Crete weather in October
 • Crete weather in November
 • Crete weather in December
 • The fauna of Crete
History
Getting to Crete
 • Chania airport
Getting around in Crete
 • Distances between localities
 • Public bus
 • Driving customs
 • Taxis
 • Car and motorcycle rental
 • Ferryboats in South Crete
 • Hitchhiking
Eating and drinking
 • Greek and Cretan cooking
 • Cretan eating customs
 • Local drinks
Shopping
 • What to buy in Crete?
 • Overview of opening hours
 • Kiosks
 • Supermarkets
 • Public markets
 • Food and drink
 • Second-hand shops
 • Handicrafts
 • Newsagents and bookshops
 • Clothes
 • Shoes
Opening times of businesses
Feast days
Outdoor activities and sports
Entertainment
 • Cinemas in Chania
Cultural activities
 • Museums
 • Archaeological museum of Heraklion
Crete FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


Services


Accommodation


Where to buy?
How to buy?
What to buy?
What to watch for?
Investment value


Top destinations

Top beaches and seaside villages
Top nature spots
 • Excursion to Omalos
 • Excursion to Elafonisi
 • Excursion to Falasarna
 • Excursion to Balos and Gramvousa  
 • Preveli palm forest
All the beaches of West Crete
The beaches of West Crete in winter
Naturist beaches
Cities of West Crete
 • Excursion to Chania
Museums
Ancient sites
 • Excursion to Polyrrhenia
Churches, chapels and monasteries
 • The Byzantine church of Rotunda
 • The chapel of Agios Stefanos
 • The monastery of Preveli - Part 1
All the resorts and coastal villages of West Crete
 • Sfinari
 • Falasarna
 • Kolymbari
 • Maleme
 • Gerani
 • Platanias
 • Agia Marina
 • Stalos
 • Kalamaki
 • Galatas / Daratso
 • Agios Apostoli / Hrissi Akti (Golden Beach)
 • Chania  (Hania)
 • Kalathas
 • Stavros
 • Kalives
 • Almirida
 • Georgioupolis
 • Paleochora  (Paleohora)
 • Sougia
 • Agia Roumeli
 • Lykos
 • Finix
 • Loutro
 • Hora Sfakion  (Chora Sfakion)
 • Frangokastello
 • Rodakino
 • Plakias


Regions


Walks



 

 

 

Photos of Crete

Photo of the day
Photos of the day archive 2006
Photos of the day archive 2007
Photos of the day archive 2008
Photos of the day archive 2009
Photos of the day archive 2010
Photos of the day archive 2011
Photos of the day archive 2012
Photos of the day archive 2013
Photos of the day archive 2014
Photos of the month
 • January 2003
 • February 2003
 • March 2003
 • April 2003
 • May 2003
 • September 2003
 • October 2003
 • January 2004
 • February 2004
 • March 2004
 • April - May 2004
 • June 2004
 • Summer 2004
 • Autumn 2004
 • January 2005
 • February 2005
 • March 2005
 • April 2005
 • May 2005
 • June 2005
 • Summer 2005
Photos of Crete
 • Chania harbour
 • Chania town
 • A storm in Chania
 • A stroll through the old town of Chania
 • The gorges of West Crete (page 1)
 • The gorges of West Crete (page 2)
 • The region of Sfakia (page 1)
 • The region of Sfakia (page 2)
 • The region of Sfakia (page 3)
 • Akrotiri peninsula
 • Omalos plateau in winter
 • Crete in the 1960s
 • Crete seaside (page 1)
 • Crete seaside (page 2)
 • Crete seaside (page 3)
 • Crete seaside (page 4)
 • Crete seaside (page 5)
 • Crete seaside (page 6)
 • Crete seaside (page 7)
 • The White Mountains in summer (page 1)
 • The White Mountains in summer (page 2)
 • The White Mountains in summer (page 3)
 • The White Mountains in summer (page 4)
 • The White Mountains in summer (page 5)
 • The White Mountains in summer (page 6)
 • The White Mountains in winter (page 1)
 • The White Mountains in winter (page 2)
 • The White Mountains in winter (page 3)
 • The White Mountains in winter (page 4)
 • The White Mountains in winter (page 5)
 • A helicopter ride through the White Mountains
 • Walking in the mountains
 • Flowers of the White Mountains|
Flowers of Crete
Cretan endemic flowers
Greek endemic flowers growing in Crete
Flowers of Crete (non endemic)
Rare Cretan flowers
Orchids and Ophrys of Crete
 • Acantholimon androsaceum
 Acanthus spinosus - Bear's breeches
 • Aethionema saxatile creticum - Burnt Candytuft
 • Alcea biennis
 • Ammophila Arenaria
 • Anchusa cespitosa

 • Anchusa italica (or Anchusa azurea)
 • Androcymbium rechingeri
 • Anemone coronaria
 • Anthemis glaberrima
 • Anthemis samariensis
 • Anthyllis vulneraria
 • Arenaria cretica
 • Arisarum vulgare
 • Asphodeline Lutea
 • Asphodelus Ramosus
- White Asphodels
 • Astragalus angustifolius
 • Barlia robertiana
 • Bellevalia brevipedicellata
 • Berberis cretica
 • Bupleurum kakiskalae

 Calicotome villosa or Spiny broom
 • Campanula aizoides
 • Campanula cretica
 • Campanula jacquinii
 • Campanula laciniata
 • Campanula tubulosa
 • Centaurea idaea
 • Centaurea lancifolia
 • Centaurea pumilio
 • Centaurea raphanina
 • Centranthus sieberi
 • Cephalanthera cucullata
 • Cephalaria squamiflora
 • Ceterach officinarum
- Rusty Back
 • Chrysanthemum coronarium - Crown daisies
 • Cicer incisum
 • Cistus creticus
- Pink rockrose
 Cistus parviflorus
 • Cistus salvifolius

 Citrus sinensis - Orange
 • Clematis elisabethae-carolae
 • Colchicum macrophyllum
 • Crepis sibthorpiana
 • Crithmum maritimum
 • Crocus cartwrightianus
 • Crocus sieberi
 • Cyclamen creticum
 • Cyclamen graecum

 • Cytinus hypocistus ssp. clusii or Cytinus ruber
 • Daphne sericea
 • Delphinium staphisagria - Lice bane
 • Dracunculus vulgaris - Dragon arum
 • Ebenus cretica - Cretan ebony
 Echium italicum subsp. biebersteinii
 • Echium plantagineum
 • Erica manipuliflora
 • Euphorbia acanthothamnos
 • Euphorbia characias
 • Euphorbia dendroides
 • Euphorbia rechingeri
 • Ferula communis
 - Giant fennel
 Galium incurvum
 • Glaucium flavum
- Yellow horned poppy
 Helichrysum conglobatum
 • Hypericum empetrifolium
 • Iberis sempervirens
 • Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa
- Juniper
 • Lavendula stoechas - Wild lavender
 • Limonium graecum
 • Lomelosia sphaciotica

 • Lupinus pilosus - Blue lupin
 • Mandragora officinarum
 • Medicago marina - Sea medick
 Muscari comosum - Tassel hyacynth
 Myosotis solange
 • Onobrychis sphaciotica
 • Onopordum bracteatum ssp. creticum
 • Onosma erectum

 • Orchis italica - Italian orchid
 Orchis pauciflora
 • Ophrys spruneri
 • Ophrys tenthredinifera
- Sawfly Ophrys
 • Oxalis pes-caprae - Bermuda buttercup
 Nepeta sphaciotica
 • Paeonia clusii

 • Pancratium maritimum - Sea daffodil
 • Papaver rhoeas - Common poppy
 • Petromarula pinnata
 • Phlomis fruticosa or Jerusalem sage
 • Pimpinella tragium subsp. depressa
 • Prunus prostrata
 • Ranunculus asiaticus
 • Ranunculus veronicae
 • Ruta chalepensis
 • Satureja alpina
 • Satureja spinosa
 • Scilla nana (Chionodoxa cretica)
 • Scolymus hispanicus
 • Sedum magellense
 • Sedum tristriatum

 • Sideritis syriaca - "Cretan mountain tea"
 • Silene colorata
 • Silene succulenta
 • Silene variegata
 • Staehelina petiolata
 • Teucrium brevifolium
 • Thymus capitatus (or Coridothymus capitatus) - Thyme
 • Tragopogon sinuatus
 • Tulipa cretica
 • Tulipa goulimyi
 • Tulipa saxatilis (Tulipa bakeri)
 • Umbilicus horizontalis
 • Urginea maritima - Sea squill
 • Verbascum arcturus
 • Verbascum macrurum
 • Verbascum sinuatum
 • Vicia tenuifolia subsp. dalmatica
 • Viola fragrans
 • Viola scorpiuroides

Daily photos of Crete

(Note that dates are shown using the dd/mm/yy format)

Daily photos pages 2017

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Daily photos pages 2015

Daily photos pages 2014

Daily photos pages 2013

Daily photos pages 2012

Daily photos pages 2011

Daily photos pages 2010

Daily photos pages 2009

Daily photos pages 2008

Daily photos pages 2007

Daily photos pages 2006

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