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Guidebook for Asi Gonia, Chania

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Guidebook for Asi Gonia, Chania

Sightseeing
A well known ancient city that flourished during the Roman times with the name Ancient Lappa. Today the village is known as Argiroupolis. Beginning from the main square where there is a church with a clock tower, on the opposite is the arch entrance to the old town Ancient Lappa. When you pass the arch entrance you will see the avocado store and next the loom store. Continuing you will see a beautiful mosaic floor. Beautiful Venetian mansions with Latin inscriptions on their door frame. Ancient Lappa grew into an impressive and beautiful city complete with an array of bath houses, aqueducts and mosaic-laden villas. Archaeologists also dug up sculptures, statues, tools, mosaics, pottery and many minted coins. Some of the remains can still be seen around the village and in Rethymno city Archaeological museum..
Ancient Lappa
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A well known ancient city that flourished during the Roman times with the name Ancient Lappa. Today the village is known as Argiroupolis. Beginning from the main square where there is a church with a clock tower, on the opposite is the arch entrance to the old town Ancient Lappa. When you pass the arch entrance you will see the avocado store and next the loom store. Continuing you will see a beautiful mosaic floor. Beautiful Venetian mansions with Latin inscriptions on their door frame. Ancient Lappa grew into an impressive and beautiful city complete with an array of bath houses, aqueducts and mosaic-laden villas. Archaeologists also dug up sculptures, statues, tools, mosaics, pottery and many minted coins. Some of the remains can still be seen around the village and in Rethymno city Archaeological museum..
Sightseeing nature at it's fullest. There used to be water mills which worked with the power of the rushing water springs. There are some ruins from the mills and the water channels reminding the past history. Through the narrow water paths which brought the water to the water mills. With the power from the rushing water the water mills turned. The farmers brought with their donkeys the Wheat, barley they had cultivated to the water mills so to grinded in order to make flour. Then the house wife’s made bread for their families. There is a round trip going over the taverns starting from the chapel Ag Dynami which is inside the mountain cave. There you will also see a tunnel where there is one of the many water sources leading deep into the mountain with one of the lots of water spring flows. At the end of you sightseeing tour you can eat at one of the many taverns with traditional Cretan food.
Springs of Argyroupolis
Sightseeing nature at it's fullest. There used to be water mills which worked with the power of the rushing water springs. There are some ruins from the mills and the water channels reminding the past history. Through the narrow water paths which brought the water to the water mills. With the power from the rushing water the water mills turned. The farmers brought with their donkeys the Wheat, barley they had cultivated to the water mills so to grinded in order to make flour. Then the house wife’s made bread for their families. There is a round trip going over the taverns starting from the chapel Ag Dynami which is inside the mountain cave. There you will also see a tunnel where there is one of the many water sources leading deep into the mountain with one of the lots of water spring flows. At the end of you sightseeing tour you can eat at one of the many taverns with traditional Cretan food.
After the Springs of Argyroupolis at the crossroad you turn left and immediately right were the sign writes Kato Poros. The Holy 5 virgin’s church is carved into a Roman tomb from the Roman times. There are curved tombs of the ancient necropolis. It is a historic site from the Roman times. With a natural water spring. The environment is full of nature with very old gigantic plane trees which creats lots of shade. A beautiful peaceful place to relax and enjoy.
The Church of Holy Five Virgins and ancient cemetery
After the Springs of Argyroupolis at the crossroad you turn left and immediately right were the sign writes Kato Poros. The Holy 5 virgin’s church is carved into a Roman tomb from the Roman times. There are curved tombs of the ancient necropolis. It is a historic site from the Roman times. With a natural water spring. The environment is full of nature with very old gigantic plane trees which creats lots of shade. A beautiful peaceful place to relax and enjoy.
Driving directions to go to Askyfou Plateau going towards the road that is on the south side of Asi Gonia’s village main square where the statues are and Supermarket. And continue up the zig zag road (which you can see from Villa Asigonia opposite mountain). There you will reach Kallikratis village which has a crossroad you take the road on the right. Putting it on Google maps will lead you. Askyfou village has an amazing plateau which is the biggest you can find on the mountains. Surrounded by the White Mountains. You can find a war musuem to visit. If you continue south you will go to Imbros Gorge or Hora Sfakion port or else named Sfakia and Frangokastello beach with the Venetian castle.
Askýfou
Driving directions to go to Askyfou Plateau going towards the road that is on the south side of Asi Gonia’s village main square where the statues are and Supermarket. And continue up the zig zag road (which you can see from Villa Asigonia opposite mountain). There you will reach Kallikratis village which has a crossroad you take the road on the right. Putting it on Google maps will lead you. Askyfou village has an amazing plateau which is the biggest you can find on the mountains. Surrounded by the White Mountains. You can find a war musuem to visit. If you continue south you will go to Imbros Gorge or Hora Sfakion port or else named Sfakia and Frangokastello beach with the Venetian castle.
Frangokastello castle is located on the south coast of the prefecture of Chania, Crete, in the region of Sfakia, 75 km from the city of Chania and 15 km from Chora Sfakion. Explore the fortress of Frangokastelo, where historic events took place during the period of the Venetian rule, as well as during the subsequent period of the Ottoman rule. ...Then enjoy the beach of Frangokastelo, in front of the fortress, or the beach of Orthi Ammos, lying just to the east. The castle was built by the Venetians in 1371-74 as a garrison to impose order on the rebellious Sfakia region, to deter pirates, and to protect Venetian nobles and their properties.
Frangokastello Fortress
Frangokastello castle is located on the south coast of the prefecture of Chania, Crete, in the region of Sfakia, 75 km from the city of Chania and 15 km from Chora Sfakion. Explore the fortress of Frangokastelo, where historic events took place during the period of the Venetian rule, as well as during the subsequent period of the Ottoman rule. ...Then enjoy the beach of Frangokastelo, in front of the fortress, or the beach of Orthi Ammos, lying just to the east. The castle was built by the Venetians in 1371-74 as a garrison to impose order on the rebellious Sfakia region, to deter pirates, and to protect Venetian nobles and their properties.
The road towards the Samaria gorge in the White mountains-Lefka ori. Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offers spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge on plants and their material. One of its kind in Europe BACK TO NATURE Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals! In the midst of this colorful and vivid landscape stands a burnt centennial olive tree, a memorial and a reference to the dismal fires of 2003, the park’s history and origin. The newest and one of the most interesting sites of the Prefecture of Chania lies only 18 kilometers outside the city, on the feet of the White Mountains. It is ideal for visitors of all ages, combining enjoyments that only Crete can offer! You will also find a tavern in the Botanical Park with traditional Cretan menu. For more information see the link below: http://www.botanical-park.com/
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Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete.
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The road towards the Samaria gorge in the White mountains-Lefka ori. Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offers spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge on plants and their material. One of its kind in Europe BACK TO NATURE Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals! In the midst of this colorful and vivid landscape stands a burnt centennial olive tree, a memorial and a reference to the dismal fires of 2003, the park’s history and origin. The newest and one of the most interesting sites of the Prefecture of Chania lies only 18 kilometers outside the city, on the feet of the White Mountains. It is ideal for visitors of all ages, combining enjoyments that only Crete can offer! You will also find a tavern in the Botanical Park with traditional Cretan menu. For more information see the link below: http://www.botanical-park.com/
Cretan Zeus Park in Vorisia, Heraklion Here you will enjoy a sightseeing a natural park and exploring how Cretans used to live. You will also find a tavern in Cretan Zeus Park with traditional Cretan menu. For more information see the link below: http://cretanzeuspark.gr/?lang=en
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Cretan Zeus Park in Vorisia, Heraklion Here you will enjoy a sightseeing a natural park and exploring how Cretans used to live. You will also find a tavern in Cretan Zeus Park with traditional Cretan menu. For more information see the link below: http://cretanzeuspark.gr/?lang=en
The Olive Tree Museum of Vouves is ideally located next to the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, the oldest olive tree in the world, which is visited by approximately 20.000 people every year from all over the world. The number of visitors is expected to increase rapidly in the years to come. The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves has been declared as “natural heritage monument” by decision no 603/17-2-1997of the Secretary General of the Region of Crete, due to its special ecological and historical importance. There are at least ten more monumental olive trees in this area, namely the same number of trees as in the whole of Crete. This fact testifies to the long-standing relationship between the residents of this area with the olive tree that dates back to antiquity. For all of the above reasons, the Municipal Council, having full knowledge of the responsibility that it bears to safeguard this great legacy, has decided to expand the present Olive Tree Museum and to update it so that in the future it may be turned into the Olive Tree Museum and Mediterranean Centre for the Study of Monumental Olive Trees. Our Municipality has already purchased a plot of 600 square metres in area near the Museum in the settlement of Pano Vouves, in addition to the rest of the land that it owns in this area, and it has begun the preparation of relevant studies for that purpose.
Olive Tree Museum of Vouves
The Olive Tree Museum of Vouves is ideally located next to the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, the oldest olive tree in the world, which is visited by approximately 20.000 people every year from all over the world. The number of visitors is expected to increase rapidly in the years to come. The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves has been declared as “natural heritage monument” by decision no 603/17-2-1997of the Secretary General of the Region of Crete, due to its special ecological and historical importance. There are at least ten more monumental olive trees in this area, namely the same number of trees as in the whole of Crete. This fact testifies to the long-standing relationship between the residents of this area with the olive tree that dates back to antiquity. For all of the above reasons, the Municipal Council, having full knowledge of the responsibility that it bears to safeguard this great legacy, has decided to expand the present Olive Tree Museum and to update it so that in the future it may be turned into the Olive Tree Museum and Mediterranean Centre for the Study of Monumental Olive Trees. Our Municipality has already purchased a plot of 600 square metres in area near the Museum in the settlement of Pano Vouves, in addition to the rest of the land that it owns in this area, and it has begun the preparation of relevant studies for that purpose.
At Axos village, at the foot of Psiloritis mount we meet the two storey exhibition with more than a hundred sculptures, handmade works of art, all made from a hammer and a chisel. The most important figures are The lyre player, The Cretan Man, Grandpa and Grandma, Going to Fields, representations of nature (The eagle and the Serpent , Kri Kri), some religious subjects (St. George Diskouriou, the Dance of Isaiah, the Farewell, social subjects (Patient) or mythology (the little Mermaid), etc. Visitors have the opportunity to have a private tour by the artist George Koutantos at the Museum and in his laboratory and meet the aesthetic and artistic spirit, while knowing traditional (traditional occupations of Crete and in Greece), folklore (for example marking of the animals), sociological (family structure, position of two sexes), historical aspects (trees from the monasteries of Arkadi and Vossakos with bullets from the Greek revolutions against the Turks), etc. The dimensions of the sculptures are real- sized and some of them are presented in a larger format. The woods were collected from all over the island, especially dead trees or uprooted by natural disasters. Πηγή: Wood Carving Museum at Axos - Travel Guide for Island Crete, Greece cretanbeaches.com https://www.cretanbeaches.com/en/history-of-crete/museums/art-venues/wood-carving-museum-at-axos
Wooden Sculptures Museum
At Axos village, at the foot of Psiloritis mount we meet the two storey exhibition with more than a hundred sculptures, handmade works of art, all made from a hammer and a chisel. The most important figures are The lyre player, The Cretan Man, Grandpa and Grandma, Going to Fields, representations of nature (The eagle and the Serpent , Kri Kri), some religious subjects (St. George Diskouriou, the Dance of Isaiah, the Farewell, social subjects (Patient) or mythology (the little Mermaid), etc. Visitors have the opportunity to have a private tour by the artist George Koutantos at the Museum and in his laboratory and meet the aesthetic and artistic spirit, while knowing traditional (traditional occupations of Crete and in Greece), folklore (for example marking of the animals), sociological (family structure, position of two sexes), historical aspects (trees from the monasteries of Arkadi and Vossakos with bullets from the Greek revolutions against the Turks), etc. The dimensions of the sculptures are real- sized and some of them are presented in a larger format. The woods were collected from all over the island, especially dead trees or uprooted by natural disasters. Πηγή: Wood Carving Museum at Axos - Travel Guide for Island Crete, Greece cretanbeaches.com https://www.cretanbeaches.com/en/history-of-crete/museums/art-venues/wood-carving-museum-at-axos
Preveli monastery is a historic place. The monastery consists of two main building complexes, the Lower (Kato) Monastery of Saint John the Baptist and the Rear (Pisso) Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, which is in operation today. The Monastery has a glorious history due to the active and leading involvement of its fellow monks in all national endeavourers for freedom and education of our people. Thus, it merits specific recognition and respect throughout the island of Crete. The oldest date related to the monastery is 1594, and it is engraved on a bell of the monastery. The monastery was probably founded during the Venetian occupation by a feudal lord known as Prevelis. When in 1649 the Turks occupied Crete, they destroyed numerous church establishments, among them the monastery of Preveli. The monastery was for three centuries the most important center due to its leading role in the local society of Saint Vassilios and Sfakia provinces, where due to the landscaping territory the Turkish occupation force allowed a peculiar system of political tolerance and a limited state of freedom. The Monastery of Preveli is a religious center and consequently the place of gathering and social contact of the population.
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Preveli Monastery
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Preveli monastery is a historic place. The monastery consists of two main building complexes, the Lower (Kato) Monastery of Saint John the Baptist and the Rear (Pisso) Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, which is in operation today. The Monastery has a glorious history due to the active and leading involvement of its fellow monks in all national endeavourers for freedom and education of our people. Thus, it merits specific recognition and respect throughout the island of Crete. The oldest date related to the monastery is 1594, and it is engraved on a bell of the monastery. The monastery was probably founded during the Venetian occupation by a feudal lord known as Prevelis. When in 1649 the Turks occupied Crete, they destroyed numerous church establishments, among them the monastery of Preveli. The monastery was for three centuries the most important center due to its leading role in the local society of Saint Vassilios and Sfakia provinces, where due to the landscaping territory the Turkish occupation force allowed a peculiar system of political tolerance and a limited state of freedom. The Monastery of Preveli is a religious center and consequently the place of gathering and social contact of the population.
-The museum The Cretan Runner is close to Villa Asigonia. The visiting day is every Sunday 10:00-16:00 free entrance. The museum has historical interest.
The Cretan Runner Museum
-The museum The Cretan Runner is close to Villa Asigonia. The visiting day is every Sunday 10:00-16:00 free entrance. The museum has historical interest.
The archaeological site of Knossos (Knosós GR: Κνωσός) is sited 5 km southeast of the city of Iraklion. There is evidence that this location was inhabited during the neolithic times (6000 B.C.) . On the ruins of the neolithic settlement was built the first Minoan palace (1900 B.C.) where the dynasty of Minos ruled. This was destroyed in 1700 B.C and a new palace built in its place. The palace covered an area of 22,000sq.m, it was multi- storeyed and had an intricate plan. Due to this fact the Palace is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur. Between 1.700-1.450 BC, the Minoan civilisation was at its peak and Knossos was the most important city-state. During these years the city was destroyed twice by earthquakes (1.600 BC, 1.450 BC) and rebuilted. The city of Knossos had 100.000 citizens and it continued to be an important city-state until the early Byzantine period. The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos (GR: Μίνως Καλοκαιρινός). The excavations in Knossos began in 1.900 A.D. by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851- 1941) and his team, and they continued for 35 years. Knossos gave birth to famous men like Hersifron and his son Metagenis, whose creation was the temple of Artemis in Efesos, the Artemisio, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Knossos Palace ENTRY
The archaeological site of Knossos (Knosós GR: Κνωσός) is sited 5 km southeast of the city of Iraklion. There is evidence that this location was inhabited during the neolithic times (6000 B.C.) . On the ruins of the neolithic settlement was built the first Minoan palace (1900 B.C.) where the dynasty of Minos ruled. This was destroyed in 1700 B.C and a new palace built in its place. The palace covered an area of 22,000sq.m, it was multi- storeyed and had an intricate plan. Due to this fact the Palace is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur. Between 1.700-1.450 BC, the Minoan civilisation was at its peak and Knossos was the most important city-state. During these years the city was destroyed twice by earthquakes (1.600 BC, 1.450 BC) and rebuilted. The city of Knossos had 100.000 citizens and it continued to be an important city-state until the early Byzantine period. The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos (GR: Μίνως Καλοκαιρινός). The excavations in Knossos began in 1.900 A.D. by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851- 1941) and his team, and they continued for 35 years. Knossos gave birth to famous men like Hersifron and his son Metagenis, whose creation was the temple of Artemis in Efesos, the Artemisio, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
OLIVE OIL FACTORY - WINERY & RAKI DISTILLERY Opening hours 9:00-19:00 every day and Sunday according to the season. Putting it on Google maps will lead you there in Vryses. Here is a link for more information http://www.braoudakis.gr/products/oo/ The entrance and tasting are for free. The family Braoudakis has a variety of different products winery and olive workshop. There is a guided tour at the winery, olive oil work shop the raki distillery. Afterwards the guide takes you to the old olive oil factory which was founded in 1870. You will also visit their museum with old items from the Cretan daily life style from their houses and tools and equipment from the farmers and shepherds life. In the end your guide will offer you the opportunity to taste olive oil and wine & raki tasting and honey which is a treat from the Braoudakis family for free. If you like you can buy their products from their shop.
Family Braoudakis
79 Palea Ethniki Odos Chanion Rethimnou
OLIVE OIL FACTORY - WINERY & RAKI DISTILLERY Opening hours 9:00-19:00 every day and Sunday according to the season. Putting it on Google maps will lead you there in Vryses. Here is a link for more information http://www.braoudakis.gr/products/oo/ The entrance and tasting are for free. The family Braoudakis has a variety of different products winery and olive workshop. There is a guided tour at the winery, olive oil work shop the raki distillery. Afterwards the guide takes you to the old olive oil factory which was founded in 1870. You will also visit their museum with old items from the Cretan daily life style from their houses and tools and equipment from the farmers and shepherds life. In the end your guide will offer you the opportunity to taste olive oil and wine & raki tasting and honey which is a treat from the Braoudakis family for free. If you like you can buy their products from their shop.
In Argyropupolis village it used to be called in the ancient times Ancient Lappa. There are a lot of reminders from the Venetian and the Roman occupation. Like ancient monuments a Roman mosaic floor showing a woman. Lots of statues, pottery, coins and under ground findings are in Rethymno city museum. I recommend you to visit the old town of Argyroupolis Ancient Lappa whcih begins from Lappa Avocado Cosmetics store which sells avocado products from their trees. And take a round tour around the old town seeing beautiful Venetian mansion and on the nice doorframes some have Latin inscriptions. A nice tour taking you back in time. Leaving Argyroupolis village you can go to Springs of Argyroupolis were the waterfalls are and the river mouselas goes all around the taverns. Making a wonderfull sceneray with plane trees bannanes, fig trees a green oasis. A cool relaxing enviroment to enjoy a nice walk in nature and water running everywhere.
Roman Mosaic Floor, Argyroupolis
In Argyropupolis village it used to be called in the ancient times Ancient Lappa. There are a lot of reminders from the Venetian and the Roman occupation. Like ancient monuments a Roman mosaic floor showing a woman. Lots of statues, pottery, coins and under ground findings are in Rethymno city museum. I recommend you to visit the old town of Argyroupolis Ancient Lappa whcih begins from Lappa Avocado Cosmetics store which sells avocado products from their trees. And take a round tour around the old town seeing beautiful Venetian mansion and on the nice doorframes some have Latin inscriptions. A nice tour taking you back in time. Leaving Argyroupolis village you can go to Springs of Argyroupolis were the waterfalls are and the river mouselas goes all around the taverns. Making a wonderfull sceneray with plane trees bannanes, fig trees a green oasis. A cool relaxing enviroment to enjoy a nice walk in nature and water running everywhere.
Parks & Nature
Kournas Lake is the only physical lake in Crete with sweet water coming from the springs in the mountains.As well as one of the most beautiful nature spots surrounded by beautiful mountains. The scenery is picturesque, beautiful, idyllic, relaxing. You might see the lake when it shimmers, or you might see it when it mirrors the surrounding hills with the lush bushes. You will see ducks and sea turtules. Nevertheless, lake Kournas is not an attraction just for the nature lovers. You can come here for lunch or coffee overlooking the wonderful scenery. Some taverns have playgrounds. Ride a pedalo boat or a Canoe Kayak in the lake. Or just take a swim, you will find umbrellas and sun beds.
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Kournas Lake is the only physical lake in Crete with sweet water coming from the springs in the mountains.As well as one of the most beautiful nature spots surrounded by beautiful mountains. The scenery is picturesque, beautiful, idyllic, relaxing. You might see the lake when it shimmers, or you might see it when it mirrors the surrounding hills with the lush bushes. You will see ducks and sea turtules. Nevertheless, lake Kournas is not an attraction just for the nature lovers. You can come here for lunch or coffee overlooking the wonderful scenery. Some taverns have playgrounds. Ride a pedalo boat or a Canoe Kayak in the lake. Or just take a swim, you will find umbrellas and sun beds.
Drinks & Nightlife
Beach bar Vythos at Petres Geraniou is situated in a cozy bay protected by the wind. It's like a swcret spot very quite with stunning sea view to relax and enjoy. For a cocktail or coffee at day or night. They have an organized strand with sun beds and umbrellas.
Beach Bar Vythos
Beach bar Vythos at Petres Geraniou is situated in a cozy bay protected by the wind. It's like a swcret spot very quite with stunning sea view to relax and enjoy. For a cocktail or coffee at day or night. They have an organized strand with sun beds and umbrellas.
Asi Gonia Traditional Cretan Village
Asi Gonia is a traditional Cretan village in Chania. With breathtaking mountain views. Amazing scenary on the valley and untamed nature. Lots of green trees, herbs. Where life has a slow relaxing rythm. Coming to Asi Gonia village you will have the opportunity to live as a local and Discover the real Crete with us!
Asi Gonia
Asi Gonia is a traditional Cretan village in Chania. With breathtaking mountain views. Amazing scenary on the valley and untamed nature. Lots of green trees, herbs. Where life has a slow relaxing rythm. Coming to Asi Gonia village you will have the opportunity to live as a local and Discover the real Crete with us!
Shop Traditional Cretan Products
Going up Asi Gonia's mountains leads you to Kallikratis village. There is a work shop selling wild herbs and therapeutic oils from Herbs of Crete. Also they have a coffee shop serves fresh pressed lemon juice for you to sit and relax. They are collecting and distilling herbs exclusively from wild populations in Crete, a place known since ancient times for the quality and diversity of its aromatic and medicinal plants. All there essential oils are wild crafted by hand and distilled with the utmost care and respect for each plant... You can see more details in the link below: http://www.wildherbsofcrete.com/
Wild Herbs of Crete
Going up Asi Gonia's mountains leads you to Kallikratis village. There is a work shop selling wild herbs and therapeutic oils from Herbs of Crete. Also they have a coffee shop serves fresh pressed lemon juice for you to sit and relax. They are collecting and distilling herbs exclusively from wild populations in Crete, a place known since ancient times for the quality and diversity of its aromatic and medicinal plants. All there essential oils are wild crafted by hand and distilled with the utmost care and respect for each plant... You can see more details in the link below: http://www.wildherbsofcrete.com/
The entrance and tasting are for free. The family Braoudakis has a variety of different products winery and olive oil workshop. There is a guided tour at the winery, olive oil work shop the raki distillery. Afterwards the guide takes you to the old olive oil factory which was founded in 1870. You will also visit their museum with old items from the Cretan daily life style from their houses and equipment and tools from the farmers and shepherds life. In the end your guide will offer you the opportunity to taste olive oil and wine & raki tasting and honey which is a treat from the Braoudakis family for free. If you like you can buy their products from their shop. http://www.braoudakis.gr/products/oo/
Family Braoudakis
79 Palea Ethniki Odos Chanion Rethimnou
The entrance and tasting are for free. The family Braoudakis has a variety of different products winery and olive oil workshop. There is a guided tour at the winery, olive oil work shop the raki distillery. Afterwards the guide takes you to the old olive oil factory which was founded in 1870. You will also visit their museum with old items from the Cretan daily life style from their houses and equipment and tools from the farmers and shepherds life. In the end your guide will offer you the opportunity to taste olive oil and wine & raki tasting and honey which is a treat from the Braoudakis family for free. If you like you can buy their products from their shop. http://www.braoudakis.gr/products/oo/
LOOM Woven with Grace and Artistry A product unique in every detail! This product - like all Loom products - is produced on traditional handlooms retained since 1910 and they are completed in hand. All materials used are 100% natural and are originated mainly from Crete. The manufacturing techniques used, also originated from Crete, are the same that our grandmothers were using. Loom products begin their journey from the Minoan city of Lappa (modern Argyroupolis) and offer a traditional and highly aesthetic tone to your style.
LOOMhandmade
11 Eparchiaki Odos Episkopis-Chora Sfakion
LOOM Woven with Grace and Artistry A product unique in every detail! This product - like all Loom products - is produced on traditional handlooms retained since 1910 and they are completed in hand. All materials used are 100% natural and are originated mainly from Crete. The manufacturing techniques used, also originated from Crete, are the same that our grandmothers were using. Loom products begin their journey from the Minoan city of Lappa (modern Argyroupolis) and offer a traditional and highly aesthetic tone to your style.
Shop - Store
In Asi Gonia village in the local Super market Dramilarakis you will find lots of local products. Asi Gonia is a shepherds village you can find their cheese products from their herds in the local Supermarket. Wine and raki home made from the villagers of Asi Gonia.
Super Market Dramilarakis
In Asi Gonia village in the local Super market Dramilarakis you will find lots of local products. Asi Gonia is a shepherds village you can find their cheese products from their herds in the local Supermarket. Wine and raki home made from the villagers of Asi Gonia.
Leaving Asi Gonia coming to Episkopi village you will see a soccer field turn right after 150m is the patisserie named Μελισταλλακτο you will find a big variety of sweets, local traditional pastries, Birthday cakes, ice cream per kilo with various flavors. You can either sit in the café to enjoy your sweet or drink or take away.
Melistalakto
Leaving Asi Gonia coming to Episkopi village you will see a soccer field turn right after 150m is the patisserie named Μελισταλλακτο you will find a big variety of sweets, local traditional pastries, Birthday cakes, ice cream per kilo with various flavors. You can either sit in the café to enjoy your sweet or drink or take away.
Many people ask me “Are there Avocado in Crete?” the answer is “of course!” We are the first and major producers in Crete. The cultivation of our Organic Avocado began 1984 with 500 trees, now days reach over 2500, and every year the number increases. In the early 90s due to lack of demand of avocado in Greek market, my father Stelios decided to develop the fruit with other different ways. So we were the first to begin the development of the fruit in oil, and later producing products based on that. The idea of natural cosmetics arose from my mother (Johanna), which for many years suffered from psoriasis (a chronic, non-contagious disease that affects the skin ) The need for treatment and relief of her problem encouraged us to study more closely the beneficial properties that have avocado oil to the skin. Thus was created the “Lappa Avocado” the summer of 1996, with just 3 products in the beginning, avocado oil, our natural soap and body lotion. With the passage of time, making slow, steady progress and always having as main focus on perfect quality, the number of our products increased. Today we have natural cosmetics in various forms, to suit every skin type. Natural cosmetics “Lappa Avocado” address primarily at an audience with skin allergies and sensitivities, but also to all who want a perfect result hydration and nutrition from top to toe!
Lappa Avocado
11 Eparchiaki Odos Episkopis-Chora Sfakion
Many people ask me “Are there Avocado in Crete?” the answer is “of course!” We are the first and major producers in Crete. The cultivation of our Organic Avocado began 1984 with 500 trees, now days reach over 2500, and every year the number increases. In the early 90s due to lack of demand of avocado in Greek market, my father Stelios decided to develop the fruit with other different ways. So we were the first to begin the development of the fruit in oil, and later producing products based on that. The idea of natural cosmetics arose from my mother (Johanna), which for many years suffered from psoriasis (a chronic, non-contagious disease that affects the skin ) The need for treatment and relief of her problem encouraged us to study more closely the beneficial properties that have avocado oil to the skin. Thus was created the “Lappa Avocado” the summer of 1996, with just 3 products in the beginning, avocado oil, our natural soap and body lotion. With the passage of time, making slow, steady progress and always having as main focus on perfect quality, the number of our products increased. Today we have natural cosmetics in various forms, to suit every skin type. Natural cosmetics “Lappa Avocado” address primarily at an audience with skin allergies and sensitivities, but also to all who want a perfect result hydration and nutrition from top to toe!
Cafe
In Asi Gonia village there is a cafe-snack named Oνειροπαγιδα- Σηφακουλης. In the center of the village opposite of the school (There are drawings on the wall) on a higher level from the road is a family cafe. There you can enjoy various beverages like cafe, tea, local herbal mountain tea, beer, fresh orange juice, soft drinks e.t.c. You can also find various snacks are toast, sandwiches, club sandwiches, pastries, crepes, ice cream e.t.c. While enjoying Asi Gonia's mountain views. A relaxing enviroment sitting outside in the spacious balcony.
Ονειροπαγίδα - Σηφακούλης/ Oneiropagida - Sifakoulis
In Asi Gonia village there is a cafe-snack named Oνειροπαγιδα- Σηφακουλης. In the center of the village opposite of the school (There are drawings on the wall) on a higher level from the road is a family cafe. There you can enjoy various beverages like cafe, tea, local herbal mountain tea, beer, fresh orange juice, soft drinks e.t.c. You can also find various snacks are toast, sandwiches, club sandwiches, pastries, crepes, ice cream e.t.c. While enjoying Asi Gonia's mountain views. A relaxing enviroment sitting outside in the spacious balcony.