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Crete is a multicoloured puzzle of mythology, history, proud people, mountains, gorges and the sea. Get to know the hidden Crete, with its hidden gorges, remote mountain summits, steep slopes and the deep sea which surrounds it.
 

Get to know the hidden Crete

 
Paragliding & Parachuting
Many schools exist for advanced or beginners to get a birds ‘eye view of Crete.
 
Climbing - Walking
Enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the mountains on foot. Ramble through rough wild landscapes to deserted, serene views.  Pass through gorges and mountains, trace the history and civilization of the areas through archaeological ruins, historic monasteries, churches and settlements.
Psiloritis (Heraklion/Rethymno), the White Mountains (Chania) and other mountains hide countless organised paths for all abilities

 
Mountain Biking
The wonderful country roads, winding through olive groves, bordered by wild flowers and herbs, are ideal not only for sight seeing but also for amazing experiences for mountain bikers. Bikers can participate in organized tours or individually.  Rental stations are available at many hotels and resorts.
 
Diving in Crete
If you enjoy sea sports, experience diving in the wonderful underwater world of Crete. For beginners, diving centres operate all over Crete and advanced divers will find exciting places to explore.  
 
Sailing around Crete
Crete offers many ports, harbours and anchorages.  Dinghy sailing and tuition is available on most organised beaches.  Day cruises are organised from the main harbours and resorts.


SPORT – FISHING

Rethymno


Big Game Sport Fishing Charters • Light Tackle Fishing • Saltwater Fishing Single or Multi-Day Trips • Amberjack Fishing, Spearfish, Tuna • Fishing  • Snorkelling • Sea Cave Visiting • Party Fishing

 

Agreco

a Fairytale

Traditional Farm

 
AGRECO FARM
Rethymno

Delving deep into Cretan tradition, Agreco, a fairytale traditional farm, has revived centuries-old organic farming practices in a unique expression of Greek ‘philoxenia’, or hospitality. This privately owned 40,000-sq estate is an innovative display of environmentally friendly methods for traditional and modern cultivation and breeding.
The estate, a replica of 17th century lodge, features a traditional olive press, a flour water mill, a wine press and a giant vat for treading grapes. The complex includes a church, a village square and store. The farm highlight is the mini-zoo!
Guests can experience traditional Cretan life by participating in farm activities, from baking bread and making cheese to pressing grapes or olives and crushing wheat at the antique stone flour mill. Farm tours offered on weekday evenings, guide guests around the estate.
 
Everything grown on the farm ends up in the kitchen, where Agreco’s chef prepares the traditional Cretan dishes featured on the Taverna menu. A large olive tree and vines wrapped around the wooden beams of the pergola shade the stone-laid terrace with the magnificent view of the Cretan coast.
The farm is located in the province of Rethymnon next to the village Adele. It is 2 km from the sea and 7km east of Rethymno town.
For more information, please visit the Farm’s website. www.agreco.gr
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MELI PALACE
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Agia Varvara, Vrahassi Lassithi
GR - 72400 Crete
Tel. +30 28410 71502
Fax. +30 28410 71070

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