Golden beach or Voulisma

Golden Beach at Istron has to be one of the best beaches in Crete and we would say one of the best beaches in the Greek Islands. Named locally as Voulisma Beach the golden sands and crystal clear sea of this stunning beach are wonderful. There’s quite a big parking area at the top of […]


In the mountains of Crete lives a tree, Ampelitsia, which is in danger of extinction. Since wood Ampelitsia manufactured traditionally shepherds sticks in Crete. The traditional name is KATSOUNA ,and it was an integral part of the body of Cretans. Elderly and young Cretans shepherds constantly kept a Katsouna to help them to walk, especially […]

Faneromeni Monastery

The Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni  Virgin Mary of Gournia is located south of Istron on the top of the mountain. It is a male monastery built on a steep slope at an altitude of 540 meters with stunning sea views. The monastery church is built inside a cave and it is one of the most famous […]