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Crete Leisure


Crete is a multi-coloured 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.
 
Paragliding & Parachuting Many schools exist for advanced or beginners to get a birds ‘eye view of Crete.
 
Climbing - Walking
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.
 
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.
 
Agreco Farm (just 3km from the hotel)



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 Agreco Farm’s website>.


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DON'T MISS


The famous Minoan Knossos Palace
The pre-eminent Minoan settlement and one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. 
 
Phaistos
The second largest city of Minoan Crete 62 km south of Heraklio.
 
Live Life at our Agreco Farm
Grecotel's fairytale traditional farm in Rethymno, just 1 hour drive from the hotel, live a unique culinary experience, tasting diverse seasonal dishes based on the fruits of the land and the legendary nutritional Cretan cuisine.
 
 

Why Crete
Endless Possibilities!


The famous Minoan Knossos Palace – 
the home of the Minotaur

  The largest Greek island (8,336 sq km) and 
over 1,000 kms of coastline
Beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear waters 
  Variety: from palm-fringed beaches up to 
2,000 m mountain peaks 
  Bustling town life and quiet, secluded villages

 


 


Centrally located to visit Crete's Monasteries & Churches

 

 
 


AMIRANDES
GRECOTEL EXCLUSIVE RESORT


GR-71 110
Heraklion, Crete Greece
Tel: +30 28970 41103
reservations.am@grecotel.com

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