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The mountainous inner district

  The county of Hania is divided by the proud mountains called the Lefka Ori into two completely different natural landscapes. The coastal zone, with beaches 350km long, is richer and more densely populated. The sparsely populated inner territory is one of the most sensual parts of Crete. On most of its mountainous tops, temperatures are below zero and from December to May they are covered with snow. On the mountain slopes there are many small traditional villages with their stone houses turned towards the sun, forgotten by time and which are interesting destinations of green Crete.
  Day after day, more and more wanderers try to explore them on foot, by jeep, by horse or by bicycle. The European Union promotes, with the programme “Leader”, sojourns at rustic tourists’ shelters, in places like Vamos, Milia, Keramia, Kasteli, Askifou, etc. there is the possibility for the tourist to taste Cretan life in its simplicity and particularity in nature, to enjoy the Cretan diet with a glass of wine or tsikoudia, to take part in celebrations and to feel the roots of European civilization.
  Hospitable shelters, establishments for spending your free time and shops with handmade carpets, fine jewelry, embroidery, traditional furniture, ceramics and home-made products (cheese, cakes, marmalades, etc.) of excellent quality guarantee an unforgettable stay.
(Text: Dr. Anastasia Kalpaki-Georgoulaki)
This text is cited December 2003 from the Chania Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet (2002).

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