Crete has amazing places to visit during the summer season. Everyone knows ”what means Crete” from May to September. You know, people who live here can see the island from a different point of view. In winter the high peaks of the Cretan mountains are covered by snow. It is a very unusual phenomenon for the Cretans. Almost everyone live and work by the sea. Usually it snows from 600-700 high and up during the winter. Some famous villages like Omalos in Chania or Anogia in Rethimnon are every winter covered by snow!! This year, more than last, Crete is in white!! There is snow in many villages around the Cretan mainland.

Here are some photos from “White Crete”

The Holy Cross up to the highest peak of Psiloritis.


A Restaurant in Omalos covered by snow


Kera village – Heraklion


An olive tree in white


The beach of Almirida, Chania


Anogia village, Rethimnon – 790 meters


Axentrias village, Heraklion – 680 meters




Now, in holidays, many families with their little children drive to some high villages to see the snow and play. We also make snowmen and enjoy to lay and create angels in the snow with our own body. Friends prepare their cars, dress warm and drive to find snow!!

Only in 2004, 14 years before, we had snow also in the town. Imagine the famous sights like the lighthouse of Chania or Koule fortress in Heraklion in white.

Photos from Chania – 2004

Chania 2004 - Snow
Chania 2004 – Snow
Chania 2004 - Snow
Chania 2004 – Snow
Chania 2004 - Snow
Chania 2004 – Snow
Chania 2004 - Snow
Chania 2004 – Snow

It is very important for us when it’s snowing to the mountains or when it rains because it keeps the water sources of the mountains alive…

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Elos village, Chania – 560 meters

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The snow-donkey

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So… Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!


  1. i am algerian retired male,i deeply believe that ISLAND is a real paradis ,all my dream in this life is to visite this wonderfull country


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