Looking at the picturesque coast of Sorrento, it is hard to believe that these beauties are of natural origin: rocks of bizarre shapes, fragrant citrus trees, a warm sea playing with sapphire and turquoise hues, and sparkling southern sun. The local species inspired artists and poets from around the world. Sorrento called Goethe, Nietzsche, Rossini, Stendhal, Dickens and many other prominent people their home. Representatives of the royal dynasties, wealthy businessmen from Europe and America consider it a good form to have a modest villa in this unusual area.
The city of Sorrento perched on the rocks, so the descent to the Gulf of Naples cannot be called simple. Bathers will have to go along steep paths or down stairs, but tourists quickly get used to the minor inconveniences that cannot ruin the long-awaited vacation. Continue reading
Panormo is a miniature village located just 22 km from Rethymno and 55 km from Heraklion, on the picturesque coast of the Cretan Sea. Unlike most Greek resorts, which are a long strip of the same type of hotels, between which are souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and other necessary elements of tourist infrastructure, Panormo is a “natural” organism. In attractive bleached houses, there is already not the first generation of colorful residents who will never change the measured way of life for the bustle of megacities. By the way, the permanent population of the village does not exceed 800 people.
Panormo began to develop as a resort relatively recently, and therefore did not lose its rural charm. Walking along the narrow cobbled streets, and then relaxing in the shade of grapes, enjoying a cold drink Continue reading
About 8 km east of Rethymnon, on the road leading to the Arkadi Monastery, lies the small village of Adele. Its small population was traditionally engaged in agriculture, fertile plains made it possible to collect rich harvests of vegetables and fruits. Agriculture has gradually replaced the more profitable tourism business. The village of Adele, as well as the neighboring Agia Paraskevi and Adelianos Kampos merged into one tourist zone.
In the village of Adele itself, there is nothing remarkable except for the narrow streets and neat little houses buried in verdure. The infrastructure is well developed: numerous hotels provide accommodation options for every budget, taverns and restaurants offer hearty dishes of European and Greek cuisine, shops and souvenir shops offer a standard set of products. Continue reading