Points of Interest
CULTURAL SOCIETY OF CHROMONASTIRI
"The holly WINDMILL"
Chromonastiri Cultural partners
Chromonastiri Rethymno 74100
Athens Office: 16 346 4 Filopoimenos
FAX 210.9916339 Mobile: 6977416305
Turn on Chromonastiri from the road to Amari
You will find placards leading to the holly Mill.
A magical journey, only 7 kilometers far from the crossroad of Missiria, will lead you to the central square of the picturesque village of Chromonastiri. The old factory (oil mill) of holly, completely renovated, holds all its old equipment that can still be used today; furthermore it works as a Training Centre for Information and Culture of olive oil and Mills.
The site will make you feel that you are in a factory that is still working. In the adjacent room you will find all the traditional equipment of the last century rustic life, because in the past all the activities related to country life took place in a one-room home.
At Greece's southern tip, another world indeed: Rethymno, a county between two seas, the Cretan and the Libyan one. Modern and traditional at the same time, Rethymno will offer you a unique holiday experience with its turquoise waters and its unblemished mountain. Romantic and adventurous, Sweet and spicy, healthy and tasty, warm and fresh, rough and smooth, Rethymno with its contradictions can satisfy the needs of any kind of visitors.
Beyond spotless beaches and modern holiday facilities, Rethymno is the ideal place for both those who want to quench their thirst for a peaceful and relaxed holiday in a heavenly island and those who are looking for action, adventure, discovery, and especially contact with nature and the environment. In Rethymnon you will find a wide range of alternatives for the most unforgettable holiday of your life. Rethymno: a place that you will never forget, an oasis of magic and enchantment where you will want to come back again!
Excursions in the countryside and regenerating strolls through the green paths. Follow the hiking and cycling routes and the E4 European long distance walking paths. Cross canyons, visit caves, climb hills and mountains and fill your lungs with fresh air. If you want to visit an awesome geological phenomena, the mythical mountain of Psiloritis, will fascinate you.
You will feel the magic of the endemic microcosm of wild flowers, and enjoy the rarest species of Cretan flora. On the botanical point of view, the countryside of Rethymno holds surprises for even the most demanding researcher.
Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and try to fill the cultural puzzle that joins of the prehistoric times to the modern ones. Neolithic sites, Minoan settlements, ancient cities, Byzantine churches, Venetian buildings will impress the ones who are keen on culture.
For the lovers of the world of faith and religion, Rethymnon is a true paradise, characterized by hundreds of Byzantine churches and many historic monuments.
If you want to learn traditional customs and traditions, to experience the most authentic life of local villages by yourself, get in touch with Cretan people and become acquainted with the music, songs and crafts. You can easily find an accommodation in one of the local agritourisms, that will completely satisfy your needs.
Especially the lovers of gastronomy will have a great chance to taste the most authentic Cretan flavors, based on traditional recipes and local products.
Finally, if you are looking for sports activities, you can do water sports in the turquoise waters of both the North and the South of Rethymno. You can also enjoy the modern sports center of the county, in gyms and golf fields.