Phaistos, or more correctly the Minoan Palace of Phaistos, is located in the Messara Plain in south-central Crete about km from Matala.Phaistos is “Φαιστός” in Greek and you may find it also written as Phaestos, Faistos or Festos.
Phaistos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete and a visit to this place is recommended as it is much more quite than Knossos and the location is unique.
Cretan spring is fantastic as the unique flora and the variety of flowers which color intensity is more than stunning.
Here some information about Phaistos and after this two Wikiloc trails, the first one inside of the archaeological place and the second on the hill over the Minoan palace.
My favorite does’t exist! Depending on the season, the place where I’m at the moment, our activity (cooking, travel, resting…) and simply at the moment, I can be impressed by all the colors. In general I love bright colors, I love the light and I avoid the dark.
Especially on Crete, my favorite place in the world, I love to sit and look at the blue sky and the blue sea; I can understand why so many song tel about this nature.
For this reason I decided to choose “Blue” for this challenge! I hope you will like my quick selection of photos of my travels (not only Crete! 🙂
Crete has an amazing flora, rich in variety with over 2,000 different kinds of flowers; of them at least 150 plants and wild herbs are endemic, which means that they do not exist in any other place in the world. An incredible variety of orchids are spread all over the island, different colors, sizes and many of them with sweet smelling scent.
The fabulous spring, with all the colors is like the garden of the paradise and when the sun burns the flowers in lower altitudes in the mountain and in the gorges we can find many many flowers all year round.
Arriving on Crete we immediately can smell the scent of this island covered with aromatic herbs and plants. No wonder that Cretan food is so goo!
Respect the flowers, don’t pick up orchids an other rare flowers; take a picture instead the flowers will be preserved and your souvenir will stay longer! Thanks!
Only four months ago we tried our fist experiments in catching the night stars and photographing the milky way, but at the end of February the core of the milky way will be visible again and I hope we will got the chance to escape the light pollution, get clear weather and some time for our beginners experiments.
I can’t wait to be again on Crete for a few days, enjoy the milder weather and the bright stars again!