Please take a look at these links to organisations. In some cases we are supporting or are members of them, or they may provide useful information. Flowers of Crete is not responsible for the content of these external websites, but we'd be glad to know of any broken or inappropriate links.

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Websites about plants and flowers of Crete

Himantoglossum samariensis
Botanic Art by Julia Jones - original images of the endemic and native wild flowers of Crete. Also courses in drawing and water colour painting.

Red Palm Weevil
Red Palm Weevil - information on the current serious issue of the weevil that is destroying Cretan Palms.

The Common Sense Environmental Fund
Photographs of endemic and endangered flowers of Crete, by Nick Turland (co-author of Flowers of Crete).

Flowers of Chania Website
www.flowersofchania.com - Hans de Vries is an accomplished artist whose work is highly regarded around the world. His detailed botanical illustrations of the flowers of the Hania area are exceptional and show his great love of the island and its flora.

Trees & Flowers
Trees & Flowers - a website with photos of Crete, including some lovely images of Cretan flora.

Links for Crete travel and tourism services

visit Albion House in Crete
www.albionhousecrete.com - discover the beautiful town of Elounda in Crete, while staying at Albion House. More information here...

Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays
Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays - quality natural history holidays, including an annual spring holiday on Crete based at Plakias. Honeyguide's Chris Durdin looked after the Flowers of Crete website for several years.

Greek Island Holidays Travel guides to holiday beaches and more in the Greek islands.

Greek Islands Travel Blog News, views and opinions on travel in the  Greek islands

Flowers of Chania Website
www.olympicbike.com - mountain bike tours, recreational biking tours and bike rental in Rethymnon. They provide this service all over Crete.

Crete Complete Property - perfect homes in perfect places
www.crete-perfect-home.com - Crete Complete Property - perfect homes in perfect places. Kind sponsors of Julia's trip to the Planta Europa conference, September 2007.

visit west-crete.com
www.west-crete.com - Information about West Crete. Links to activities, accommodation and general information.

visit east-crete.com
www.east-crete.com - Information about the area east of Heraklion. General information about the area and resort information.

visit stigmes.gr
www.stigmes.gr - Crete's magazine : STIGMES. A regional magazine published every two months with articles about Cretan life, tourism and regional events.

Alternative Crete
www.alternativecrete.com - “For relaxation beyond belief” - provides Reiki treatments and lessons, Personalised Retreat holidays, Various Meditation workshops and Guided Meditations, Personal stress management workshops and Colour Therapy. Based in Mochos, near Stalis,

Holidays to Crete
www.holidays2crete.com - Hotels, flights to Crete. Find extensive guides and reviews on hotels and accommodation on the holiday island of Crete. Everything from restaurant guides to pubs and clubs and days out around the island can be found online.

Cretan Vista
www.cretanvista.com - A personal, local guide to the beautiful island of Crete, carrying on where the guidebooks stop!

Property on Crete
www.greekofile.co.uk - Greek-o-File - books of articles and anecdotes by, and for, Grecophiles.

Grecofilia - Tony Brown's loving portrait of Greece and the true meaning of 'Grecofilia'.

Crete Et Vacances
Crete Et Vacances - website presenting a fusion of the history, tradition, culture, charm and nature of Crete.

Bio Aroma
Bio Aroma - BioAroma is a newly-founded production unit of essential oils from wild and organic Cretan herbs, which is situated in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. In our place there is also a unique park and a museum of Cretan herbs and essential oils that you can visit.

Elounda Info
Elounda Info - an informative and comprehensive site about Elounda and Plaka. This link takes you to the Walking In Elounda section, but there's plenty more to take in!

Mystis Editions
Mystis Editions - a fantastic online retail bookshop, where you can find a wide range of literature incl. flora of Crete.

The Lotus Eaters Restaurant
The Lotus Eaters Restaurant - boasts an elevated terrace overlooking the bay of Elounda, comfortable seating, and good food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Kreta.nl - this Dutch site supplies a lot of information about Crete. Perfect if you're looking for general information, sights, activities and places of interest relating to Crete.

Completely Crete
Completely Crete - Enjoying the Greek Island of Crete could not be easier! A true insider's guide to getting the most from Crete, its beaches, its resorts, its food, its culture, its history - and lots more!

Home Is Away
Home Is Away - homeisaway.com is a site bursting with great offers for dream holiday villas and homes in many global locations, including Crete!

Kissamos booking. "Providing discount accommodation reservations in Kissamos town. Also discounts for all the guests who book with us at local restaurants and for car rentals."

www.cactusflowers.gr - Flower shop in Hersonissos. Owner Kostas Aspetakis works for the conservation of wild flowers and plants in Hersonissos with others in the area who are concerned about wildlife habitats and the education of residents and visitors.

Sasteria - Public observatory and art workshop. "Combine Nature and beautiful village life." Some nice flower photos too.

Ecogriek: this Dutch website "contains site descriptions of Greece, nature information and natural areas, flora and fauna in Greece and information about eco activities, such as water sports, excursions, workshops."

www.captainnickchania.com - a cruise and snorkelling trip out of Chania harbour, west Crete.

Villa Maroulas - "a luxurious lovingly restored privately owned Venetian villa located in the beautiful hillside village of Maroulas" near Rethymnon.

Cretan Creative Holidays

Cretan Creative Holidays - "the opportunity for visitors to this wonderful island to experience its inspirational qualities ... the chance to discover the creative and vibrant side of Western Crete."

Other links

Lawrence Art Supplies

Lawrence Art Supplies, "the UK's premier supplier of artists' materials."

Kissamos TV

Kissamos TV. "A traditional TV station broadcasting images, events, music, etc" located in Kissamos, near Chania.

The Orthodox Academy
of Crete

The Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) is an ecclesiastical, non-profit institution that encourages mutual understanding on an "... ecumenical, interfaith, intercultural and interscientific level, for the reconciliation of peoples, the consolidation of peace, and for human progress."
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