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Kleftes – heroes or robbers?

Today I would like to tell an inquisitive reader about a whole layer of Greek culture, which played a big role in the liberation struggle of the Greeks against the Turks – about the Clefts. Kleftis is literally a thief in English or a robber. During the Ottoman rule, in the north of Greece spontaneous detachments of partisans, fighters against the Turks, began to appear.Later, the sea Clefts arose – pirates who attacked Turkish ships, …

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Archanes

Archanes – unknown pearl on Crete.

Archanes village is a small and charming settlement not far from Heraklion and close to Yukhtas mountain. This village is surrounding by olive trees plantetions and grapeyards. It is one of the most historic and beautiful villages of Crete which we can’t wait for you to discover. Here’s everything you need to know about Archanes before planning your trip to Crete. History of this village is going back to 3000BC, when  people started to build …

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