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Starry Nights In lovely Crete - gaze the stars & discover the universe during your stay in Chania, Crete, during your holiday!
- 1-4 Hours
Boundaries vanish when we look skyward then all is about "one people, one sky".
Enjoy our "magical" evening tour-activity in Crete, stargazing Greek Gods and stars at night, and travel your mind and your senses to a whole new level of clarity and uniqueness.
Starry nights is a breakthrough new activity in Crete, offered to some chosen villas in Crete, small hotels, families, small groups of friends, etc. Crete is one of the best places for stargazing.
You don't need to know anything about Astronomy. Anyone can have the opportunity to join this unique activity in Crete. Either you are a complete beginner, or you are an expert in Astrophysics, every time you can learn something new about the vastness of the universe and the uniqueness of our small planet.
The staff of Planetarium of Crete has many years of experience in deep-sky observing and with the best available astronomy equipment like 16-inch Dobsonian telescopes, can bring the universe to your plate.
3000 stars are visible under dark skies with our naked eyes, which form 88 constellations that ancient Greeks were using to make stories in order to explain the mysteries they didnít understand, so the Greek mythology was born.
Depending also on the season, different planets are visible, Jupiter with its color belts and the biggest moons, Saturn with its rings, red Mars and the bright Venus. You can have the best views and explore all these exotic worlds!
Have you ever tried to read star maps? We give every participant a star map of the current month and a small red flashlight so that you can identify the constellations using Uranography, with the help of our staff or course. This is an incredible process that will free your mind and relax your body. This is also a great opportunity for you to learn how to find your way home at night with the north star!
Join us for an incredible experience under Crete's dark skies, for a great night that you will never forget.
The minimum cost of 320 Euros for up to 4 participants (+30 Euros for every extra participant)
About 2-2.5 hours, we start after dusk
At your accommodation (hotel, villa, residence, apartment, etc) or at specific dark sky sites of our choice
- Constellation and north star identification using star maps relating to the Greek mythology
- Understanding cosmic sizes
- Observation through a 16″ Dobsonian telescope
The reviews for the Starry Nights In Crete - Gaze The Stars & Discover Universe - Chania Crete
Reviews ( 2 )
Hello Yannis, Thanks for email. Overall it was a lovely experience and personally, I enjoyed it. I think the cost in relation to the experience was certainly a bit more excessive than what we got. For example, a coffee and some snacks for the child would have been nice. Look to be honest, as the lovely Manos pointed out, probably not the best night for star gazing as there was some cloud cover and also unable to see any planets. Manos imparted some interesting information as well, which was well received. My partner and her child enjoyed it a bit less than I did, but overall, it was ok. Hope this helps. Regards, Gilla
We did enjoy this amazing stargazing tour during our stay at Blue Palace Hotel in Elounda Village. Many thanks for organizing this Yiannis and many thanks to our well informed astronomer Manos. We would like to join the tour once again we visit crete.