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Sasteria

Agios-Stefanos, Crete 72055, Greece
30 6945 143787
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: “Sasteria" public observatory in Agios-Stefanos the south east Crete, Greece. 6 Km from Makri-Gialos 425 m up in the mountains.Lots of accommodation... more » Owner description: “Sasteria" public observatory in Agios-Stefanos the south east Crete, Greece. 6 Km from Makri-Gialos 425 m up in the mountains.Lots of accommodation nearby.300 clear-skies a year.Several professional telescopes are at your disposal.Also opportunity to observe the sun by day for sunspots as also the sun-flares.Your host has 30 years experience with astronomy.Also during the day there are art-workshop that are run by a professional artist. From sketching to painting with different mediums is possible.You can easily combine your holiday with something totally different And make your holiday just that little bit special. Both beginners and experts are welcome at sasteria. « less
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been to (and reviewed) Sasteria previously, but have recently revisited and had such a wonderful time that I wanted to give another review... Unlike our previous visit, we decided to have a private booking this time. There were also some planets above the horizon and the moon on show. In addition to the starts and nebulae that we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our private astronomy session was in the words of one of the children "awesome". It was a really fantastic and mind blowing experience. So special to be able to see all sorts of wonderful things not visible to the naked eye. Filip is really knowledgeable and I loved all his interesting stories, he was also great at answering questions of... More

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Leatherhead
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We bought a small telescope over a year ago and with one thing and another hadn't got around to using it. On holiday in Crete we booked the 2 hour private session. Filip was marvellous, his English is perfect and he is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Knowing we had a telescope he got one out the same size as ours... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Always had an interest in astronomy. This was my first chance to look through a telescope for myself. I'm hooked and want to take it up when I get back home. Been coming to Crete for 5 years and this is the best attraction I've been too. This was a fantastic introduction to the universe. Filip & Chantelle are a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I thought a private stargazing experience would be interesting. It was amazing and beautiful and awe inspiring. Filip is highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic and friendly. I absolutely recommend this

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We visited Sasteria a couple of years ago. We went at the same time as another group of people so we didn't pay as much, but didn't get as much time on each telescope. It was a fun evening and I would do it again. Unfortunately all the planets were low on the horizon at the time so we were... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was for me the highlight of my holidays in Crete. I am a big lover of the night sky, stars, constellations, nebulae, white dwarves, etc. Filip and Chantal will welcome you on their terrace and with the help of some impressive telescopes and a lot of knowledge and experience, take you on a guided tour of the night sky.... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The place is so romantic and beautiful. I strongly recommend it. We stayed at Mikri Poli hotel so it was very close.

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Excellent if you are a true star gazer with a little experience. But for the novice english speaking tourist with an interest in the stars, it is a struggle to understand our Belgian host who delivers too much information and not enough star gazing. It is a privilege to see his deep space telescope and to see the "tiny" images... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

No matter if you are adult or kid you will love this experience..we were family with one 6 year old and visited on 2nd sep'13. The observatory is in the mountain in a small village and we had a 125km road trip to get there. The hosts were very friendly & knowledgeable. we were late by 30mins due to satnav... More

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