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Sasteria

Agios-Stefanos, Crete 72055, Greece
30 6945 143787
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Upminster, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Having found this place on Trip Advisor we decided to visit . This was the best decision we made.,! The Observatory is in the mountains with little light disturbance . Filip knows his subject and is so enthusiastic that the evening flies by . The sky is so bright with the stars , the Milky Way that it takes a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

You dont need to be an astronomy fan to enjoy this evening. Filip and Chantal are friendly, knowledgeable hosts who have the ability to bring the night sky to life, they show you the planets, the milky way and 'ET' . Whatever your age, whatever your lknowledge on the subject I recommend you to invest 2 hours of your holiday... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We visited sasteria on my birthday. and what an amazing night that was. There are lot of stars in front of your eyes, when you read a astronomy book you will see lot of drawings and patterns but it is still difficult for lot of us to understand it but when you talk to people like Filip at Sasteria they... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Sasteria (Xasteria or Ksasteria in greek means "clear night sky") is an amateur sky observatory, run by a lovely pair, Filip and Chantal. Filip is the astronomy expert, willing to explain everything, while Chantal is the "quiet power", ready to assist and be closer to the kids. The observation program we attended started at 21:30 and ended around midnight, something... More

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Arnhem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a must for astronomy fans visiting Crete! A Belgian couple, Chantal and Filip, run an art workshop and an observatory in the small village of Agios Stefanos. To reach it is an adventure by itself. For star gazing it should be dark, obviously, an driving the curved route is a great experience. We arrived in the area by... More

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