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Address: Agios-Stefanos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
Phone Number: +30 694 514 3787
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Description: "Sasteria" observatory in Agios-Stefanos the south east Crete, Greece. 6...
"Sasteria" observatory in Agios-Stefanos the south east Crete, Greece. 6 Km from Makry-Gialos 395 m up in the mountains.300 Clear-skies a year. The observatory is not open to the public.
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Brilliant second visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The night sky in Crete begged to be watched, so we went hunting for somewhere that would allow us to take a closer look. The Sasteria is run by a friendly couple who take the time to walk you through what you can see. They have a decent equipment, and although the setup is at home, it's all very welcoming.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Agios-Stefanos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
Phone Number: +30 694 514 3787
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Makry-Gialos

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