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Address: Agios-Stefanos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece
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"Sasteria" observatory in Agios-Stéfanos the south east Crete,...

"Sasteria" observatory in Agios-Stéfanos 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 general-public! Only astronomers or amateur-astronomers can mail us with questions about having there own telescope on Crete.

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A good excursion for amateur astronomers

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... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2015
Montreal, Canada
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Vienna, Austria
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We wanted to visit the Sasteria during our 2-week stay in Makrygialos, but were told by Filip that the observatory is no longer open to the public.

4 Thank Ju L
Montreal, Canada
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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 

Thank Amhelmy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank JonScaife
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Kerrin L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Wannabyourhero
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

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 

2 Thank PaddyMcCartan
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

2 Thank kachsp
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

Thank JonScaife
Ubud, Indonesia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank LarissaLorinczi
Ramat Gan, Israel
1 review
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.

Thank Shiran E

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