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Agios-Stefanos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece
+30 694 514 3787
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no longer open to the public

We wanted to visit the Sasteria during our 2-week stay in Makrygialos, but were told by Filip that... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2016
Ju L
Vienna, Austria
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... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2015
Montreal, Canada
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"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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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 3, 2016
“no longer open to the public”
Apr 8, 2015
“A good excursion for amateur astronomers”
Agios-Stefanos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece
+30 694 514 3787
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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
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...More

Thank Amhelmy
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...More

3  Thank JonScaife
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...More

1  Thank Kerrin L
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...More

1  Thank Wannabyourhero
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...More

2  Thank PaddyMcCartan
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
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....More

Thank JonScaife
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...More

1  Thank LarissaLorinczi
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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August 28, 2015|
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Response from filip f | Property representative |
Dear Sir I have to tell you that the observatory is closed for the public. There are now stargazing evenings any more. Thanks for the interrest and have a nice stay in Crete. Greetings Filip
April 25, 2015|
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Response from Amhelmy | Reviewed this property |
Hello; Kids are welcome all year round I believe. August would be a good month because it will be relatively dry with little to no cloud cover, but check the forecast closer to August for more accurate estimates. Make sure... More
January 20, 2015|
Response from Amhelmy | Reviewed this property |
I know this answer is probably a little too late, but maybe it can help future travelers. I doubt there is a set excursion, although it would be best to ask the guys at Sasteria. We personally had already rented a car... More