News from Beach Cleaning 22nd July – Kolimbari New Harbour

Another Beach Cleaning  at the remote,  rocky beach between the new harbour and the monastery in Kolymbari, a shady and breezy place last Sunday in the late afternoon!

12 people, 1 hour, 20 bags of plastics, plastic items washed ashore.

It is always a nice social gathering for a good purpose, with a drink and a chat afterwards.

Everyone is welcome to join in!
Join us on   to find out about when and where the next cleaning will happen.
Usually on the first Saturday of a month  at 9 a.m. and third Sunday in the evening at 6 p.m.
Beaches and / or meeting places will be announced on the website and the kissamosnews facebook site .

The easiest way to stay up-to-date : sending an email to be added to the mailing list for information:  kissamosbeach@

We will also be present at the KISSAMOS CULTURAL FAIR  from 10th – 19th of August, with lots of information,  but also with  Trash Art objects, the artistic side of our activities! Watch this space, more information will follow soon.


Photo credit: Michael Schrader

Beach Cl 22 July with Thanassos_resized


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socialising, good books and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and , there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world.But I never lost my love of Crete for a minute. And four years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.