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, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing 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 for Crete for a minute. And seven 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.