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Skinakas Observatory. Discovering the Universe from the Cretan mountains

Updated: Oct 17, 2018

Unique experience in the high altitude part of the Cretan landscape.

In the central and highest mountain of Crete, Psiloritis, an observatory has been settled more than thirty years ago. In fact, in 1986, the year that the Halley’s comet passed close to Earth, the Physics department of the University of Crete in collaboration with Greek and German institutions built the observatory on the peak called Skinakas (1750 m. elevation), west of the higher peak of the mountain.

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