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 Achlia Beach beach
 Agia Eirini beach
 Agia Fotia beach
 Agia Galinibeach
 Agia Irini
 Agia Kyriakichurch
 Agia Lake
 Agia Marinabeach
 Agia Pelagia sitebeach
 Agia Roumelisitebeach
 Agia Sophiachurch
 Agia Sophia 2 church
 Agia Triada
 Agia Triada church
 Agia Triada churchsite
 Agia Varvara
 Agii Deka church
 Agioi Asomatoichurch
 Agios Antonios beach
 Agios Dimitrios
 Agios Georgios (c)
 Agios Georgios beach
 Agios Georgios (w)
 Agios Georgios (e)
 Agios Ioannis cavechurch
 Ag. Konstantinoswindmill
 Agios Matheios church
 Agios Nikolaoschurchbeach
 Agios Nikolaos church
 Agios Pavlosbeach
 Agios Spyridon
 Agios Stephanos
 Agios Vasilioschurch
 Aliki & Almiridabeachchurch
 Alikianos church
 Almiros Beachbeach
 Almyrida sitebeach
 Ammoudara (e)beach
 Ammoudara (w) beach
 Amnissos churchsitebeach
 Analipsi (s) beach
 Analipsi (n) beach
 Ancient Elefthernachurchsite
 Anidri  church
 Anissaras beach
 Anopolis (south)
 Anopolis church
 Ano Vianoschurchtree
 Aptera site
 Argiroupoli churchsite
 Armeni site
 Armeni (Chania)
 Arvi beachbeach
 Asprolithos beach
 Azokeramos church
 Bali beach
 Balos Beach beach
 Chersonissos beach
 Chora Sfakionbeach
 Damnoni Beach beach
 Deliana church
 Dermatos Beachbeach
 Diktamos Gorge
 Dytikos Beachbeach
 Eleftherna church
 Elounda windmillsitebeach
 Epano Episkopi
 Epano Sisi
 Episkopi Beachbeach
 Etia churchsite
 Exo Lakonia
 Exo Mouliana
 Exo Potami windmill
 Falassarna sitebeach
 Farmakokefalo site
 Fata Morganabeach
 Ferma sitebeach
 Gerani Cave beach
 Gialiskari Beach beach
 Goudouras beach
 Gournia site
 Gouves beach
 Ierapetra fortsitebeach
 Ilingas Beach beach
 Imbros Gorge
 Istro beach
 Izzedine fort
 Kalamaki (n) beach
 Kalamaki (s) beach
 Kalami (south east)
 Kalathas Beach beach
 Kali Limenesbeach
 Kalives beach
 Kalo Nerobeach
 Kares (south) fort
 Kares (north)
 Karidi 2
 Karydi church
 Karteros Beachbeach
 Kasteli (east)church
 Kasteli (Her)
 Kastri Beachbeach
 Kato Episkopichurchfort
 Kato Favriana
 Kato Poulia
 Kato Favriana
 Kato Kasteliana
 Kato Saktouria
 Kato Vianoschurch
 Kato Zakros sitebeach
 Kavros Beachbeach
 Kedrassos Beach beach
 Kera Beachbeach
 Kissamos fortsitebeach
 Knossos site
 Koimesis Churchchurch
 Kokini Chanisitebeach
 Kokkino Chorio
 Kokkinos Pirgos beach
 Kolimbari churchbeach
 Kommos   sitebeach
 Kontopoula church
 Kotsifou Canyon
 Koufi Petrachurch
 Koufos church
 Kounavi church
 Kouremenos beach
 Kournas Lake beach
 Koutelos Beach beach
 Kremasta church
 Lakki Beach beach
 Langada-Lagada beach
 Lasithi Plain windmill
 Listis Beachbeach<
 Livadia Beachbeach
 Loutro beach
 Lygaria Beachbeach
 Makrigialos sitebeach
 Maleme beach
 Malia sitebeach
 Mavros Kolimbosbeach
 Megala Chorafia
 Menies Beachbeachbeach
 Mesa Lasithi
 Mesa Mouliana
 Micro Amoudi beach
 Mirtos beach
 Moni Kapsachurch
 Moni Preveli church
 Nea Roumata
 Nikithianos windmill
 Nopigia churchbeach
 Ombros Gialosbeach
 Orthi Ammosbeach
 Pachia Ammosbeach
 Palaiokastro (west)
 Palia Vrisi
 Panagia Kera church
 Papagiannades church
 Pazinos church
 Phaestos Area;site
 Piskokefalo site
 Plaka (Chania)
 Plakias beach
 Platanias beach
 Platanos (west)
 Preveli Beachbeach
 Psari Foradabeach
 Rethimnon fortbeach
 Rizovigio Beach beach
 Rotonda church
 Samaria Gorge
 Sarakina Gorge
 Selinari church
 Sfinari beach
 Skaleta beach
 Sklavokampos site
 Sougia beach
 Spinalonga fort
 Stalos beach
 Stavros Beach beach
 Stylos church
 Sweet Water Beachbeach
 Tersanas Beachbeach
 Tertsa beach
 Tholos beach
 Timpaki / Timbaki
 Topolia Gorge
 Triopetra beach
 Tripitos site
 Tsichliano Gorge church
 Tsivaras church
 Tylissos site
 Vai Beach beach
 Varipetro church
 Vasiliki site
 Vathianos Kambosbeach
 Vatos beach
 Vlacheronitissa site
 Vrises (west)
 Vrises (east)
 Vulisma Beachbeach

The Sara's Hope Foundation was started by Ged and Julie Hoburn after they tragically lost their 16 year old daughter, Sara, to cancer. Inspired by Sara's bravery and positive attitude, the foundation aims to successfully manage a holiday retreat in Crete offering respite for children and young people with cancer and their families. Ged and Julie have sold everything and put their money and lives now for that purpose. I have met them and they have deep impression on me, as unselfish as they are. It's really touching how these two people never spend a penny on themselves and are only concerned for others. I find that so amazing and every little bit helps them to this charity running. I have seen children with an amputated leg that were dancing and walking around with a big smile in a moment without worry. That really moved me and when I think back at it it moves me again.

The foundation's mission is to give families affected by the devastating impact of cancer, a much needed break from long hospital stays, traumatic medical procedures and cancer related treatments - so that they may spend quality time together recuperating and enjoying life as a "normal" family - strengthening relationships and creating happy memories. This is all done for people who themselves could never afford such a holiday.

The last few years have been spent tirelessly fundraising in the Newcastle area of the UK where Ged and Julie come from. With the help of their many supporters, including the celebrity patrons, Anthony Kosta (from the successful band "Blue"), Colleen Nolan, Amanda Lamb, Bill Nelson and Ray Fensome, the foundation has recently been able to sign a lease on 2 villas in the village of Kambia (near Almyrida). Julie and Ged have given up their jobs and moved to Crete to set up the villas for their guests.

The Sara's Hope Foundation is dedicated to giving a personal service to each child/young person and their family, and in memory of Sara, giving them "smiles, hope and precious memories".

Many local cafes and tavernas have offered complimentary meals each week to the families that will be staying at the Sara's Hope villas. The Villas Crete Holiday book library has over 2000 books (many of which are recent publications) that can be borrowed for a 1 Euro Donation that goes to the Sara's Hope Foundation. From April, 2011 the book library will be located in the Almyrida Beach Hotel. If you are coming on holiday and do not want to bring heavy books with you, please come to the book exchange.

Alternatively a donation can be left for The Sara's Hope Foundation at The Villas Crete Holidays desk inside Francoise Cafe in Almyrida Beach. Please give generously and think about how essential your holiday is to you, and try to understand that it is even more essential and precious to families with children with cancer. Every donation is very gratefully received.

For further information or to make a direct donation, please go to The Sara's Hope Foundation Website at
You can also transfer to my bank account with the description "Donation for Sara's Hope Foundation"and I will make sure it will get to them. Every penny counts!

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ɠHans Huisman, 2014
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