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  • Rethymno adventures: Agia Galini
    The drive from Rethymno to the south coast village of Agia Galini takes just over an hour, and the 50km journey, through the mountains and rolling hills of Rethymno province is worth it alone. Through Spili and past Akoumia, the road runs through one of Crete’s most alluring landscapes, until an abrupt
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  • Holy Heroes: Preveli’s Inspiring War Story
    Preveli monastery on Rethymno province’s south coast stands high above the Libyan Sea. For its breathtaking location and the views alone, a visit here on a sunlit day stays long in the memory. But this place has a deep and heroic history. Like most Cretan monasteries, it was at the centre of anti-Ottoman
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  • Modern Meets Tradition in Vrysses
    Vrysses, also spelled Vrisses, is a jewel of a Cretan traditional village in the municipality of Apokoronas. It is an active community whose primary sources of income originate from tourism and farming. Vrysses is well known for its olive oils, sheeps’ yogurt, and citrus production. Vrysses has a fair
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  • Destination Lake Kournas: Sunbathing and Donkey Walks
    Lake Kournas is Crete island’s only natural freshwater lake. It gathers its waters from the Amati spring, which originates in the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) and underground springs. Once called Koresia after the ancient city Korion, the lake counts among the most popular tourist destinations in the
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  • The Best Hidden Villages of Crete
    The people of Crete have a word for village, “xorio,” to identify the places closest to their hearts. While most of the island’s residents live and work in larger cities like Heraklion, Chania, or Rethymno, every Crete islander has roots in a specific village and the unique traditions that go with that
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  • Meet the Minoans at the Minoan Theatre
    After visiting the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion you might wonder, how did Minoans really look like? And how would it be, if the bull leaping fresco would come to life, together with the three Minoan ladies in blue? Take a glimpse of Minoan life and culture at the Minoan
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