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  • Orange Festival in Fodele
    One of the most interesting culinary festivals in Crete takes place every spring in Fodele, celebrating the region’s most distinguished product: oranges! Taste unique Cretan recipes, experience a local feast with traditional music and dances, kid-friendly activities, an open-air market, and be amazed by
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  • Easter for Foodies at Fodele Beach
    Easter is an exceptionally beautiful time to be in Crete, as the weather is perfect and nature is blooming. It is also the best time to try unique Cretan delicacies, some prepared exclusively for Easter festivities. Easter season presents some gastronomical contrasts, as the Holy Week is a feast of
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  • Carnival Traditions in Crete
    Carnival traditions in Crete have deep roots in antiquity and are associated with myths and folk stories, ancient customs of fertility, the “awakening” of nature, the intoxicating effect of spring and -of course- wine that pours generously in all carnival events on the island, to honor the legacy of god
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  • Exploring Margarites Village’s Ceramics Traditions
    Situated in the foothills beneath Mt. Psiloritis, Margarites is a picturesque village notorious for its pottery tradition. Just 27 kilometers east of Rethymno, this charming traditional hamlet near Ancient Eleftherna is also known for its windy streets and architecture. One of four main traditional
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  • 5 Cretan Dishes You Must Taste While in Crete
    The Cretan cuisine is all about nature as the foundation of fantastic gastronomy. The strength of this world-famous culinary choice lies in the freshness and organic quality of the food on the island. Much has been researched and written to classify and describe the Cretan diet but, in the end, tasting
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  • Ancient Eleutherna and its Museum
    For guests of Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort interested in the history of Crete, the Museum of Ancient Eleutherna within the archaeological park of Eleutherna is a must-see attraction. Located about 25 kilometers south of the coastal town of Rethymno, Eleutherna is a unique site in all of
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  • Rethymno in one Day
    About fifty minutes west of Fodele on the main coastal highway, Rethymno is one of Crete’s most charming and historic seaside towns. Situated on an ancient harbor and bordered by pristine Blue Flag beaches, Rethymno is our island’s third largest town. We urge guests who want to explore the island, to put
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  • Cretan Cheeses and Other Dairy Products
    Crete is an abundant land where shepherds still care for their flocks the way their ancestors used to since ancient times. The animals graze freely in the mountains, deliver the sweetest milk, which the farmers use for daily consume, to produce cheese and other dairy products, or sell it to small local
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