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  • 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Heraklion City
    Heraklion is the largest city in Crete and the island’s capital. It is vibrant and lively in the summer months during the tourist season and seems like it never sleeps. Especially the tavernas and cafes in the historic city centre stay up until dawn, welcoming tourists with authentic Cretan fare,
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  • August 15, the Dormition of Mary and Its Customs
    August 15 is one of the most significant Greek Orthodox celebrations of the year: the Dormition of the Mother of God, known as the Assumption of Mary in Western Christianity. It is so important that in some parts of Greece, it is referred to as the “summer Easter” sometimes. Although
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  • Fodele’s Golden Beach and Water Sports
    Fodele’s golden beach stretches on both sides of the river mouth of Pantomantris (Fodelianos) in the Fodele Bay, northern Crete. The western part of the beach belongs to Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort, while the east side is public. The entire beach is primarily sandy, with a few
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  • Easter Celebrations and Traditions in Crete
    When is Easter in Crete in 2022? Suppose you plan to experience the Greek Orthodox Easter in Crete in 2022. In that case, you should arrive early enough to observe the celebrations held on Good Friday – April 22 – and all the traditions culminating on Easter Sunday (Kyriaki tou Pascha)
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  • Spring, the Ideal Season for Hiking in Crete
    Spring is the perfect season for hiking in Crete because the weather is mild, and trekking the mountains and canyons is more pleasant than in the summer when the scorching sun makes hikes challenging. The best spring months for hiking in Crete are April and May. While the first half of April may still
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  • Five Children-Oriented Museums in Heraklion
    Heraklion itself is a living museum: as you stroll down its streets, you will discover fantastic street art created by foreign and local artists, sculptures, monuments, Venetian architecture, and much more. And all the museums in Heraklion are family-friendly if you are interested in visiting them, but
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  • Winter: Cretan Nature at Its Wildest
    Winters in Crete are usually mild but wet: it rains a lot along the coastline, but the deeper you adventure on the island, you will find snow on the highest peaks of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori), Dikti Mountains, and on Mount Ida (Psiloritis). At lower altitudes, snowfall is rare, but you should
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