Destination

  • Day trip to Chania: the best things to see & do
    Often referred to as the “Venice” of Crete, Chania is famous for its scenic old town and port with a strong Venetian character. A jewel of architecture and history, Chania is definitely a must-see during your visit to Crete and an ideal day trip destination, offering a variety of rewarding experiences.
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  • Discover Crete’s colorful mythology
    Cretan mythology includes some of the most popular myths of antiquity and well-known characters that inspired ancient and modern art, and even the name of the continent of Europe. Getting familiar with the basic myths of Crete is a must before you visit the island, as you will discover most of the
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  • 5 family friendly beaches in Crete
    Crete boasts a large number of lovely beaches for every taste, but when you are traveling with young kids, you need to make sure you will find the best family-friendly amenities and a safe place for your family to enjoy a carefree day at the beach. The following 5 beaches are ideal for families and meet
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  • A short guide to Samaria Gorge
    A destination on its own right, Crete’s most emblematic gorge offers an unforgettable experience in a one-of-a-kind landscape with stunning views. Samaria gorge is the longest (16km) and most famous gorge in Europe, attracting thousands of visitors every year, and a must-see if you are a lover of nature
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  • The traditional summer feasts (panigiria) of Crete
    Summer in Crete is the perfect time to have fun the Cretan way, as the traditional feasts that take place throughout the summer (and especially in August) are literally countless! Known as “Panigiria” or “glentia” in Greek, traditional feasts in Crete translate to live traditional
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  • 5 beaches in Crete you must visit
    The beach of Fodele Beach will offer you all that you’d expect during your vacations: relaxation and suntanning on the beach beds, swimming, beach sports. But if you want to explore more, the island of Crete is big enough to offer a variety of beaches for every taste: from exotic sandy beaches with palm
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  • Arkadi Monastery, a European Freedom Monument
    Set in the lovely Cretan countryside, Arkadi Monastery is a must-see monument of the island with an impressive baroque architecture and an even more impressive history. Located about 23km from the city of Rethymno, it makes an ideal day trip from Fodele Beach and can be combined with a visit to nearby
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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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  • 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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