Destination

  • 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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  • Go South: explore the area of Plakias
    Once a small fishing village, Plakias has developed to a popular holiday destination for those who seek modern commodities and a relaxed vibe, away from the hustle of touristy areas. Situated at the southern coast of the island, just 36km from the city of Rethymno, Plakias is a must-see, and easily
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  • The exotic beaches of Crete
    Swim in turquoise waters, dig your feet in velvety white sand, take a nap under the shade of palm trees, and all this while you are still in the Mediterranean! Crete has countless amazing beaches, but there are just a few that contest the beaches of the Caribbean. Pack your beach bag, take your camera
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  • El Greco: from Fodele to Spain
    Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541 – 1614) , the worldwide famous painter who became known with the nickname El Greco (“The Greek”), originated from the village of Fodele and the Kingdom of Candia, as the island of Crete was called during the Venetian period. He took his first artistic steps as
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  • Must-see: Koules Fortress in Heraklion
    The fortress of Koules, or “Rocca a Mare” as the Venetians called it, has been the tireless guard of the city of Heraklion since the 16th century. The fortress was recently restored and its gates opened to visitors, making it one of the most interesting must-see monuments of the city. Apart
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  • Day trip to Psiloritis: Discover mountainous Crete
    The mountains of Crete are rarely on the list of tourist attractions, even though they played an important role in the island’s culture, history and mythology. The peaks of Cretan mountains hosted Minoan shrines and medieval fortresses, their caves became refuge for gods and goddesses, and their slopes
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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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