Destination

  • 5 Traditional Kafeneio in Crete
    Greece is the cradle of the “kafeneio” culture, which is still a way of life all over the country. Yesteryear, a kafeneio was a place where common folk met to engage in political debates, gossip, chat, play tavli (backgammon), drink Greek coffee, ouzo or raki, or just hang out and talk about politics
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  • Famous Family-friendly Beaches in Rethymno
    As the seat of the University of Crete, Rethymno has a young, vibrant feel and entertainment opportunities galore for students and their peers. This is not to say that the city doesn’t offer romantic venues and opportunities for families to spend quality time while they vacation on the island. Rethymno
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  • 5 Things to Do on Crete in Springtime
    Springtime is perhaps the best season to spend a holiday on Crete island: the temperature is pleasantly-mild, there are not many tourists, and nature brings about its most spectacular floral landscapes in hundreds of colorful shades of blossoms and green. Traditions play an essential part every spring on
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  • Beautifully Local: Three Cretan Villages You Should See
    Your next best Cretan experience will be beautifully local when you explore one of the traditional villages at the throbbing heart of the island. These settlements combine tradition and authenticity with the locals’ deep respect for nature and its bounty. Leave the popular tourist trails behind you and
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  • Rethymnon Carnival and Mardi Gras Customs
    With a history stretching back 107 years, the Rethymno Carnival is Crete’s bacchanal preceding 40 days of solemn fasting, prayer, and repentance during the Greek Orthodox Great Lent called Sarakosti. The first carnival in Rethymno took place in 1914, and it featured a ball, a parade, games and jokes, and
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  • Mountain Shelters in Crete
    When you visit Crete, you want to adventure in the mountains and know where you can find accommodation or just a roof over your head and a modest, honest-to-God bite to eat. There’s nothing glamorous about mountain shelters – they are there to give you peace of mind and a haven when you are out and
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  • Visit Crete’s Beguiling Nature Parks
    Crete has some of Greece’s most unique wilderness areas to enjoy a year-round destination for nature lovers. A few of the island’s remarkable attractions include the world-famous Samaria Gorge, Psilorites Natural Park, and finally, Sitia Global Geopark. Here’s a brief preview of these “bucket list”
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