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Malia: the ultimate summer destination
22 Aug 2019

Malia: the ultimate summer destination

Planning your vacation in Crete and you want to make the most of it? Then you should book your accommodation in Malia and we can give you at least 10 reasons why! 1. Malia is near Heraklion, the capital of Crete and the main airport and ferry station on the island with countless connections to [&hel

Easter in Crete: a celebration of the senses
18 Apr 2019

Easter in Crete: a celebration of the senses

Easter in Crete is a tsunami of colors, flavors and scents and a unique celebration of death and resurrection for humans and nature alike. This is also the best time to visit Crete as the weather is warm -but not too hot- and Cretan nature is at its best! The Holy Week is a great […]

The archaeological site of Malia
2 Apr 2019

The archaeological site of Malia

Just a few kilometers away from the vibrant coast of Malia lies the third largest Minoan palace of Crete, covering an area of about 7.500 square meters. Even though the Palace of Malia stands in the shadow of the most popular Palace of Knossos, it remains one of the best places to visit in the [&hel

5 family-friendly activities to enjoy in Crete
28 Mar 2019

5 family-friendly activities to enjoy in Crete

Crete is one of the best and safest destinations for families who wish to experience a variety of fun activities and a carefree vacation. Discover the spectacular nature, lovely beaches, dramatic mountains, rich cultural heritage and top-rated tourist services this island has to offer. One thing is

Honeymoon in Crete
5 Mar 2019

Honeymoon in Crete

Primal landscapes that reflect eternity, a great variety of things to do and see and an alternative approach to romance. Crete is the perfect destination for newly-weds who seek a different honeymoon experience, which, however, includes all the classic romantic must-dos: candlelit dinners by the sea

Carob: a Cretan treasure
8 Feb 2019

Carob: a Cretan treasure

From “emergency food” in times of war and famine to a trendy superfood in our days, the Cretan carob had an adventurous route through history and culture. Carob trees grow in abundance in Cretan nature and are indigenous to the wider Mediterranean area. Its lobe was consumed like a “chocol

Lassithi Plateau & Diktaion Andron, the birthplace of Zeus
27 Jan 2019

Lassithi Plateau & Diktaion Andron, the birthplace of Zeus

There are few places on earth that are distinguished for their unique natural beauty and staggering archaeological and mythological importance. One of these places is the cave of Diktaion Andron in Crete, the birthplace of Zeus. Located in Lassithi Plateau at an altitude of 1025m and about 30 km awa

Crete: the ultimate culinary destination
15 Jan 2019

Crete: the ultimate culinary destination

Have you ever wondered why the Cretan cuisine is so famous worldwide? Numerous articles and researches praise the Cretan diet as one of the healthiest in the world, but if you want to really appreciate its value and the unique flavor of Cretan products, you have to visit Crete! The basics In Crete n

A short guide to Cretan music & dances
10 Jan 2019

A short guide to Cretan music & dances

When you visit Crete, you will realize that music and dance is an integral part of the island’s culture and everyday life. Crete is one of the few places in Greece that traditional music & dancing is enthusiastically passed down to new generations and celebrated in almost every social occasion

Antikristo: the star of the Cretan cuisine
28 Dec 2018

Antikristo: the star of the Cretan cuisine

Crete might be an island but a large part of its culture and culinary tradition is influenced by the high mountains that define its mainland. Cretans were drawn to the mountains as they provided a safe environment in times of constant attacks from the coast from pirates and other conquerors. Long pe