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Crossing Samaria Gorge
24 Jan 2020

Crossing Samaria Gorge

One of the most beautiful must-see attractions of Crete, Samaria gorge is the island’s one and only Natural Park, offering a memorable hiking experience to thousands of visitors every year. If you want to cross it, you need to book a guided tour and wake up very early in the morning, as you will n

Discover traditional Crete in Mirabello
13 Dec 2019

Discover traditional Crete in Mirabello

A place made of stone and wind, a living museum of Cretan architecture and tradition, a trip to the past, where pristine nature prevails. Discover the secret beauties of Mirabello, a serene mountainous region with scattered traditional villages and old windmills just a breath away from the busy reso

The secrets of the Cretan diet
8 Nov 2019

The secrets of the Cretan diet

The Cretan diet is known all across the world, as it is considered to be one of the healthiest diets according to numerous medical studies. The Cretan Diet is essentially the “Mediterranean diet” and became famous after the Seven Countries Study, by American Professor Ancel Keys. This was the fi

A day trip to the historical city of Rethymno
15 Oct 2019

A day trip to the historical city of Rethymno

Rethymno is the third largest city in Crete (after Heraklion and Chania) with a long history that goes back to the Minoan times and an impressive old town with numerous Venetian and Ottoman monuments. More than that, Rethymno is an idyllic destination with picturesque narrow lanes, a scenic old port

Kazantzakis Museum and the village of Myrtia
17 Sep 2019

Kazantzakis Museum and the village of Myrtia

When you are in Crete you should consider taking an off the beaten track day trip in the Cretan inland to visit an impressive museum dedicated to the life and work of Nikos Kazantzakis and explore the beautiful historical village of Myrtia, 15km from the city of Heraklion and 45km from Malia. Nikos

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

The exotic Chrissi Island
16 Jul 2019

The exotic Chrissi Island

Crete is known as an island of contrasts, with a variety of alpine and coastal landscapes and a large number of beaches for every taste. What is lesser known, however, is that there are also smaller islands around Crete that you can easily visit for a day trip, and some of them are as exotic [&helli

The Museum of Rural Life in Piskopiano
21 Jun 2019

The Museum of Rural Life in Piskopiano

Crete is famous for the outstanding quality of its products and folk art, which is based on a long history of agricultural practices, production methods, and -of course- on a lifestyle that was harmonious with nature, seasons, and the climate. If you appreciate local products and traditions, it is w

The best beaches of Malia & Stalis
21 Jun 2019

The best beaches of Malia & Stalis

Alexander Beach The beautiful long sandy beach of Alexander Beach Hotel offers relaxing moments under the Cretan sun and a variety of water sports, such as water skiing, parasailing, jet skis, and family-friendly water fun with the banana boat, fun-rings, flying fish pedaloes and canoes. The beach i

The Traditional Villages of Krasi and Avdou
21 Jun 2019

The Traditional Villages of Krasi and Avdou

Holidays in Crete are synonymous to long hours under the warm sun, relaxing at exotic sandy beaches and enjoying the refreshing Mediterranean sea. A visit to the mountains to explore traditional villages is probably not on the list of many holidaymakers. However, some of these villages are so close