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Category: Crete

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

Day trip: Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
21 Jun 2019

Day trip: Kera Kardiotissa Monastery

From Minoan times to the Byzantine period and the prevalence of Orthodox Christianity, Crete has always been a place of spirituality, religious contestation and co-existence. The island counts many ancient shrines, temples, monasteries and extraordinary samples of religious art. The Monastery of Ker

Day trip to Spinalonga
19 Apr 2019

Day trip to Spinalonga

The small island of Spinalonga is the second most visited attraction in Crete after Knossos, as its “dark” history inspires awe and curiosity to locals and visitors alike. The island is located in a landscape of exceptional beauty, at the heart of Elounda bay, across the picturesque fishing vill

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 […]