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Category: Crete

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 […]

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

Heraklion in a day
15 Mar 2019

Heraklion in a day

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and a fascinating city that gives you an insight into modern Cretan culture and a tour through Cretan history since it features many monuments from different historical periods. In Heraklion, you will also find the most important museums of the island and a vibrant

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

A day trip to Ancient Lato and Kritsa
12 Feb 2019

A day trip to Ancient Lato and Kritsa

Situated about 40km from Malia and 10km from Agios Nikolaos, Kritsa is one of the most beautiful villages in Crete and a must-visit if you are in the region. Built amphitheatrically on the mountain in an altitude of 375 m. Kritsa is known for its traditional architecture, lovely paved alleys, tradit

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

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