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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

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

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

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

Sea, mountain & culture: things to do near Malia
16 Dec 2018

Sea, mountain & culture: things to do near Malia

You are planning your vacation in Crete but you just can’t decide if you prefer a bustling tourist destination by the beach or a more traditional destination to profit from the serenity of a Cretan village and a variety of outdoor activities? We have good news: In Alexander Beach Hotel & Villa