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Wines of Crete: Cretan varieties and wineries worth a visit
15 Jul 2020

Wines of Crete: Cretan varieties and wineries worth a visit

Crete is the oldest wine-producing area in Europe with a 4000 years-old tradition in viticulture. The ideal climate of the island’s mainland, combined with centuries of experience and the new knowledge brought by technology and science in the sector of viticulture, has led to the production of top

Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos
18 Mar 2020

Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos

Located on a low, rounded hill called Kephala, at a distance of about 6km to the south of Heraklion, the Minoan Palace of Knossos is the largest archaeological site ever discovered on Crete. Being the administrative and ceremonial center of the Minoan civilization, one of the oldest ones and the fir

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 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

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