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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

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

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

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

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