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What to eat on Crete besides meat: Why the island is a vegetarian’s paradise

What to eat on Crete besides meat: Why the island is a vegetarian’s paradise

It’s been news for years now: the scientific community has declared the Cretan diet as the basis of what is more commonly known now as the “Mediterranean diet” — the healthiest diet in the world. In their research, nutritionists and other professionals analysed the reasons for the longevity of Cretans,...
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Things to do in: Chania, Crete

Things to do in: Chania, Crete

One of the most charming cities on Crete, Chania is the destination of your dreams — if your dreams include narrow cobbled streets, flower-filled balconies, late nights of music along the waterfront, rounds of delicious seafood and heaps of history. There’s a reason that most people who come to Crete...
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The complete guide to: Rethymnon, Crete travel

The complete guide to: Rethymnon, Crete travel

The third largest town on Crete is located in the northwestern part of the island and is a beautiful spot to base yourself for a few days of scenic sightseeing and relaxing, with some traditional Cretan food and wine at one of Rethymnon’s many tavernas and cafés. If you’re making...
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The complete guide to: Chania, Crete travel

The complete guide to: Chania, Crete travel

Chania, the second largest town on Crete, is known as one of the most beautiful areas on this island. This is the type of place you say you’ll spend a few days in and then (whoops) you’ve stayed a week. That’s because Chania (also spelled Haniá) lends itself well to slowing...
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24 hours in Rethymnon, Crete

24 hours in Rethymnon, Crete

So you’ve made it to Crete, and you’ve decided to check out Rethymnon — one of the most picturesque cities on the island. Rethymnon is a small city, but like all cities that carry thousands of years of history, you need to know where to go and what to see...
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The complete guide to: Heraklion, Crete

The complete guide to: Heraklion, Crete

If gorgeous views, Greek mythology, and history pique your interest, consider paying a visit to Crete. Nestled in the Mediterranean Sea, this Greek island is a treasure trove. Packed with beaches, mountains, and hilltops, it’s also a great place to learn about Minoan history! Check out our complete guide to Heraklion,...
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Crete’s Houdetsi Music Festival

Crete’s Houdetsi Music Festival

What do you get when you put an Irish musician, a musical workshop called the Labyrinth, and a traditional Cretan village together? Well, you get one of Crete’s most famous and beloved music festivals, that’s what! Cretans love good music, parties, and basically any chance to celebrate. If you take...
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All about Knossos: Touring ancient Crete

All about Knossos: Touring ancient Crete

If there is one site that you should see while on the island of Crete, it’s the archaeological site of Knossos. German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann dreamt of it and a local, Minos Kalokairinos, a Cretan merchant and antiquarian, conducted the first dig. But it wasn’t until years later that Arthur...
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Conquering Rethymnon, from seaside to countryside

Conquering Rethymnon, from seaside to countryside

One of my most fascinating days in Crete was when my family and I toured Rethymnon with a local guide. We walked through the city (and out of the city) on the Rethymnon Conquered and Bygone Crete Adventure tours, learning the region’s history and secrets, and hearing incredible stories about...
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Things to do in: Istanbul

Things to do in: Istanbul

Tucked between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a reflection of the Greek, Roman and Ottoman empires that once ruled in this part of the world. As a bi-continental city, influence from both Eastern and Western cultures is evident, as this city is distinct in its mixture of sights, sounds, smells...
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