7 must-do day trips in Crete

7 must-do day trips in Crete

Being the biggest island of Greece, Crete can offer so many unforgettable moments, from the exotic seashores, to the the fascinating mountainous terrain, to its traditional villages brimming with history. Don’t know where to start? We’ve narrowed down our top seven day trips in Crete which should definitely be on...

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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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Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

August 15 is a big celebration in most European cities. It is a religious event, honouring the Assumption of Mary, and the day is marked with a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, or the mother of Jesus Christ. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated across Europe, and if you’re...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Crete

How to be a responsible tourist in Crete

Beautiful beaches, mountain villages, cosy tavernas serving delicious local food and wine, and a rich history just waiting to be discovered are just a few of the reasons to plan a trip to Crete. To make the most of your visit while also minimsing your impact, keep the following tips...

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A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

A wine guide to sipping your way around the Mediterranean

When it comes to wine, the Mediterranean has a long and rich history. The area’s warm climate, agricultural techniques and local varietals produce unique white, red and sparkling wines you won’t find elsewhere. So raise a glass and sip your way around the Mediterranean, with this handy guide on what...

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The best summer festivals in Europe

The best summer festivals in Europe

If you’re visiting Europe this summer, go beyond the typical tourist attractions and catch some of the amazing festivals taking place. From theatre and design, to techno music, to celebrations of dragons or wine, these cultural events will show you another side of Europe. Krakow, Poland There are so many...

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Things to do in: Rethymnon

Things to do in: Rethymnon

If you’re looking for a laidback destination with fantastic food, warm and friendly locals, Instagram-worthy architecture and one of the best preserved medieval towns in Greece, then get yourself to beautiful Rethymnon, the third-largest town on Crete. And once you’re ready go, our local Crete tour guides know all the...

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The tastiest gyro in Crete is a 50-year-old secret

The tastiest gyro in Crete is a 50-year-old secret

How long can you keep a delicious recipe a secret, when there’s a steady stream of people begging to expose you? For Nikos and Giorgos Solidakis, at least 50 years — and still keeping silent. The Solidakis brothers opened their Oasis souvlaki (or gyro) shop in the heart of Chania...

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3 Cretan Carnivals… and how to enjoy them like a local

3 Cretan Carnivals… and how to enjoy them like a local

The island of Crete may be best known for its summer sunshine and lively beaches, but there’s one very good reason to come in the off-season: the festival of Apokries, or Greek Carnival. Dionysus was the ancient god of wine, fun and fertility, and Dionysian festivals took place at the...

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Things to do in: Heraklion, Crete

Things to do in: Heraklion, Crete

The main port of the island of Crete, Heraklion is a city that many travellers pass through quickly, either to visit the Palace of Knossos just outside the city, or to head to the beach resorts along the northern coast. But the city itself is worth exploring, and despite the...

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