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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This Cretan artist is preserving tradition with his own hands

This Cretan artist is preserving tradition with his own hands

A few minutes away from the Old Harbour of Chania, close to the beautiful port of Souda, there’s a unique place that was created with one simple purpose: to show visitors to Crete some of the most authentic crafts of the region. This place is the Verekinthos Arts and Crafts...

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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: 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: Chania

24 hours in: Chania

So you’ve landed on Crete and only have one day to take in as much of the island as you can. What to do? Our advice: stick to the city of Chania, as there’s plenty of sites to see, food to eat, raki to drink, and beaches to bum around...

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