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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A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

Not far away from the old town of Chania, hidden in the western mountains of Crete, there is an endless extension of lush olive grooves, surrounded by the scenes of the Cretan Sea. It’s a Protected Denomination of Origin Area, called Kolymbari. Here, the weather conditions give origin to a...

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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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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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Why you should visit Rethymnon

Why you should visit Rethymnon

Cobbled streets, colourful neoclassical houses with balconies overflowing with flowers, shady squares, and a maze of small narrow laneways are what you get when you visit Rethymnon, the third largest town on Crete. If that weren’t enough, the city’s scenic Venetian Old Port and the imposing Fortezza make it easy...

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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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24 hours in: Heraklion

24 hours in: Heraklion

If ancient civilisations, beautiful architecture, and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean pique your interest, Heraklion is the perfect place to visit! Crete is the largest and most populous of all the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Tucked away in the northern part of the island...

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