Category: Advise

Rethymno

The location of the city is like it is in the middle of the island: 78 km west of the capital Heraklion, and 60 km east of Chania city. Therefore, Rethymno can be easily reached both from Heraklion Airport and from the one of Chania. The city is attractive due to its unique architecture, narrow […]

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Who is the most charismatic Greek in the world?

Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel “The Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas” is called the best work of modern Greek literature. The film based on the novel – “Zorba the Greek” by Michaeli Cacoyannis – has received three Oscars and entered the treasury of world cinema. To a large extent, the success was facilitated by the image […]

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Xerokampos – unforgettable beach of Crete

Most travelers to the exotic places of Crete prefer to visit the palm beach of Vai in the east of the island. It is beautiful in its own way but often crowded due to its fame. In principle, there are not much exotic in it, except of palm trees. In my opinion, if you go […]

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For sale a large, comfortable villa on the sea in Crete

Villa Wild Pear provides its guests with a comfortable vacation and full accommodation not only in season but also all year round. The villa has an official rental license. Villa of 3 levels, with covered terraces and balconies of more than 640 sq.m. / 5 guest bedrooms + a bedroom for the staff (7 bathroom). […]

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A book for lovers of Crete

“The past is under your feet”, or “On a visit to the Minoans” …They worshiped their gods and built temples for them on the tops of the mountains; they erected palaces still stunning the imagination; they created writing, which is still a mystery. They, the Minoans (Pre-Greeks), inhabited the island of Crete in time immemorial […]

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Crete Invitation Card

The Minoan civilization in Crete is the oldest in Europe The gods chose one of the 3320 caves of Crete to be Zeus’ place of birth. The king of the Gods of Mount Olympus brought to Crete Europe, stolen by him. Arthur Evans called the civilization, found on the island, after Minos—the son of Zeus […]

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The Different Types of Metaxa Explained

Probably, there are experts who can distinguish the taste of four-year-old “Metaxa” brandy from a 12-year-old one. For the rest, here is a cheat sheet.  Metaxa 3 stars is the most spicy variety, so it is advised to drink it with lemon or ice to reduce the harshness of the taste.  Metaxa 5 stars in […]

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Under the Star of Bethlehem

Fly away from your routine of snowdrifts (or puddles), from minus on the thermometer (or zero), from snowy (or bare) trees to December on Crete, where the dried over the summer grass is being saturated with moisture and turns green again. Orange and tangerine groves are lighting like red lanterns. You can’t believe it—roses bloom! […]

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Greek passport in 4th place in the world

According to a recent Passport Index released by Arton Capital (https://www.passportindex.org) has found, The Greek passport is ranked  among the world’s top four strongest. On this site you will find the passport index. The Passport Index allows passport holders all around the world to discover the beauty and diversity of passports— from their colours to […]

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Crete: a place with a wine history of more than 4000 years!

Crete is the biggest island of Greece and the 5th biggest in the Mediterranean Sea.  It’s a land with an impressive array of biodiversity, a wealth of rare grape varieties, excellent vineyards and a long viti-vini-cultural history of more than 4000 years. In the modern era, Crete is one of the most uprising wine regions. […]

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