Category: Advise

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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The Gates of Crete – Нeraklion

The city of Hercules is the first to meet the bulk of guests arriving in Crete. Here are located the Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport and the island’s most important seaport. The airport named after the writer Nikos Kazantzakis is not as large as one in Moscow or Athens, but it receives about five million tourists […]

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Lirarakis, wine and Crete

“The sun drinks grapes, and we drink wine from grapes: we drink the sun!” I don’t remember who said this, but was absolutely right… It penetrated all capillaries, warming and delighting: “Vidiano”, “Muscat of Spina”, “ZaZaZu”. What other names were there? Not to remember. The main thing—on all bottles was listed “Lirarakis”. This is the […]

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Lyrarakis Winery

In the land of Crete, were wine has a  vitivini-cultural  history of more than 4.000 years and the biodiversity and climate offer excellent conditions and opportunities for cultivation, local families have the wine—making art engraved in their identities as they have been producing it for generations . In the modern Cretan wine world, one of […]

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