Category: Recreation

March in Crete: spring sky and swallows

March in Crete begins with perhaps the “airiest” holiday of Koulouma. After bright, noisy, plentiful treats at carnival celebrations, it is time to breathe, calm down and look at the sky in the literal sense of the word: the main ritual of the Koulouma (a picnic) is the launch of kites. Fly away, light-winged, multi-colored […]

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From the heights of spiritual life to the blessed land

Roads of Crete. Starting from thenewrentcar.com we are moving along our route No. 7: Preveli Monastery – Preveli Beach – Plakias Beach – Spili – Rethymnon – Arkadi Monastery – Agreco Farm Monastery of Preveli: “…may the Lord protect him from fiery gehenna” On Crete the monasteries are the centers of life for the residents. […]

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Discovering islands

Writing about Greece and telling about its history, traditions and places of rest is not an easy task. Why? Because Greece is not as small as it appears on the world map. The Republic of Greece consists of continental and island parts. Often, tourists, and not only they, are interested in how many islands are […]

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Travel notes: November in Crete

At Cockcrow The first cockcrow by the Wild Pear Villa (in Agia Pelagia) you hear at 4.30 am. The sky is still dark. Below, Ligaria Bay and a ferry which is majestically sailing past to the mainland are shining with lights. Crickets are in no hurry to leave their violins and bows, but vocal sounds—chirping […]

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Christmas on Crete: a fairy tale, as in your childhood

Probably, the one who flies to Crete at a night in December will get the most beautiful picture of the island shining with Christmas lights. Already in November, the upcoming holidays–Christmas and New Year–have made themselves even brighter (in the literal sense of the word): with New Year’s toys and souvenirs in stores, garlands in […]

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On the Roads of Crete – 5

(5 route, second article) For a long time, we did not go for a ride on Crete roads with the company www.thenewrentcar.com. Let’s go? The road ahead is the route number 5: Heraklion – Knossos (Palace of Knossos) – Archanes – Fourni – Peza – Arkalohori – Kastelli. In this issue we will tell only […]

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On the Roads of Crete – 5

(5 route, first article) For a long time, we did not go for a ride on Crete roads with the company www.thenewrentcar.com. Let’s go? The road ahead is the route number 5: Heraklion – Knossos (Palace of Knossos) – Archanes – Fourni – Peza – Arkalohori – Kastelli. In this issue we will tell only […]

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When is the best time to visit Crete?

Best Time for Good Weather and Swimming The warmest weather in Crete is between May and October when it’s sunny, hot, and the water is perfect for swimming. Water temperature heats throughout the summer months and is warmest in August and September. Since most people go to Crete for the beaches it’s pretty quiet at […]

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Bali very picturesque place

Bali very picturesque place is sort of a quiet cluster of small villages, beaches and high rising rocks set off the mainroad between Heraklion (45 km) and Rethimnon (28 km). The name of the village is from the time of Turkish rule, and the word “Bali” in Turkish means “honey.” It is mined here in […]

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Crete gorges

For recreation, Crete Island may be chosen for various reasons. Someone is attracted by its history and beaches, while the nature of the island does not leave anyone indifferent. The main and in many ways unique natural attraction of Crete are its mountains, stretching across the island. In the west, this is Lefka Ori, in […]

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