Category: Recreation

One day in Athens

If your plane has landed in Athens, do not rush to go further your route immediately–devote at least one day to know the Greek capital. Experienced travelers claim that there will be enough impressions for your first meeting, and they suggest a route of about 6 km. “In the city center only walking!”–convinces the Athenian […]

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On the roads of Crete: In proud Sfakia

Frangokastello Fortress – Chora Sfakion – Agia Roumeli – Samaria Gorge The Route 9 on Cretan roads presented by thenewrentcar.com leads us to the most freedom-loving region of Crete—Sfakia. Until now, local residents are considered to be special as is their land. Why? Let’s understand. Ghosts of the Frangokastello Fortress The first stop on the […]

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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 Continuation of the article from № 3, 2019 https://thenewgreece.com/recreation/from-the-heights-of-spiritual-life-to-the-blessed-land/ Miracles in Plakias 4,5 miles from the Preveli monastery is the village of Plakias, […]

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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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