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Crete:Genuine hospitality that is truly unforgettable

Cretan hospitality shares the characteristics of its famous landscape; grand, generous and infinitely welcoming. Families are only too happy to share the island’s many specialties – a dakos salad, free-flowing raki or the experience of the mantinades, poems often accompanied by a Cretan lyre or lute. Wise

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CRETE: THE SPIRIT OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force coursing warmly and beneficently through their veins, sensing their soul beginning to grow” wrote Nikos Kazantzakis, Crete’s most celebrated author, in Report to Greco. On the south side of the Aegean is

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Οικογενειακές διακοπές όλο τον χρόνο

Φθινόπωρο, χειμώνα και άνοιξη η Ελλάδα ξεδιπλώνει μοναδικές φυσικές ομορφιές και προσφέρει δεκάδες διαφορετικούς προορισμούς διακοπών και δραστηριότητες, για να μην πλήξετε ούτε λεπτό. Στην Αθήνα και τη Θεσσαλονίκη με τους δεκάδες αρχαιολογικούς χώρους, τα μουσεία, τις γκαλερί, τους παιδότοπους, τα πάρκα, τους παραλιακούς πεζόδρομους. Στα χιονοδρομικά κέντρα στον Παρνασσό, στο

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Paligremnos Beach

Basically this is the east end of the main Plakias beach. Paligremnos, or Gonates (Knees), is sandy, well organized and with clear water. The following phenomenon takes place here: when the full moon (from early September through to late January) rises in the east, its light strikes the cliffs

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Rethymno

Rethymno (Réthymno) region: Crete’s smallest prefecture located between White Mountains and Mt Psilorítis (also called “Ídi”), is synonymous with gorgeous mountainscapes, marvellous beaches, Cretan lyre melodies, tsikoudiá spirit served with “oftó”, legendary caves, historic monasteries and monuments, traditional mountain villages and luxurious holiday resorts. Feel the essence

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Diktenna

A lovely beach with sand alternating with pebbles, and crystalline waters that deepen suddenly. Sheltered, with rocks all around, it takes its name from the ancient temple to the goddess Britomartis, which stood here and attracted many worshippers (you entered on bare feet). Britomartis was later equated with the goddess Artemis. Minos, King of Crete, conceived

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Vatos

The beach (the Bramble) and its associated village lie on the borders of the two prefectures of Heraklion and Lasithi. It is a large deserted stretch with small pebbles and blue waters. Neither rent-rooms nor other services exist. All you will discover are a few tamarisktrees to offer you their

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The Beaches at Kokkinos Pyrgos

The village is called after a tower, built of red clay, that once stood here. A smallharbour operates here, where are to be seen skiffs and fishing boats. The locals mostly work with the greenhouse crops, which cover vast areas hereabouts. By the harbour, the sandy beach is exposed to the

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Aghia Fotia Beach

The name (Holy Fire) comes from the church of Aghia Foteini next to the beach. An illustration of Francesco Basilicata (1618) is titled Spiaggia di Santa Lucia (the same, in Italian) and you can indeed make out this very same beach. It is quiet and sheltered, with high cliffs, small pebbles and sand,

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Triopetra Beach, Large and Small

Its name comes from its dominating feature: three impressive rocks that emerge from the blue sea: two strands make it up – Large (at the west) and Little (at the east). Essentially this division is occasioned by a small promontory that so creates two bays: this projecting land terminates in the three rocks mentioned, they

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