I know a place where there are a lot of old things,” a peasant named George Perakis told the schoolmaster of the small village of Vasiliki, on the island of Crete, in the spring of 1901. Aware of a visiting American archaeologist’s anxious search to find a site of her own to excavate, the schoolmaster arranged for Perakis and his brother Nicholas to take Harriet Boyd and her colleague Blanche Wheeler to Gournia, four miles northwest of the village. Over several hours on May 19 Boyd...
Biking through ghostly seaside resorts along the northern coast of Crete, it’s clear that finding somewhere for coffee might be something of a challenge.
We’ve timed our trip deliberately out of season to explore the largest and most populous of the Greek islands without doing battle with crowds or heat.
We’ve packed a picnic, and cycling inland through mountain villages and towns, we find there are places to idle over a hot glass of tea as the locals do.
As the most southerly...
Good friends, great company, slow cooking - food, artisan local ingredients ...!
Every human being should show the greatest interest in beekeeping because our lives depend upon it.
After our workshop you will have a completely new look at the wonderful world of bees and honey.
Are you intrigued by the mystic world of honeybees?
Since ancient times honey, has been used both as a food and a source of medicinal therapy. Some of the legendary greats of Greece such as the “Father of Medicine”, Hippocrates, wrote, "Honey and pollen cause warmth, clean sores and...
...visit the local market, learn more about signature delicious local products, a great cooking experience!
This is a perfect introduction on the culinary culture of Crete and Greece, in order to discover the street food culture of Chania's town and participate in a cooking workshop preparing traditional regional dishes all in one go!
You will meet up with our qualified, resident chef in the morning who will talk you through the basics and culture of Cretan Gastronomy as you walk...
The history of wine in Crete and its bonds with the island have deep roots, dating even further back than the Homeric epics.
For many people, wine is considered one of the strongest experiences in life.
The island of Crete is one of those places in Greece where you will taste memorable wines that will offer new thrills to your palate. “And wine that maketh glad the heart of man…” is what our ancestors used to say and this place is the right one to prove it true!
Space...the last great luxury.
At Eleonas Traditional Cottages, you’ll find a pleasing amount of space between the individual cottages or small cluster of cabins among trees and soaring mountain rockscapes on the edge of and overlooking Zaros.
"Paradise. The situation is beautiful and peaceful. Marvellous walks in the mountains and the south coast is only a scenic 30 minutes away. Excellent Cretan cuisine. The owner and his staff could not have been more...
Travel Tip :
Crete's Seasonal connections: Aegean Airlines, Air Berlin, Alitalia, British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Arkefly, EasyJet, Condor, Monarch Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Swiss International Air Lines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Transavia, TUIfly and Scandinavian Airlines
In December 2015, the UN General Assembly declared that 2017 would be the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The general idea is to raise awareness about the importance of promoting tourism and of doing so responsibly.
The official launch of the Year of Sustainable Tourism will be held in Madrid on January 18. Since 2009, international tourist arrivals have recorded an annual increase of four per cent or more. In 2014 alone the numbers grew by 4.3% and in...
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