UNESCO Adds 5 Greek Regions to Global Geopark Network (Two In Crete)

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has listed five regions in Greece, in its Global Geoparks networks program, presented recently.

Greece is now home to five of UNESCO’s global geoparks: the Petrified Forest on the island of Lesvos, the Vikos – Aoos National Park in Epirus, the Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park in the Peloponnese, the Psiloritis National Park on Crete, and the Sitia Nature Park on Crete.

The Global Geoparks initiative comes...

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British Airways Adds New Greek Destinations to 2016 Summer Schedule

British Airways this week announced the addition of two new Greek destinations to its 2016 summer schedule: Chania and Kalamata.

Chania and Kalamata will enjoy a frequency of two direct flights per week. The first flights will take to the skies from April 30, 2016.

“We know these new holiday routes are going to prove incredibly popular after increasing our number of flights to Mykonos and Santorini earlier this year and we are thrilled we can give our customers an even greater...

Conte Marino Villas: Superb Villas In Chania, Crete With 15% Offer

For most travelers, the primary goal is to leave all their concerns behind and experience tranquility and inner peace.

This is accomplished at Conte Marino Villas in a miraculously effortless way. You will just fall in love with these three exclusively built independent masterpieces designed by visionary architects Aristomenis & George Varoudakis.

An ideal place for families with children, honeymooners, friendly couples and "dreamers" .... dreaming of staying in fruitful orange...

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Austrian Carrier FlyNiki To Fly To 17 Greek Destinations in 2016, Including Heraklion and Chania

Austrian low-cost carrier FlyNiki announced that it will service 17 Greek destinations in its new summer 2016 flight itinerary, adding that bookings are already open.

According to a press release, the carrier will focus on Mediterranean destinations in 2016, and primarily Greece and of course Crete.

The cities are: Chania, Heraklion, Santorini, Mykonos, Karpathos, Rhodes, Kos, Samos, Lesvos, Kavala, Volos, Skiathos, Kalamata, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Preveza-Aktio and Corfu.


New Activity : Weaving In Crete - Kurelu Project

We are very glad about our last activity on


And why?

Hand-Weaving on Crete seems to be a dying art?

Skills which for generations have been passed from mother to daughter are lost. In a rural society like Crete the folk art and the handicraft grew out of the need for making objects for everyday use.

Carpets, blankets, bed coverings and other weaved and embroidered articles, boots and bags of leather, knives and scissors, ceramics and earthenware and...

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Aegean Airlines Adds 14 destinations, 1.1 Million Seats

Aegean Airlines announced on Thursday the addition of 14 international destinations to its flight schedule for next year, as it seeks to expand its network and offer 1.1 million more seats than in 2015.

Next season Aegean will also fly from Athens to Dublin, Nice, Lille, Naples, Bari, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Palma de Majorca, Ljubljana, Jeddah, Krakow, Vilnius and Split.

It will offer a total of 16.2 million seats. Aegean's vice president, Eftychis Vassilakis, said 2015 has...

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Brussels Airlines Launches New Flights To Heraklion, Crete

Brussels Airlines once again expands her flight offer during the summer of 2016.

In the summer timetable announced later today no less than five new destinations will appear and we are glad to inform you that our lovely Crete is one of them.

. Although winter is coming up, the temperatures are already rising at Brussels Airlines. The company’s strategy to include popular vacation regions in its flight offer continues in 2016.

Brussels Airlines adds five new destinations and many...

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DNA Reveals Origin Of Greece’s Ancient Minoan Culture

Europe's first advanced civilisation was local in origin and not imported from elsewhere, a study says.

Analysis of DNA from ancient remains on the Greek island of Crete suggests the Minoans were indigenous Europeans, shedding new light on a debate over the provenance of this ancient culture.

Scholars have variously argued the Bronze Age civilisation arrived from Africa, Anatolia or the Middle East.

Details appear in Nature Communications journal.

The concept of the Minoan...

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Sunny October - Great Visit At Mariannas Workshop At Maroulas Village

It is a sunny, bright day of October and we are out of the office (so glad) in order to visit Villla Maroulas at tiny, picturesque, classified Venetian Village of Maroulas.

And just meters way from this superb villa, we did found Marianna and her workshop.

Since 1996, Marianna Founti-Vassi runs her tiny herb shop in the village of Maroulas near Rethymnon on the north coast of the island of Crete.

She is specialist in tea-mixtures and oil essences from native plants which help to...

5 Ways to Embrace Crete in Autumn

Welcome beautiful Autumn ....

It’s that time of year again where we’re all not ready for the Winter weather to head our way, but we come to terms with preparing for that cold weather.

Don’t forget that there are so many sustainable ways to embrace unique Crete in Autumn!

Go for a Hike

The absolute best way to experience fall foliage is to put on a pair of hiking shoes and head for the wilderness. There are some absolutely stunning hikes in Crete, perhaps you can name a few of...