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Memories of a Cretan Greek Easter by Francesca Muir

A few days after Easter here in Crete, we are so glad to host and present one great blog post of one or our good friends, the travel writer and photographer Francesca Muir.

Good reading ...

My first Greek Easter in Agios Nikolaos, Eastern Crete was a long time ago – some 25 years ago in fact and I’ve been lucky to have experienced many since. And I have to say not much has changed. Thank goodness!

I first had an inkling that something big was going to happen was when I was...

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Good News About Knossos Minoan Palace

The Acropolis and the site of Knossos on Crete will be the costliest to get into after the Greek culture ministry announced admission fee hikes this week.

Visiting the Acropolis now costs 20 euros, up from 12 euros, and seeing the world-famous site of Knossos now comes to 15 euros, up from 6 euros. The ministry has also launched 17 single tickets covering visits to several sites across Greece.

At the same time, the government’s plans to extend visiting hours and offer an e-ticket...

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Crete Marathon Chania Crete

Crete Marathon takes place in Chania, one of the most beautiful and touristic developed places in Crete, Greece.

The city of Chania has a rich heritage in terms of historical, monumental and natural beauty. The event is designed to be suitable for elite athletes as well as for everyday runners!

Route description: The Marathon course consists of one loop. The course is of low difficulty, mainly flat, apart from around 350m of acclivity which are found twice in the route. It starts...

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Gastronomy Tip - Crete

There are some "secret" places in Crete that they are known just from the locals and of course now ... for our good friends of CreteTravel.com family.

Dounias eatery located in a village on the foot of the unspoiled White Mountains of Chania, at 600 metres altitude, the traditional taverna is a centre of gastronomy and slow food.

The famous Cretan diet, long-known for its health-giving properties, is followed to the letter by the owner Stelios Trilirakis, who uses only locally...

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Sitia is Now a European and Global Geopark

We hope that you would love it as much as we do ....

Eastern Crete, and especially the area of Sitia, is one of the most important and environmentally unique areas of Crete.

Its geographical position on the eastern edge of the island, which allowed for the exchange of species with Asia Minor, in combination with the intense dry and hot climate of the area, created a mosaic of habitats and ecosystems, some of which, such as the Palm Forest of Vai, are unique in the Mediterranean.

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Greek Easter Offer at St. Nicolas Bay Hotel in Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Greek Easter Celebration in Crete is more than just an ordinary event.

It's a lifetime experience with lots of local traditional customs that bring the past come alive!

Enjoy a Spectacular Greek Easter Celebration in Aghios Nikolaos Crete, combining it with your stay at St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas.

Book your Greek Easter Holiday and benefit exclusive savings. Receive 20% early booking discount on rooms, suites and villas when you book online and extra discount for...

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A Tour of the City of Heraklion, Crete

A Tour of the City of Heraklion during a sunny Spring day 

Coming to Heraklion for the first time, the visitor nowadays may be somewhat surprised by the changes that are taking place in Crete''s capital city; Heraklion is celebrating its rich history and moving onwards to a future full of potential.

Where, at one time, the number of cars in the city centre would have made walking difficult, you will now find large city-centre spaces cleared of traffic. You can enjoy walking in one...

5th International Competition of Traditional Cuisine at Zaros Heraklion

Our Eleonas Traditional Cottages loves the Cretan cuisine and traditional flavors and with pleasure we inform you about the 5th International Competition of Traditional Cuisine which is organized at Zaros, Heraklion, for three days: 25th, 26th and 27th of March 2016.

It is the first attempt of design and implementation of a cooking competition in Crete, where the competitors will cook their tasty creations on the primitive chimney and wood stove as well.

Participants can be anyone...

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The Cretan Dakos, Healthy & Delicious

Dakos or ntakos (Greek: ντάκος), also known as koukouvagia or koukouvayia (κουκουβάγια, "owl") or—in eastern Crete—kouloukopsomo (from koulouki + psomi, pup + bread, allegedly the bread given to puppies), is a Cretan meze consisting of a slice of soaked dried bread or barley rusk (paximadi) topped with chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta or mizithra cheese, and flavored with herbs such as dried oregano. Olives and pepper can also be added.

It is delicious and healthy, it is the best...

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Why You Need to Overnight in Agia Roumeli?

Each year, thousands of people pass through Agia Roumeli on their way out of the Samaria Gorge without giving it a second glance.

Exhausted from the eleven mile downhill climb through the gorge, most people dip their toe in the water, eat a quick lunch, and board the ferry back to their homes and hotels.

Even though the Samaria Gorge is one of Greece’s most popular hikes, the town of Agia Roumeli is essentially forgotten.

However, it shouldn’t be! Even though it’s small, it does...