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Nikos Kazantzakis Best Quotes

As a very small honor to this great man, philosopher, writer, traveller ... Nikos Kazantzakis

About life …
“I expect nothing.  I fear nothing.  I am free.

About people, place …
“Every perfect traveller always creates the country where he travels.”

About madness …
“A man needs a little madness, or else he never dares cut the rope and be free.”

About mystery … 
“Within this arena, which grows more stable night after day, generations work and love and hope and vanish.  New...

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Easter in Crete & Some News From Us Here In Crete

My sunny Kalimera dear Guests,

trust you are doing great.
... and enjoy a relaxing, great weekend.

Some news from us here in Crete:

- Easter is surely and by far the most important festival of the Greek year and is celebrated with many local customs and traditions.

- Krinakia Villas is the new member in our small family. A lovely place of four self-catering residences, with stunning sea views to shining Libyan Sea, steps away from a long sandy beach, this complex is the...

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Photo of the day - Agiofaraggo Beach

Photo of the day : Agiofaraggo Beach

Life's a beach ... Crete has been blessed with many off-the chart splendours, including lovely beaches lapped by clear waters shimmering in myriad shades of blue.

Read more about the great beach of Agiofarrago.

Nearby accommodations : 

- Thalori Traditional Village
- Listaros Villas

Nearby Tavern : 

- Thalori Tavern - Restaurant

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Ammos Hotel New Facility Heated Pool

Great news ....

we are happy to announce that as from late March 2015 ‪‎Ammos‬ ‪Boutique ‎Hotel‬ inaugurates an environmentally friendly ‪pool‬ heating system.

Pool water will be maintained at approximately 24-25 Celsius degrees!

Ammos in lovely Chania Region, is a most thoroughly enjoyable small boutique hotel with design flare in Crete. On a good beach and just a few minutes from the centre, and the Venetian harbour of Chania.

The hotel blends casual chic with beach...

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Our New Activities

A sunny, bright day in Crete and what better than adding on CreteTravel.com two more activities, which have to do with blue, sea, sailing away, delicious food.

What about sail, savour and experience Greek high end cuisine in lovely Crete?

Or maybe, spending a week enjoying a successful combination of day inshore/coastal regattas and local culture experience in lovely Crete from 23 - 30 May 2015?

Hope you are going to join any of them during your next splendid stay in Crete.

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Hello March, Hello Spring

From a sunny, bright Crete ... 

best wishes for a great new month ... Spring is here!

“When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. 'What vanity,' they screamed, 'what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!' The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. 'Forgive me, my sisters,' said the tree. 'I swear I did not want to blossom, but suddenly I felt a warm springtime breeze in my...

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Greek Museums and Sites in Greece to Extend Opening Hours in 2015

This is great news ...

More than glad to receive this information today.

As of April 1, 46 major museums and archaeological sites in Crete, Greece will extend their opening hours.

The selected ( according populariy and number of visits) museums and sites will be open between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.

This measure which was applied since last year at 33 museums and sites, saw an increase in visitors and revenue.

Especially in Crete these sites will be : Archaeological Site of...

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New Study Proves Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Kill Cancer Cells

More good news about extra virgin olive oil as Ingredient in olive oil looks promising in the fight against cancer.

A new study has proven that an ingredient in extra virgin olive oil can kill cancer cells.

The results of the study, which will be published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Oncology, were made public on January 23, 2015.

The researchers, nutritional scientist Paul Breslin (Rutgers University), biologist David Foster (Hunter College) and chemist Onica LeGendre...

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Clean Monday Celebrations & Period Of Feasting

When the carnival festive season is over in Crete, Greece, the period of fasting until Easter begins.

Take the opportunity to enjoy the first day of spring in the nicest way possible and, weather permitting (unfortunately it is raining today in Crete), go out for a picnic and enjoy some outdoor activities like flying a kite.

Indulge your palate with delicious Lenten dishes like lagana (a special unleavened bread eaten only on this day), taramosaláta (a fish roe spread), dolmadákia...

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Elafonissi In West Crete Is Once Again Among Winners Of Travel Website Tripadvisor’s Best Beaches

Elafonissi in lovely west Crete, Greece is once again among the winners of travel website Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards for beaches.

In its third year, the awards recognize the best beaches globally.

It lies in the southwestern side of Crete and about 75 kilometers from the town of Chania, an island that is within walking distance from the mainland, sometimes without even getting one’s toes wet.

You can get there by daily bus service from Chania city or by car or even...