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Christmas bread - Christopsomo of Crete

Like all Greek religious holidays, there are special foods that are made just for these occasions.

Greece surely is a country of great bread eaters and has a rich tradition in decorative, symbolic loaves and during Christmas the table is filled with them.

One such bread is Christopsomo or Christmas bread, a living tradition in the villages of Crete, Greece.

Long before croissants and chocolates arrived in Crete, bread was more than just, well, bread.

Some of the celebratory...

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Crete The Island Of Herbs And Honey

Honey an amazing source of health and vitality!

Nowadays, affer a great deal of scientific researches, almost all of us know that honey is a healthy and nutritious food like no other.

And we also know that in order to produce good quality honey, knowledge, care and an abundance of plants, flowers and trees is required. 

The honey produced by the Cretan beekeepers is, traditionally, of exceptional quality because of their knowledge, experience and care. A significant factor for...

Kalimera Archanes Village At One Of Best Kept Villages In Crete

There is something special about waking up in a small stone house in the centre of everything a village has to offer.

Arhanes is one of the best kept villages in Crete in an area rich in history and well-stocked with archeological interest and fine views.

A unique combination of the comforts of a private residence and distinctive hospitality service.

Just a few kilometers from the Minoan Palace of Knossos, Heraklon Town, Archaelogical Musuem of Heraklion, Festos and Gortys Sites...

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Christmas Customs & Delicious Local Sweets

Maybe you don't believe that but Christmas is the second most important religious holiday in Greece, after Easter.

That doesn't mean that in Crete we don't celebrate this festivity as it worth. Chistmas is a great period to visit our lovely island. 

It is usually celebrated with quiet church services, family gatherings and Name Day parties.

Christmas in Greece is celebrated on December 25th, but presents are usually given to children on January 1st, St. Basil's Day (Agios...

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Hellenic Seaways Was Honored With Passenger Line of the Year at Lloyd ‘s List Awards

Hellenic Seaways, a leading maritime company in Greece, was honored with the “Passenger Line of the Year” award at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2014 last Friday, 5 December, in Athens.

The Lloyd’s List awards are held annually to recognize the excellence and leadership in the shipping and maritime industry.

Hellenic Seaways consists of 22 vessels in total and continuously investing into upgrading its fleet. Its vessels cover itineraries to: Cyclades, Crete, Argosaronikos...

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Let The Art Guide You In Lovely Crete

Let the art guide you in lovely Crete!

More than glad to introduce you our new, creative activitiy in Chania Region.

This is a creative painting workshop ... where you are going to discover how paint and art making could help your deeper thoughts and silent feelings take shapes , forms and surface.

Bleverde Villas offer art retreats which are designed to accommodate beginners and all levels of painting skills. For beginners no previous knowledge of painting is required.

If you...

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The Award-Winning Greek Cheeses

Award-winning Greek cheeses, with their unique taste, explain why in Greece the annual per capita consumption is higher than in any other European country.

Soft, creamy and hard, white and yellow, fresh and mature, salty and sweet, each one a nobility, all produced with mastery and skill. Cook them, mix them, grate and sprinkle them, wine-tie them, fry them, stuff them, adore them … Follow us in a tour to each region that has developed its own special varieties of cheese.


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Aegean Airlines Flying High, Nine-Month Results Show

Aegean Airlines has reported a strong set of nine-month 2014 (January to September) results on Thursday, driven by successful network expansion and Olympic Air synergies.

Consolidated revenues increased by 10 percent to 736 million euros, pre-tax earnings improved to 105.4 million euros from 75.9 million a year earlier while net earnings rose 31 percent to 78.6 million euros from 60 million in 2013.

Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air carried 7.9 million passengers in the first nine...

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Lufthansa Boosts Greece With New Flight To Heraklion, Crete

Lufthansa boosts Greece with even more flights and upgraded services for coming Summer of 2015.

Biggest German carrier announced the launch of a new flight from Munich to Heraklion, Crete, a superb choice destination for German and European tourists.

Lufthansa, one of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines, will be flying to Crete and sunny Heraklion in almost three hours from Munich with an Airbus A320. All the holiday resorts and hotels on the 260 km long and 60 km...

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Greek Carrier Aegean Airlines Will Operate Flights To 134 Destinations In 2015

Aegean Airlines, a Star Alliance member, asserted its role in the development of Greek tourism and economy with the presentation of the company´s summer network for 2015. Aegean Airlines summer timetable was presented by the company´s Management at a Press Conference held in Heraklion, Crete, attended among others by the Minister of Tourism, Ms Olga Kefalogiani, the Regional Governor of Crete, Mr. Stavros Arnaoutakis, representatives of the local authorities as well as members of the...