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Paximadia: the Cretan Greek Superfood

'Waste not, want not', the old proverb goes, but Paximadia -- the hard Cretan rusk now enjoyed all over Greece -- takes thrift and...

Turkish Inscription Found at Byzantine Basilica in Heraklion, Crete

An Ottoman Turkish inscription has been found written on a marble plaque at the Agios Markos Basilica in Heraklion, Crete, misplaced inside a warehouse. The...

Mountain and Sea Combine in Spectacular Cretan Adventures

There are few places in the world where high mountains, traditional villages and a rural lifestyle combine with close proximity to the sea, a...

This Romantic Candlelit Restaurant Will Make You Travel in Time

Traditional places on the island of Crete are not difficult to find. Solitary villages, especially in the hinterland, still manage to maintain a special...

Ten Things to Do in Chania, Crete

The Prefecture of Chania is located in western Crete. The picturesque seaside city of Chania is its capital and it features a well-preserved historical...

Pentozali, the Traditional Dance of Crete (video)

Several are the traditions that characterize the different regions of Greece, as well as its people and its culture. Culinary traditions go hand in...

Crete’s Samaria Gorge Opens to Public on May 1

Samaria Gorge in Crete will open for visitors on May 1, the local authorities have confirmed. According to an announcement, the forestry agency has taken...

The Wild, Unknown Beaches of Crete (photos)

Visitors to Crete have always been surprised by the wild Mediterranean landscape made up of stunning blue waters, golden beaches, and amazing landscapes. However,...

Beautiful Cretan Village Celebrates Past Professions (video)

Avdou is a small village of only 500 people located approximately 40 kilometers (24 miles) east of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. The...

Crete Braces for Drought Year

A meeting that took place in Chania, Crete addressed the extensive drοught the island is suffering from and expressed concern over the lack of...
Heraklion is an open museum that anybody can visit without the need of a ticket.

A Whole New Vibe for Heraklion, Crete

Recently ranked as Europe's fastest growing tourism destination, Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, never stops surprising with its stunning potential. Once considered the ugly...
The Ancient Tree of Vouves (Courtesy of The Tiny Book).

The World’s Oldest Living Olive Tree Is on Crete (video)

Scientists estimate that the olive tree has been in the village of Ano Vouves in Chania for more than 3000 years.

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