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Greece’s Crete has 2nd Largest Number of Beachfront Hotels in the Mediterranean

The Greek island of Crete has the second largest number of beachfront hotels in the Mediterranean, making it a top seaside holiday destination, according...

Age No Problem for 84-Year-Old Cretan Going to Greek University

Dimitris Moudatsakis is another person that proves it is never too late to follow your dreams; at the age of 84 he is ready...
K. Suites, inspired by the works of Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis (Image courtesy of Legacy Gastro Suites).

For Food Lovers, a New Gastro Hotel Opens on Crete

  Right in the heart of Heraklion, the vibrant capital of Crete, a new concept in hospitality is bound to open their doors to a...

Greek Cities Swelter Amid Shrinking Green Spaces

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Greece is known for its beauty and nature, but this doesn’t always shine through in the bigger cities. People living in urban...

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...

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...
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...

Escape Mass Tourism in the Traditional Cretan Village of Mochos

The vast Cretan landscape offers a colorful palette of opportunities for those looking to relax and enjoy authentic experiences. Other than stunning beaches and...

Crete’s Heraklion Wins 3 Greek Tourism Awards (video)

The Municipality of Heraklion has won three prizes at the Greek Tourism Awards 2018. This week's event at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center in Athens was...
View of the Piano Nobile on top of the Room of the Throne, near the Bull fresco (Courtesy of Brewminate).

Inside Crete’s Minoan Palace of Knossos

Located about five kilometers (three miles) south of Heraklion, on the rather low Kephala hill, the Palace of Knossos was the largest of the...

Anarchists Protest in German Consulate in Crete

A group of anarchists has stormed the German consulate in Heraklion, Crete and unfolded a huge banner with slogans against Turkey's military operation in Syria. According...

Ammunition Seized from Tanzania-Flagged Ship to Be Transferred to Army Warehouse

The 410 tons of explosives impounded by Greek authorities from the Tanzania-flagged freighter "Andromeda" on January 8 while the ship was sailing off Crete,...

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