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Spring Nature Activities on Crete Island

Spring in Crete is enchanting, full of colour, green, hassle-free, and joyful. Nature recovers after winter’s sleepy greys. But unfortunately, it is a season very few island visitors appreciate its beauty because flights are rare, and most of the hotels only open after the Greek Orthodox Easter. Still, the ones that do open have off-season...Read More

Relaxing Treatments at The Syntopia Wellness Center

The Syntopia Hotel is an oasis for the soul. This overall relaxing haven will help you find inner balance and joy while you vacation on Crete. Nevertheless, the Aegeo Spa wellness center reigns supreme among its most relaxing spaces. Here you will discover an array of spa experiences, treatments, and packages inspired by the island’s...Read More

Secret Beaches in Rethymno

Crete has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, many of them famous and listed among the top must-see destinations – for example, Elafonissi Beach, some 75 km southwest of Chania town. But if you plan your Cretan vacation in the Rethymno regional unit, you will find beguiling stretches of sand and secrete...Read More

Gypsetters: Who are These Cultural and Bohemian Nomads?

Gypset is a neologism meaning gypsy + jet set. It is a term coined by journalist and author Julia Chaplin in 2009, with her first book in the Gypset trilogy, Gypset Style. It describes “an unconventional, bohemian approach to life characterized by a worldly wonder and soulful creativity.” In her book, Chaplin defines gypsetters as...Read More

The Syntopia: An Unforgettable Lifetime Experience #thesyntopialife

Atmosphere, cuisine, hospitality, services, and custom adventures, make The Syntopia an unforgettable lifetime experience. The hotel is one of the very few on Crete Island, offering exclusively adults-only accommodation. Although recently opened, it thrived despite the pandemic because of its zen-like outdoors zones, impeccable rooms, and pristine shared areas. The swanky adults-only hotel is already...Read More

Five Things to Do when on Crete Island as a Solo Traveller

Crete is fascinating for travellers from all walks of life and age groups. With a plethora of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, the island nevertheless has adults-only haunts, chic villas for couples and groups, and even extravagant luxury masterpieces for whoever likes to splurge. Crete island spoils you for choice if you are a solo traveller....Read More

Autumn, the Best Season to Trek the Gorges of Crete

Crete is the ultimate family destination. There are exceptional accommodation choices available in the high tourist season, but many hotels remain open in the colder months for adventurers who want to see the island without the madding crowds. You will want to plan a Cretan holiday in the fall or winter. Autumns are mild, with...Read More

Unwind with Your Other Half in an Adults-only Paradise

Crete has a wealth of superb hotels and resorts, but most are family-friendly, designed to accommodate vacationers young and old. Unfortunately, very few of these properties have facilities, amenities, and services that cater to an adult-only group of holiday-makers. The Syntopia Hotel is an exception. With swanky gypset vibes, a stellar location on the beach...Read More

Kommos Beach: A Zen Spot for Yogis

Yoga practitioners visiting Crete will appreciate the meditative peace of Kommos Beach in the southwest side of the island, near the village Pitsidia, some five kilometers north of the legendary hippie Matala. The longest beachfront of the Messara Bay faces the Libyan Sea, which dances in azure and cobalt blue, frosting with clouds of white...Read More

Five Microbreweries in Crete Worth Visiting

Crete may not have had a craft brewing tradition, but it keeps up with the times, and it is now home to some exceptional artisan breweries that can rival some of the best across Europe and the world. These microbreweries have perfected signature brews and offer brewery tours that allow you to understand their individual...Read More