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Traditional Cretan Destination: Vamos Village

Vamos is a traditional Cretan settlement full of life. It is favored for authentic local fare, folkloric celebrations, walks in nature, architecture, and a well-preserved rural lifestyle. A resident collaboration between like-minded people with a passion for Crete renovated several traditional homes, transforming them into beautiful accommodations for tourists. There are about fifteen such venues...Read More

Gastronomy in Crete: Must-try Dishes From the Island

When people talk about the Mediterranean Diet, few know that Crete played a significant role in developing it. However, the “Mediterranean Diet” concept is too broad because 22 countries surround the Mediterranean Sea. Although there are similarities between their cuisines, they are as diverse as they are interesting. Diets depend on the environment, geography, and...Read More

Drink coffee like a Greek

Coffee is an integral part of the modern Greek culture and that’s something you will realize as soon as you set foot on the country: nearly everyone holds a paper cup of coffee and every city or town is filled with modern café-bars, traditional “kafeneio” and café -patisseries where locals sip their coffee for hours....Read More

Rethymno journeys: Plakias

Cradled by mountains to its north and the Libyan Sea to the south Plakias has grown from a tiny fishing village to one of the most alluring visitor destinations in Rethymno province. Chilled and friendly Plakias is the largest coastal development between Agia Galini and Chora Sfakion and has an enticing selection of cafes, bars...Read More

Foodie exploration: 6 of the best restaurants in Chania city

Chania boasts amazing gastronomic treats – from traditional tavernas to sophisticated restaurants. Here are six of the best to tempt your tastebuds. Chrisostomos (Ikarou & Defkalionos str) This award-winning taverna hides its treasures just behind the harbour at the eastern end. Favourites include lamb tsigariasto – a traditional dish from southern Crete, goat with mizithra...Read More