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Psarantonis: Traditional Cretan Lyra Musician and His Legacy Transcending the European Borders

Not many musicians who choose traditional styles manage to claim international recognition and fame at Psarantonis’s level. His lyra is on display at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). He played with some of the most prestigious musicians, including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. He participated in numerous international festivals – the...Read More

Couple Vacations and Things to Do on Crete Island

Are you considering Crete for a couple’s vacation? Although more populated than other Greek islands, Crete is a romantic paradise if you know where to go and what to do. It has miles of pristine, unperturbed nature, bucolic hills, verdant valleys, jaw-dropping gorges, high mountaintops, and pristine beaches caressed by the crystal-clear waves of the...Read More

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

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

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

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