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Rethymno adventures: Visit the mountain village of Anogia

Perched more than 750 metres up the northern face of Psiloritis, Anogia has a poignant history. Burned by the Turks for its resistance to their rule in the 19th century, and by the Germans in WWII, Anogia is synonymous with heroism, resistance and sacrifice. This is a place where memory runs deep. No wonder it’s...Read More

6 great wineries to visit near Chania

While Heraklion province accounts for most of the wine production in Crete, in the west a handful of stunning wineries produce some of the best wines on the island. Anoskeli Set amongst its own olive groves, vineyards and orchards, Anoskeli produces blended reds, whites and rose’s of local varieties Vidiano, Vilana and Asirtiko as well...Read More

Battle of Crete Museums – 6 of the best

Heraklion Historical Museum of Crete (IMK) The permanent WWII section of this private museum is Crete’s most significant exhibition related to the Battle and the occupation. Curated by Heraklion historian Costas Mamalakis it presents artefacts from the occupation, resistance activity, acts of sabotage and German war crimes, offering profound insights into the island’s wartime experience...Read More

Adventures in Chania: Loutro

Secluded and car-less, the village of Loutro on Crete’s south-west coast may not be quite off-the-beaten-track these days, but it’s still an idyllic place to unwind – an iconic Greek island getaway. Set on a sheltered crescent bay a 15-munute minute boat ride from Chora Sfakion, blue shuttered white houses tumble down from the hillside...Read More

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