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Rethymno, a Fish and Seafood Foodie Destination

Rethymno has no shortage of restaurants that satisfy every palate. When locals and visitors want fresh seafood and fish, they have plenty of choices, some with beguiling views of the fortress and the sea, others for prices, and all for quality dishes made from scratch with seasonal ingredients. Here are five fish and seafood tavernas...Read More

Travel With Respect for the Environment

Environmental consciousness is the new way to travel and will not stop you from enjoying your experiences while on holiday. On the contrary, it will give you a sense of meaning and purpose. If you reached Crete by plane, you did not opt for the most environmentally friendly transportation. But you rarely find a way...Read More

Hotel Spots that Will Inspire You

The Syntopia is a unique adults-only concept hotel based on coexistence, free spirit, and modern Cretan hospitality principles. It is the ultimate Greek island gypsetter destination, offering luxe accommodation, premium amenities, and inspired nooks where you can relax, meditate, read, or share your thoughts with like-minded guests. The hotel spots that will inspire you feature...Read More

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

Why Should You Choose The Syntopia Hotel for Your 2022 Summer Holidays

Are you a gypsetter? If you answered “yes,” that’s your main reason to choose The Syntopia Hotel for your 2022 summer holidays, especially if you plan to vacation on Crete, Greece’s largest island. But even if you don’t define yourself as a gypsetter or hippie and you have a special appreciation for the finer yet...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

Cretan Wineries Near The Syntopia Hotel

Sun-kissed Crete produces some of the best Greek wines, many of them with international recognition, having won prizes in many prestigious competitions. That said, typical tavernas around the island serve only table wine – white or red – to maintain their prices as low as possible for patrons. As a result, you will only find...Read More