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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

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

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

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

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