Savour Spring In The Amari Valley

Savour spring in the Amari valley

With the mighty Psiloritis mountain range to the east and the Kedros moutains to the west, the Amari valley lies cradled 500 metres above sea level, an enchanting labyrinth of country lanes, connecting tiny hamlets largely untouched by tourism. Between…

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Greek Easter: Holiest Of Holidays

Greek Easter: holiest of holidays

In Greece, perhaps more than any other European country, Easter is not only a deeply religious event, but a rich, dramatic celebration of renewal even for non-believers.This spiritual holiday, marked much more than Christmas is a time when families gather…

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Re-imagining Tabakaria

Re-imagining Tabakaria

On the eastern edge of Chania is the historic suburb of Halepa and its tiny coastal area -Tabakaria (the Greek word for tanneries). A walk through this magical film-set -like landscape is one of the great Chania experiences, for anyone…

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Rethymno Ready To Party

Rethymno ready to party

With the 2019 Rethymno Carnival officially opened, the city is expecting more than 15,000 revellers to take part on its big weekend, kicking off on Friday March 8. Dating back more than 100 years, the carnival is one of the…

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Georgioupoli In History

Georgioupoli in history

Why George? Giorgos (George) is one of Greece’s most popular christian names, but which particular George gave his name to the village of Georgioupoli? Well it’s to do with a vital chapter in the story of modern Crete. Once known…

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