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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Revealing Crete’s Wild Winter Flora

Revealing Crete’s wild winter flora

From its windswept seashores to high mountain pastures, even in winter, Crete’s gorgeous wild flowers have always beckoned nature lovers. But you don’t have to be an expert botanist to marvel at these delicate highlights of the Cretan landscape. While…

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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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Diving For The Divine

Diving for the Divine

Theophania and the Blessing of the Waters by Michael Sweet January 6th is a special date in the Christian calendar, particularly for the Greek Orthodox faith. The 12th day of Christmas marks Epiphany - the celebration of Christ’s baptism and…

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A Time For Pomegranates

A Time for Pomegranates

Welcoming the New Year in Greece by Michael Sweet There’s one ornament you can’t miss on the shelves of Greek gift shops at this time of year. Usually made of china, it’s a pomegranate - [Ρόδι (rodi) in Greek, Ρόγδι…

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