Rethymno Adventures: Spili

Rethymno adventures: Spili

Midway between Rethymno and Agia Galini the pretty village of Spili is a relaxing, rejuvenating place. Authentic and largely untouched by major tourist developments, (apart the coaches that bring day-trippers on their way to and from the south coast) Spili…

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Raki: The Spirit Of Crete

Raki: the spirit of Crete

October sees one of the great annual rituals of Crete performed: it’s the month when the year’s raki production is begun. The process for making the fiery alcoholic liquor served after almost every meal in Crete has been the same…

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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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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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