Koufonisi island
Koufonisi IslandKoufonisi or Leuki, is a tropical island located south of Lassithi prefecture in the Libyan Sea.The island is not inhabited today, but it is full of ruins of human activity, dating from theEarly Minoan to the post-Byzantine years. The locals like to call Koufonissi as Delos of Crete because…

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Do I need an international driver's permit to rent a car in Crete?
Do I need an international driver's permit to rent a car in Crete? Driving on Crete? Check if you need an international driving permit.

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Things to do in Rethymno
Rethymno is the third largest city of Crete and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Greece. It has a romantic atmosphere that derives from its Venetian and Turkish appearance. You may hear it being called the Venice of Crete. This place that moves slowly is perfect for realising your…

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Things to do in Heraklion
Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of Crete. The influence of the civilisations that passed from the island is obvious, especially the influence of the Venetians. Walking around the city you will see the remnants of the Venetian rule

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Greek Easter customs in Crete
Greek Easter customs on Crete Red Egg cracking Red eggs (kokkina avga) are a traditional part of the Greek Easter Sunday celebration. They are lovingly made, either with onion skins or dye and then woven and baked into a tsoureki (three-braided Easter bread signifying the Holy Trinity), used as table…

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Trip to Agiofaraggo Crete
Agiofarago beach is located about 80 km south of Heraklion city, at the exit of the Agiofarago gorge. It is a spectacular beach, with small pebbles and crystal clear waters, which are usually very calm.

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April Fool's Day
How did the custom of April Fool's Day begin ??? The French are to blame !!! The version, which is considered more historically valid, wants 16th century France as the birthplace of the custom

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1821 - 2021 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the War of Independence
1821 - 2021 200 years of the Greek revolution of 1821 and the war of Independence 2021 marks the 200 years anniversary of Greek Independence that occurred on 25th March 1821. This day marks the commencement of the Greek people’s successful struggle against the Ottoman Empire (1821-1830), which culminated in…

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Santorini island volcano visit from Crete
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th…

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Spring customs in Crete, Greece
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” Spring arrives and if is not spring a rebirth then who? How will you celebrate Spring? Have you ever visit Crete in Spring? Just one more day and Spring officially will be landed, How will you welcome her? By…

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Mideia who?
Medea whο? Now that the dangerous weather phenomenon "Medea" has passed, let's see what "Medea" was. Medea in Greek mythology In Greek mythology, Medea is the daughter of the king of Colchis, Aetius and Oceania Idia or Hecate and the granddaughter of the sun god. From her aunt, Kirkie, she…

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Travelling with friends to Crete
The decision to travel alone or with friends will be based on your current situation, individual preferences, expectations and the reasons for travelling in the first place. Your preference may change over time at different stages

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Everything about Matala
Live today, tomorrow never comes !! Says Hippies in the 1960s. Visit Matala-beach and combine it with a short visit at Phaistos, For alternative tourism choose Komos, Kalamaki 2 nice small holiday villages with beautiful beaches promenades and red beach in case of nudism. 

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Everything about a day trip to Elafonisi Beach
 Elafonisi was voted as 9th among the most majestic beaches in the world!! What characterizes the area of Elafonissos and makes it such an exotic place, are the little sand islets formed, the shallow turquoise waters of the sea, which at a point looks like a lagoon.

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Everything about Myrtos beach Crete
•.¸♡ Myrtos beach ♡¸.• Myrtos village is located 13 km west of Ierapetra. Myrtos has one of the best beaches in the area with ash sand and crystal clear waters that are worth diving and enjoying the blue sea. An important advantage is that the area is not affected by…

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Top 10 places to visit on Crete
It doesn’t really matter…Where you go in Crete. There is something to see in each nook and cranny of the island. Your best bet is to hire a vehicle and make sure it is a reliable car. A couple of these roads are among the worst we have ever been…

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Is it safe drive on Crete ?
Always be alert and never assume that other drivers are going to do the right thing. Many people don’t use their indicators when they should or make sudden stops without warning. Just constantly be on the look-out

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Travelling with kids to Crete
The incredible island of Crete has so much to offer to travelling families and it is often voted one of the most popular and safe destinations for family holidays. Crete has plenty of beaches to choose from

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Automatic vs manual gearbox
Hiring a car for your holiday comes with a lot of questions, mainly: should I get a manual or an automatic? Your choice will depend on a lot of factors, like destination, driving ability and cost. The main things to consider while choosing what type of car you will hire…

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Everything about Spinalonga island
Spinalonga, known as the island of the living dead, The island of tears. An island located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete. Elounda is easily accessible with your car by the national road. 45 min from Heraklion and 10 min. from Ag.Nikolaos. You can catch a boat to…

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Kato Gouves : Things to do during your visit
Kato Gouves is just a few minutes from Heraklion airport. Gouves is located between Gournes from the west side and Analipsi from the east side. There are a lot of things to do, features a great selection of beaches, plus a wide range of accommodations. This area, so popular with…

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Driving on Crete is safe ? Are the Cretan road dangerous?
Whether you decide to rent a economical car to drive in Crete  either you decide to rent a family car should always remember that you should not ever assume and always  follow the  traffic signs    

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Everything about day trip to Lasithi-plateau
Where is Lasithi plateau? The Lasithi Plateau is the largest plateau in Crete. A fertile inland plain at an elevation of 800 to 850m, bordered by the imposing Dikti Mountains, the plateau is home to more than a dozen villages How to go Lasithi plateau? Renting a car is the…

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Epiphany in Crete
Epiphany Epiphany is one of the most sacred Greek Orthodox celebrations as it commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and celebrates the revelation that the incarnate Christ was both fully God and fully man. Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on 6th January (or January 19th…

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New Year's Eve in Crete
The new year is just hours away and the whole world is getting ready to celebrate the arrival of 2021. Each and every one of us is going to celebrate this arrival differently as every people has different customs.

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Which is the best Cretan beach ?
Crete is the largest island of Greece and its coastline of 1,046 m (650 miles) – the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and Greece's largest – provides hundreds of beautiful beaches. Located between the southern side of Aegean Sea

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Everything about Seitan limania beach
Seitan Limania Beach (or else Stephan’s Beach) is 20 km southeast of Chania at Akrotiri and one of the most beautiful beaches in this part of Crete as well as a favourite swimming destination for the locals. From Chania airport to Seitan limania is about 15 min. drive and 8.3 lm. The beach…

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Richtis gorge Crete
Richtis Gorge Richtis Gorge is located on the north side of Lassithi prefecture between Agios Nikolaos and Siteia. It is about 3km and to cross it you will need 3 or 4 hours of walking depending on the pace. You start from Lahana arched stone bridge and you continue in…

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Everything about Stavros beach
Stavros Beach Stavros is a village located 17km northeast of Chania, near the northernmost tip of Akrotiri. The characteristic of this region is the mountain-shaped as a camel where scenes from “Zorba the Greek” by Anthony Quinn was filmed. Climbing the mountain you will find a cave and you will…

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Krasi village
Where is Krasi? Krasi is situated at the foot of Mount Selena in an altitude of 600 m. and is a charming destination. A small traditional village, hidden  in the middle East of Crete at the region of Heraklion. How you get to Krasi by car You can rent a…

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Greek religion. Churches and monasteries.
The religion of Greek people is an important aspect of the Greek culture and 98% of the Greek population are Christian Orthodox.  Churches scattered throughout the country, including the mountain tops and isolated islets, churches are everywhere in Greece. Many are architecturally stunning, while others stand out in their simplicity. Historically, churches and small chapels were built around…

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Neraidospilios cave - Astrakiano Gorge
Neraidospilios cave - Astrakiano Gorge At ‘Astrakiano Gorge’, north of the Astrakoi Bridge, there is the cave called Neraidospilios. According to archaeologist Paul Faure, this was the sanctuary of Tritogeneia Athena. This adjective is due to the ancient Greek name of the River Karteros, i.e. ‘Triton’, who was born in…

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Istron - Voulisma beach
Istron - Voulisma beach Voulisma is the second of the three bays of Istron village. Istron village is close to Kalo Chorio and is about 12 km east of Agios Nikolaos and 22 km north of Ierapetra. Approximately 500 meters east of Kalo Chorio is located Voulisma beach or Golden…

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Kritiki diatrofi
Kritiki diatrofiThe cuisine of Crete is an interesting blend of Greek, Middle East and Italian influence, reflecting the turbulent history of the island. It uses tasty local ingredients, herbs and olive oil, pulses and freshly grown fruits and vegetables, with the characteristic qualities of the Mediterranean diet that is considered…

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Why Visiting Crete in summer 2020?
Visiting Crete in summer 2020: Why?  Located in the south, Crete is the biggest island of Greece, offering experiences for everyone, adults, children, nature lovers and adventurers etc. It consists of 4 prefectures offering different things to see. Starting from the west it’s Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lassithi. In each…

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Covid 19
Beginning July 1, 2020, the Greek government has determined how the country will welcome travellers, carry out the necessary diagnostic screening and keep everyone safe throughout the season. The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is a key element in the planning. All travellers are obliged to complete their PLF at least 48 hours…

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Coronavirus pandemic and car rental
Dear customers Dear Friends, We pay special attention to the careful cleaning of our rental vehicles, so that everyone feels safe while using them. This means that before we rent any vehicle, they are professionally cleaned in a multi-step cleaning process incorporating the latest products to minimize the risk of…

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