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Chania old port lighthouse
Chania old port lighthouse


The olf ports of Chania and Rethymno cities are beautifuly decorated with two old and romantic lighthouses.

Karydi monastery, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece

The Monastery of Saint George in Karydi

The Monastery of Saint George in Karydi is located about 2km east of Vamos village in Apokoronas.
The monastery got its name from the settlement which

Raki traditional Cretan beverage

Experience the authentic Raki production in Crete

Surely you are familiar with the word Raki, the traditional Cretan pure beverage.

Pine Resin

Retsina Greek Wine, 2000 years of history

Retsina is a Greek white resinated wine, which has been made for at least 2000 years.

Eleftherna excavation site, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Eleftherna, important ancient settlement

Eleutherna, was an ancient city-state in Crete, which lies 25 km southeast of Rethymno. Archaeologists excavated the site, located on a narrow

Old ruined houses in Mixirouma, Rethymnon, Crete

Old meets new

Just a few minutes drive from this great villa in yhe center of Crete island, you can discover this unthouched old ruined village, attached to the

Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek was here!

Walk on the same village paths that Zorba the Greek created his myth!

Church Rethymno Crete

Gods love Crete

And they express their love and devotion by building their churches in the most beautiful places of the island.

Folklore museum, Asteri, Rethymno, Crete

A vivid folklore museum, full of history & passion

In Asteri village, just a few minutes drive from Rethymno town, you have the opportunity to visit a really vivid folklore museum, all setup by the

Paleontological Museum Rethymnon Crete

Paleontological Museum Rethymnon

The Temple of Mastaba, with the characteristic 9-dome architecture, is an authentic monument of Rethymnon and has been conceded to GNHM following a

Small church in Rethymno

A jewel for your pleasure

You just have to turn your head and a small undiscoverd jewel is waiting there! Reach out and embrace it. 

Easter bonfire Crete

Easter in Crete

Nowhere in the world is the Easter week experienced as intense as in Crete. Nature is at her best during this period and the Easter activities

archaeological museum rethymnon

Archaeological museum of Rethymno

The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno belongs to the national Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Conservancy. Since 1991 it is housed in the

Renaissance door in Rethymno

Renaissance aroma all over Rethymno

The feel of the renaissance atmosphere is vivid everywhere in Rethymno town.

Rethymno inland

Like this beautiful traditional village, lost among the olive trees and lost in time...

Cyrano de Bergerac

While staying in your holiday villa in Crete, don't miss at the 10 and 11 July 2016 in Rethymnon an excellent theatrical performance of these great

Cretan wine Festival Rethymno

Rethymno Wine Festival 2016

With the participation of more and more citizens, a lot of fun, passion and desire we have prepared our Wine Festival this year again. Inspired by the

Rethymno Carnival

History of Rethymno carnival

In 1914 the first Carnival of Rethymno was organized, bringing the original mark of the intentions of the people of Rethymno.

Rethymno Carnival 2016

Carnival in Rethymno 2016

The official poster and the events schedule are ready! Check them out.

Church in Kallikratis plateau
Church in Kallikratis plateau

Exploration holidays in Crete, Kallikratis plateau

The church of the Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael is a very interesting monument in the Kallikratis plateau.

Karidi monastery Apokoronas Chania Crete

Old monastery romantic visit

Not only the famous monasteries of Crete are worth visiting, but there are many more very interesting and beautiful.

Old olive mills rare excursion in Rethymno

Still visitable in various places in Crete island. Some in ghost villages, some amongst the traditional villages and some in the countryside.

Matala, Crete, Beach festival 2015

Still alive! Matala, Crete

Yes the 60's were great. So it is today! In Matala, at the south coast of Crete island, and the big variety of villas and hotels, the passion is still

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