For an authentic Aegean experience, the tiny island of Anafi is a relaxing and clam paradise still untouched by the throng of tourists flocking to the Cyclades each year. Located just off world famous Santorini, the island is an iconic shelter from the dizzying outside world.
One of Crete’s most popular tourist resorts, Platanias is situated just to the west of world famous Chania, close to Agia Marina.
Coming to Chania Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st, the Oinokritika Wine Fair is a Pancretan cultural event showcasing Crete’s finest wineries and products.
Coming up in 2019, the “Cretan Chess Tour” will feature Crete as an international chess destination. A series of match events will be held in Heraklion, in Hersonissos, at the village of Anogia, and in Agios Nikolaos, according to a press conference from Galaxy Hotel in the island’s capital.
The annual Elos Chestnut Harvest and Festival is scheduled to take place October 21st, after last year’s cancellation on account of a local villager’s death. Organizers this year promise to make up for lost time with live music, folk dances, and plenty of raki and wine to go along with traditional chestnut recipes.
The first-ever SwimRunHydra will be held from 16 to 18 November on the popular island of Hydra. The event is part of the TRIMORE Multisports TOUR and is co-organised by the Municipality of Hydra and Sailing Club of Hydra.
According to TUI Germany, the Greek islands of Crete, Rhodes, and Kos were among the ten most popular last-minute tourism destinations for German travelers in summer 2018.
With its asphalt barely solidified under the blistering Cretan sun of a dozen years, the road in between Kapsodasos and Kalikratis villages in southwestern Crete is nothing less than worldwide notorious.
Coming up at the end of May visitors to Crete will have the chance to witness first hand the mysticism that makes this island in the Aegean so special. Each year at this time the ghosts of the brave Drosoulites (“dew shadows”) appear on the beach as shadowy figures of treading the early morning dew.
Situated in the tiny village of Thronos, atop the hill of Kefala, Ancient Sivritos in the prefecture of Rethymno was once one of Crete’s most influential independent cities. Like the famous cities of Axos, Lappa, and Eleftherna, the city held unique importance.
Being destined to one week “only” on Crete is something like passing through heaven on your way to anywhere else. This arid, sunny, and friendly paradise in the eastern Mediterranean is a place people go to, and then never leave. For couples and singles, hitting a good many high spots might be feasible, but for a small family the itinerary must be crisp, tailored, and the traveler must take a lot into consideration. Here’s a suggested week long stay, an introduction to one of the world’s most fabulous getaways.
Coming to the south coast of Crete this August 5th thru 9th, the 4th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra is dedicated to civilization. This year’s festival follows the same motive as all past version in documenting history throughout Greece and the world.