Tours and cruises around Crete

Tours and cruises around Crete

Being such a vast territory it is difficult to discover all the mysteries of the Island of Crete during one single holiday. But if you have already been there for several times, you have probably visited the main tourist attractions of the island. Today we would like to help those that like to make tours and cruises around Crete. If you want to explore some additional locations on Crete or in the surroundings of the island, you could take in consideration some of the interesting option... [ read more ]

Most beautiful beaches in Crete

Most beautiful beaches in Crete

Many beaches of Greece are among the most beautiful ones in the world and the vast territory of Crete has many places awarded with Blue Flag. Most of these beautiful beaches in Crete are located in the north part, but there are also some great beaches in the south. The Blue Flag is an international award that is offered to beaches that meet some certain expectations. There are 32 criteria covering the aspects of education relating to the environment, water quality, environmental managemen... [ read more ]

The resort village of Stalida in Crete

The resort village of Stalida in Crete

The resort village of Stalida in Crete, also known as Stalis is a beautiful and popular tourist destination located in the northern part of Crete between the city of Malia and the city of Hersonissos. The village has visitors from many European countries, but it is a perfect place for anybody that desires to spend the holiday in a quiet, relaxed, but lively place with sandy beaches, bars and taverns. The intensive tourist development of the area resulted in the cities of Hersonissos, Mali... [ read more ]

The city of Rethymno in Crete

The city of Rethymno in Crete

Rethymno was a Greek-Roman city that flourished under the Venetian occupation in the fourteenth century becoming a literary and artistic center and a place of refuge for the scholars of Constantinople. It is located on the north coast of Crete, at a distance of 80 km from Heraklion and 60 km from Chania. It is the capital city and main port of the island. Rethymno has managed to retain its traditional charm and today is amongst the major cities of Crete. Rethymno manages succ... [ read more ]

The short history of Crete

The short history of Crete

The history of the Island of Crete is full of battles for freedom against the Venetians, Turks and Germans. Crete is the place where the Minoan civilization flourished and it is believed that the Minoans were the first that have contributed to the creation of the classical Greece. We would like to present you the short history of Crete that has eleven main periods: the Minoan period, the Subminoan, Geometric and Arhaic period, the Classical, Greek and Roman period, the Byzantine Period, t... [ read more ]

The Mythology of Crete

The Mythology of Crete

According to the mythology of Crete the Island is the birthplace of Zeus, father of all gods. Rea, the mother of Zeus came to Crete with the help of Gaia and Uranus because she was afraid of Cronus, father of Zeus, who used to devour his children so that they do not usurp his power. Zeus was born in a cave and raised by nymphs. After a fierce battle with Cronus, Zeus became the father of all gods. The mythology of Crete says that one day Zeus, taking the form of a bull, abducted Europa fr... [ read more ]

Celebrities in Corfu

Celebrities in Corfu

Corfu is a famous Greek tourist paradise in the Ionian See with many beautiful attractions, but it is also the place where many famous people lived and were born. Today we would like to present you briefly 8 celebrities of Corfu Island from the 10th century until today. These celebrities of Corfu include a saint of the island, a Venetian officer, a novelist, an empresses, a prince and a princess and politicians. They are: Saint Arsenius, Giacomo Casanova, Princess Alexia of Greece and Den... [ read more ]

Famous museums in Corfu

Famous museums in Corfu

The Greek Island of Corfu is located in the Ionian See, near the Western coast of Albania. Because of its position it has a stormy past being over Roman, Venetian, French, British rule. But the island was always linked to the history of Greece already from the beginning of Greek mythology. The Island of Corfu is not only a tourist paradise for a long time, but is also a cultural destination with many museums. We would like to present you eight of the famous museums in Corfu. &nbs... [ read more ]