Top 5 old architectural attractions in Chania

Top 5 old architectural attractions in Chania

The region of Chania is situated in western Crete and has an important place in the history of Crete. Historians say that Chania was the exact place where the flourishing Minoan town of Kydonia was. After the disappearance of the Minoan civilization, the area knew a period of descend and then came a period of prosperity in the XIV century when it was conquered by the Venetians. The Venetians left their mark on the place, especially in the city of Chania. Many old architectural attractions... [ read more ]

The most famous tourist attractions in Crete

The most famous tourist attractions in Crete

Crete is an extended island that attracts a large variety of tourists for different reasons. The island offers many possibilities for excursions, you can taste the traditionally prepared dishes in small taverns with spectacular view. You can enjoy the small and intimate beaches and the modern luxury resorts, the beautiful harbors and the rich nightlife. One of the most important tourist sites is the Knossos Palace in Crete with a labyrinth plan that gave birth to the myth of the Minotaur.... [ 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 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 ]

Must Do in Greece

Must Do in Greece

Sightseeing is a must in Greece, need to say more? Well, eating and drinking is the other. The Greek Culture has a lot of explorations for a newbie, whether you are from Europe or from Asia, this place has one of the most beautiful beaches around. Active tourists will also like the sports and recreational activities available. However, be aware of the special events in Greece though, you don’t want your holidays to be held back by the locals who are preparing to go home for the Holy Week. ... [ read more ]

Spring of the Greece

Spring of the Greece

From November through March, it is still a low season to travel to Greece. There are pros and cons of traveling to Greece in a time like this. Most people would travel during the mid season that is from April through mid July. Then, it will be the high season until August. If you want to see Fall of Greece, you should then plan your trip to be in September and October. Progressively Cold and Rainy, it is still the low season. At times there are nice weather, but most people will not travel t... [ read more ]

Greek Cities on Crete

Greek Cities on Crete

There are many interesting cities on Crete of Greece. The first one we are going to introduce is the Heraklion. It is the largest city with the archaeological highlight: Knossos which is the site of the most important and best known Minoan palace complex in Crete. In Greece it is known as Iraklion or Candia, it is only five kilometers south of Heraklion. Hence, the main landmark you must see the Minoan Palace of Knossos. It cost about 6 Euros and opens daily from 8:30 am to 3pm. Of course in... [ read more ]

Magical Cities on Crete

Magical Cities on Crete

There is an excellent sea area in Cherosnissos on Crete which give a romantic mood. In the entrance of a traditional village Koutouloufari and only eight hundred meters from the clean sandy beach and 1km from Hersonissos. Enjoy a great Greek snack called Girros. At just 2.50 Eur, it has lamb, salad, chips and other sauces in a wrap. Cherosnissos is best to be visited in summer where it became a party central with lots of clubs and bars for a good night life. You can get there easily by bus fro... [ read more ]

Crete, Rhodes and Lindos

Crete, Rhodes and Lindos

The largest Greek Island is Crete and it has lush evergreens and palm groves at Vai. It has beaches, hotels, resorts, archeological sites and apartments. Crete has a lot of ancient cities around the island. There are high mountain peak and it is a great heaven for climbers and hikers. Crete is more than just a beach holiday destination. You can find deluxe resorts around the bay area. Minoan City of Knossos Also known as Labyrinth, Knossos Palace is the largest Bronze Age archaeological si... [ read more ]