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Flavorful Greek cuisine

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  Greek cuisine is based on the Mediterranean diet but it is also influenced by the Orient. It is actually Mediterranean cuisine with important influences from the Balkans, Italy and the Middle East as a result of the many migrations in periods of war. The natural produce and products processed in Greek areas are the essential ingredients of its recipes. The care with which they prepare food is one of the hallmarks of the traditional flavors of this Mediterranean cuisine. Greek fields are plentiful in olive groves, lemon trees and many vegetables, creating a unique, captivating landscape that is transferred…

Greece has islands to suit every taste

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  Culture, art and customs are combined in an unforgettable landscape of crystal-clear waters and never-ending blue hues that will become imprinted in the memory of those visiting these islands.  Each and every one of the Greek Islands has a peculiar architecture, mythology and hospitality that will make visitors fall in love with this land. With over a million people, the Greek Islands can be divided in a number of archipelagos: the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian, Sporades, North Aegean and those in the Saronic Gulf. Altogether they make up a mosaic of 2,000 islands, of which only around 200 are inhabited.…

Go hiking in the impressive Samaria Gorge

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Samaria, on the Greek island of Crete, is one of the most imposing gorges in Europe, which year after year draws in hundreds of people from all over the world wishing to experience this beautiful, unique and spectacular natural setting. It is the longest gorge in Europe, measuring 16 km and rising up to an altitude of 1,200 meters. At its widest the gorge spans 150 m and the narrowest part is a mere 3 m wide. The park only opens in the summer season, from May to October, because in winter the river waters can be quite dangerous. The…

Adorable Crete

  Crete has it all: tons of culture, mesmerizing landscapes, incredible beaches, delicious cuisine … Here goes a video portraying all this beauty, and besides that it incorporates Tilt-Shift technology. If you’re not familiar with it you’ll find out what it is right now. It’s adorable—you’ll see it for yourself. >> Cute Crete  by Joerg Daiber   “The IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts Group has two 4 and 5-star hotels on the island of Crete, with the option of All Inclusive Room and Board. These hotels provide everything a visitor is looking for when going on vacation on this Greek island.”

6 essentials on the island of Crete

Crete is one of the 600 islands of Greece and one of the largest and most visited by tourists. In order not to get lost with all the variety of places you can visit, here goes a list of essentials, those that you cannot leave Crete without having visited them. Then if you have any time left over you can see other things, but don’t even think of missing these: · Elafonisi Beach. The finest sand—and it’s pink! It is considered one of the best beaches in Europe and deserves it: the wonderful natural surroundings make it a true paradise.…

Crete has it all.

Crete is a fascinating island of the refined Minoan civilization with fine beaches and traditional inland towns in the mountains. It is an island of a mysterious past with mountainous landscapes filled with olive trees, huge cliffs, hidden towns, solitary beaches and welcoming people who are fond of good cuisine. Crete has it all: you will find Minoan settlements near the eastern coast; in the western part of the island you’ll fall under the spell of the beautiful port of Chania and its polychrome houses, a reference point for access to the westernmost beaches, and the Samariá Gorge. Archaeological sites,…

Discover Crete in 4 minutes and 19 seconds.

Sometimes, not always, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here you have a short motion picture lasting 4 minutes and 19 seconds. If this video doesn’t get you off your nice cozy sofa and make you buy a flight ticket straight to Crete then there must be something other than blood flowing through your veins Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mue-ogHiHc   “The IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts group has 2 hotels on the island of Crete, 4 and 5-star hotels with the all inclusive option. These hotels provide visitors with everything they are looking for during their vacation on this Greek island: a…

The best beaches in Crete

The beaches on the island of Crete literally leave you with your mouth wide open. In Crete, those who love the sea have one of their greatest sanctuaries. With crystal-clear, calm waters and white or rosy sand, Crete’s beaches will not disappoint! Each and every one of them has its own charm, but we will try and create a little guide of the most beautiful ones to make it easier for you: Balos Beach: Situated in the extreme north of the Gramvousá peninsula and part of a unique natural setting, Balos shines with its beauty and its clear waters which…

Stavromenos, the Mediterranean philosophy

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“Crete, an island bathed in a purple sea, rich, beautiful, populous; many are those who live in its ninety towns, many are its languages.” The words of Homer, in The Odyssey, written in the year 700 BC, may help formulate an idea of what visitors will find on this Green island. A historic, Mediterranean, vibrant island with beaches which have nothing to envy of any other beaches in the world. Its cities, under continuous development, contrast with the people who still maintain that spirit, so focused on the sea that surrounds them, calm for most of the year and passionate…

The best beaches in Crete

The beaches on the island of Crete literally leave you with your mouth wide open. In Crete, those who love the sea have one of their greatest sanctuaries. With crystal-clear, calm waters and white or rosy sand, Crete’s beaches will not disappoint! Each and every one of them has its own charm, but we will try and create a little guide of the most beautiful ones to make it easier for you: Balos Beach: Situated in the extreme north of the Gramvousá peninsula and part of a unique natural setting, Balos shines with its beauty and its clear waters which…