Rethymno (Crete)


Heraklion (Crete)

Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete and the fourth largest city in Greece. A preferred destination in Europe, Heraklion can combine modernity and antiquity due its lively urban life and close proximity to historical monuments. The city's ancient name was revived in the 19th century and stems from the nearby Roman port of Heracleum (Heracles's city), whose exact location is unknown.


Chania (Crete)

Although the second largest in Crete, Chania is a quaint town ideally suited for those looking for a relaxing vacation and an escape from the urban lifestyle. The town's history is rich, starting with the Minoan settlements, remnants of which are still excavated to this day. Cultural influences come from both the Byzantine and the Ottoman eras, but without a doubt, it was the Hellenistic period alond with the Venetian rule that shaped Chania to its current form.


Agios Nikolaos (Crete)

The Cretan town of Agios Nikolaos has always served as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of the municipality of Lassithi. Agios Nikolaos takes its name from Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, and sits partially upon the ruins of the ancient city of Kamara. The town was settled in the late Bronze Age by Dorian occupants of Lato, at a time when the security of the Lato hillfort became a lesser concern and easy access to the harbor at Agios Nikolaos became more important.


Across a Gilded Bay

We take a closer at look at a sorrowful time and place in the history of modern Greece by taking you to the island of Spinalonga.

6 Greek Destinations to Visit this Winter

Chania in the winter

Winter in Greece can be a unique experience if you know where to look. This is why we have selected some of the best Greek places to visit this winter.

10 Uniquely Cretan Delicacies To Try

Today we’d like to take you to a culinary journey around the island of Crete. One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean and for millennia a junction between Europe and the Middle East. Influences from the surrounding regions have shaped Cretan cuisine in such a unique way, that experiencing it is reason enough to plan a trip there.

Around Greece in 8 Films

Let us transform to a modern Phileas Fogg and take you on a journey around Greece in 8 films!

Crete (South Aegean)

Crete is the largest, most populous and southernmost island of Greece, marking the boundary between Europe and Africa. An all year round destination with majestic mountains, gorges and valleys covered with palm and cedar forests, olive trees, orange groves and vineyards. The old stone farmhouses, monasteries and villages perched on mountain ridges, the castles and chapels forgotten on steep slopes, have all lured travelers since time immemorial. Its shores, lined with forbidding rocks, are often inaccessible but there are also several inviting sandy or pebble beaches.