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Explore Chania: A walk through history

Explore Chania: A walk through history

Destination Crete
With its Venetian harbour and the beautiful ancient alleyways that surround it, a visit to Chania and its gorgeous old town is one of the highlights of any visit to Crete. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Chania was invaded over millennia by Romans, Byzantines, Venetians,…
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Asterousia mountains: Into the wild

Asterousia mountains: Into the wild

Destination Crete
Combining rugged nature and stunning landscapes, a visit to the Asterousia mountains is an unforgettable experience. Like a towering curtain running along the southern coast of Heraklion province, Asterousia is a place for those who like to go ‘off the beaten track’. You’ll find no resorts or beach bars, but…
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COVID-19: Travel advice, measures in Greece and Creta Maris’ action plan

COVID-19: Travel advice, measures in Greece and Creta Maris’ action plan

Destination Crete
As we navigate through the coronavirus pandemic, we thought it would be useful to gather in one article all necessary information about the outbreak, how it affects your travel plans to Greece and the extraordinary measures Creta Maris has taken to ensure the safety of our guests and team members.…
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Manolis Kalafatis, the Protector of the Green

Manolis Kalafatis, the Protector of the Green

Our People, Sustainability
Meet Creta Maris’ Greenkeeping Manager who cares for more than 10.000 plants within the resort’s premises   What is the size of Creta Maris gardens? How many trees and ornamental plants do you care for? The area of Creta Maris gardens is more than 26 acres. At the same time,…
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Carnival time is here!

Carnival time is here!

Destination Crete, Events & Activities
UPDATE: As part of the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, Rethymno Carnival, along with other major carnivals in Greece have been cancelled. The cancellation applies to all carnival events in Rethymno and Malia until Clean Monday (March 2). Greece’s carnival season, known as Apokries, is a…
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Arkadi Monastery: a place of sacred pilgrimage

Arkadi Monastery: a place of sacred pilgrimage

Destination Crete
A day trip to the Rethymno region offers many delights, but one or two locations hold a special place in Cretan history and the identity of the Cretan people. One such destination is the Monastery of Arkadi, just 30 minutes from the centre of the city of Rethymno. The monastery…
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