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Food and Traditions of the Greek Orthodox Easter

Food and Traditions of the Greek Orthodox Easter

Events & Activities, Gastronomy
Easter is the most momentous holiday for Greeks, surpassing even Christmas in gravity. It’s a big celebration accompanied by a long list of traditions and religious rituals. According to the Greek Orthodox tradition, the preparation for Easter starts about 40 days before the Holy week when nisteia, the religious fast, begins.…
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Aposelemis Dam: Cradle of the Cretan Atlantis

Aposelemis Dam: Cradle of the Cretan Atlantis

Destination Crete
Built to satisfy the need of potable water for the northern part of Crete, Aposelemis Dam on the Aposelemis River caters to over 300 000 people in Heraklion, Hersonissos, and Agios Nikolaos, as well as rural communities in the area. Construction works at the dam ended in 2012. The dam…
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The story of Erotokritos

The story of Erotokritos

Destination Crete, Events & Activities
Erotokritos is a timeless masterpiece of Cretan Renaissance literature of the 16th – 17th centuries. It survived through 4 turbulent centuries marked by conquests, revolutions, and historical upheavals, and remains cherished by the people of Crete nowadays. Erotokritos was composed in the early 17th century, in Venetian-occupied Crete, by Vincenzo…
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Sea Daffodil: The Protected Sand Lily

Sea Daffodil: The Protected Sand Lily

Sustainability
White, delicate and charming, the sand lily that adorns the dunes of the Cretan beaches is a symbol of purity, everlasting beauty, and perseverance. Also known as sea daffodil, beach saffron, or lily of Knossos, the white sand lily (Pancratium maritimum) is a bulbous perennial, flowering from August to October…
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Outdoor Activities:  5 ways to enjoy nature in Crete

Outdoor Activities: 5 ways to enjoy nature in Crete

Destination Crete, Events & Activities
Except for swimming in the crystal waters of Creta Maris’ private beach, summer vacations in Crete offer loads of opportunities to spend a bit of time in the great outdoors and try recreational activities in nature. Crete is a paradise for nature-lovers as it combines sea with mountains and still…
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Platia restaurant among the best restaurants in Greece

Platia restaurant among the best restaurants in Greece

Gastronomy
A place to meet, to socialize, to celebrate, and to flirt: this is what a “platia” in every traditional Greek village or city is. Platia is the place where the settlement’s heart beats, a site of interaction, networking, and community building. Creta Maris Beach Resort has its own Platia right…
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