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The Precious Herbs of Crete

The Precious Herbs of Crete

Destination Crete
The epic properties of many Cretan products are widely known, and this holds true for the quality herbs that grow on the island. Since the time of Hippocrates and before, rare herbs like Origanum dictamnus have held miraculous properties. Although Dittany is now protected, other miraculous herbs are still cultivated…
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Visit CretAquarium: Explore the Wonders of the Mediterranean Sea

Visit CretAquarium: Explore the Wonders of the Mediterranean Sea

Destination Crete
With more than 2,500 forms of marine life in 60 tanks, the CretAquarium is one of the island’s most popular family attractions. Since its opening in 2005, this beguiling introduction to Mediterranean marine lifeforms has thrilled both young and old. From large predatory sharks to the smallest plankton, the aquarium…
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Blooming marvellous: the colour of Spring

Blooming marvellous: the colour of Spring

Destination Crete, Sustainability
Now warmer days are here, there’s no better time to explore Crete’s wonderful flora. This island’s gorgeous, often unique flowers have always beguiled nature lovers. But you don’t have to be an expert to appreciate these natural wonders of the landscape. April and May sees the greatest profusion of wild…
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A Day Trip to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga

A Day Trip to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga

Destination Crete
When our guests exit the lobby of Creta Maris Beach Resort, they enter a unique world of incredible diversity. Within a few minutes outside our doors, there are countless attractions to experience from ancient archaeological wonders to adrenaline pumping sports activities. One of these is the Mirabello Gulf town of…
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Crete’s carnival season reaches its climax

Crete’s carnival season reaches its climax

Destination Crete, Events & Activities
With the 2019 Rethymno Carnival officially opened despite the worst storms to hit Crete in living memory, the city is expecting tens of thousands of revellers to take part this weekend. Dating back more than a century, the carnival is the largest in Crete and one of the biggest in…
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