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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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Ancient Eleftherna: a journey into Crete’s deep history

Ancient Eleftherna: a journey into Crete’s deep history

Destination Crete
For history buffs, a visit to the Rethymno region must include a stop at Ancient Eleftherna, a fascinating archaeological site as important historically as Knossos. The site lies just a few kilometres from Arkadi, so combining a trip to Arkadi Monastery with Eleftherna is easy. Margarites, the village celebrated for…
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Dimitris Efthimiou, Guest Service Manager

Dimitris Efthimiou, Guest Service Manager

Our People
Meet the person responsible for making your stay at Creta Maris as memorable as it gets.   Working to facilitate other people’s vacations. What’s the most demanding part of your job? The most demanding part of my job is to maintain guests’ satisfaction on the highest possible level and make…
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