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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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Christmas and New Year traditions in Crete

Christmas and New Year traditions in Crete

Destination Crete, Events & Activities
Christmas is a magical time to be in Crete. By late December the mountains have had their first dustings of snow, and in every town and village, families gather to celebrate winter’s holiest days.Traditionally, the Lent of Christmas ends on Christmas Eve, but long before that, the deliciously sweet traditional…
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