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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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7 things to know about Greek coffee

7 things to know about Greek coffee

Gastronomy
The jet-black treacle-like coffee served at every kafenion in Greece has been part of Greek culture for centuries, but until the 1960s ‘Greek coffee’ as it’s known today, didn’t exist. That’s because before then it was called ‘Turkish coffee’, from the time when most of Greece was controlled by the…
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Day trip to Rethymno

Day trip to Rethymno

Destination Crete
Rethymno, Crete’s third largest city, is full of wonders. With its great restaurants, historic architecture, a two-kilometer golden sand beach and one of the most intact medieval ‘old towns’ in Greece, the town is a must-visit. First up? History. You simply can’t miss Rethymno’s most prominent landmark, the Fortezza, built…
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