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Asterousia mountains: Into the wild

Asterousia mountains: Into the wild

Destination Crete
Combining rugged nature and stunning landscapes, a visit to the Asterousia mountains is an unforgettable experience. Like a towering curtain running along the southern coast of Heraklion province, Asterousia is a place for those who like to go ‘off the beaten track’. You’ll find no resorts or beach bars, but…
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COVID-19: Travel advice, measures in Greece and Creta Maris’ action plan

COVID-19: Travel advice, measures in Greece and Creta Maris’ action plan

Destination Crete
As we navigate through the coronavirus pandemic, we thought it would be useful to gather in one article all necessary information about the outbreak, how it affects your travel plans to Greece and the extraordinary measures Creta Maris has taken to ensure the safety of our guests and team members.…
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Paximadi: All you need to know about the Cretan rusk

Paximadi: All you need to know about the Cretan rusk

Gastronomy
Either round shaped like donuts without holes (called kouloura), or sliced in thick oblong pieces (called dakos), Cretan paximadi (rusk) comes in various shapes and sizes and is present almost everywhere in Cretan cuisine, which is considered to have formed what is called Mediterranean diet. Once a peasant food, paximadi…
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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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Α Cretan Legend: Nikos Xylouris and the music of Anogia

Α Cretan Legend: Nikos Xylouris and the music of Anogia

Destination Crete
On the north face of Mount Psiloritis, a sacred mountain in antiquity, at an altitude of about eight hundred meters above sea level, stands the village of Anogia with a history as old and as turbulent as Crete’s. A rallying-point of resistance against foreign invaders throughout the centuries, Anogia was…
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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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