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We add stories and comments from our readers and plenty for independent travel in Crete...
All about Crete in the Greek islands; Cretan beaches, photos and maps of Crete, beach accommodation suggestions and plenty about the Crete diet, Crete news, Crete travel, the Greek islands and more...
Arthur Evans was a distinguished scholar and archaeologist, intimately involved with Knossos Palace in Crete, he was its champion and faithful recreationist. He not only revealed a hidden civilisation
The commemoration of the Battle of Crete and the many ceremonies across Crete are now underway. May we take the time to remember those who passed and their stories...
Source - livingincrete.net
Accommodation Crete; we have selected small guest houses, agrotourism lodges, small boutique hotels and luxury spas for your travels in Crete, make the most of the stunning mountain villages and beach
About Us; As musicians, it was a deeper home-coming. Cretans are natural poets and musicians and their proud culture
I've read about a chapel in Crete, built by a German man, trying to make up a little bit of the disasters of the second world war. I think this chapel
Crete News; up to date news from the island of Crete in Greece, Google news feed and Bing news feed gathered from around the world bringing you news in English about Crete, breaking news and live news
The Samaria Gorge Walk is not for the faint hearted, it is a one way walk through the mountains of Crete; easy for some and gruelling for others, here hikers tell their stories and tips, blisters and
The Cretan laouto is the backbone of Cretan music, providing and maintaining the passionate pulse that is so intoxicating.
A new initiative originating on the Greek island of Antiparos, Re-inspiring Greece from the Youth Up aims to support young Greeks to return to their place of origin and start up a new Greek Agri-Food business based on an innovative business plan.
The initiative simultaneously promotes the high quality of Greek Virgin Olive Oil around the world.
The project is not-for-profit and for charity only and the aim is to raise Euro 250,000 to fund 10 young Greek graduates challenged in the current economic crisis in Greece and reward the best new venture business plans in the Greek Agri-Food sector.
We Love Crete encourages support of this initiative by all Greeks in the diaspora, which involves the purchase of famous Gaea organic limited quantity Extra Virgin Olive Oil through the website www.reinspiregreece.com
The initiative is supported in Australia by HACCI and the Australian Olive Association, in Greece by Gaea, the Bank of Pireaus, Ministers of Industry and Agriculture, Mr. Daniel Smith - the Ambassador of the United States of America in Greece and the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, and in the USA by Greek American Celebrity Chef Cat Cora, the Greek American Foundation, Chartered Accountants RSM International, actors Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, the Hellenic Initiative and the Greek American Foundation, in Canada by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, and many others.
For more information and purchases, please visit www.reinspiregreece.com
Getting to and from Crete; map of main airports and ports, details of how to arrive in Crete by ferry, air and connections over mainland Greece
Rhodes Restaurants - we were eager to explore the restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs, we mention some for your enjoyment of the historic old town, the lanes and courtyards softly lit
Luxury Resorts Crete - and of course We Love Crete wouldn’t mention these resorts unless they provided spa facilities including massage, so you can relax and unwind in blissful nourishing care
As Australians commemorate ANZAC Day today, we remember those fallen in war from Australia and New Zealand, and think of those who lost their lives in Crete during WWII.
While we point out with alacrity that we do not glorify war, the mad and violent acts and the stories from the Battle of Crete weave together our lives in Australia and New Zealand with the life of Crete, still, to this day, the bonds forged out of hardship and loss remain strong.
Australians and Cretans share an independent character, a distinct lack of false respect for authority, skill at wordplay and story-telling (not to mention a love of hard liquor). These larrikin qualities meant that the soldiers who found themselves and their fate thrust together in the hard, rocky, cold mountains of Crete, developed a brotherhood of understanding.
In Crete, commemoration ceremonies will occur over a week in May; the ANZACs will be remembered with love and gratitude.
Crete Guide - Five Days in the East of Crete by Car or Motorcycle, our very own ebook for all our friends at We Love Crete, visit Lasithi Plateau and tiny villages out of the way
Our friend Jessica Erin has written from Villas for Holidays with an article about this fascinating corners of west Crete...
I'm planning my honeymoon, and we have about 2 weeks to play with. I want something relaxing, but also interesting with museums and culture, and was thinking
Are you trapped in a busy, dirty, rusty, hustly bustly city somewhere??
Do you want to get out and clear your mind...sweep the cobwebs...get some fresh air?
Try the clean, fresh, bright, clear open skies above Avdou in Crete...
Our friend Marcos has written to tell us news from the hills above Agia Pelagia, Crete...
"The Mourtzanakis Residence is scheduled to expand by end of 2013 season by adding three more studios below three villas as well as doing a "face lift" so that it would become a beautique rural accomodation.
However, the quality would never change, on the contrary we are looking forward to improve our services and program as well, such as:
• Organizing Olive Trees Harvest end of 2013
• Attending the Local Shepherd's Cheese Making day
• Discover More Paths so that it would combine the Contemporary World with our Past
We are keen in re openning the old path of Achlada to Savvathiana Convent, Visiting the Medieval Olive Oil Press in Achlada Village, and commencing a tough trek to Fodele's Castle.
We are confident that despite the crisis, hard work and striving would let us prevail the current serious situation that our country is facing and many of our compatriots are suffering from.
Last but not least, we are always waiting for you and all are most welcome to our cozy and warm Residence.
Marcos and Family
The Palace of Phaistos occupied a strategic location looking over the Messara valley, a lush valley that had supported early communities from prehistoric times, now the site contains the Minoan palace
Eleni from my paradissi has shared her beautiful images of Agios Nikolaos on her blog: my paradissi on a recent visit, she says "We had the chance to enjoy a remarkably bright sun yesterday in one of the prettiest coastal cities of Crete, Agios Nikolaos... It was fun to observe the shop owners busy preparing their shops and taverns, giving them a face lift to welcome visitors in a month or so..."
Visit Eleni's fantastic blog here...