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Travel Guide Greece - our visitors like to get off the beaten track and see the back roads, get under the skin of the country. Do you?
Here are some tips for great guides for Greece, both online and guidebooks, to help you realise your dream trip to Greece...
The only guide book you will ever need for Greece, the Greek Islands or for Crete. Here are the old-fashioned, hard-copy, hold-in-your-hand guide books direct from Lonely Planet ...
Our website has over 360 pages of information to guide you through Greece and Crete including the mainland and the Greek Islands.
Allow our experience to inform your own decisions about how to travel in this sparkling blue and white land...
Crete is the focus of our site as it is our cultural homeland. Allow our personal rediscovery of Crete to inform your own journey to the largest island in Greece.
Travel tips for mainland Greece:
We have hopped, skipped and ouzoed our way around these Greek islands and give you our top tips:
After many enquiries from our visitors over the years, we have
created two 'Trip Ideas' booklets for Crete - one for the east and one
for the west. They are based on 5 day visits, as many people seem to
have only this time for their visit to Crete. Of course each suggested
route can be changed and fit into any itinerary of your own design.
Travel 10 days in Crete!
West of Crete
East of Crete
For your 10 day visit - or longer - get the two ebooks for less - as a bundle
West Crete - by Bus
This wonderful guide to the west of the island visits the following destinations:
• Rethymnon Old Town
• Chania Old Town
• Samaria Gorge
• Agia Roumeli
• Agia Irini Gorge
• Elafonisi Beach
• Balos Lagoon
With the 10 Days in the East of Crete by Bus, you won't miss any
of the historic sites, interesting towns and blissful beaches. This
route will show you the relaxed tavernas and traditional food of Crete,
for everyday eating and everyday pleasure.
Good Greece travel information, including maps, is available at visitgreece.gr
Incredible Crete - the website of the Region of Crete - has a wealth of information for travellers www.incrediblecrete.gr
Travel Information Before You Leave Home
There are many Greek tourism offices in major capitals all around the world, for example in Sydney, Toronto, London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and the list goes on. Each office will be able to answer your questions and provide Greece travel information.
Travel Guide Greece - Business Information
Many countries in the world also have commercial relationships with Greece, there are many government and non-government sources of information, introduction and connections for doing business in Greece.
In many major capitals of the world you will find a Greek Chamber of Commerce aligned with that country, such as the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or the Greek American Chamber of Commerce.
Guaranteed to get you packing your bags tonight! Below is a collage of Greek images based around the water, crystal clear and flowing, including glimpses of Crete such as Vrisses and Spinalonga, Knossos and the Phaistos disk inside the Heraklion archaeological museum.
Below is a collage about the history and culture of Greece, with stunning images of the Parthenon, ruins at Delphi and Epidavros, Knossos and existing architecture from all over Greece.
Below is a lovely collage of the sea of Greece. Sparkling blue days. It doesn't get better than that.
Travel Guide Greece - the Fagotto Art Residences are located in the narrow lane ways of the old town of Chania, this fully restored mansion provides just six rooms, each one with its particular charm. This is a truly romantic setting, with loads of charm. Did we mention the charm?
Located in the west of the island, Chania is a wonderful base from which to explore the islands beaches, mountains, gastronomy and culture.
Are you dreaming of visiting Crete? Here are some lyrical videos to help...
The video below 'Beach Daydreaming'
The video below is 'Crete Daydreaming'
Perhaps you dream of romance in Crete?
Get away from the hum drum of mundane life and escape to Crete!
Travel Guide Greece - the wellness and spa resorts in Crete are world-renowned for their quality, beauty and excellence in customer service. Take the stress out of your body with a spa treatment, a massage or hydrotherapy session.
Our selections of wellness and spa accommodation in Crete provide options for resorts from the west to the east of the island, short retreats and larger resorts offering the very latest in wellness, relaxation, gastronomy, health and pampering.
Our selections of large villas suitable for extended family groups or retreats all over Crete... each villa accommodates over 8 guests.
Travel Guide Greece - get behind the scenes into the culture and landscape of the most beautiful places in Greece, starting with Crete.
Get a 'Skip the Line' ticket and interpretive guide to experience all that the Minoan Palace of Knossos has to offer...
Food Odyssey, A Historical Culinary Tour of Chania - join a local gourmet and experimental archaeologist - a 'food historian' who will blend the intricate and rich cultural history of this place into the food found here. Promising to be a multi-sensory experience, this is one for the true foodies.
Explore Chania town, culture, beaches, mountains and gorges of west Crete...
Take a Small Group Walking Tour of Samaria Gorge - all logistics taken care of - see this immense gorge and stunning mountain scenery
Travel Guide Greece - choose an experience to take you further into the Greek culture...
Wine Tasting in Santorini...put this on the wish list then make it happen on one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. This small group cooking experience ends with your meal and wine...