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Tyrian Purple

The famously expensive Tyrian Purple, the purple-striped edges of a senatorial Roman toga and the phrase ‘Born to the Purple’ […]

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Wine

Remnants of grape seeds have been found in vessels dating back to the Early Bronze age. Wine constitutes along with […]

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Dionysus

Based on the Orphic Theogony , Dionysus is the son of Zeus and Persephone or Semeli.Both these goddesses are of […]

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Anthestiria

The Grand celebrations of the Anthestiria, in Ancient Greece reached its climax for 3 days, after a long period of […]

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The shores of my country

Everything here speaks now, as it did centuries ago. Of illumination, of blinding joyous illumination. Light acquires a transcendental quality.. […]

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MINOAN DIET

The diet of the Bronze Age people of Crete as one has the opportunity to see is surprisingly interesting and […]

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CRETE

Looking back into humam history one realises that, only five out of the 209 Egyptian pharaohs in the 3,000 years […]

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Lasithi

Lassithi plateau Tour in Crete

About 70km east of the city of Heraklion is located the wonderful and distinctly upland Lassithi plateau, in the mountains […]

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Rethymnon

Join Rethymno Food Tour

“There’s a place in the middle of the wine-dark sea called Crete, a lovely, fruitful land surrounded by the sea” […]

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Argyroupoli

Argyroupoli

The ‘Mediterranean Diet’ is rightly renown. But what is not often realized is that to a large extent the Mediterranean […]

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Eleftherna

Eleftherna archaeology tour

Let’s explore the outskirts of Rethymno, driving through the largest and  oldest olive field of the Eastern Mediterranean Arkadi olive […]

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Olive Tree

olive tree

The olive tree for most is a symbol of peace as found in the Old Testament! In fact this tree […]

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Rethymnon

Rethymno

Explore on foot the the beautiful Rethymno city with your professional licensed guide and local. Rethymno is the third in size city of […]

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DECEMBER

December is the time of the year that announces the official beginning of the olive harvest, though often it starts […]

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NOVEMBER

1 November Saint Anargyri, Cosmas and Damianos. On the 1 of November the  practice of people that have fallen ill […]

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Rethymno

Get to know the city of Rethymno, beyond the ruins and landmarks: take an orientation tour with your local licensed […]

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CHANIA

CHANIA

DAY ONE – FRIDAY Breakfast served from 07:30 09:30 Departure from Hotel Porto Veneziano and by coach we set off for […]

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MEGALONISOS

Megalonisos,The Big Island Crete in the colloquial tongue and spacious and big it is. The brooding presence of its four […]

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RETHYMNO

RETHYMNO YEARLY EVENTS

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL RETHYMNO In the heart of summer, Rethymno hosts famous vocal ensembles from Europe and the world, as well […]

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EASTER

Wherever one might go in the Eastern Mediterranean, a handsome Adonis awaits: for he rejoices in many names in this […]

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LIGHT

Arriving to Crete one’s heart beats to a new rhythm, one’s ears hear tonalities of a new tongue and with […]

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Rethymno

Set in the Mediterranean sea is the mythical island of Crete, the cradle of European civilization. This island provided refuge […]

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OPENING SPEECH

The world inherited after the passing of Alexander the Great in the 4th century B.C was a world changed. A […]

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OCTOBER

07 October  St.John the Hermit This particular John, according to tradition, arrived in Crete from Cyprus, with another 98 monks. […]

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SEPTEMBER

On September first in Crete we have again overlapping celebration dedicated to the New year of agriculture of the Virgin […]

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PREVELI

MONASTERY OF PREVELI

Exploring the western mountains of Crete that played a role in the cretan resistance. Cutting through the white mountain chain, […]

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Chania city tour

Chania city tour

The Cretans are the Scots of Greece, though living at the extreme south end of the country. They have endured […]

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PALACE OF KNOSSOS

PALACE OF KNOSSOS

Visiting the most famous site of Crete Knossos and Archeological Museum in Heraklion. A tour of the mythical Palace of […]

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CITY OF RETHYMNO

CITY OF RETHYMNO

Discovering the surroundings round Rethymno, Argyropoli springs and water falls, Roman Lappa. Old venetian palazzos, greco-roman cemetery mosaics and family […]

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CITY OF ELOUNDA

CITY OF ELOUNDA

Another famous area in Crete is the city of Agios Nicolaos and Elounda. On the Eastern side of the island, […]

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PLATEAU OF LASSITHI

PLATEAU OF LASSITHI

Heading East we make our way up to the plateau of Lassithi where the ancient Greek Gods where formed according […]

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Libyan Coast

Making our way to the Libyan Coast and Roman capital of Crete, where St.Paul preached on his way to Rome. […]

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AUGUST

06 August The Transfiguration of Christ .. in Greek he is Afendis Christos (Christ the Lord). Churches on the mountain […]

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Wine of Crete

Cretan Wines Tasting tour

Remnants of grape seeds have been found in vessels dating back to the Early Bronze age. Wine constitutes along with […]

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JULY

July is traditionally the month that the Greeks and Cretans of the countryside work hard, out in the fields. Now […]

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JUNE

The month of June has an association with Easter, perhaps surprisingly to Western ideas. The Ascension of Christ, coming 40 […]

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MAY

The month that celebrates life – all life. In antiquity it was also the month that the souls that had […]

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APRIL

Wherever one might go in the Eastern Mediterranean, a handsome Adonis awaits: for he rejoices in many names in this […]

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MARCH

The first month of Spring. The month of the return of the swallows, victory of light over darkness. Before the […]

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FEBRUARY

ST.TRYFONAS Saint Tryfonas is portrayed as a young man: an embodiment of the promise of spring, so eagerly awaited by […]

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JANUARY

It might be a few decades now in Crete that we no longer see the farmer bringing home on the […]

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