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Discovering the Historical Gems of Chania, Crete pt.1

Chania is a city rich in history and culture, located on the northwest part of the island of Crete, Greece. One of the most iconic historical gems of Chania, Crete is the Venetian harbour, which dates back to the 14th century. The harbour has been a centre of trade and[…]

Exploring Easter in Crete ✝

Red-dyed eggs for Christian orthodox Easter in Greece

One of the best times to visit Chania is during the Holy Week, which is the week leading up to Orthodox Easter Sunday. This is a time when the city comes alive with traditional celebrations and delicious foods, making it the perfect time to experience the unique culture of our[…]

Gamopilafo: The Cretan Dish for Celebrations 🍗

a plate of cooked rice and lamb, served with two slices of lemon

A traditional Cretan dish Gamopilafo is a traditional Cretan dish that is commonly served during weddings and other special occasions. It is a delicious and hearty dish that is made with rice, meat (usually lamb), and a variety of herbs and spices. The dish is cooked slowly and carefully, allowing[…]

25th of March: a Day of Celebration 🎇

A monastery located on top of a mountain in Kolymvari, Chania

Chania has played an important role in the history of Greece, especially in connection with the celebration of the 25th of March. This day marks two significant events in Greek history: the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and the Feast of the Annunciation. The importance of[…]

El Greco: the Mediterranean artist 🎨

The painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" by El Greco. An exceptionally large painting, it is divided into two sections, heavenly above and terrestrial below, but it gives little impression of duality, since the upper and lower sections are brought together compositionally.

A life devoted to Art Most of us have heard of “El Greco”; an artist renowned for his characteristic style of painting. El Greco had a life full of challenges, but his works have left a lasting impression on the world of art, with a highlight on the Spanish Renaissance.[…]

Minoan Bull-Leaping: The Thrilling Sport of Ancient Crete 🐂

Minoan fresco of bull-leaping

Minoan Bull-leaping, also known as “Taurokathapsia”, used to be a form of harmless bullfighting in ancient Crete. This unique and fascinating practice involved leaping over a charging bull by holding onto its horns or its back. In this way, the participant demonstrated his/her athleticism and courage. A unique sport of[…]

Olive Oil: the king of Cretan cuisine! 🌿

olive oil pouring from bottle to bowl

Harvesting the olives from Nature Chania, located in the northwest of the Greek island of Crete, is renowned for its high-quality olive oil. The harvesting of the olives typically takes place from late October to early January. Usually, this is the most difficult part of the whole process. The olives[…]

Sfakià: The Hidden Gem of South Crete 💎

Sfakia (pronounced Sfakià) is a must-visit destination in Southern Crete, offering visitors a chance to experience the island’s natural beauty and authentic culture. While Sfakia (also known as Hóra Sfakion) is a small and secluded town, it’s easily accessible from the larger city of Chania, via bus or car. Sfakia is[…]

The Cheesy Side of Chania, Crete! 🧀

If you’re looking for a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds, there’s no better destination than the beautiful island of Crete. Known for its rich history and diverse culture, Chania is also home to some of the most delicious cheeses in the world. Some of the most popular[…]

Valentine’s Day, a Romantic Getaway! ❤️

Valentine’s Day has finally arrived! This year, offer to your soulmate a unique gift, that will be remembered. Time together! ❤ Time for enjoyment, time for togetherness, time for wonderful experiences. Take the chance to spend some quality time with your partner, while exploring the beautiful city of Chania. Many[…]