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Category Archives: Crete

And There was Wine…


There’s much more to traveling in Crete than discovering beautiful scenery and lovely beaches. Perhaps the most exciting part of Crete’s travel experience is Rethymnon food and its wine treasures. The valuable heritage of several traditional local varieties, the diversity of different wine regions on the island, and the idyllic climate, boasts Crete around 52… Continue reading →

A brief of history in Rethimno


Rethimno is known as a picturesque old town, thanks to its Venetian harbour and countless winding streets, where tourists and locals can be found day and night. The town is rich in history and was built on the ancient site of Rithymna, part of ancient Minoan civilization.

“Opa” at Alana Restaurant


In Greece and especially in Crete, we say “opa,” when we are happy. It’s not simply an expression, or an overtone, it’s a feeling of enjoying the good things in life. It’s ‘kefi’ the joy of the spirit. When Greeks dance, it is a real pleasure.

The sound of Crete


Cretan music is characterized for its liveliness and sentimental intensity that prevails both in the sound and in the songs. It is mainly accompanied with the lyra and the lute.

True Crete…


Explore Crete by all your senses… feel it..taste it…listen to it…