The Charms of Rethymnon Town

The Charms of Rethymnon Town

Rethymnon is a wonderful combination — a dramatic natural setting, Venetian splendor, exotic Ottoman charm, folkloric authenticity, and, of course, a vibrant contemporary creative life.  The Charms of Rethymnon Town, Crete’s petite, perfect city This intimately sized-city, Crete’s third largest, behind Chania, reaches out into the sea- at the very tip of the cape, you’ll…

6 Amazing Cretan Beaches

6 Amazing Cretan Beaches

Cretan beaches pretty much have it all including crystal clear waters and stunning scenery.  For beach lovers looking for the perfect summer beach getaway, we have compiled a list of the 6 amazing Cretan beaches to visit.   6 Amazing Cretan beaches    In Crete, there is a beach to indulge any preference. From pink sand and…

The Cretan Lyra Museum and Workshop in Rethymnon

The Cretan Lyra Museum and Workshop in Rethymnon

In Rethymnon, the beautiful music and the making of the traditional Cretan lyra can be discovered at the Stagakis Museum. The Stagakis Museum and Workshop For three generations, the Stagakis family has “created” music special to Crete.  It started with Manolis Stagakis. He began making the pear-shaped, three-stringed bowed musical instrument called the Cretan lyra,…

See the Camel Parade of Gerani

See the Camel Parade of Gerani

Gerani is a quiet little village near Rethymno – except for one special day of the year.  Here’s more about the Camel Parade of Gerani. The Camel Parade of Gerani Gerani has always been a quiet village just like most quaint non-touristy villages in Crete. However, there is one day of the year when a…

Villages of Rethymnon: Spili

Villages of Rethymnon: Spili

Spili is undeniably one of Rethymnon’s prettiest villages thanks to its tall plane trees, fountains, springs and charming churches. Set at an altitude of 430 meters, this quaint destination opens up to spectacular sea views. Here’s more about one of the loveliest villages of Rethymnon. Villages of Rethymnon: Spili  Spili, which means cave, derived its…

Top Things to Do: Crete in September

Top Things to Do: Crete in September

While summer in Crete shows off its astonishing beauty, fall is just as beautiful here. Here is our list of top things to do in Crete in September. September on Crete: Top Things to Do  In Crete, the foothills of the majestic mountains are dotted with tiny traditional villages, and the coastline is dotted with…