Conquering Rethymnon, from seaside to countryside

Conquering Rethymnon, from seaside to countryside

One of my most fascinating days in Crete was when my family and I toured Rethymnon with a local guide. We walked through the city (and out of the city) on the Rethymnon Conquered and Bygone Crete Adventure tours, learning the region’s history and secrets, and hearing incredible stories about...

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Why you should visit Rethymnon

Why you should visit Rethymnon

Cobbled streets, colourful neoclassical houses with balconies overflowing with flowers, shady squares, and a maze of small narrow laneways are what you get when you visit Rethymnon, the third largest town on Crete. If that weren’t enough, the city’s scenic Venetian Old Port and the imposing Fortezza make it easy...

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The complete guide to: Rethymnon, Crete travel

The complete guide to: Rethymnon, Crete travel

The third largest town on Crete is located in the northwestern part of the island and is a beautiful spot to base yourself for a few days of scenic sightseeing and relaxing, with some traditional Cretan food and wine at one of Rethymnon’s many tavernas and cafés. If you’re making...

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The complete guide to: Chania, Crete travel

The complete guide to: Chania, Crete travel

Chania, the second largest town on Crete, is known as one of the most beautiful areas on this island. This is the type of place you say you’ll spend a few days in and then (whoops) you’ve stayed a week. That’s because Chania (also spelled Haniá) lends itself well to slowing...

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24 hours in: Chania

24 hours in: Chania

So you’ve landed on Crete and only have one day to take in as much of the island as you can. What to do? Our advice: stick to the city of Chania, as there’s plenty of sites to see, food to eat, raki to drink, and beaches to bum around...

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All about Knossos: Touring ancient Crete

All about Knossos: Touring ancient Crete

If there is one site that you should see while on the island of Crete, it’s the archaeological site of Knossos. German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann dreamt of it and a local, Minos Kalokairinos, a Cretan merchant and antiquarian, conducted the first dig. But it wasn’t until years later that Arthur...

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