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Panormos Crete Destination Guide

Panormos Crete Destination Guide

You may be contemplating booking Crete holidays. Perhaps you’re looking for one of the quieter Crete resorts, somewhere to unwind, relax and take things slowly for a while. You probably want to take advantage of the sunny Crete weather and spend some time chilling out...

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Things to do in Paleochora Crete

Things to do in Paleochora Crete

Are you looking for somewhere laid-back to spend your holidays in Crete? Throw in some of the best beaches in Greece, breathtaking mountain scenery and some of the best hiking in Crete, indeed Europe. Welcome to one of the best places to stay in Crete, Paleochora. ...

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Venice Landmarks

Venice Landmarks

It may be a fairly small city, but there is a seemingly endless array of Venice landmarks wherever you go. It’s partly because Venice history is so rich that there is so much Venice sightseeing to do.  With so many landmarks in Venice to see, how are you going to...

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Venice in Winter: (with video)

Venice in Winter: (with video)

So when is the best time to visit Venice? I’ve been so lucky to visit Venice in all four seasons, and for me there’s no doubt, Venice in winter is best. Click on the video link below then keep reading to see why. https://youtu.be/lXuF7Dke71E What is Venice in winter...

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Kedrodasos Beach

Kedrodasos Beach

Kedrodasos Beach is one of the most beautiful Greece beaches of all. This stunning secluded beach in the western corner of south Crete has remained one of the best hidden gems in Greece. Yet it’s only a short distance from Elafonissi beach, one of the...

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Elafonissi Beach

Elafonissi Beach

Elafonissi beach is one of the best of all Crete beaches. It’s the famous pink sand beach Crete island has tucked away in its south west corner, a once-remote idyll now a major stop on the Crete travel trail.  Elafonissi is one of the most...

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Paleochora Beaches Guide

Paleochora Beaches Guide

Paleochora is one of the most laid-back Crete destinations, a wonderful place to while away a few sunny weeks in south Crete.  This small town is a metropolis by Cretan country standards, and it’s one of the best bases for exploring the Crete south coast. It's...

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Falassarna Beach Guide

Falassarna Beach Guide

Falassarna Beach is staggeringly beautiful, without a doubt one of the best beaches in Crete. There are actually five beaches rather than one, all very different in character. It’s in a quiet corner of north-west Crete, a blissful spot that feels like it’s on the edge...

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Balos Beach Crete

Balos Beach Crete

Balos Beach Crete is one of the best beaches in Crete, and for that matter, Greece, the Mediterranean, Europe and the world. You’ll see tours to Balos advertised at every travel agency between there and Crete capital Heraklion, and...

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Gramvousa Beach Crete Guide

Gramvousa Beach Crete Guide

You can only visit Gramvousa beach if you’re visiting the much more famous Balos beach and lagoon, a short distance down the Crete coast. Balos is preceded by its reputation as one of the best beaches in Europe, perhaps even one of the best beaches in the world. But...

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Marvao Portugal Guide

Marvao Portugal Guide

Marvao Portugal is a mountaintop village near the Spanish border which is home to one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Its dramatic, remote location in the Serra de Sao Mamede Natural Park makes it one of the best places to visit in Portugal. It’s best known...

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Castelo de Vide Portugal

Castelo de Vide Portugal

Sometimes you make the most wonderful discoveries by chance. We had no intention of visiting Castelo de Vide Portugal, other than to stock up on food before continuing our Portugal road trip through the Alentejo region. I’m so glad we did, as we chanced upon one of...

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Georgioupolis Crete Guide

Georgioupolis Crete Guide

Georgioupolis Crete is a village on the north coast of the island with a very long beach. Indeed, locals claim that it is the longest of all Crete beaches, 10 km (6 miles) in length. As with many other resorts in Greece, Georgioupolis (also spelt Georgioupoli,...

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Kalypso Beach Crete

Kalypso Beach Crete

Kalypso Beach Crete is one of the best beaches in Crete, and one of the most unusual.  It’s set in its own secret cove a short drive from the beach village of Plakias Crete. It’s also part of the Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa, one of several Plakias resorts...

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Best Algarve Beaches

Best Algarve Beaches

The Algarve region has many of the best beaches in Portugal. Algarve occupies the Portugal south coast and its south-western corner, a stunning section of Atlantic coastline. There are so many Algarve beaches to discover, but winkling out the best Algarve beaches can...

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Complete Bali Crete Beaches Guide

Complete Bali Crete Beaches Guide

Bali Crete is a great spot for holidays in Greece. It’s a small fishing village that has grown into one of the most picturesque Crete resorts, with five beaches clustered around a gorgeous gulf on the north Crete coast. The Bali Crete beaches are all very easy to...

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Spilies Beach Crete (great for snorkelling)

Spilies Beach Crete (great for snorkelling)

You wouldn’t know Spilies beach Crete was there unless someone tipped you off about it. It’s less than a mile (0.8 km) from another spectacular hidden Crete beach, Geropotamos, on the Heraklion to Rethymno and Chania highway. Spilies – also known as Mariou to Riaki...

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Arkadi Monastery Crete

Arkadi Monastery Crete

Arkadi Monastery is one of the most fascinating Crete attractions of all. Arkadi is also hugely important to Cretans themselves, as it has played such an important part in their history. So what can you expect to see when you visit, how do you get there and...

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Geropotamos Beach Crete

Geropotamos Beach Crete

The first time I passed Geropotamos beach I had one of those, “Did I just see that?” moments. As we drove past on the highway bridge just inland, I thought I saw a river running alongside a broad sweep of golden sand. In the distance, completing the perfect scene, was...

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The Best Villages in Santorini

The Best Villages in Santorini

Spectacular Santorini is one of the most stunning of all the Greek islands. The villages in Santorini are many people’s idea of a typical Greek village, with their beautiful white houses and blue church domes. Yet Santorini villages aren’t that typical of Greece. The...

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Chania Old Town – A Photo Tour

Chania Old Town – A Photo Tour

Wandering Chania Old Town is one of the best things to do in Crete. Chania has a stunning harbour, one of the most beautiful in Greece, with magnificent sunsets out to sea in one direction and the imposing White Mountains in the other. The Old Town is the area behind...

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Best Places To Visit in October in Europe

Best Places To Visit in October in Europe

October is the perfect time to visit so many top European destinations. It’s the fall or autumn season, when prices drop significantly in many of the best places to visit in Europe. The weather is also still warm in many cities in Europe, much more pleasant than the...

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Things to do in Rethymno

Things to do in Rethymno

The city of Rethymno has all the perfect ingredients for wonderful holidays in Crete. It’s as close as you can get to the unique, perfect package – one of the best beaches in Crete, a picturesque old harbour and one of the most beautiful towns in Greece, all within a...

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