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Notes from the field – Crete

  Crete is Greece’s largest island and a tapestry of unfolding countryside, stunning beaches, and ancient archaeological sites meaning it has something to offer everyone. Rosanna, our travel expert, recently travelled to the island and shares with us her personal highlights. Details of your favourite properties and

Highlights of Western Crete

If Greek hospitality is famous the world over, then Crete is considered the place where the welcome to visitors is the warmest of all. The largest and most southern of the Greek islands, Crete’s size means that beyond its beaches (of which there are many) there’s a

Diving in Apokoronos

Today my husband and 10 year old son son had their first introduction to the underwaters of Apokoronos in Crete!  Last week they went for the introductory dive at the swimming pool of the Almirida Beach Hotel in Almirida, held free of charge, every week at 11am. 

Cook with the locals in Crete

One of the best reasons for visiting Greece is the wide variety of tasty dishes available in traditional tavernas – and the next step is to learn how to prepare and cook those delicious local ingredients. Koula is an excellent cook, currently writing her second cookery book,

A week in North-West Crete

When I think of the Greek islands I wonder how to capture their magical essence in the written form.  It must be the combination of clear blue skies, bright sunlight, the surge of heat, the fragrant smell of olive trees and the wonderful aroma of Greek food