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We're a holiday rental company and passionate about off the beaten path travel. These are our insider tips for the destinations where we offer holiday accommodation. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it!!

Guide to enjoying the best of Cretan cuisine

Travel Tips for Area: Crete
Guide to enjoying the best of Cretan cuisine

The Greek island haven of Crete has certainly come a long way since its humble, agricultural roots. One of the most visited isles on the entire Mediterranean has slowly, and almost begrudgingly, moved away from its origins and is now relying on tourism as its main source of prosperity. But it’s not all bad news! The island may no longer be sustaining itself with its own produce, but that does not mean that thousands of years of cultural and gastronomic identity have been magically forgotten. The cuisine of Crete (just like its landscape) is extremely unique, and offers the visitor an array of epicurean specialties not found anywhere else. If they are, we guarantee you they’re just not as good! Book your next Crete holiday rental villa and dive straight into the delectable world of Cretan gastronomy. So what’s so different about Cretan cuisine? Crete is a mighty big island floating on one of the most temperate niches of the Mediterranean. The varied landscape has always favoured the most diverse epicurean fare, and in fact Crete is regarded by most to be the birthplace of the Mediterranean cuisine. Renowned for its superb olive groves, Crete is the epitome home of the virgin ...

The Gorgeous Gorges of Crete

Travel Tips for Area: Crete
The Gorgeous Gorges of Crete

Crete has long been known as the most beautiful of all the Greek islands and while some of the other islanders may not agree, all who visit for the first time are left in splendid awe at its exquisitely contrasting nature. In Crete you won’t just find sparkling beaches and a perfect year-round climate, you’ll also discover the true nature of Greek hospitality, an endearing culture, illustrious history and even more awe-inspiring wilderness. From bustling towns to quaint and quiet villages, from relaxing seaside resorts to rugged mountains and gorges, Crete is like an entire cosmos into itself, and it’s perfect for those who wish to have it all while holidaying in Greece. Book your holiday rental villa or apartment in Crete and discover the natural attractions which make this, a once in a lifetime holiday destination The Samaria Gorge National Park is home to one of Europe’s longest canyons, and rated one of the most gorgeous national parks in the whole continent. The 16km gorge is simply spectacular and offers innumerable hiking trails for adventurous visitors. Buses will lead you to the entrance of the park from every corner of the island; from there you’ll need to buy an entrance ticket ...

Discover Crete on two wheels

Travel Tips for Area: Crete
Discover Crete on two wheels

The very first thing which strikes tourist, upon arrival on Greece’s largest island, is its incredible diversity. Not just an epitome beach, mountain hiking, cultural hub OR historic destination...but all of those things combined. Whether it’s a relaxing seaside break you’re after, or to dive deep into the history of this ancient culture or its natural wonders, Crete offers activities and attractions to satisfy even the most discriminating traveller. It’s true that the northern coast has been somewhat overtaken by tourist resorts, yet it’s the superlative choice of holiday rental apartments in Crete which make it an ideal destination for those who wish to get off the beaten path just a little. Due to the divine landscape and relative small size of the island, bicycle riding is still the preferred mode of transport. The isle’s innumerable riding paths make it ever so easy to explore it at length and for days on end. Get lost in the multitude of olive groves, discover hidden village sand alcoves and stop often to savour the tastes and smells of this rich and fertile gem. The island of Crete is divided into four prefectures, and each one has its own special attractions. There are bike rental offices ...

Historic Athens, Greece

Travel Tips for Area: Athens
Historic Athens, Greece

Athens has undergone a most impressive revolution in the last decade, and we don’t mean of the social kind. The once chaotic and polluted city centre has been transformed into one of the most enticing historic hubs in Europe. Since traffic was banned, and the Old Centre turned into the longest pedestrian strip in the whole continent, Athens is once again being recognised as one of the most interesting and rewarding holiday destinations of the Mediterranean region. Just a few years ago, tourists were using Athens as a simple springboard to reach more idyllic locations on the coast, yet more and more visitors are discovering that there are enough attractions in the Greek capital to stay put for a few days. Between the pristine ruins, spotless metro system and now tourist-friendly signage, there isn’t a reason on earth to make this a secondary destination on a Greek vacation. Book your holiday rental accommodation in Athens when next visiting Greece and add a little historic zest to your summer vacation.  Follow our guide to the most impressive sites in town and give this most ancient city the attention it deserves. Athens is a massively sprawling city built on a dozen hills and flanked by ...

The Best Beaches on Crete, Greece

Travel Tips for Area: Crete
The Best Beaches on Crete, Greece

Greece’s largest island, and one of its most popular, is littered with splendid beaches around every corner. Some are long stretches of superbly catered sun baking spots (think sundeck chairs, umbrellas and refreshing mojitos) while others cater perfectly to the privacy seeking nude bather. Whatever kind of sun-worshipping you’re after on your next Greek vacation, book your holiday rental villa in Crete and discover your perfect spot of sandy heaven. To make your holiday planning even easier, here’s a few simple hints to take into consideration. The southern edge of Crete is by far the quietest nook on the isle and also boasts warmer waters, so head here if you’d like a little quiet contemplation and a longer swim. The sandy stretches closest to the big towns (and the airport) are the busiest, but they do host some wicked party nights in summer so stick to those if you’d like a lot more action. But enough babbling! Here’s a guide to the very best beaches on Crete...for your tanning and frolicking pleasure. Depending on where you book your vacation rental, Elafonisi Beach may seem a little far to get to, but we promise you it will be well worth your while! ...

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