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Flying on a Hot-Air Balloon Over Crete’s Stunning Lasithi Plateau

The amazing experience of flying with a hot-air balloon over the Lasithi Plateau in Crete. The Plateau is an ancient lake bed, surrounded on all sides by the huge mass of the majestic Dikti Mountains. By Tony Cross For someone who...

The Best Places to Visit on Your First Trip to Greece

While planning your first trip to Greece, you may be overwhelmed with the many marvelous destinations the country has to offer.

Croatia, Germany Triumph at Beach Handball Championships in Greece

The 2022 IHF Beach Handball World Championships were decided this weekend in Crete. In a colorful spectacle at the Karteros Beach Sports Complex, Croatia’s talented men’s team and a well-oiled German women’s team rose to the occasion, snagging gold...

Zach Galifianakis Becomes Godfather in Crete, His Ancestral Home

Zach Galifianakis was spotted on Crete, his grandparent's homeland, where he became the godfather of his niece at a church ceremony in Chania on Sunday. The little girl, baptized Katerina, is the child of his first cousin, local news site...

Calypso’s Paradise: Gavdos, the Southernmost Greek Island

Gavdos is the southernmost Greek island, located to the south of its much larger neighbor, Crete.

The Unbelievable Variety of Greece’s Landscapes

Greece's many coastal islands, dense urban centers, and historical architectural sites like the Parthenon have been iconic to foreigners across the world for decades. But the country is also home to an unbelievable variety of landscapes that non-natives would...

The Ring of Legendary King Minos: A Tale of Intrigue and Deception

The story of the ring known as the "Ring of King Minos" sounds like a tale made in Hollywood. It is a mix of ancient Greek history, mythology, and a plot involving a poor boy, a cunning priest, an...

The Eerie Beauty of the Former Leper Colony of Spinalonga, Crete

Stunning videos recently published by Crete's CNA website perfectly depict the unique mystery and eerie beauty of the former leper Spinalonga islet. The tiny islet of Spinalonga, or Kalydon, as it is officially known, is located in the famous Gulf...

The 16th Century Village on Crete That Was Transformed into a Hotel

The 16th-century village of Kapsaliana in Rethymno, Crete has been transformed from a desolate, almost desolate place into a pioneering, world-class hotel. At the time of the Venetian occupation, Kapsaliana was part of the Arkadi Monastery estate, the island’s most...

Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century

Nikos Kazantzakis is for many the best Greek writer of the 20th century and his books have been translated more than any of his contemporaries.