A Guide to Cretan Wine

Wine is a crucial part of the Mediterranean life and Greece is no exception. Greek wines are renowned throughout the world, with Crete being responsible for 20% of them! Wine is still a very important part of Cretan’s daily life, and its wine tourism is also strong, with most wine tasting tours taking place during the summer.  Continue reading

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Top Tips for Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable tourism refers to visiting a location as a tourist and doing your best to only positively impact the environment, the economy, and the society. It might seem like all of your individual choices while travelling make little difference but, to guarantee continued sustainable tourism, good decisions must be made collectively.

Here are a few of our top tips for sustainable tourism for your travels: 

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The Flora of Crete

Crete. A gem in the Eastern Mediterranean and the largest island of all the Greek islands. Crete is a significant part of the cultural heritage of Greece, but it still has its own local cultural traits. It also has some of the most amazing animals and plants on the planet! Continue reading

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New Year Travel Resolutions

The New Year has sprung up on us quicker than we ever imagined, and with that long list of travel wishes, it seems like it’s never going to happen. So why not make 2017 the year when you start ticking those boxes? Wanderlust is forever at the top of many of our wish lists, and there is no better time to start than the beginning of a brand new year. Make it one to remember and become the traveller you’ve always longed to be.

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Why You Should Visit Crete in Winter

Crete is a popular destination, especially during spring and summer. However, winter is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed! Whether you’re a nature lover, want to learn more about Cretan history or wish to visit ancient buildings connected to Greek myths, this coming season will allow you to do it all and more. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Staying in a Villa

Crete is home to many indigenous species of plants and animals, such as the Cretan Hooded Cephalanthera and the Kri Kri goat. There are also over 1700 species of plants recorded and more than 350 species of birds on the island. The incredible biodiversity you can find here is one of the reasons why tourists choose to visit it. Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Track

Here at Pure Crete we know the many advantages that come with a holiday that’s off the beaten track. It is one of our greatest pleasures, so providing the best accommodation for such a holiday is something we strive for. There is nothing like a holiday that feels different and just that little bit more special, after all.

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Spotlight on: Vangelis

Standing alone and commanding impressive views over Cretan countryside, both towards the sea and up to the White Mountains, Vangelis offers a rare opportunity for quiet contemplation and romantic seclusion. This handsome stone-built Cretan house is also ideal for families and is just 3 miles to the sandy beaches of Kalives. Continue reading

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Tips for Travelling on a Budget

Many people dream of travelling to another country, but the thought that it costs too much may hold them back. However, with the rise of low-cost flights and other cost-effective solutions, travelling on a budget is not only possible, but something that a lot of people are already doing. Continue reading

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Top Tips for Travelling in Crete

Travelling to a place you’ve never been to before can be a life changing experience. From trying new foods to learning about the fascinating history, there is nothing more rewarding than immersing yourself in another culture. This is especially true for those travelling to the beautiful Greek island of CreteContinue reading

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