Eating Your Way Around Crete

Gastro-tourism is one of the best trends to hit holidaymakers around the world. It’s the idea that you learn to love and experience foreign cultures through the power of taste, and when you come to Crete as a gastro-tourist, you … Continue reading

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Crete: Hidden Gems

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is a popular holiday destination because of its fantastic beaches, fabulous cuisine, stunning scenery and ideal climate. The island is home to a fantastic array of lesser known great escapes, making … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Regions of Crete

The island of Crete is the largest of Greece’s islands and is divided into four main regions. Each region has its own unique charm that every visitor to Crete should know about before they book their holiday villa in Crete … Continue reading

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How Crete Was Formed

The forming of Crete is an interesting subject for anyone even vaguely interested in geography, but understanding how landscapes are formed can improve your walks and hikes, too. In this article, we are recreating the fantastic birth of Crete, explaining … Continue reading

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The Sirens’ House: Myths of the Bay

We love hearing about ancient myths and legends, and the Greek culture has some of the most colourful and imaginative myths and legends ever recorded. From the adventures of the mighty Heracles to the tragedy of the gods and the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Pure Crete

With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to celebrate all the fabulous experiences we’ve had over the past year and to share our hopes for the fast approaching New Year. 

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Famous People from Crete

Crete is a hotspot for talent; there are plenty of celebrities who have come from Crete, as well as celebrities who like to holiday in Crete. Why not consider a cultural tour of Crete, inspired by its most famous people? … Continue reading

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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday

At Pure Crete, we are committed to encouraging sustainable and responsible tourism. We have restored stone-built Cretan houses and villas and have helped to protect endangered species in Crete. This means that you, our customers, can enjoy the tranquillity of … Continue reading

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