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, … 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 makes little difference but, … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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