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What Can You do During a Cretan Winter?

With winter upon us in the UK, you may be looking for somewhere to escape to. Crete is just the place for a bit of winter sunshine, avoiding the hustle and bustle of the summer sunshine seekers and allowing you … Continue reading

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Your Guide to a Romantic Crete Escape

The world is full of romantic destinations to whisk you and your loved one away and Crete should certainly be top of your list. This island offers everything you could imagine including natural beauty, amazing food, breathtaking architecture, and much … Continue reading

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An Autumn Escape to Crete

Autumn in Crete is a splendid time of year. The warm weather is accompanied by a season of grapes, olives and chestnut harvesting while the village festivals celebrate the local harvests, with music, dancing and, of course, feasting. Crete blossoms … Continue reading

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Book Last Minute Summer Holidays Now!

There’s nothing more exciting than the lead-up to a holiday; the countdown to that first cold drink on a beach, the anticipation of a dip in the pool to cool down. But… wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have … Continue reading

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Points of Historical Interest on Your Cretan Journey

History is full of incredible stories, people, and events that may seem unreal in the modern day. The exploration of these events can make for some of the best holidays that you will ever experience. Crete is no stranger to … 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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The Village of Maza – The Best of Both Worlds in Crete

The sleepy village of Maza is an ideal for a get-away-from-it-all holiday, yet it is just 5 minutes drive from the facilities of the small town of Vrisses and 10 minutes to the sandy beach of Georgioupolis.

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Why Is Sustainable Tourism Important?

Can you ever have too much of a good thing? When it comes to tourism and development on the island of Crete the answer is, unfortunately, a yes. Guaranteed, the island is beautiful, but how long will this beauty last … Continue reading

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Autumn Festivals in Crete

September feels more like summer than autumn in Crete thanks to the fair weather and the rare rainfall. In  the middle of September (13th & 14th) the Festival of St Stavros is celebrated in the villages of Aptera and Maza. Over the two days of the festival locals … Continue reading

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