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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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What to See and Do in Kalami

Kalami is a small coastal village with stunning views over Souda Bay. It’s located next to the Turkish fortress, Izzedin, and next to the ancient city of Aptera. A five minute drive will take you to Kalyves or Chania. Although … Continue reading

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Pure Crete Take on the Imbros Gorge

On a cloudy May morning – which is ideal walking weather for Crete – our transport dropped me and my fellow walkers, who had all booked onto the Pure Crete Spring walking holiday, at the start of the Imbros Gorge … Continue reading

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The Rich History and Mythology of Crete

One of the many reasons to visit the beautiful island of Crete is to explore its rich history, something that has been highlighted recently with the discovery of two very well preserved figures of Artemis and Apollo, dating back to … Continue reading

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