Greece Travel Secrets Blog

Here's our Greece Travel Secrets Blog, to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information for your travels to Greece and the Greek Islands.

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Phaistos Minoan Palace on Crete

Greece Travel Secrets page on Phaistos or Faistos, the site of one of the finest Minoan palaces on Crete and is where the mysterious Phaistos Disc was found.

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Kavala

The culturally rich city of Kavala in eastern Macedonia is the area's major seaport and the base for ferries to the islands of the North East Aegean, including Thasos, and beyond to the Dodecanese.

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Aegina in the Saronic Gulf Islands of Greece

Aegina in the Saronic Gulf Islands of Greece is an easy day trip from Athens. This page from Greece Travel Secrets also gives details of ferries and what to do on the island.

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Chania, in Western Crete

Chania is the main city in Western Crete with a lovely setting and a beautiful harbour as well as several museums including the Archaeological Museum and the Nautical Museum.

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Touring the Lyrarakis Winery on Crete

Greece Travel Secrets tours the Lyrarakis Winery near Iraklion on Crete, and learns about Crete grape varieties such as plyto, dafni, vidiano, vilana, mandilari and kotsifali.

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Greece: Lost in the Music

A new wave of Greek bands are defying the crisis and pursuing their dreams

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Want to know more about Greek beer?

See this post from London's Greek Larder about Greek beers.

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What to Do in Heraklion with Kids

Want some ideas on what to do in Heraklion when you have your kids with you?

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Best Things to Do on Crete

The best things to do on Crete and top things to see include the Samaria Gorge, the Minoan Palaces at Knossos, Malia and Phaistos, the towns of Iraklion, Ayios Nikolaos, Sitia, Hania and Rethymnon.

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Hiking in Southwest Crete

Greece Travel Secrets goes hiking in southwest Crete with Ramblers Walking Holidays based in Paleohora and hiking the E4 footpath and to Anidri and Azogires.

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How to Make Petimezi

How to make Petimezi, the sweet Cretan syrup made from wine must, is explained to Greece Travel Secrets.

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Hiking the Samaria Gorge

Hiking the Samaria Gorge on Crete, one of the best things to do on Crete, by Greece Travel Secrets.

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Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge is said to be the longest gorge in Europe and doing the hike is one of the best and most popular things to do on Crete with the Iron Gates one of the highlights of the walk.

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Battle of Crete

The Battle of Crete during World War 2 inspired several books and took place with an airborne invasion over Maleme on the north coast of the island, described on this page on Greece Travel Secrets.

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Things to Do in Thessaloniki

A few suggestions of what you can do in one of our favourite Greek cities, Thessaloniki.

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Naxos in the Cyclades Islands of Greece

The island of Naxos in Greece is the largest of the Cyclades islands and on this page from the Greece Travel Secrets website you can see information about flights and ferries to Naxos.

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Naxos Travel Guide

The Greentraveller has published an excellent online guide to Naxos and the small Cyclades islands, so click on the link to read it.

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Visiting the Tower of the Winds

You can now visit the Tower of the Winds in Athens... after a wait of 200 years!

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Our Hire Car in Crete

The travel tale, Our Hire Car in Crete, describes what it’s like when you go driving in Greece and get off the beaten track, resulting in kindnesses Neapolis and in the Lasithi Plateau.

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Crete Festivals and Events

Crete festivals and events include Carnival Easter, Whitsun, Christmas, many other religious feast days and public holidays, all listed here on the Greece Travel Secrets website.

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Recent Articles

  1. Phaistos Minoan Palace on Crete

    Greece Travel Secrets page on Phaistos or Faistos, the site of one of the finest Minoan palaces on Crete and is where the mysterious Phaistos Disc was found.

    Read More

  2. Kavala

    The culturally rich city of Kavala in eastern Macedonia is the area's major seaport and the base for ferries to the islands of the North East Aegean, including Thasos, and beyond to the Dodecanese.

    Read More

  3. Aegina in the Saronic Gulf Islands of Greece

    Aegina in the Saronic Gulf Islands of Greece is an easy day trip from Athens. This page from Greece Travel Secrets also gives details of ferries and what to do on the island.

    Read More


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