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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.

The Blog will also alert you to new pages posted on our website, provide you with extra stories, and let you read about our own travels too. To subscribe, simply click on the orange RSS button near the bottom of the left-hand column, or on one of the other buttons if you already have one of them set up.

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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Best Crete Hotels

The best Crete hotels include 5-star luxury hotels, historic and romantic Venetian palaces, and several hotels in Hania and Iraklion. Others are the Elounda Mare and Istron Bay near Ayios Nikolaos.

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Crete: Travel Information and Advice about Crete, the largest island in Greece

Crete (Kriti) is the largest Greek island and its main attractions include the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the Samarian Gorge, sandy beaches, boutique hotels, good restaurants, Hania and Rethymnon.

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Sharing Greek Pearls, the new free travel app Pearlshare

The new free travel app for sharing pearls you discover on your travels, Pearlshare, uses Greece Travel Secrets to recommend the best beaches on Crete and Corfu, and other Greece guides.

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Top Summer Brunch Spots in Athens

How about this list of the Top Summer Brunch Spots in Athens?

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Sporades: Travel Information and Advice about Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos

The Sporades are the Greek islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros, and the Greece Travel Secrets page has information on hotels and other accommodation, restaurants, and what to do.

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Skiathos in the Sporades Islands

Travel advice and information on Skiathos in the Sporades in the Greek islands, with details of ferries and flights, and the best things to do on Skiathos in Greece.

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Samos in the NE Aegean Islands of Greece

Samos is in the NE Aegean islands of Greece with attractions including Heraion and Pythagoreio, and this page on Greece Travel Secrets tells you what to see and how to get there by plane and by ferry.

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Recent Articles

  1. What to Do in Heraklion with Kids

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

    Read More

  2. 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.

    Read More

  3. 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.

    Read More


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