Arkadi Monastery

Monastery Arkadi

Posted by G.Marinakis on  May 23, 2019
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Arkadi Monastery Standing proudly at the end of a steep, twisting road on the edge of the Psilorítis Mountains, not far from Rethymnon, the Arkadi Monastery (Moni Arkadhi in Greek) contains one of the finest Venetian churches on Crete. But its striking facade is not the only reason to visit. The tragic events that took place here in 1866 made it a national symbol of Crete’s heroic struggle for independence. The Arkadi Monastery on Crete,

Greece: Europe’s Newest Wine Country

Posted by G.Marinakis on  May 23, 2019
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  I might have fallen as hard for Plyto in a tasting room or over dinner at home, but the setting of our first encounter made it inevitable. I was on a sloop, sailing past the stone bastions of Spinalonga, the mysterious Venetian fortress off Crete’s northern coast. Friends I’d met just that afternoon had laid out meats and cheeses beside canapés that looked like miniature sculptures. The sea was shimmering, the sky a shade of

Best Beaches in Crete

Posted by G.Marinakis on  May 23, 2019
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As the largest island in Greece, Crete has quite a bit to offer travelers. Rugged mountains stretch across the island while olive trees fill the valleys. Visitors often indulge in the local cuisine, long celebrated for its healthy qualities, and embrace the country’s artistic culture by purchasing handmade pottery and jewelry. Additionally, the many ruins left behind by ancient civilizations like the Minoans can be explored throughout the island. All in all, Crete’s rich history and stunning

5 мест, которые стоит посмотреть в Ретимно

Posted by G.Marinakis on  May 22, 2019
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превосходными пляжами, но и массой интересных достопримечательностей, большей частью архитектурно-исторических. Для тех, кто еще не знает, что посмотреть в Ретимно, мы подобрали пятерку самых примечательных мест, которые стоит посетить. Если же Вы собираетесь изучать Крит с гидом, то об экскурсиях Екатерины по западу острова Grekoblog рассказал в этой статье. Крепость Фортецца в Ретимно Крепость Фортецца, расположенная на холме Палеокастро, возвышающемся над Ретимно – самое большое фортификационное сооружение Крита. Построенная венецианцами в XVI веке, крепость была призвана защищать