Crete

A captivating island of unbridled beauty and ancient rhythms, where secluded beaches stretch toward lucent waters of aqua and teal, and bastioned fortresses stand watch over seaside ports awash in jewel tone shades of lapis, ruby, and topaz.[Read more…]

A captivating island of unbridled beauty and ancient rhythms, where secluded beaches stretch toward lucent waters of aqua and teal, and bastioned fortresses stand watch over seaside ports awash in jewel tone shades of lapis, ruby, and topaz. Crete is an enduring poem of human history, from the Bronze Age legacy of its Minoan civilization to its intriguing ballad of empire, from Byzantine and Arab to Venetian and Ottoman. Ancient flavors infuse the fabled farm to plate cuisine of the Cretan diet, beautifully enriched by organic marvels from the land. Wild herbs perfume the island’s iconic honey and peppery Graviera cheese, as the age-old vines of Peza offer up floral Vilari and spicy Kotsifali, and fragrant Raki flows as a jubilant ode to family and friendship in daily Cretan life.

A captivating island of unbridled beauty and ancient rhythms, where secluded beaches stretch toward lucent waters of aqua and teal, and bastioned fortresses stand watch over seaside ports awash in jewel tone shades of lapis, ruby, and topaz.

A captivating island of unbridled beauty and ancient rhythms, where secluded beaches stretch toward lucent waters of aqua and teal, and bastioned fortresses stand watch over seaside ports awash in jewel tone shades of lapis, ruby, and topaz. Crete is an enduring poem of human history, from the Bronze Age legacy of its Minoan civilization to its intriguing ballad of empire, from Byzantine and Arab to Venetian and Ottoman. Ancient flavors infuse the fabled farm to plate cuisine of the Cretan diet, beautifully enriched by organic marvels from the land. Wild herbs perfume the island’s iconic honey and peppery Graviera cheese, as the age-old vines of Peza offer up floral Vilari and spicy Kotsifali, and fragrant Raki flows as a jubilant ode to family and friendship in daily Cretan life.

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