Matala Beach in Crete

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Matala Beach at night1 Matala Beach in CreteMatala beach in Crete is presented in our new post, following our previous related to Preveli beach. Matala beach is located 68km southwest of Heraklion, between the plain of Messara and Asterousia Mountains. It is one of the most popular destinations of Crete and certainly the most famous beach of Heraklion. It has become known from the caves in the rocks and the hippies of the 70s. It is located near Phaistos, the second most important palace of the Minoans. Read more

Climbing in Greece, the new destination

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cover Climbing in Greece, the new destination

I’ve been in Greece many times since many years, climbing around Athens, Peloponnesus and Crete. I can tell you that it will be in the next year the place in Europe to climb! You can easily spend 3 weeks there for climbing and visiting (archeological sites and seaside). In Greece there are more than 3000 routes, the rock is incredibly high quality and not polished generally. Here you can also climb all-year around and it is easy and cheap to reach. Read more

Greek Easter at The Odyssey on Poros, Easter Day

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Greek Orthodox Church Poros Greece Greek Easter at The Odyssey on Poros, Easter Day

It’s Easter Sunday! Today the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. I am excited to experience my first Greek Orthodox Easter.

The 40 day fasting period is over and judging by the activity in the kitchen, the Odyssey is pulling out all the stops to prepare as much delicious food as is possible to eat. Katerina: “The church might play the most important role during Easter, but the second most important thing is the food of every home and taverna.”

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