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Crete — Crete (Kriti) is Greece’s biggest island and the fifth largest on the Mediterranean. Gifted with long sandy beaches, impressive mountains, fertile soils, and a warm, sunny climate, it’s also a blissful holiday destination. Cretans are fiercely proud of their identity and renowned for their hospitality.

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10 Perfectly Romantic Small Towns in Europe

February 02, 2017 by Laura Motta

When it comes to European-style romance, Venice and Paris often hog the spotlight. And while no one disagrees that those cities are made for love and lovers, ... Read More »

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Crete: On a Budget

December 01, 2016 by Lavanya Sunkara

It’s easy to fall in love with Crete:Fromthe Venetian architecture of Chania to the Minoan ruins at Knossos, and the beauty of its secluded white sand beaches, ... Read More »

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Around the World in a Dozen Orchids

May 06, 2016 by Christina Garofalo

With nearly30,000 known species, the Orchid Familycomprisesthe largest plant species in the world -- and new kindsare still being discovered every few months, ... Read More »

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Greek Islands 101

April 28, 2009 by Jane Foster

Knossos. Elafonissi. Delos. Oia. Vlychada. Psarou. Symi. We’ve organized a potent array of Grecian wonders into three easy itineraries that include some ... Read More »

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