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June 07, 2024

The Charm of Crete


A luxury travel experience in Crete is an unparalleled journey of indulgence, relaxation, and cultural enrichment. Nestled in the picturesque Aegean Sea, Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, boasting a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and exclusive accommodations that cater to the most discerning travelers.


Across the ages, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Ottoman Turks, Arabs and Venetians have all shaped the island’s identity. You can still see much of that history in the culture, food, and architecture. In the old towns of Chania and Rethymno, you'll find unique combinations of Venetian and Ottoman architecture elements. Immerse yourself in the island's rich history and culture by exploring ancient archaeological sites, charming villages, and vibrant markets. Discover the Minoan civilization at the Palace of Knossos, wander through the narrow streets of Chania's old town, or embark on a luxurious yacht excursion to secluded beaches and hidden coves.

If you're looking for some adventure, hike through the Samaria Gorge, one of Europe's longest gorges, surrounded by breathtaking cliffs and wildlife. Stop at Elafonisi Beach to relax on the pink sands that lend to shallow turquoise waters and so much natural beauty.


As for the food, the people of Crete make great use of their land with a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, legumes, wild edible greens and fragrant herbs. One of the most famous traditional dishes you have to try is "Dakos." It's a local specialty made with barley rusks topped with fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, and oregano. Another must-try is "Stifado," a hearty stew made with either beef or rabbit, cooked slowly with tomatoes, onions, and a mix of warm spices, and let's not forget about "Sfakian Pita," a delicious thin pancake filled with cheese or honey and walnuts. Make sure you try the many local cheeses while visiting as well!

Elevate your trip with an exclusive farm-to-table cooking experience, where you'll get the freshest ingredients straight from the source and learn how to make some of these traditional dishes!


If you're looking for a truly luxurious destination for your next getaway, our VIP team can help you discover the island's hidden gems, immerse yourself in its timeless charm, and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.





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