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 CRETE

The largest island of Greece

Welcome to Crete, the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!

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BLUE PALACE, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA

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“Guests at Blue Palace Resort and Spa can learn how to cook like a Greek, focusing on authentic flavors and traditional recipes of this beautiful island.  Learn how to prepare your favorite Cretan salad Dakos, aromatic and delicious Dolmadakia (vine wraps with rice and herbs) and enjoy a step-by-step lesson on how to cook a traditional Prawn Saganaki or Sea bass fillet.”

 STORIES FROM CRETE

Spinalonga Island, A Place of Living History

Spinalonga is a historically-rich isle in Crete with stories that date as far back as ancient times during the Minoan period. It first served as guard to the harbor of Olous which flourished during the Byzantine times. It was then turned into a powerful island fortress by General Proveditor of [...]

My epicurean journey through Greece

  A recent twelve day epicurean journey through Greece saw me on a vineyard in Santorini, stood among fishmongers of the central market in Athens, cooking a traditional Messinian meal in Costa Navarino, sipping carefully crafted cocktails on a private beach in Mykonos, and dancing the [...]

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