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Carnival Spirit

The island of Crete may be best known for its summer sunshine and lively beaches, but there’s one very good reason to come in the off-season: the festival of Apokries, or Greek Carnival.

Keep on running to Chania

Get your running shoes an and take a deep breath! Make your way to Chania this April for the annual Crete Marathon!

The Chania Film Festival

For the avid film fanatic, this October is the perfect time to visit Chania as the Autumn weather is till warm and pleasant. 

An unforgettable hike

Crete, the largest Greek Island in the Med offers so much for its visitors, and especially those who love to hike! 

Sail the Cretan Sea

One of the most luxurious past times in Greece is sailing the crystal clear summer waters. This couldn’t be more exciting than to be done in Chania!

Satan's Harbor - A Beach not to miss

Seitan Limania is a well-hidden corner of the northeast side of the Akrotiri peninsula, 20 km from the city of Chania, Crete. There you will find a beach that differs from other beaches.

The Annual Santa Run 2019

This year the old Venetian Harbour in Chania will be painted red again with the annual Santa Run Chania! We await for you to join us!

Best Luxury Villa in Greece

Winners again!  We are thrilled this month to announce the distinction by the World Travel Awards for Conte Marino Villas as the best leading privately owned luxury villa in Greece for 2018!

Why visit Crete in the Winter?

Crete is an ideal place to visit all year round. Its mild climate and its unique mountainous features attract visitors before and after the established touristy summer season. 

What to do in Chania during the Orthodox Easter

Orthodox Easter is a great occasion to visit Chania as you can enjoy the wonderful nature and traditional customs. 

Crete in bloom

Crete is an ideal destination to visit in the spring, especially for nature lovers.

6 beaches in Chania you must not miss!

During your stay in Chania, it is a given that you will  visit heavenly beaches with turquoise waters in spectacular landscapes of unique beauty.

Top 5 foods not to miss in Crete

Are you feeling hungry after enjoying the blue waters and sun in one of the lovely beaches in Crete? Here are the top 10 specialties of Cretan food we recommend you should try here!

Jazz it up in Chania

There is nothing better than great music on warm summer nights in the city of Chania. Every July the meeting point is in Vamos Village for the Jazz in July festival! 

Top 5 family excursions

There is so much to do and see in western Crete. There are gorges to be walked, ancient sites to be visited, time trodden villages to be discovered, and further afield stunning sandy beaches to be lazed upon.  Why not hire a car and get out and about?  

Chania by Night

Enjoy the sparkling night life of Chania at the Old Harbor of the town where locals and tourists mingle, chat and dance the night away! 

Grape Harvest in October - November

Guess how many kinds of grapes exist in Crete? Almost 40! Don't miss your chance to try them all

Christmas Time Again

Ever spent Christmas in Greece or Chania? Discover the magical time of year on one of the most hospitable islands in Greece!

Marathi Beach

Greece boasts some of the best golden shore lines on the planet and one of these is certainly Marathi Beach in Chania, Crete. A favorite of the locals on windy days. 

A Hidden Gem

There is so much to explore in Chania, that one trip could never be enough. We do however have our  best spots on the island and the quaint fishing village of Loutro is certainly one of them! 

The Island of Wines

If wine is your thing, you’ll be glad to know there’s plenty of it in Chania! As well as good food, strong spirits, and stories of the locals, one can enjoy

A breakfast to wake up to

Starting your day with an organic, wholesome breakfast could not be easier than at Conte Marino Villas. 

One of the best things about being on holiday is not having a care in the world and leaving your worries of what to cook daily back home.

Spring is in the air

Leaving the cold winter months behind, we are welcoming spring with open arms. The time has come to follow the sweet scents of blooming flowers and the warm breeze of the sea all the way to the island Crete.

The most colorful day of the year!

Visiting Greece during February or March is a great opportunity to experience the festive mood of “Apokries” (the Greek Halloween) and the spectacular Greek carnivals. 

A Winter Dream in Thersissos

What a perfect time of year to visit the mountainous village of Therissos.

Situated north of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori), 16 kilometers from Chania town and accessible within half an hour by car.

Christmas in Chania

Even during Christmas, Chania is transformed into the most hospitable city and celebrates together with all those who trust it all year round over and over again. 

A Crete Escape

A winter wonderland yet to be discovered. 

As the most southerly of the Greek islands, the weather in Crete is so mild during winter that exploring the beautiful island and enjoying its charm is a glorious.

Warm and Welcoming Autumn in Chania

With the sun still shining in Chania this autumn, there is still an array of excursions to enjoy!

Greece's Leading Luxury Private Villa 2017

We won last year we won this year again! 

Travel back in time in Fournes

As September is here and October approaches, visit Chania during perhaps the best months of the year where the hordes of tourists have left the island and a pleasant quietness prevails. 

Botanical Paradise

Combine your stay in lovely Chania with a visit to Botanical Park of Crete for a truly floral experience of the most exotic fauna on the island. 

Exotic Falassarna

One could not visit Chania and not go to one of our beloved beaches Falassarna.

Rise and shine to Crete

The Cretan diet is known as being one of the healthiest and most nutritious diets in the world. 

Walking through ruins

Chania, provides a plethora of ancient ruins and archeological sites to visit for the avid historical traveler and we could not embark on such an article without discussing the magnificent ancient site of Aptera.

Walk into an Ancient Past

With an array of summer activities and beaches to visit in Chania this summer, one visiting the island cannot miss the opportunity for a more cultural experience by taking a day out from the sun to visit some of the most historic and interesting museums in Chania.

Crystal Clear Waters

The beaches of Chania. A chapter of beauty and crystal clear waters so large that one could not possibly visit all of the magnificent shores in just one visit.

A wedding to tale to be told

Tying the knot this year? Make a wedding a day that no one will forget by having it in perhaps one of the most beautiful back drops in Greece.

The Cretan Table

Experiencing Crete during the Easter period and throughout the year is a wonderful culinary journey with some of the best foods and organic produce available. 

Out and About Chania in 24hrs

With Crete being voted as the 6th best destination worldwide by TripAdvisor we could not be happier than to share perhaps why this is so. 

A love affair with Cretan wine

This weekend the charming old town port of Chania hosts a lovely event for wine lover’s and professionals worldwide.

‘An Authentic Greek Easter in Kontomari’

Have you ever thought about spending a sunny Easter in Greece? 

“Domestic Setup” - The Conte Marino Project

Once again the acclaimed artists Apostolis Zolotakis and Kelly Athanasiadou return to Crete to showcase their exceptional works in yet another project.

Ash Monday in Chania, February 23th

Ash Monday also known as Pure Monday, is the first day of the Eastern Orthodox Christian.

Walk through the Samaria Gorge

Discovering Crete’s enchanting natural beauty is something that can only truly be done on foot. A stunning diversity of landscape, flora, and fauna, make this island a paradise for any type of walker, and for any level.

"The two faces of January" film hits Greek cinema theaters

Great Movie with Chania aroma, as we all remember about one and a half year ago its shooting, where...

Visit historic CAFÉ “KIPOS"

Situated at Chania Municipal Garden, it is a very pleasant break when shopping or walking in town!

Rethymno’s Carnival 2015

The Carnival of Rethymno is worthily established as the Carnival of Crete!