Sep 22, 2016

Raki fest: Kazanemata all around Crete!

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October is, surprisingly perhaps for some, a great time to visit the island of perpetual bliss: Crete. October is the month when the famous Kazanemata or Rakokazana begin, a very lively custom related to Crete’s most popular spirit: Raki. Often referred to as Tsikoudia as well, it is one of the true Greek spirits and is an integral part of the Cretan way of life and hospitality.

Sep 8, 2016

Magnificent moments at Creta Beach Hotel!

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Late summer is here, making the destination of Crete, ideal! Temperatures are still warm, and the ambience becomes more mellow, making sunbathing and swimming an absolute pleasure especially with less crowds around to disturb your peace and quiet. 

Aug 25, 2016

Lazy days discovering the Athens of August

When is the best time to visit Athens? From a demographic and population standpoint, you’ll (not) be surprised that the best time to avoid the crowds in Athens is in fact during the month of August. August symbolises the zenith of the summer, and it is usually the time when the Athenians choose to take their annual summer holidays, the majority of which choose to spend their long awaited vacations in their provincial summer homes, going back to their familial residences often hundreds of kilometers away from the city.

Aug 4, 2016

Athens and Epidavros Festival 2016 Theatre shows

Summer is now in it’s peak as the month of August is upon us, bringing with it warm temperatures, some meltemia winds and an influx in travellers, the majority of which seeking to  move on to the cooler, coastal island destinations. However, Athens during August can exhilarating, certainly entertainment wise!

Jul 21, 2016

Athens celebrates mid-summer with open air cinemas!

A warm summer night, a much desired breeze, the scent of jasmine blossoms, a sky full of stars and an outdoor silver screen; this is how Athenians choose to spend some of their mid-summer nights.
Athens enjoys splendid weather so the city would remiss in not providing for several outdoor, open-air cinemas that are one of the locals favourite pastime.

Jul 14, 2016

3 + 1 East Attica beaches to discover from Maroussi!

With Maroussi and the Civitel Olympic and Attik as a base, guests have the opportunity of getting to know some of the most popular beaches in the east Attica region. As the summer season is approaching a zenith, and although our Attik swimming pool is definitely the coolest spot in Athens town, you may have the urge to cool yourselves further away than our refreshing oasis, in a more natural setting.

Jun 17, 2016

Star-gazing in Athens: The Penteli Astronomical Station!

Very close to our Athens based hotels, Olympic and Attik, lies an astronomical treasure. At a distance of about 20 odd minutes, our guests can have a... galactic experience by visiting the Penteli Astronomical Station (PAS).