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Why Greek Mountain Villagers Have Healthy Hearts?

Scientists have pinpointed one reason why people living in isolated villages in Greece may enjoy long and healthy lives.

They found a new genetic variant, common among villagers, which appears to protect the heart by lowering levels of "bad" fats and cholesterol.

Despite a diet rich in animal fat, the people of Mylopotamos in northern Crete do not suffer from cardiovascular disease.

And they really love their cheese.

What's special about these Greek villages?

The isolated...

The Nature Of Horta, Or Greek Greens

In this blog Dr David Shimwell (known to us all with great affection as Chunky), botanist, campaigner on environmental conservation and former lecturer at the University of Manchester, turns his attention to the subject of horta.

Peter Hylands says this is a subject that touches on my own childhood in the European Alps where we did indeed collect the local greens and my enduring passion about the conservation work of Gerald Durrell, now continued by Lee Durrell, and Gerry’s...

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Kalimera Crete - Spring Is Here… Enjoy!

“All my life one of my greatest desires has been to travel-to see and touch unknown countries, to swim in unknown seas, to circle the globe, observing new lands, seas, people, and ideas with insatiable appetite, to see everything for the first time and for the last time, casting a slow, prolonged glance, then to close my eyes and feel the riches deposit themselves inside me calmly or stormily according to their pleasure, until time passes them at last through its fine sieve, straining...

Hotel Porto Loutro - Special Rates For Walkers & Flower Lovers in April 2017

Hotel Porto Loutro are offering special rates for walers and flower lovers in April 2017.
Double Room on 50.00 Euros with Breakfast.

Not to be missed!

Porto Loutro on the beach welcomes its valued guests every year on the 1st of April.

So, Alison, the owner, has been decided that from the 1st 30th April, she will do a special rate for you adventurous people who like to walk and see the spring flowers for 50 euro (normally 75€) per room per night, with breakfast except for the 3...

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15 Wonderful Things To Do In Chania Crete This Summer

By Aliki Panagakou 

I have been living in Chania, Crete for the past six years, though originally from Athens, and I'm guilty as charged: I love it here!

As I stroll around the town of Chania, I admire its remarkable architecture -a magnificent lighthouse in the port, churches and houses in the Old Town, all reminding me of the city's multicultural identity; in fact, I often feel I have entered a time capsule, which takes me back to ancient times, through the Byzantine era and...

Learning Of The Day

"Time is running out for you to level up or connect or to be generous to someone who really needs you.

Time is running out for you to become the person you've decided to be, to make the difference you seek to make, to produce the work you know you're capable of.

Set your own buzzer."

by Seth Godin

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The Simplest Advice For 2017

" The simplest advice for 2017 "

... a greater, brighter one!

Your Superb Travel Team

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Season’s Greetings By SuperbTravel.gr - Happy Travels

Our sunny Kalimera.

Hope you are doing great.

For all of you that probably have missed our last newsletter.

Happy travels,
Your CreteTravel.com Team

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Season’s Greetings - SuperbTravel.gr

"May this holiday season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round."

Your Superb Travel Team
www.superbtravel.gr

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Christmas Customs & Delicious Local Sweets!

You may not believe it, but Christmas is the second most important religious holiday in Greece, after Easter.

That doesn't mean that in Crete we don't celebrate this festivity as it deserves. Christmas is a great period to visit our lovely island.

It is usually celebrated with quiet church services, family gatherings, and Name Day parties.

Christmas in Greece is celebrated on December 25th, but presents are usually given to children on January 1st, St. Basil's Day (Agios...