The ancient olive tree in Crete

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The impressive olive tree (ελιά) of Vouves is located in Ano Vouves, a village near Chania, Crete. Its age is estimated over 3,000 years old and is the oldest one in Greece and probably one of the oldest trees in the world. 
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This ancient olive tree has huge roots and it is 12.5 meters in perimeter and 4,5 meters in diameter. Near the tree is located the Olive Tree Museum of Vouves with free entrance. A great place to spend sometime and explore the Cretan culture through the beautiful displays. 

Photo By Olive Tree Museum of Vouves
Photo By Tripadvisor

In the museum you can also see the Old Olive Oil Factory. If you travel in Crete we highly recommend visiting this peaceful spot.

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Incredible Crete videos

Here is a series of Incredible Crete Videos : The official campaign spots of Crete’s Region (Κρήτη) in English. All of them are magnificent, with great photography, direction and music. Masterpieces that will definitely make you fall in love with Crete’s stunning beauty. 1. Incredible Beaches
2. Incredible Flavours
3. Incredible history
4. Incredible Hospitality
5. Incredible Memories
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Villa Maroulas | Villa Greece | Villa Crete

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  Villa Maroulas (villa Greece , villa Crete), located in Rethymnon (Ρέθυμνο), Crete, is classified as a historical monument by the Greek Archeological authorities. It is a luxurious restored privately owned Venetian villa, which was built in 1426 in the hillside of village Maroulas. The village is just a few minutes away by car from the town of Rethymnon, and 3Km from the most outstanding beaches in the area.
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  The villa was built in 1426, has got 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and has been officially certified by the Greek Tourism Office as luxury accommodation villa in Crete. The bar’s elegant decoration and eclectic music create a cosmopolitan atmosphere and cozy environment. You can choose from a long list of best quality cocktails, wines and spirits. Finger food is available at the bar area.
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The front door opens onto an inner courtyard. High walls offer peace and privacy, yet you are still in the heart of the village. There is a swimming pool, surrounded by potted plants, flowers and elegant garden furniture. This is the place to sunbathe, unwind and relax, or just bask in the shade of a lemon tree… Book your vacation at Villa Maroulas with Booking.com

Text provided by Villa Maroulas.com for Greece by a Greek

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Elafonissi beach, a piece of heaven beach in Crete

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As you approach the Elafonissi beach, you will be very lucky to admire one of the most extraordinary views in Greece. White and pink stretches of sand, that perfectly match the tropical emerald waters of the southwest Cretan coast, compose a spectacular landscape. Once you arrive closer, you get the feeling that small lagoons are separated by strips of sand.
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There is also a lagoon with warm waters, shallow, and lots of sea life, ideal for kids and snorkeling fans. One can also walk to the small uninhabited island. The area is protected and is the home of many rare plants and animal species. 

Tip: You better not visit this place when its windy (you will be disappointed) or in August season when it gets crowded. Prefer going early in the morning to secure a better spot.

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