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You may have caught word a couple of months back of a limite

You may have caught word a couple of months back of a limite

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You may have caught word a couple of months back of a limited-time, 3-year, discounted Disney+ subscription that shook out to about $4 (£3.22) per month, or roughly the cost of a cup of coffee. If that wasn’t enough to turn the heads of some wayward Netflix subscribers , maybe a second chance to score the streaming service at a deep discount ahead of its official launch will do the trick.
The Disney+ deal, which was reported by the Orlando Sentinel , will knock about $40 (£32) off a three-year subscription that would normally put subscribers out $210 (£169) at the annual rate of $70 (£56). Put another way, the discount essentially means viewers would be paying $170 (£137) for three years of the service, or just under $5 (£4.03) per month for most of what Disney+ has to offer, including Pixar, innumerable past Disney films, Star Wars , National Geographic, every season of The Simpsons , Marvel films and series, and a bunch of originals like The Mandalorian .
A Disney spokesperson told Gizmodo by phone that deal – a Founders Circle promotion for Disney park loyalists – is active through 11 October. It’s worth noting that like the previous deal , this offer doesn’t include Hulu and ESPN+, which will be included in a Disney+ bundle for $13 (£10) when the service launches on 12 November.
That Disney is baiting subscribers with considerable discounts for an already inexpensive service jam-packed with content at launch does not bode particularly well for Netflix, which reported in July that it was losing customers for the first time in years as the result of both its content lineup as well as its subscription cost hikes .
Currently, Netflix US costs $9 (£7.25) for a basic plan (no HD streaming and one-screen streaming), $13 (£10) for a standard plan (HD streaming and two screens), and $16 (£13) for its premium plan (HD and Ultra HD viewing on up to four screens at once). Compared to Disney+ at launch, Netflix is already considerably more expensive even for its most basic tier.
But price isn’t the only way Disney+ is attempting to lure viewers over to its behemoth of a streaming service. At its D23 Expo in August, Disney revealed that its service would come standard with 4K, UHD, and High Dynamic Range streaming as well as allow for simultaneous streaming on up to four devices – features that Netflix subscribers must cough up an additional $3 to $7 to unlock. While Disney+ will offer premium films and series from beloved franchises in addition to new and original content, Netflix has focused primarily on quantity over quality to its own detriment.
So certainly on the pricing and quality front, Disney already has an upper hand in its offerings. But if that weren’t enough to lure Netflix subscribers over to its own platform, it’s also taking shots at Netflix outside of the streaming space. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal last week, Disney is banning Netflix ads on its many TV channels and networks, with the exception of ESPN, which probably isn’t great news for a streaming service now faced with behemoths like Disney and Apple promising high-quality content rather than reruns of old series or mid-tier originals.
Listen, it’s true that the beauty of services is that you can pick and choose which ones you find most appealing and skip the ones you don’t. And while subscribing to more than one is perfectly fine, there’s an argument to be made that there is such a thing as too many services, and I suspect many will opt out of some streaming subscriptions they no longer as newer, shinier services enter the streaming scene.
Of course, Disney could always raise the price of its service after it’s seduced subscribers into its grasp. But as I expect that the streaming service won’t cost $7 (£5.64) forever, its 3-year, $5-per-month subscription promotion seems like a good way to secure a low rate on a streaming service that’s great right out of the gate.
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Price of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s hair salon visit sparks cutting remarks | US news

Congresswoman targeted with report she spent nearly $300 at salon, a sum many pointed out as a pretty good deal. There is a lot that offends about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: her Green New Deal, her socialism, her dancing , her previous employment as a bar-tender, and now, apparently, her hair.
The Democrat congresswoman was the subject of an exclusive news story from the Washington Times on Wednesday, in which the newspaper reported she had spent nearly $300 on having her hair cut and coloured.
“The self-declared socialist, who regularly rails against the rich and complains about the cost of living inside the Beltway, spent nearly $300 on her hairdo at a pricey salon she frequents in downtown Washington, The Washington Times has learned,” the article began.
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The newspaper said that Last Tangle Salon charges $80 for a haircut and $180 for lowlights “according to sources familiar with the salon”. The paper also factored in a 20% tip of $52, bringing the total of the entire hair maintenance experience to $312.
The paper Quote: d Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, who described Ocasio-Cortez as “the Eva Peron of American politics. She preaches socialism while living the life of the privileged.”
But women on Twitter defended the Congresswoman, saying the ones who should be checking their privilege in the haircare wars were men, who clearly had no idea how much women were routinely charged for haircuts and colour treatments.
“Sorry, you don’t get to create beauty standards that require women to spend hundreds or thousands a year to be considered presentable and then hate us for it,” tweeted the writer Jessica Valenti.
Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) 1) this would obvs never be a story about a man
2) this is not an expensive haircut/color for a public figure who is frequently on TV
3) if her hair was raggedy, that would be the lead story instead
4) 🙄🙄🙄🙄 https://t.co/CyXaQ860ts
October 10, 2019 (((Helaine Olen))) (@helaineolen) Leaving all other issues aside, $80 for a woman’s haircut is a bargain in NYC. What are people expecting #AOC to do? Go to a salon’s free hair model night? https://t.co/sFZEY3rBTR
October 10, 2019 Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) I keep seeing ladies on Twitter saying AOC’s $80 haircut was a good deal. No, this is what a good deal looks like: pic.twitter.com/pGscb3D5Zq
October 10, 2019 Others drew attention to the article’s assertion that Ocasio-Cortez “could have saved roughly $100 for the same hairstyle at the government-subsidized Capitol Hill barbershop”.
“Her high-dollar hairdo stands in stark contrast to that of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former senator from Alabama who is a regular customer at Senate Hair Care Services,” the article said.
“At that place, open to members of Congress and the public, a men’s cut runs about $20, though men’s haircuts there and everywhere else are cheaper than women’s,” the article acknowledges.
Many questioned the choice of Jeff Sessions as a model. “Damn, why didn’t AOC ask for a rec[ommendation] from hair icon *checks notes* Jeff Sessions?” wrote one person.
Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) “Why won’t AOC get her hair cut like Jeff Sessions?” is certainly a take pic.twitter.com/sybZxjm26P
October 10, 2019 Defence reporter Katie Bo Williams pointed out the irony that the paper was incensed that Ocasio-Cortez, whom the article calls a “self-declared socialist” had paid a business for a haircut, rather than get a government-subsidised one at the salon recommended by the article.
Katie Bo Williams (@KatieBoWill) Look I wasn’t going to get involved in this @AOC hair scandal. I really wasn’t. Bc I’m a defense reporter and, why? But I cannot NOT remark that the story seems distressed that AOC, a “socialist,” got a $300 haircut instead of…a government-subsidized one? https://t.co/D7q9c4tL0p pic.twitter.com/OJ46UrkBOF
October 10, 2019 Henderson of Sam (@EricaFails) Wildest part of this story is the reveal that theres a govt subsidized hair salon that public officials use
2nd wildest thing is that they’re arguing that paying a worker a good wage/tip is hypocritical for AOC
It’s 0% wild that these men don’t know what women’s hair costs https://t.co/OGNyyB3pIj
October 10, 2019 Topics Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Women US politics news

Shoppers are horrified over the Sloth from The Goonies mask Amazon is selling

Share By Rachel Pugh Money-Saving & Consumer Writer 18:10, 9 OCT 2019 News The Sloth mask is being sold on Amazon (Image: Amazon) Everyone knows that Halloween masks are meant to be scary, that's just a fact. But one particular mask that's being sold on Amazon has strayed far beyond the realms of scary, and into the land of the ridiculous.
Ladies and gents, I introduce to you Sloth from The Goonies…apparently.
This Sloth from The Goonies mask has shoppers in stitches (Image: Amazon/Amblin Entertainment) Yep, that's right. Someone is actually selling this mask on Amazon and advertising it as the film character, when, in reality, it really just looks like a huge *peach emoji* with some human features whacked on for good measure. Incredible.
I can only imagine the sort of reception you'd get walking into a party wearing one of these – but hey, to each their own and all that.
Unsurprisingly, the mask has now gone viral on social media, and people aren't too impressed with it.
Posting on Twitter, cracked-up shopper and comedian Ted Quote: : “I don't know what you're talking about. I'm clearly Sloth from The Goonies . Let go of me!”
After he shared the post the replies began to flood in, and some of them were absolute Twitter gold.
“This is disturbing on at least two levels,” said one bemused social media user.
“If you'd like to make an ass out of yourself this Halloween, go Sloth,” jested another.
Shopping news, deals and money-saving tips For all the latest shopping news, deals, beauty tips and fashion trends, and the best money-saving tips from our shopping, money-saving and consumer writer Rachel Pugh, who you can follow here .
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“WTF?!” exclaimed somebody else.
The mask is currently priced at £20.89, and delivery is a very reasonable 50p – so if you want to sport this most stunning of costumes, it won't cost you the earth.

Communicating Purpose Can Create a Boom in Business

Companies need to understand the growing importance of social responsibility to their customers. 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Any company, from a startup to a conglomerate, that wants to connect with its customer base may want to rethink its reason for being. Truth is, we’re watching companies like never before. While American politics and talk shows split everything into left and right extremes, the majority of us live in the middle. That has left a plethora of interests to serve. Less plastic in the oceans, reasonable gun control, inclusion and acceptance, free speech — who doesn’t want some of that? Not surprisingly, seven in 10 consumers today believe a CEO or company’s actions can make a significant difference in social or political issues, according to a 2019 Gartner study .
But here’s the twist: Purpose is no longer just about a better world. It’s become good data and dollars, too. At the recent Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit, ImpactROI, a consultancy tracking purpose brands’ business impacts, reported findings that anyone with a P&L responsibility should be clamoring to learn more about.
Through analysis and in interviews with CEOs, ImpactROI discovered that when done well, purpose-centric companies see a 6 percent increase in share price; 20 percent increase in sales; 13 percent increase in productivity; 50 percent decrease in employee turnover; and a sweet pop in “market reputation.” Projecting a company’s passion and point of view beyond a socially-responsible supply chain, and making it profitable, is arguably capitalism at its best.
Still, little has been said about the internal company landscape around purpose. Being a true activist company requires a lot more than barbed copywriting and a famous face. The corporate profiles emerging today of brands slinging purpose are starting to take shape. Some of it’s downright inspiring. Some of it no so much.
Related: 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Combine Profit and Purpose The OGs
Walk into any pitch or marketing meeting about purpose, and these are the gold standard logos: Patagonia, Toms, Whole Foods Markets, Kenneth Cole, etc. Down to their DNA (often the DNA of their founders), these are brands born and operated on some kind of authentic calling. The $200 billion natural food and products industry is actually built on this very idea. Even tech startups like Lyft quietly do awesome things (food deserts and voting), and companies like Nike have smartly nudged powerfully deft positionings to something well beyond product benefits (free speech). What buckets these companies as OGs of purpose is a deep commitment to recognizing that what they say and do matters. The other critical ingredient: The company leadership doesn’t care if you don’t agree. They know their tribe, often lead it, speak to their cultural concerns and get rewarded for it. So tip of the hat, OGs. We’re watching and learning. The “Social-Purpose Immigrant”
There has been no more important article written about the eco-system of purpose companies than “Competing on Social Purpose” by Omar Rodríguez Vilá and Sundar Bharadwaj in the Harvard Business Review . They coined the term “social purpose immigrant.” These are mostly big companies whose leaders made the call, mashed up marketing and responsibility and are steering monster legacy brands and budgets into purpose. Levi’s (gun control), Unilever’s Dove (real beauty), Beam Suntory’s Cruzan Rum (rebuilding hurricane-ravaged St. Croix); the c-suite knows purpose done well is not only right but poised for profitability. They know their work will nudge culture, even be studied (success and failures). They know courage will inspire employees, suppliers and colleagues alike. They are in the midst of tearing down powerful, old-school corporate walls and fears, and let’s all hope they win. The Adolescent
Teenage years can be tough. Mood swings. Insecurities. Mixed messages. And all of it wrapped around a world with seemingly too many rules. Yet there’s that insatiable thirst for inspiration. In the world of purpose brands, there are the Adolescents. Big or small, the company culture remains enthusiastic for a purpose, but something (often someone) gets in the way. The result: watered-down platforms; triggered cultural landmines (e.g. Kendall Jenner and Pepsi); or regressing to a “purpose” that aims to fix the very social problem the company is causing (after all, a beer company championing “Don’t Drink and Drive” is not exactly reaching for a higher calling). These Adolescent brands might admirable and even responsible, but are ultimately destined to become white noise. The Divided House
These are the saddest of companies dabbling in purpose. As a family in conflict, the tensions within these halls (often big, legacy brands) are as physical as much as emotional. Corporate social responsibly and marketing are located on opposite ends of the building, led by leaders with different agendas, directives, lexicon and LinkedIn trajectories. Employees are often split along older versus younger generational lines. No one — be it the c-suite, marketing or CSR leadership — is truly convinced purpose can be a real business KPI. If any of this sounds familiar, and your company is not actively tearing down internal divisions, a purpose agenda will fail, and may even become dangerous.
Related: When Should Entrepreneurs Pursue a Social Good? The Green Washer
These missions remain real, gross and not hard to spot. Here’s how they work: A so-called “purpose project” is handed to a mid-level director, stuck with a shallow brief and a pimple of a budget. The product chain may be celebrated, but on a closer look, it’s really not pretty (as one CSR exec from a big brand once told me, “Some things don’t get talked about.”) The culture is often toxic. The leadership is focused on quarterlies, and at best, doing good means wrapping around a big-name charity and hoping it bought a halo effect. For me, the clarity and confidence of turning away this business always feels pretty damn good.
So there you go. A snapshot of companies that get purpose culture and strategy right. Or not. Either way, 10 years from now, purpose will likely be a discipline, embedded in a company’s master brand, maybe led by the Chief Purpose Officer, just like digital, experiential and design before it. After all, when I sat at a J. Walter Thompson media desk for my first job in 1991, “social” was simply inconceivable. Now, with purpose brands making real money and growing fast, and employees feeling pretty good about their jobs, someone will write about these early days and pioneers. So pick a side. History’s being made.
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Most beautiful villages in Greece

(CNN) — Greece may be home to some of the most idyllic and secluded islands around, but the Mediterranean country also holds plenty of charming villages. From Pyrgi to Oia, here are some of the most beautiful to see when you travel there: Stemnitsa, Arcadia Along with Dimitsana and Andritsaina, Stemnitsa is one of three villages in mountainous Arcadia that once exemplified the Peloponnesian pastoral idyll. Proud, independent villagers would tend their livestock here and live self-reliant lives. What makes Stemnitsa stand out, though, is the Silver and Gold Smithery School. Not only does it bring a bustling student community during term time, it also generates an abundance of handcrafted jewelry in workshops scattered along its narrow lanes. Agios Georgios Nilias, Pelion Mount Pelion in Thessaly is home to some of the most picturesque villages in Greece, none of them more so than Agios Georgios Nilias. Set at an elevation of 700 meters, it’s a place where old schist-stone houses with four-pitched roofs rise next to 19th-century neoclassical mansions. The latter belonged to merchants who emigrated to Alexandria in Egypt and made their fortunes in cotton and textiles, before returning to their villages to build impressive summer residences. Today, the remaining inhabitants often congregate in the village square, the center of life in every Pelion village, under the shade of three plane trees. Visitors come here to enjoy the balmy evenings and dine on dishes that make use of obscure aromatic herbs foraged in the forest. Arnea, Chalkidiki Arnea is known for its pretty traditional villages. Shutterstock Arnea is perhaps one of the most typical of all traditional villages in Greek Macedonia. Built at an altitude of 1,800 feet on thickly forested Mount Holomondas, it’s filled with two and three-storied wood-and-stone houses with low doors to keep the heat in during bitterly cold winters, as well as unique “hayat” protrusions. These are not open balconies as you might find in southern Greece, but closed overhanging rooms that increase the interior footprint of the upper floors. Brought in by the Ottomans and enthusiastically adopted in the colder regions of Greece, they led to a distinctive architecture typified by Arnea. Ano Syros, Cyclades Positioned on a hilltop overlooking the island’s capital Ermoupoli, the village of Ano Syros is a classical Cycladic medieval settlement. Its population is overwhelmingly Catholic Greeks who are descendants of Venetian settlers who arrived here in the late Middle Ages. Although the streets here are full of the familiar Cycladic whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled alleys, its monastery belongs to the Capuchin friars. The priests are clean-shaven, the churches feature no icons, only statues of St. Francis or St. Benedict, while the handouts on the pews are Greek translations of papal speeches. In the spirit of good neighborliness, residents celebrate Easter according to the Orthodox calendar, by special dispensation from the Vatican. Related content Europe’s most beautiful places Pyrgi, Chios Known as the “painted village,” Pyrgi belongs to the “mastichochoria” — 24 medieval villages in Southern Chios where the aromatic resin of the mastic tree is cultivated. The homes in Chios are decorated with grey-and-white geometric sgraffito decorations called “xysta.” Pyrgi is the best place to appreciate them: There’s barely a wall that’s not been covered with some abstract designs. The contrast between these monochromatic patterns and the colorful potted plants and creeping bougainvilleas is both a walker’s delight and a photographer’s dream. Oia, Santorini Oia is one of the most recognized places in Santorini. Alexey Vitvitsky/Sputnik/AP Yes, Oia is expensive, overhyped and overcrowded, but for good reason. This picturesque coastal village is undoubtedly the most celebrated spot in Santorini — if not Greece. Images of almost every alley corner here have been shared so many times, they’ve shaped most people’s idea of what a Greek island should look like. Oia’s enduring popularity means it attracts huge groups of tourists lured by the charm of its whitewashed houses with blue doors, the precipitous views over the volcanic caldera and the sheer vertical drop along the central walkway. To avoid the crowds, it’s best to come early in the morning, before the tour buses arrive, or late in the evening after the sunset-watchers have disappeared. Litochoro, Pieria Litochoro is a favorite with hikers due to its position at the entrance to Mount Olympus. John Malathronas The location of a village can sometimes prove more important than its character, and this is certainly the case when it comes to Litochoro, with its celebrated views of Mount Olympus. With its chalet-like buildings, wide streets and streams, it has the well-ordered, tidy vibe of a Swiss village. And yet, the smell in its main square is of souvlaki. Litochoro is also one of the departure points for the 9,577-feet-high peak of Mount Olympus, or the “abode of the gods.” Lindos, Rhodes Lindos is renowned for its ancient clifftop acropolis. Alexei Danichev/Sputnik/AP During the climbing season, the two-day trek to its 9,577-foot-high peak is mostly dry and sunny. Huddled under the ruins of an ancient acropolis, Lindos is a Greek village that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With its car-free streets, sandy beaches and clear waters, and pathways so steep that beasts of burden are still used to negotiate them, it’s easily one of the most idyllic places in Greece. But word has leaked out and the summer crowds can be a turn off. The only solution is to stay the night and head out outside the early afternoon tourist rush hour, when it’s usually possible to roam the village calmly, climb the ruins unhurriedly, and swim in the coves unencumbered. Related content 10 of the world’s most beautiful islands Chora, Folegandros Picking out the most beautiful capital in the Cyclades — every single one of them called “Chora” on each island — is a difficult task. This choice will inevitably depend on individual taste and past personal experience. Putting all of that side, the Chora of Folegandros claims the most photographed lane in the Aegean. Easy to stumble into, the unnamed lane summarizes the charm of a village in which houses are wedged close together to avoid the marauding pirates of olden days, yet there’s still enough space for several lively squares. Assos, Kefalonia There’s no better example of an Ionian fishing harbor than Kefalonia’s Assos. Built among pines and cypresses on the craggy hillside of a jutting peninsula, the secluded village is part of the municipal unit Erisos. Not only is it picture perfect, with its vividly painted houses clashing with its lush green foliage and blue waters. It’s situated close to Myrtos, which is arguably Kefalonia’s finest sandy beach. To top it all, the village is overlooked by the ruins of an atmospheric 16th-century Venetian castle that features superb sunset views. Apiranthos, Naxos This mountainous village in the island of Naxos is as picturesque as it gets. Shutterstock Naxos is the largest and the greenest of the Cyclades, with a mountain range that rises up to 3,000 feet. Measuring around the same size as Barbados, it’s home to several Cycladic mountain villages — an apparent contradiction in terms — but Apiranthos, built on the slopes of Mount Fanari, is the jewel in their crown. Its main serpentine thoroughfare features tall stone houses, marble street slabs and impressive inland views that miss out the sea for a change. Apiranthos also proudly lays claim to no fewer than five quaint museums, Apiranthos Archaeological Museum, a Geological Museum, a Natural History Museum, a Visual Arts Museum and a Folklore Museum, some no bigger than a hotel room. Related content 17 of the most secluded beaches in Greece Papingo, Pindos Based in the Pindos mountains, Papingo is made up of impressive stone architecture. Shutterstock The gateway to the stunning Vikos Gorge in the Pindos mountains, Papingo is one of the 46 highland villages known as “Zagorochoria.” While its harsh mountain life led to mass emigration, the villages’ scions include US presidential nominee Michael Dukakis. Interconnected by arched stone bridges and crisscrossed by mule tracks, the Zagorochoria are located in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty — Greece’s prime alpine tourist region. Papingo is particularly popular, partly due to the “kolimbithres,” huge granite rock formations naturally sculpted to create small pools, located within a short walking distance of the village. Hikers heading to the nearby Vikos Gorge often go for a dip in the pools, which resemble baptismal fonts, to cool down in the summer. Kalarites, Ioannina The mountainous village of Kalarites in Ioannina, the capital of Epirus. Shutterstock Situated within Tzoumerka National Park in western Greece, Kalarites is filled with beautiful traditional gray stone houses. Unlike other mountain villages in Greece, the village lies in the middle of steppe-like grasslands perfect for the prevailing shepherding culture. Its inhabitants are mainly Vlachs, an ethnic group native to the southern Balkans who still speak a Latin-sounding language. In fact, the name Kalarites itself means “horsemen” or “horse riders” and has the same root as “caballeros.” As its livestock attracts and sustains predators, Tzoumerka is a region of Greece where you might spot bears and wolves that roam wild. Gytheio, Laconia Fishing boats in the charming village of Gytheio. Shutterstock Although it’s more of a grownup seaside town nowadays, the attractive port of Gytheio still exudes a village atmosphere and charm, especially around its 19th-century waterfront. The small harbor is joined through a jetty to the pine-clad islet of Marathonisi where, according to legend, Paris and Helen of Troy spent their first night after eloping from Sparta. It’s hard to choose between the views from Marathonisi to the mainland or vice versa, but the stroll around the waterside with its colorful fishing boats, solitary chapels and neoclassical facades is one of the most photogenic in Greece. Katastari, Zakynthos Katastari is based at the foot of the Vrachionas mountain. Shutterstock Unusually for a Greek village, Katastari isn’t a huge tourist draw. This is mainly because it lies around one and a half miles inland from beach resort Alykes, which attracts the package deal crowds. As such, Katastari, built among olive groves and vineyards at the feet of Mount Vrachionas, is worth a visit, if only for observing the day-to-day Ionian village life undistracted by mass tourist trappings. The twin-belfried Church of the Virgin Mary, far too big for such a small settlement, and the sweeping pelagic views from the monastery of St. John the Baptist are particular stand outs. Related content World’s best tidal and oceanside pools Kastro, Sifnos It’s not often you’ll find an abandoned Hellenistic-era marble sarcophagus used as a flower bed, but at least three adorn the lanes of Kastro. This is one of many striking details about the pretty clifftop village set on the Aegean island of Sifnos. Like many islanders, Sifniots were regularly raided by pirates. However, the shape of Kastro, named after the castle that once stood here, created a strong defense. The eastern side of the village, which was fortified by the Venetians in the 13th century, borders a steep, unassailable cliff. Meanwhile, on the inland side the outermost houses are built adjoining each other, thus forming a continuous barricade as good as a castle’s curtain wall. Although you can spot similar building arrangements all over the Aegean, nowhere has it survived so pleasingly as here. Archanes, Crete Archanes is crammed with restored houses and quaint squares. Shutterstock Located around 16 kilometers south of Heraklion, Archanes is considered one of the best restored villages in Greece. The pale gray-green of its surrounding olive groves contrast wonderfully with the flamboyancy of its low-rise houses, creating a vibrant scene. White Aegean chic doesn’t suit the Archanians, if the salmon pink, terracotta red and yolk yellow walls, brown wooden doors and blue or green window shutters embroidered by dashes of purple bougainvillea are anything to go by. It’s no coincidence that in such an artsy environment, you’ll find sculpture workshops and two folkloric museums.

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