What a splendid way to self isolate in the midst of this dreadful saga of the Coronavirus! Unfortunately since we wrote this, the lockdown has precluded travelling so far from home. Recently we packed one of our picnics in Crete and set off for Kissamos.
Driving the Paleo Ethniki – the old road from Chania west to Kissamos which avoids all the usual traffic.
A lovely leisurely drive thru sleepy villages, stopping to admire the stunning views of jagged mountains and precipitous gorges.
And Spring is all around – early this year! Fragile red poppies dancing in the breeze, extravagant blue anenomes, and yellow Oxalis daisies carpeting the olive groves.
Explore the empty harbour outside the town. Walk on the deserted beach.
There is nothing quite like eating outside. Al fresco eating is a feature of Panokosmos – our guests get to eat in any one of a number of locations in our Mediterranean gardens. Surrounded by those magnificent views over the Apokoronas and the White Mountains.
But to have good food out in the midst of nature, really away from it all, is kinda special. Food always seems to taste better in these situations.
We love to prepare picnics, with all the trimmings for ourselves and our guests.
We offer a picnic hamper (well it’s coolbags actually) packed with goodies for you to take hiking off in the mountains, or just strolling off the beaten track for your picnics in Crete.
Breakfast Picnics in Crete?
Our breakfasts are always a surprise – both what, as a guest, you will have, and where you will have it. Its one of the fun things about each morning at Panokosmos. But sometimes, for the right guests and when we are full of energy! we take them out.
High in the hills, in an olive grove which overlooks our hill, we serve a picnic breakfast.
Chairs and tablecloths, napkins and sparkling wine, its all there! And privacy too!
We slum it at the back!
For your next holiday in Crete
Whether or not you are able to come this year, if you do think of a holiday in Crete do take a look at our blogs. These show things to do in Crete, whether it be walking a gorge, hiking in the foothills of the White Mountains, or taking a drive to see the sites. Chania is a great town to visit, particularly to go to the street markets, and of course you’ll want to get the benefits of the Cretan diet – be it the yoghurt and cheese, or the olive oil.