Driving a Hire Car in Crete

Driving a Hire Car in Crete

Beautiful scenery in the Theriso gorge – only accessible by car For most visitors, if you want to see much of the island, driving a hire car in Crete is a must.  Some people are put off by driving in a foreign country, maybe on the other side of the road!, but...
Making Panokosmos Prickly Pear Jam

Making Panokosmos Prickly Pear Jam

One of the exotic sights to see in Crete is the Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus-Indica).  Here they grow to enormous size in the wild, and in late August can have myriad blooms from which develop the fruits.  Using these you can make a great jam, with a very...
Discover Stylos – a Cretan Village

Discover Stylos – a Cretan Village

Crowds in Stylos village Stylos is a bit of a forgotten place. Its in the midst of the Apokoronas, but overshadowed by Kalyves, about 5 km away.  Discover a Cretan village here in Stylos. Amidst the shade of plane trees, the running water of the Koliaris river,...
Preveli Monastery and Beach – a drive in West Crete

Preveli Monastery and Beach – a drive in West Crete

Things to see on the Preveli drive There’s so much to see in west Crete its difficult to decide what to see and do!  You could start with our “Ten things to do” blog.  We don’t single out the monasteries amongst these, but the Preveli monastery drive is such...