Ten Things to do from Panokosmos!

Ten Things to do from Panokosmos!

Coming to Crete for a holiday can seem like a dream.  Then you begin to look at the guidebooks, see a few articles on the web, look at a Facebook group… and it begins to feel overwhelming.  So here’s a few pointers we give to guests who come to Panokosmos....
Painting with Fruit – Panokosmos Fruit Platters

Painting with Fruit – Panokosmos Fruit Platters

At Panokosmos we serve fruit with every breakfast, usually in the form of a fruit platter.  Over the years these have become a bit of a trademark of ours.   In Crete we get wonderful fruit, changing with the seasons. There are always apples and pears,...

Cretan olive oil: how to tell its the best!

From November thru January, nearly every Cretan will be out in their olive groves, harvesting olives! Its a common sight to come round a corner and find nets spread out over the road to catch the olives.  And there’s the very distinctive noise of the rotary harvesting...

Chania Fruit and Vegetable Market

We’ve got into a routine of going to a street market in Chania, to buy all our fruit and veg, yoghurt and cheeses.  Its on a Monday in a narrow street, just up from Elefteria Square. Its a real experience, and we’ve got to know some of the stall holders, and talk a...

Red Rain at Panokosmos

  There’s been a bit of a gap in the blogging, not for want of things to say, just time to say them!  We’ve been back to Northern Europe for a month – lots of snow in Hamburg, and very cold.  Here we’ve had some dramatic weather – 140km/h wind gusts recorded, but...