Cretan Carnival – riding the Waves

Cretan Carnival – riding the Waves

Quite symbolic: Cretans riding the waves of life! Its Carnival time in Crete!  We didn’t even know of these celebrations before we moved here, and it was a great surprise to enjoy Cretan carnivals!  Its one of the traditions anchored in antiquity, but as so...
Panokosmos Wines in 2020

Panokosmos Wines in 2020

We are just back from the 2020 wine fair in Platanias, near Chania. We are so excited by the additions to our wine list that we just had to write about them!  We’ve not even finished constructing the list! But here are some new finds that we are certain to...
Mili Gorge Adventure

Mili Gorge Adventure

The Mili gorge is about an hour away from Panokosmos, south of Rethymnon and makes a great day out.  Our Mili gorge adventure takes place in January and there was plenty of evidence of Mother Nature! We tried it in January 2020, during a dry day, and found a...
Chania Santa Run for Charity

Chania Santa Run for Charity

We got sort of caught up by the Chania Santa run for charity.  We were staying for a Christmas break in the lovely Kydon hotel in central Chania. Its got a great view from the 5th floor over the town. Our room overlooked the giant Christmas tree in front of the...
Christmas Nativity Scenes in Crete

Christmas Nativity Scenes in Crete

The Nativity scene in Kalyves in the town square It’s a lovely part of Christmas – nativity scenes in Crete, that each of the villages sets out a nativity scene.  Nativity scenes in villages around Panokosmos Normally in the central square, usually opposite the...