All you need to know: flights, hire car, accommodation. Things to do, walks and drives, places to visit, what to look for in the Cretan diet.
Coronavirus still dominates the news and doubtless your holiday thinking. But the world is gradually opening up again, with more options to go abroad. And with the constraints of lockdown and the stresses the pandemic is causing, a relaxing holiday abroad may be...
An eclectic collection of pictures we love of Crete where we live to tempt you to come here for your holidays
The joys of picnics – eating outside in the midst of nature in the heartlands of Crete. We take you to some of our favorite locations, introduce you to Panokosmos packed lunches and the breakfast picnic.
Spectacular views of Cretan landscapes from the foothills of the White Mountains – as painted by Urban Larsen! The Apokoronas, the Mediterranean sea, the tiny village of Chiliomoudou
Eating al fresco in Crete. The joys of eating and drinking outside in glorious Mediterranean weather.
Carnivals in Crete. We take you to those at Rethymno and Kalyves. See the creativity, the excitement and the joire de vivre
A visit to the 2020 Wine Fair in Chania, where we choose the Cretan wines: Panokosmos wines for 2020
All about the Cretan Wine Fair, held annually in Chania, where you can choose wines from the 33 wineries on the island
Walk thru the green and verdant Mili Gorge south of Rethymnon, with ruined water mills and many bridges over the stream
Chania Santa Run for charity takes place each year on 26 December. We get caught up in all the fun and excitement!
Christmas in Crete: some of the nativity scenes in local village, and the fantastic illuminations in Chania!
All about beers in Crete – beyond Mythos, Amstel, Heineken to the micro breweries – Lyra, Lafkas, Septem
The history of Aradhena village – why it was abandoned, who built the girder bridge across the Aradhena gorge, all in a day out to the Anopolis plain
How to climb Pachnes, the highest mountain in the White Mountain range and see the unique landscape of the Madares, the high desert. A not to be missed experience – how to do it: where to start, what you will see, what its like
Top tips about driving in Crete – Cretan driving, speed cameras, finding your way around, and off road thrills! And things to watch for when hiring a car when you first come to visit
Driving a hire car in Crete – top tips about insurance, what to check on the car, Cretan driving, speed cameras, finding your way around, and off road thrills!
Making prickly pear jam from the fruit growing in the gardens of the villa – how to pick the fruit, prepare the jam and not get pricked!
Making Panokosmos prickly pear jam – how to pick the fruit, prepare the jam and not get pricked!
Stylos – discover a Cretan village in the Apokoronas, with fountains, tavernas shaded by plane trees, a Byzantine church, Minoan tomb, and a Pleistocene fossil!