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 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!
A varied day out featuring a lush valley walk, an iconic beach, a monastery with a special feel and spectacular views, and a bold commemoration of World War 2
Holidays at Panokosmos in Crete, described by quotes from recent guests reveiws
Choosing that holiday to experience the heart of Crete – compare staying in the mountains with being near the coast and beaches
So much to do and see in the old Venetian harbour of Chania. Where to eat? Where to drink? What to see? Here are some of our favourites.
We describe walks you can see looking at the White Mountains from the Apokoronas
Walking a Cretan gorge is a not to be missed experience. To stand in the base of a gorge, looking up over 100m of vertical cliff, sometimes only a couple of metres apart, is an awesome experience. But which one to choose?
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.
Yoghurt and cheeses in the Cretan diet – find out where to get the real mountain yoghurt and the best cheeses
We take you on a simple but charming walk to a little white chapel in the foothills of the White Mountains
Trying to see the good and bad in the new development by Casa Cook in Chania
A drive to the Creta Carob factory, the old village of Argiroupoli, the ancient tombs of Lappa and the taverna serving fresh trout farmed from rock pools formed by the stream. Lake Kournas, the largest lake in Crete, with the old village of Kournas overlooking it.
How we choose the wines for Panokosmos each year. Two hard days at the Chania wine fair sampling Cretan wines from the 35 wineries on the island
At Panokosmos we serve fruit with every breakfast, usually the “Panokosmos fruit platter”. Over the years these have become a bit of a trademark of ours.
We help you find out what is a good olive oil, how its harvested, where to see it being milled
We take you on a trip to the street markets of Chania. What you’ll experience and where to find them
Our tips to get you better prices and to avoid the pitfalls of booking direct flights to Crete
A lot has happened in the two and a half years since the Red Rain! We’ve established our holiday business here in Crete and seen around forty parties of guests. They’ve come from all over the world – from New Zealand to Canada, Spain to Romania. We’ve...