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.
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
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.