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.
What a splendid way to self isolate in the midst of this dreadful saga of the Coronavirus! Unfortunately since we wrote this, the lockdown has precluded travelling so far from home. Recently we packed one of our picnics in Crete and set off for Kissamos. In the...
There is a special feel about being in the mountains. The air is clear and crisp. Sounds of nature are all around. Most importantly it seems to inspire calm and tranquillity in body and spirit. Whats more there are the views! Panokosmos, crouching under...
Eating al fresco in Crete. The joys of eating and drinking outside in glorious Mediterranean weather.
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...
A visit to the 2020 Wine Fair in Chania, where we choose the Cretan wines: Panokosmos wines for 2020
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
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