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Having a holiday in Crete

Having a holiday in Crete

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.

Picnics in Crete

Picnics in Crete

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...

Views of Crete

Views of Crete

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...

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...

Mili Gorge Adventure

Mili Gorge Adventure

Walk thru the green and verdant Mili Gorge south of Rethymnon, with ruined water mills and many bridges over the stream

Beers in Crete

All about beers in Crete – beyond Mythos, Amstel, Heineken to the micro breweries – Lyra, Lafkas, Septem

Climb Pachnes in a day trip

Climb Pachnes in a day trip

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

Driving a Hire Car in Crete

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!