What to do on the Chania harbour front

What to do on the Chania harbour front

Early one morning at the old Venetian harbour The Chania harbour front, created in Venetian times, is special, quintessential Crete partly because the iconic lighthouse adorns the cover of many a guidebook! Passing the lighthouse on the way to fish The Venetian...
Walking in the heart of Crete: the White Mountains

Walking in the heart of Crete: the White Mountains

Up in the Foothills of the White Mountains, looking east towards Souda Bay From the Apokoronas plain the Lefka Ori, the White Mountains, stretch out from Chania facing north east, to beyond Georgioupoli towards Rethymno.  The foothills, up to 1600m high are split...
Choosing the best Cretan Gorge for you

Choosing the best Cretan Gorge for you

Stand in the base of a gorge, and look up over 100m of vertical cliff, sometimes only a couple of metres apart. Its an awesome experience.  As a result it brings home the sort of unthinkable forces which must have shaped them.  River in the Samaria gorge The folding...
Ten Things to do from Panokosmos!

Ten Things to do from Panokosmos!

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....
Cretan Diet: Key Elements! – part II

Cretan Diet: Key Elements! – part II

The Cheeses, the herbs, the grapes… Lets start on the Cretan diet, not with olive oil – about which we’ve already written a blog (part I!). But with milk, sheep and goats milk, because it’s the basis of the wonderful yoghurt and Graviera. Its the king of Cretan...
Walking in the Foothills of the White Mountains

Walking in the Foothills of the White Mountains

Thru the hills to the chapel There are so many lovely walks in the Apokoronas, in the foothills of the White Mountains in western Crete.  They follow dry stream beds winding thru gorges, or amongst the orange groves.  Everywhere in Crete is dotted with a...