We Love Crete - Web Journal

New pages, photos and guides are added to our site, new music pages and history.

We add stories and comments from our readers and plenty for independent travellers about Crete...for those living in Crete and for those thinking of moving to Crete...

All about Crete in the Greek islands; Cretan beaches, photos and maps of Crete, beach accommodation suggestions and plenty about the Crete diet, Crete news, Crete travel, the Greek islands and more...

May 16, 2017

Trip Ideas Booklet - East Crete for Independent Travellers

Five Days in the East of Crete - by Car or Motorcycle

by the team at We Love Crete
Mini Guide to the East of Crete

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May 15, 2017

Crete - Land of History

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May 13, 2017

Healing Dittany of Crete

Dittany Herb, Crete

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May 12, 2017

Romantic Destinations in Crete

Crete Travel

Want to take them somewhere different where you can be alone? Somewhere private and romantic? We have some suggestions for romantic destinations in Crete - just for you...

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May 11, 2017

Explore Kato Zakros in Crete

Kato Zakros Beach, Crete

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May 10, 2017

From Crete to Mykonos Next Summer

Mykonos Greece

If you are planning your next Greek Island holiday, here is the information you need to include both Crete and Mykonos in your dream trip for 2017...

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May 09, 2017

Greek Pastry from Crete - Bougatsa

Bougatsa, Crete

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May 08, 2017

Travel in Crete for Those on a Budget

Budget Travel, Crete

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May 07, 2017

Crete for Independent Travellers

Crete for Independent Travellers Enthralled by Life, those who wouldnt dream of takign a selfie

no selfie zone

Take your own path...

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May 06, 2017

Kournas Lake - a fresh natural lake near Chania in Crete

Lake Kournas, Crete

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May 05, 2017

Press Pause in Eastern Crete

Our friend Andrew has written to us about his holiday to eastern Crete.

Lasithi Greece has long held a fascination for me. This summer I decided to spend a week in Lasithi, the easternmost area of Crete.

Although Lasithi beaches are not so popular as beaches of west and south Crete, I found them really stunning; the unique Vai beach with its luscious palm forest, Istro with its picturesque surroundings, the beach of Elounda overlooking Spinalonga Island and the exotic Chrissi or Golden Beach.

Here I present seven beaches in Lasithi, which I visited during my one-week stay in Lasithi. The most organised beaches are located on the northern coast, while the south side is still more isolated.

Makrigialos Beach, Crete

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May 04, 2017

Explore the Cuisine of Crete

Fresh produce Crete

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May 03, 2017

Wild Greens of Crete

Wild Greens, Crete

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May 02, 2017

The Villages of Crete - Theriso

Theriso Crete

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May 01, 2017

Vacation in Paleochora, Crete

Paleochora Town, Crete

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Apr 30, 2017

The White Mountains of Crete - The Lefka Ori

The White Mountains, Crete

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Apr 28, 2017

Crete for Its History

Spinalong Island in Crete

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Apr 26, 2017

Crete for Walkers

High Desert - The White Mountains of Crete

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Apr 24, 2017

Local Info in Western Crete

Kissamos News, Crete

Our friend Manuel at Kissamos News has written with an introduction to their service - if you are visiting West Crete - get in touch and see what's happening and perhaps you can participate in an authentic local experience. How about grape stomping? Coming up in Koutoufiana Sep 28.

KissamosNews.com is a website with information about events in Kissamos area and West Crete.

There are many traditional festivals, music, cultural events and more for all the residents and tourists who flock to West Crete in the summer. They come to visit the famous beaches of Balos, Elafonissi and Falasarna and to explore this side of Crete and its outstanding beauty.

We list public events mostly for visitors to Kissamos area, but also for foreign residents who don't speak Greek and would still like to get out. We hope to make visitors closer to the very welcoming spirit of Crete and its people.

We are only a small team, all volunteers, and we try to cover all public events like Cretan nights, concerts, theatre, exhibitions, organised walks, and everything else really, as long as it's relevant and usually local.

We strive to have up-to-date information. Many of us are also involved with community activities, like beach cleaning, conservation and local walks.

We are also very open to suggestions, information about things that we might have missed, to new contributors and to all feedback in general, so if you have something to say just write to us.

Kissamos News

Kissamos, Crete

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Apr 22, 2017

Chania Travel Q&A for Independent Travellers

Chania Harbour, Crete (image by Sarah Murray)

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Apr 20, 2017

Trip Idea eBooklet for Independent Travellers to Crete

Five Days in the West of Crete - by Car or Motorcycle

by the team at We Love Crete
Mini Guide to the West of Crete

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Apr 18, 2017

A Pirate Cove in Crete

Gramvousa and Balos, Crete

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