Yiásas! ~ About Us

We are Anastasi & Apostoli, and we love Crete!

Let us tell you a little about us. We want to share our love for this beautiful island, and we found the internet a great way to do it.

Toli and Taso - authors of We Love Crete
Anastasi, author of We Love Crete

Taso really loves surfing and bush walking, two things he enjoys to the max in Australia. He also loves coffee and taverna meals, good wine and healthy vegetarian food, plenty of which he enjoys in Greece.

Taso loves travelling and has contributed to many of our information pages about the Greek Islands. He currently  works as an eco-tour guide and as a volunteer for surf and ocean conservation.

Apostoli, author of We Love Crete

Toli loves music and plays the bass guitar. Toli is our resident historian, and loves exploring Cretan history, and Greek ancient history. Toli shares great information about Cretan music and dancing, and he loves cooking, growing herbs and vegetables.

Toli loves restoring and touring by motorcycle, and has helped to write our mini-guides to touring by car or motorbike in Crete. Passionate about ecology and forest regeneration, he is currently studying landscape design, and works in a nursery.

Katia, author of We Love Crete

Katia came into our lives to share the joy of Greece, Kriti and love of life with us. A traveller since a young age…after living in Australia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, she spoke Spanish but no Greek.

Well, after living in Greece and travelling in Greece, that has all changed, she even has a Cretan accent! With her experiences as a writer and independent traveller, Katia answers many of our visitors' questions as she has real knack of putting together great itineraries.

Our Story...

Growing up in Australia, so far away from Greece, we developed as international citizens, loving the sun, sand and surf of the great southern land. We were teased and bashed for our olive skin and dark curly hair. All we wanted to do was fit in. Like most teenagers.

As we grew, we developed nostalgia. That is a Greek word which has come into English. It is love and longing fueled by being far away. This nostalgia deepened our love for Greece, and we gradually came to allow ourselves to be who we truly are. Many Greeks in Australia, America or Canada know how that feels. Since we were young, we had dreams with Greece in them. We knew how she feels, how the air tastes, how the atmosphere shines.

Anastasi & Apostoli, authors of We Love Crete

We travelled from our home town of Sydney and lived in Noosa in Queensland. Our home was a cottage painted blue and white in the wonderful wild Australian bush. Here we expressed our love for our homeland in paintings of water-colour and pastel, and dreamed of visiting Greece.

A little about us...we are artists, writers and musicians. We play flamenco, rumba, rock, heavy metal and Cretan folk music.

It was not until we set foot upon Greece that we truly understood what we had been missing our whole lives. It was as though we had never truly breathed. For the first time in our lives we felt that we had reached home!

Anastasi & Apostoli, authors of We Love Crete

We love Greece, and being Cretan, we especially love Crete. As musicians, it was a deeper home-coming. Cretans are natural poets and musicians and their proud culture oozes from every pore, but not more than when they are playing music or dancing. We are blessed to be Cretan Greeks, and this inspires us in wanting to share Kriti and her unique story with the world.

Our grandparents were born in Crete. Our grandmother comes from the village of Máza in Selínou province in Chania. Our grandfather was born in Kerásia in Malevisíou province in Iraklion.

We tell you about us, because we know there are lots of Greeks like us all over the world, who hunger to learn more about their roots and wish to explore this rich culture. It is wonderful to have the Internet to bring us all closer together to understand one another and to create a cyber-kafenion; the "university of life". So, that is a little about us.

Having travelled extensively in Crete, many other Greek islands and in Athens and the Greek mainland, we have put together our tips and suggestions for how to enjoy some of the most beautiful parts of Greece.

The great thing about Crete is that it is very central to the rest of the Greek islands, so you can take a ferry and whiz off to another fascinating island in no time! Or stay and explore the hundreds of beaches, mountain ranges and countless gorges and villages of Crete. You choose.

We hope you enjoy this website and visit Kríti soon.

Anastasi & Apostoli


Agapame tin Kriti in Greek




Introduce Yourself!

Now you know just a little about us. Tell us a little about you...see the contact us page.

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Join us in our love of this most beautiful island.

Evíva!




About Us...

The We Love Crete Team with the familyWith the family...
Cafe in RethymnonIn Rethymnon



Stin Yiamas! Taso and Toli with friends in a Cretan villageStin Yiamas! Avgeniki Village, Heraklion, Crete



Taso and Toli and friends in the village in CreteWith friends in our Grandfather's village, Crete

Toli and a friend of his Papou in the kafenionIn the kafenion


Tsikoudia in the village - at the kazaniTsikoudia in the village - at the kazani
Elafonisi Beach in western CreteAt Elafonisi Beach
Matala Beach CreteAt Matala Beach



Chania Harbour - sailing boatsChania Harbour

In the streets of the old town, RethymnonThe Old Town of Rethymnon
Katia with just a few bottles of the wine of Crete! and the kind friend who shared them!Some wine my dear?!


We Love Crete team at a wedding in CreteAt the wedding...
Toli and friend at a wedding in CreteAt the wedding...

Taso and Toli in the Old Town of RethymnonThe old town of Rethymnon
Katia with a friend in the village laneway...Katia with a friend in the village laneway...
Katia with the girls in the village laneway...Katia with the girls in the village laneway...

Taso and Toli with friend in the village...Taso and Toli with friends in the village...

Good parea in the village, CreteGood parea in the village, Crete
Sheep and lambs outside Venerato, CreteSheep and lambs outside Paliani, Venerato

Stin Yiamas! Taso and Toli drink with a friend in a village in CreteStin Yiamas!! Venerato village in Heraklion, Crete



Stin Yiamas! Toli and Katia drink with a friend in a village in CreteStin Yiamas!! In Venerato.

Apostoli, author of We Love CreteApostoli

Apostoli, author of We Love Crete
Apostoli, author of We Love Crete

Taso - author of We Love CreteAnastasi
Taso Katia Maria - We Love Crete


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