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...

Jun 27, 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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Jun 26, 2017

Greece Budget Travel - a range of cheap accommodation options in Athens, Crete,

Greece Budget Travel - It is still possible to travel in Greece very cheaply. Take the local buses. Take the ferries. Stay in small pensions or rooms for rent known as domatia. Bargain for the p

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Jun 25, 2017

Travel in Crete for Those on a Budget

Budget Travel, Crete

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Jun 24, 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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Jun 23, 2017

Explore the Cuisine of Crete

Fresh produce Crete

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Jun 22, 2017

Walking to Loutro Crete - three different walks in the south of the island

Walking to Loutro Crete by Ilingas, Sweetwater, Marmara, Sougia and Agia Roumeli Beaches and Aradena Gorge

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Jun 22, 2017

Heraklion Airport, Crete Greece, Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport

Heraklion Airport - Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport is located in the central north of Crete, 4.5 km from Heraklion town, a busy international airport receiving many flights from Athens and

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Jun 22, 2017

The Villages of Crete - Theriso

Theriso Crete

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Jun 21, 2017

What is Horta?

Wild Greens, Crete

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Jun 20, 2017

Walking in Chania Crete

The White Mountains, Crete

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Jun 19, 2017

Crete for Its History

Spinalong Island in Crete

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Jun 18, 2017

Chania Travel Q&A for Independent Travellers

Chania Harbour, Crete (image by Sarah Murray)

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Jun 17, 2017

Crete Images - a photo gallery of Crete and Greece

Crete Images; this is our photo gallery of beautiful images from all over Crete, including Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos, as well as the mountains and gorges, the nature and the life

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Jun 16, 2017

Birds of Crete - species names and birdwatching locations in Crete

The Birds of Crete include rare species such as the Bearded Vulture and Eleanora Falcon, and beautiful raptors such as the Golden Eagle and Bonellis Eagle

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Jun 15, 2017

The Beauty of Cretan Doors - Art by Dalius

Dalius Art - Cretan Doorways

Kalimera! My name is Dalius Regelskis and I’m an architect, artist and lecturer of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania.

I just thought, it would be a good idea to share with you my artwork of Cretan doors, inspired by the amazing beauty of the old towns and villages of Chania and Rethymnon regions:
www.daliusart.com

10 years ago my wife and I visited Crete for the first time and we both fell in love with this wonderful Greek island. Each year we used to visit different places of Crete, while we found Rethymno and realised that this town is definitely our favorite one!

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Jun 14, 2017

Ierapetra Crete surrounded by beaches - get away from it all

Ierapetra Crete; surrounded by beautiful beaches and inland mountains to explore, don't miss the paradise of Chrissi Island with its sparkling white sand and crystal turquoise waters,

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Jun 13, 2017

Makrygialos Beach in Eastern Crete

Seven Eastern Crete Beaches

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.

Makrygialos Beach Crete

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Jun 12, 2017

Walking Along the South Coast of Crete

Visit Plakias Bay or walk along the tracks on the south coast of Crete to see magnificent scenery...

Plakias Beach Crete

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Jun 11, 2017

The Cutest Little Chapel in Greece

Visit Georgioupolis Beach in Crete to see this chapel by the sea...

Georgioupolis Beach Crete

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Jun 10, 2017

Walk the Gorge of the Dead in Crete

Eastern Crete is a great place for walking. Less touristy, less built up, lots of wide open spaces, mountains and gorges. Just like Zakros Gorge, also known as 'The Gorge of the Dead'.

Zakros Gorge Crete

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Jun 09, 2017

Travel Tips for Greece

Many of our visitors combine travel to Crete with onward trips to the Greek islands. Did you know that you can travel from Crete to Santorini in just two hours?

Santorini Villa

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Jun 08, 2017

Walking Around Rethymnon Town in Crete

Rethymnon HarbourCrete

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