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...
Paleochora Crete - where to stay, eat and do in this pretty seaside village in the south west of the island, tips for visitors
The Adventures of Harry, Poppy, Dixie and Introducing Alfie
By Pete Smith
This book immediately draws you into the dogs’ world told from the dog’s perspective. Harry the puppy tells us all about his life with fellow dogs and his human family in Crete. It seems he was rescued from the side of the road by some animal lovers, and cared for like one of the family.
With adventures like getting lost in the pouring rain, meeting a fast-flying seagull and Dixie's serious health issues, this little group of dogs have a wonderful fun life, as they lived near the beach.
The dogs then have the adventure of moving house, meeting Russell, a crow, and greeting a skinny lost dog who becomes another family member. Getting lost on hazardous mountain tracks with their human Dad, and sleeping comfortably in the house, these dogs have a great life, and the stories rollick along in fine form.
Pete Smith has captured the fun and friendship of animals perfectly in this wholesome and well-told story, sure to encourage any young reader to love and respect animals and pets.
Set in Crete with plenty of local colour and intrigue, this book is written for children and will enchant adults too.
Watch out for the sequel, featuring plenty of adventures for the rambunctious gang of furries and felines.
Now with a sequel 'Further Adventures Of Harry, Poppy, Dixie And Alfie'
Lassithi Crete - discover the east of the island and its towns, beaches, forests, mountains and villages, wide open spaces and character
This villa in eastern Crete is located near the village of Sfaka, in the most glorious valley region, just high enough to take advantage of the views, yet close to the pretty and uncrowded beaches of Tholos and Mochlos.
Our friends Annie and Pete have written to us to say:
"We have just had a let down for October... 3 weeks cancelled... as it's so late to get other bookings we are happy to offer a 20% discount for any booking in October. The price at the present is 120 Euro per night which will make it 96 Euro per night."
This villa has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 guests in comfort, with loads of space, all equipment you will need, many different outdoor patios and that infinity pool! With that view!
Just 41 km from the main town centre of Agios Nikolaos with myriad tavernas, cafes and shopping streets, the villa is best visited with a car. Fly into Heraklion Airport HER, pick up your car and drive just 100 km to your oasis of tranquility - Azure Heights Villa.
Thank you, Annie and Pete, for letting us know about this special place and the discounted price for the rest of October.
More photos and information about this holiday home is available on the link below.
This offer is valid now.
Ferries to Greece - how to get Greek ferries from Turkey to Crete; answers to visitors questions about how to get from Turkey to Crete with travel plans in Greece
Visit Plakias Bay or walk along the tracks on the south coast of Crete to see magnificent scenery...
The Villages of 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'.
See our map of the villages of Crete...
See our map of rural accommodation or agrotourism stays in Crete, Greece
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.
Visit Georgioupolis Beach in Crete to see this chapel by the sea...
by the team at We Love Crete
by the team at We Love Crete
Chora Sfakion on the south coast is the departure point for some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, accessible only by boat...
This 3100 sq m plot of land is situated in a beautiful region of southern Crete just 300m outside the unspoilt village of Kerames.
Kerames is a fully functional, working village in the municipality of Lampi which is part of the prefecture of Rethymnon. The land already has permission to build a 200 sq m property and has both water and electricity sources nearby. It is about 350m above sea-level and has panoramic views over the village of Kerames to the sea about 2km away to the south.
Kerames is just a short walk away and has a very good mini-market and two tavernas. On the coast, immediately below Kerames, are miles of unspoilt beaches and coves and the fabulous taverna of Agia Fotia, run by Vicki and Stavros, which serves the best local food in Crete!
Just 7km to the north-east is the large town of Spili and 17 km to the east is the port of Agia Galini. To the west is the spectacular wildlife refuge of of 'Preveli Dimon Foinika kai Lampis'.
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