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...

Aug 16, 2017

Chrissi Island Crete - how to get here, boat tours, accommodation, restaurants

Chrissi Island Crete - a remote, untouched island of crystal clear white sand and azure turquoise indigo sea. Take a boat trip for a day, accommodation and restaurants, how to get here

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Aug 15, 2017

Stunning Villa in Crete Discounted in October 2017

Azure Heights Villa Entrance

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."

Azure Heights Villa Pool and View

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 October.

More photos and information about this holiday home is available on the link below.

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Aug 14, 2017

Cheap Hotels in Heraklion - see Knossos Palace on a budget, or stay beachside

Cheap Hotels in Heraklion - a transport hub, with connections all over this large island, see Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum, markets, shopping, cafes and nightclubs

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Aug 12, 2017

Doors of Crete

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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Aug 10, 2017

Makrygialos Beach in the East of 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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Aug 08, 2017

Cheap Holidays to Crete - budget travel options for independent travellers

Cheap Holidays to Crete - camping and budget accommodation for independent travellers

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Aug 08, 2017

Walking in Crete - explore this large Greek island hiking, trekking and rambling

Walking in Crete - hiking, trekking and exploring this large Greek island with its many mountains and gorges, wild places, rugged scenery and wide open spaces

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Aug 06, 2017

Chania Travel Independent Travellers - Ask Your Question and See Answers

Chania Harbour, Crete (image by Sarah Murray)

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Aug 04, 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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Aug 02, 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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Aug 01, 2017

Kalo Mina - Wishing You a Great Month

Triopetra Beach, Crete

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Jul 28, 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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Jul 26, 2017

Matala Crete - a summer of beaches, of music, wide open spaces

Matala Crete - how to get to this beach, the music festival, exploring around, activities and accommodation for south Heraklion beaches close to ancient sites

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Jul 24, 2017

Crete for Walkers

High Desert - The White Mountains of Crete

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Jul 23, 2017

Map of the Heart in Crete

The Villages of Crete

Spili Village Crete

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Jul 22, 2017

Villages in Crete

See our map of the villages of Crete...

See our map of rural accommodation or agrotourism stays in Crete, Greece

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Jul 21, 2017

Vineyards of Crete

Vineyards, Crete

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Jul 20, 2017

Planning Your Honeymoon?

Honeymoon in Crete

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Jul 19, 2017

Psiloritis is the Highest Mountain in Crete

Mountains of Crete

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Jul 18, 2017

Mia Muse Art Travel Workshop 2017 in Skopelos Greece

Mia Muse Art Travel Workshop 2017
Vancouver-based ceramic and fine artist Suzy Birstein invites you to Skopelos for a two week 'Mia Muse Art Travel Workshop' from 1-16 September 2017 in Greece Skopelos.

Join Suzy and artists from all over the world as they explore their unique creativity supported by the enchantment of Skopelos.

Suzy Birstein in Skopelos Town

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Jul 17, 2017

Trip Idea eBooklet 5 Days in the West of 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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Jul 16, 2017

The South Coast of Crete

Chora Sfakion on the south coast is the departure point for some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, accessible only by boat...

Chora Sfakion Crete

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