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 18, 2018

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 16, 2018

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...thanks to Mark Latter for the image...thanks Mark...stay cool...stay wild!

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Jun 14, 2018

Explore Kato Zakros in Crete

Kato Zakros Beach, Crete

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Jun 12, 2018

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 10, 2018

Get Away in South East Crete, Greece

South East Crete

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Jun 08, 2018

From Crete to Mykonos

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 2018...

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Jun 06, 2018

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 04, 2018

The Villages of Crete - Spili

Spili Crete

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Jun 02, 2018

Spoon Sweets - The Food of Crete

Spoon Sweets, Crete

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May 28, 2018

Insider Tips for The Greek Islands

Travel to the Greek Islands
Travel Greece from Crete to many other islands. It is as easy as one ferry ride or a short plane ride. Island-hopping has never been so easy...

We love exploring the Greek islands...and we know many of you do too...

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May 26, 2018

Insider Tips for Travel to Athens Greece

Travel to Athens Greece
Athens Greece - How to enjoy your Athens Stopover - everyone has their own relationship with Athens Αθήνα. We love Athena. We say it is definitely worth spending time to get to know her...

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May 25, 2018

Insider Tips for Travel to Crete Island

Travel to Crete
Crete Travel - a lot of information to make your trip days flow smoothly, so you can enjoy the real taste of Kriti; buses, hire cars, transfers, accommodation and touring.

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May 24, 2018

Mochlos Our Local Beach in Crete

Our friend Pete has written to us to tell us about his local beach and seaside tavernas in Crete...

Mochlos Beach Crete (image by Oliver C)

Hi to all fellow lovers of Crete, I recently wrote two children's books which have been published ....all about the adventures of three dogs and a cat. All the action takes place in eastern Crete and that's what I want to tell you about.

It is a very beautiful part of the island, full of interest and brimming with history. Together with my wife Annie and our adventurous pets, we live on the outskirts of a small village called Sfaka which is surrounded by such beauty.

A ten minute drive brings one to the picturesque fishing village of Mochlos. It boasts a variety of little tavernas on the seafront with varied menus. Ask Dimitri to prepare you a seafood platter, try Georges for a selection of Greek dishes known as meze, and you haven't lived until you have had Gaby's fresh calamari. Then there are two little bars on the rocks....just perfect for sun downers.

Between and below George's taverna and Gaby's is a small beach but the clear blue sea is easily accessible from the rocks off Gaby's place and beneath the surface of the sea is a treat for snorkellers. An underwater gorge, sunken ruins and clear blue waters.

There is a small island approximately 150 meters from Mochlos called Mochlos Island by the locals which was at one time part of the town. At the time of the Santorini earthquake, it was separated from the mainland and sunk.....hence the ruins. There is a small church on the island, church of Agios Nikolaos, patron saint of seafarers and fishermen plus an archaeological site of Minoan origin. A dig is still in operation there.

Incidentally, we always enjoy New Years Eve at George's Taverna with live music lovely and reasonably-priced food and a roaring fire. Brilliant!

Enjoy Mochlos....who couldn't!

See Pete Smith's books here...

Mochlos Beach and Island are located around 40 km east of Agios Nikolaos on the north coast of eastern Crete...

Mocholos Beach Crete

Mocholos Beach Crete

Mocholos Beach Crete

Mocholos Beach Crete

May 22, 2018

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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May 20, 2018

Crete - Incredible Hospitality to be Found Everyday

We really cannot tell you how the hospitality of Crete is. You have to experience it for yourself. In a world gone mad, where no-one talks to you or looks at you anymore, it is revitalising to the soul to be treated with such respect and openness. The Cretans teach us all how to be truly wealthy.

So, although this video is humourous, it is based on truth and certainly reflects our experiences in Kriti.

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May 18, 2018

'The Island' is in Crete

Spinalonga Island, Crete

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May 17, 2018

Preveli Crete - visit this achingly beautiful and historic beach

Preveli Crete - visit the south of Rethymnon, see the Venetian Bridge, Kourtaliko Gorge, Kato Preveli Ruins, Preveli Monastery and Monument, and Preveli Palm Forest and Beach

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May 16, 2018

Travelling by Bus in Crete

Local Bus Info, Crete

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May 14, 2018

The Wine Regions of Crete

Vineyards, Crete

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May 12, 2018

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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May 10, 2018

Crete - Land of History

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May 08, 2018

Stavros Beach in Crete - swim, relax, dance the Syrtaki like Zorba

Stavros Beach in Crete - sitting on a tightly curving bay at the base of craggy peak, this sandy beach with little swell in great for kids and families, and was also the location of the famous dance of the Syrtaki in the movie Zorba from the sixties. Close to Chania.

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