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Yiasas, We are Apostoli and Anastasi and We Love Crete!

Here on this blog, new pages, photos and articles are added to our site, new pages about the Greek Island of Crete and travel in Greece and the Greek islands. New pages are added on villages and mountains and gorges, music, walking and hiking and history.

We add stories and comments from our readers and plenty for you as an independent traveller to Crete...or for you if you are living in Crete and for you if you are 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, itineraries in Crete, experiences in Crete, the Greek islands and more...

This is not a personal blog, because our whole website is our personal 'love letter' to Crete and is written for you, our fellow lover of Crete, to discover her for yourself...

We won't tell you what to do and where to go, how to feel or give you the '10 best' of anything. We share our love for Crete and let you make up your own mind, plan your own trip and experience your own journey, on your own path. We Love Crete is a No Selfie Zone

...and you won't find any selfies here. It is a no selfie zone! Phew!

We would love to hear your questions about travelling in Crete, or your stories about living and travelling in Crete, please write to us here: Contact Us

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Do you have a story about Crete to share? Want to contribute? Write for Us at We Love Crete

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Oct 12, 2019

Spoon Sweets - The Food Culture of Crete

Spoon Sweets, Crete

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Oct 10, 2019

Travel on a Shoestring in Greece

Budget Travel, Crete

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Oct 08, 2019

The Highest Mountain in Crete, Greece

Mountains of Crete

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Oct 06, 2019

The Wine Regions of Crete

Vineyards, Crete

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Oct 04, 2019

The Villages of Crete - Spili

Spili Crete

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Oct 02, 2019

Mochlos Our Local Beach in Crete - Tips for 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

Sep 30, 2019

Walking Along the South Coast of Crete

Planning your next trip to Crete? Visit Plakias Bay or walk along the tracks on the south coast of Crete to see magnificent scenery...

This walk is perfect from spring to autumn or May to October...



Plakias Beach Crete


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Sep 28, 2019

Kerasia Village Crete - Experience the Real Kriti

Life is sweet in Kerasia village.

Kerasia, Crete

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Sep 26, 2019

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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Sep 20, 2019

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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Sep 18, 2019

Crete - True Hospitality 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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Sep 16, 2019

Create n Cook in Crete

Sofia Kolokitha has written to tell us about a new family experience offered in western Crete.

Cooking Classes Crete

Sophia says: "Cr-eat n' Cook is the spot where our passion for cooking bumped into the love of our homeland. After many years of experience in delighting travellers, me, my mother and my brother decided to band together and give tradition a creative outlet".

"Olive oil tasting, cooking classes, learning from the inside what the Cretan diet is all about and how it is connected to our culture, is what you should expect from a visit at Cr-eat n' Cook.

"We will prepare together, step-by-step, the most famous Cretan recipes using local products. You will learn what 'extra virgin' really means and after a tasting, you will be able to recognise how a good extra virgin olive oil should taste. Our gardens at the property will take you back to a time when people were relying on the land and they trusted nature."

Cooking Classes Crete

"The building in which this experience takes place dates back to 1830 and it has always belonged to this family. It was declared by the Greek government as a historical building in 1993. However, according to the history of my family this building was built 400 years ago. It is built majestically with stone, and the roof is supported by three glorious arches."

"The wood stove where we bake is as old as the building. It was a great surprise when we found out that after so many years sunk in oblivion, it still worked properly. This astonishing building has been passed down from one generation to the other. Initially it was used as an olive oil mill, later as a stable and today as a place where travellers discover a side of Crete which is still authentic".

"Cr-eat n Cook is located in Chania city, 5 kilometres away from Platanias, at a picturesque village named Metochi."

"People can find us at our Facebook page or they can contact us via email or telephone."

"Seasonal, fresh products and love are the great secrets in Cretan diet," says Sofia.

Cooking Classes Crete


Sep 14, 2019

The Villages of Crete - Theriso

Theriso Crete

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Sep 08, 2019

Get Away in South East Crete, Greece

South East Crete

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Sep 06, 2019

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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Sep 04, 2019

Lake Kournas near Chania in Crete

Lake Kournas, Crete

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Sep 02, 2019

Chania Travel Independent Travellers - Ask Your Question and See Answers

Chania Harbour, Crete (image by Sarah Murray)

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Aug 30, 2019

Crete - Land of History

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Aug 28, 2019

Crete for Independent Travellers

Crete for Independent Travellers Enthralled by Life, those who wouldnt dream of taking 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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Aug 26, 2019

Tips for Travel to Crete Island Greece

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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Aug 24, 2019

Be Safe - Travel Insurance for Crete & The Greek Islands

Travel Insurance for Crete

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Aug 24, 2019

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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