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...

Apr 25, 2018

Today We Remember ANZACs in Crete

Today we think about the Australian and New Zealand troops and the Cretan people who became like brothers during difficult times.

Today we remember.

Today we think about people like Geoff Edwards who escaped with the help of the monks at Preveli Monastery onto ships off the south coast of Crete during the Battle of Crete of World War II.

This monument was created by the Monastery as a collaboration after many years of work by many people including Geoff Edwards and Tom Dunbabin.

This monument stands on Monastery grounds, in southern Rethymnon, the aspect looking out from the southern coast of Crete - it is named the 'International Memorial for Resistance and Peace'.

Monument at Preveli (Image by Johan Wieland)

The display features two sculptures of figures, the Abbot of the Preveli Monastery on 1941, Agathangelos Lagouvardos, and a figure of an allied soldier representing the Allied forces of Australia, New Zealand and Britain.

To learn more about the monument and the Monastery of Preveli, Crete, see the link below.

Today we remember the bonds that keep the Aussies and Kiwis and the Cretan people friends.

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Apr 24, 2018

Where Is Your Favourite Greek Pastry Made?

Bougatsa, Crete

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Apr 22, 2018

Chania Travel Independent Travellers - Ask Your Question and See Answers

Chania Harbour, Crete (image by Sarah Murray)

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Apr 20, 2018

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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Apr 18, 2018

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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Apr 16, 2018

Cheap Car Rental Crete - the adventure starts here

Cheap Car Rental Crete - a quality local company with great service and up-front prices, reliable cars and easy booking system, tips for your self-drive holiday in Crete; visit Knossos, Heraklion, Rethymnon and Chania

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Apr 14, 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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Apr 12, 2018

Explore Kato Zakros in Crete

Kato Zakros Beach, Crete

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Apr 10, 2018

Travel on a Shoestring in Greece

Budget Travel, Crete

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Apr 08, 2018

Explore the Cuisine of Crete

Fresh produce Crete

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Apr 06, 2018

Wishing You Happy Easter Kalo Pasxa

Happy Easter...Καλό Πάσχα! from Anastasi, Apostoli and Katia at We Love Crete


Happy Easter from We Love Crete


Apr 06, 2018

Elafonisi Beach is a pure natural shoreline on the west coast of Crete

Elafonisi Beach in western Crete is a natural, near pristine beach with pure white sandbars,crystal clear waters and an undeveloped coastline.

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Apr 04, 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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Apr 02, 2018

Creative Art Project in 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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Apr 01, 2018

Wishing You a Good Month Kalo Mina

Kalo mina...Καλό μήνα from Anastasi, Apostoli and Katia at We Love Crete


Kalo Mina from Crete


Mar 27, 2018

Crete Attractions - the most popular and alternative things to do

Crete Attractions - get behind the scenes, see the green behind the sea, explore the real Crete, make your visit an authentic look at this unique culture and landscapes full of stunning diverse ecosystems. We supply alternatives to all the most popular things to do in Crete

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Mar 26, 2018

Lake Kournas near Chania in Crete

Lake Kournas, Crete

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Mar 24, 2018

Get Away in South East Crete, Greece

South East Crete

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Mar 22, 2018

The Villages of Crete - Kaliviani

Kaliviani Crete

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Mar 21, 2018

Hania Crete Tours - explore beautiful western Crete, Greece

Hania Crete Tours - explore the west of the island of Crete, Greece on active guided tours or walking tours, see Samaria Gorge, Balos Lagoon or Elafonisi Beach, visit the White Mountains, gorges and beaches

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Mar 18, 2018

Archanes Hotels - our selections for your best holiday in Crete

Archanes Hotels, Traditional Villas and Studios - this pretty village is just 14 km from the capital Heraklion and 16 km from Heraklion Airport, making an ideal rural setting for the night of your arrival in Crete, visit Knossos Palace in peace just 7 km from here

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Mar 16, 2018

Hotels in Sitia Crete - stay in small guesthouses to enjoy the east

Hotels in Sitia Crete - enjoy the east of the island in the seaside town, enjoy cafes, tavernas and restaurants down by the bay, and visit surrounding beaches

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