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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.
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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...
Our friend Pete has written to us to tell us about his local beach and seaside tavernas in Crete...
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!
Mochlos Beach and Island are located around 40 km east of Agios Nikolaos on the north coast of eastern Crete...
I would be very grateful for your advice. I am planning a trip to Elounda and would like to stay in a four or five star hotel, hiwever I would like to
Would it be better for me to take a bus from Heraklion Airport - or fly to Sitia instead? On the map it appears Sitia is closer. Any help would be appreciated.
Hello! Your site is so very helpful!! I fly into Heraklion and am trying to decide where it would be best to stay. I arrive at 5pm and depart 4 days
Life is sweet in Kerasia village.
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...
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.
Take your own path...thanks to Mark Latter for the image...thanks Mark...stay cool...stay wild!
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.
Sofia Kolokitha has written to tell us about a new family experience offered in western 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."
"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.
by the team at We Love Crete
by the team at We Love Crete
Visit Georgioupolis Beach in Crete to see this chapel by the sea...