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Learn about Crete Through Our Eyes

Discover the hidden gems of Crete. From Chania’s ancient alleyways to Heraklion’s vibrant markets, the serenity of Sissi, and the enchanting trails leading to secluded beaches. We’ll guide you to family-run tavernas, festive celebrations, and historical sites, offering a glimpse into authentic Cretan life.


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What we write about

Now, you may be wondering, what kind of posts can you expect to find in this section? Well, let us take you on a little tour to give you a sneak peek into the kind of content we’ve curated especially for you.

First off, we’ve got our ‘Hidden Treasures’ series. These posts shine a light on the lesser-known yet incredibly beautiful parts of Crete that usually fly under the average tourist’s radar. Think of secret beaches where turquoise waters gently lap at pristine shores, charming little villages where time seems to have paused, and family-run tavernas where you can savor home-cooked meals that hit all the right notes of authentic Cretan cuisine.

Then there’s our ‘Culture Chronicles.’ Crete is not just about breathtaking landscapes; it’s also about a rich and vibrant culture that’s steeped in history. In this series, we delve into fascinating tales of ancient Minoan civilization, the poignant echoes of the Venetian and Ottoman eras, and the unique customs that make Cretan culture stand out.

We can’t talk about Crete without waxing poetic about its delectable cuisine. This is where our ‘Cretan Cuisine’ series comes in. Whether you’re a foodie or someone interested in trying out new cuisines, these posts will have you salivating. We explore the mouth-watering world of Cretan gastronomy, introducing you to must-try dishes, unique local ingredients, and the best places to enjoy a meal on the island.

Next, we have our ‘Adventure Awaits’ series, designed for the thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies among you. These posts are all about the exciting outdoor activities Crete has to offer. From hiking the awe-inspiring Samaria Gorge to diving into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, we’ve got you covered.

And let’s not forget our ‘Local Insights’ series. This is where we share our personal experiences, discoveries, and interactions with the locals. These posts are packed with insider tips and advice that you won’t find in typical travel guides. They’re designed to help you experience Crete the way a local would.

Last but certainly not least, we’ve got our ‘Seasonal Specials.’ Crete changes with each season, and so do our posts. We highlight what’s special about visiting Crete during each part of the year – from the vibrant spring flower blooms to the festive winter celebrations.

We’re constantly adding to these series and introducing new ones to ensure you have a wide range of engaging and enlightening reads. Our blog posts are created with our readers in mind. We want to inspire you, guide you, and – above all – make you fall in love with Crete, just like we have.

So, why wait? Dive in, start exploring our blog, and let’s discover the wonders of Crete together!

Our Latest Trip

chania town

Our voyage to Chania, Crete’s westernmost city, was nothing short of spectacular. The city is a beautiful blend of the old and new, presenting a colorful tapestry of history, culture, and scenic beauty.

Upon arrival, we ventured into the Old Town, a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets lined with charming Venetian-era buildings. A visit to the historic Venetian Harbour was like stepping back in time, with its iconic lighthouse standing sentinel against the azure backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

We savored traditional Cretan cuisine in quaint tavernas, hidden away in unexpected corners, where local culinary delights like dakos and kalitsounia stole our hearts and delighted our palates.

One of our favorite excursions was a trip to the bustling Chania Market. From freshly caught fish to aromatic herbs and spices, ripe fruits, and locally made cheeses, it was a sensory feast that highlighted Crete’s abundant offerings. Read more…