Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete.Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned... more
With markets selling all kinds and qualities of leather goods and a really interesting indoor food market Chania Town is worth a visit just for the shopping. The harbour is beautiful with an old... more
Every Monday their is a cretan night in the Old village Chersonissos,its a few kilometers away from the center of chersonissos.It can be reach by walking to also enjoy the view,but its a little... more
Heraklion is the capital and the commercial and business heart of Crete. The city is a place to visit not to stay in, unlike the rest of Crete it is a huge, dusty and noisy place with ships, liners,... more
Walk around the streets of Rethimno is very nice especially in the evening when you can end your walk in one of the nice Greek taverns and restaurants. In the Old Town of Rethimno there are a lot of... more
Capital of the province of Lassithi, Agios Nikolaos is one of the longest-established resort towns located on the East of the island. Protected by mountains Agios Nikolaos enjoys a fabulous setting... more
The Samaria Gorge contains a 16km walk. It'll take about 5-6 hours to complete (including rest time). You only have to take 1 bottle of water with you, because there are lots of fresh water points... more
The island of Spinalonga,officially known as Kalydon is located in the gulf of Elounda in north Eastern Crete.Originally Spinalonga was not an island,it was part of the island of Crete.During Venetian... more
The best way to get around is to hire a car and to get a good road map. the main roads are fine and driving to Matala will not be a problem on them, if you try and cut across the mountains through the... more
Actually Elafonissi is the name of the little island situated in front of this long narrow strip of sand. They are separated by a shallow canal of water, walking on it you will wet just your knees.... more
Santorini is another great day trip to take while on Crete.
You can take a boat from Rethymno, Chania or Heraklio or a speedboat like catamaran from Heraklio or Chania.
It is not a cheap way to spend... more
The area of Phaistos was inhabited from around 4000BC, and holds a south-central position on the Island, about 5.6 kilometers inland. The city, along with its sister-site Hagia Triada, had its own... more
This beach was wonderful when it was empty until approx. 11am, then the masses of tourists came and I didn't enjoy it any longer. Might be much better to visit it in spring or autumn.
The sea is... more
Once you reach the waterfront in Sitia you'll spot the long sandy beach curving around the bay to the east. It's a very long beach which is clean and with a gently slope into the water. It seemed to... more
The travel agent who I bought all my island hopping ferry tickets from at Piraeus strongly recommended visiting Ayios Nikolaos which is in the north east of Crete - only about 45 minutes from Iraklion... more
While Gouves may not be centrally located, it did not matter since we wanted to rent a car so we could access many of the more remote parts of Crete. Driving in Crete was quite a pleasure, the drivers... more
At Preveli beach you can put your feet into a river first and after into the sea (or viceversa).
I discovered Prevely beach by chance. After my visit to the monastery I walked a little and I found a... more
Gortyn was probably my favourite of all the historic sites we visited in Crete. We visited here twice during our stay, the first time we looked at the parts of the site you are actually told about and... more
Intending visitors to the Minoan Palace Ruins near Malia should note that that the site is closed until April 2010. We attempted to visit them on Saturday January 31st 2010, having noted advertised... more
Elafonissi is a small islet on the southwest of Crete. It is connected to the beach with a shallow reef (max. depth 1 meter) that allows crossing when the sea is calm. There are only a couple of... more
After a rough old 1 1/2 hour ride from Kalives through the mountains we made it south.
Luckily the EU seems to have given Crete money to build a new road from North to South, so the road is now much... more
A fresh water lake in the hills above the resort of Yeoryeopouli.
The first time I came here (20 years back) we walked from the resort of Yeoryeopouli - allow an hour - and it was getting dark when... more
At the foot of Mount Psiloriti Zaros is a fresh water lake from where much of the bottled water comes from. If you are a visitor to Crete I am sure you have drank a bottle of Zaros water. It is very... more
There is so much to do on Crete, exploring ancient ruins, walking through lovely countryside, climbing mountains, eating great food or just relaxing and soaking up the sun, there is something for...
There is so much to do on Crete, exploring ancient ruins, walking through lovely countryside, climbing mountains, eating great food or just relaxing and soaking up the sun, there is something for everybody!
* 8 000 years of history...
* birth-place of the first high-level civilization in Europe...
* land of Ikaros and Minos...
* home of El Greco, Kazantzakis and Venizelos...
* located between East, West...
Crete is a very large island, so large it could actually be a country. It has on it 5 or 6 largeish cities as well as numerous towns and villages. Most of the holiday resorts are on the North coast,...
With miles of beaches, cities that never go to sleep, deep gorges, rugged mountains, quaint villages, and all kinds of archeological sites, Crete is an island with something for everyone, no matter......