Crete

The Grand Documentary of 2017

The Grand Documentary of 2017 is a second part from the never-ending Grand Documentary series, originally set back in 2016. The Grand Documentary of 2017 is a 5 minutes and 23 seconds long short film documenting our lives back in 2017. ...

3 Weeks in Crete (Complete Itinerary list)

This is a round-up post for our 3 weeks trip to Crete, Grece in June 2017, listing most of the places (tourism objects, hotels, restaurants and more) In short, we fled from Tbilisi via Athens to Chania, see About Tbilisi - Athens -...

Eden Beach Hotel Review in Agia Marina

During our about a month-long trip around the island of Crete back in 2017, we stayed at Agia Marina twice -  for about 2 nights at trips start and about 5 days at the end of the trip. For the start, we chose Vergina beach hotel which...

La Playa Taverna Cafe Ouzeri Near Rethymno

And again I must say - strange how it works - I almost missed coordinates for this place but with a little investigation from pictures and help with Greek transliteration and even Greek car plate registration table I was able to locate this...

Galaxy Iraklio 5-star Hotel Review (Heraklion, Crete)

Located in Heraklion's elegant district, this 5-star hotel offers 2 gourmet restaurants, a free wellness centre and a large freshwater pool. Luxurious rooms feature balconies with pool and city views. We booked this hotel for a one night stay...

Postcards from Crete

It has been now over a year since we visited the Greek island of Crete, during the past months I've already documented many stories from this trip. In today's Piece of Life series - one of the last days on the island back in 2017. Town in Crete...

Palios Mylos Restaurant Review near Argiroupoli Springs, Crete

Ahh, I love these lovely roadside cafeterias which are hard to locate, after visiting and leaving, on the map. This time I was lucky enough and turned out I had pictured the name of this place in Greek. A bit patience and usage of Greek...

Filenia Cretan Restaurant near Triopetra

Filenia restaurant was a really nice discovery after we checked in at Triopetra Notos Hotel  - traditional Cretan lamb (and not only) dishes. We were just driving around the area after caught a very beautiful sunset at the Libyan sea, see:...

Triopetra Notos Hotel Review in Crete, Greece

Triopetra in Crete is among the most abandoned places I've traveled lately, if they wouldn't have a sea and a lovely beach, I would compare this place to the remote and almost abandoned desert village in Georgia, Udabno. During our about one-...

Taverna Plateia in Mirthios, Crete

Ok, this is just another roadside cafeteria, discovered by accident - meet Taverna Plateia in the village of Mirthios, on the island of Crete. At least I believe it is located in Mirthios village, as we did our trip to Crete back in June 2017...

Lake Kournas in Crete

Lake Kournas is a lake on the island of Crete, Greece, near the village of Kournas. It is in the Apokoronas municipality of Chania regional unit close to the border with Rethymno regional unit, 47 km from...

Kavos Beach Apartments & Studios Review in Stavros, Crete

Kavos beach apartments are among one of my favorite hotels discovered in Crete. We stayed here for a couple of nights in June 2017, during about a month long trip to Crete. Stavros is a village and a popular beach destination located...

Fresh Portakalada and Donner somewhere near Kandanos in Crete

There are times Google Maps doesn't help (in fact there are dozen of such times) - this time Google Maps street view didn't help either - after about 6 months since we returned from Crete, I'm still postprocessing a lot of photos, reviewing places (...

Top 5 star and Luxury hotels in Heraklion

Heraklion is probably the most popular tourist destination on the island of Crete, also it turns out Heraklion is the fourth largest city in Greece. Our travels took us to the Heraklion in June 2017, after we had discovered Western part of...

Top Hotels and Apartments in Triopetra, Crete

Triopetra in Crete, is among the most abandoned places I've traveled lately, if they wouldn't have a sea and a lovely beach, I would compare this place to the remote and almost abandoned desert village in Georgia, Udabno. During our about one month...

Village of Kandanos in Crete

Kandanos is a town and former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. We made a short stop here, during our latest trip to Crete in June 2017.  The view in front of us was so amazing, that I decided to make...

Libyan Princess Hotel Review in Palaiochóra, Crete

The Libyan Princess Boutique Hotel is located in one of the most beautiful resorts of Crete, gorgeous Paleochora, also known as “Nymph of the Libyan Sea” 75km from the city of Chania. Paleochora, built on a peninsula between two scenic gulfs, is an...

Top Hotels and Apartments in Stavros, Crete

Stavros is a village and a popular beach destination located close to the Chania town in Crete, Greece. The beach and surroundings were the place where in 1964 Michael Cacoyannis partly made the popular Greek movie "...

Top Hotels and Apartments to Book in Palaiochora, Crete

Palaiochora is a small town in Crete, located some 77 km south of Chania, on the southwest coast of Crete and occupies a small peninsula 400m wide and 700m long. The town is set along 11 km of coastline bordering the...

Top 20 Apartments in Agia Marina Beach, Crete (Aparthotels, Villas & Hotels)

Agia Marina is a popular resort town on the island of Crete in Greece, located just some 10 km west from Chania. Frankly speaking, I didn't know of the existence of such place before our last trip to the island of...

Beata's Orange Juice Bar, Crete

It was on our third-day trip around Crete, when we discovered an interesting roadside cafeteria promising breathtaking views, just later, post-processing photos with the help of Google Maps I was able to track down coordinates and name for this...

Top 12 Luxury & Boutique Hotels in Chania Town

For a luxury stay in Chania town, you will find plenty of  4-star and 5-star hotels. The best - luxury and boutique hotels are pretty affordable in Chania, you should be ready to pay about EUR 75 to EUR 260 per night. From my personal...

One of The Best Traditional Cretan Restaurants - Gramvousa in Kaliviani

There is another clear winner in my top restaurant list - Gramvousa Restaurant in the small Cretan village Kaliviani. Discovered by the accident, during our travels in Crete at the start of June 2017. We headed here after failed attempt to...

Discoveries in Crete - Rough Road To Balos Beach

Balos Beach & Lagoon have been listed as one of the TOP 10 Best Europe's Beaches in 2017 according to Trip Advisor. We didn't know that yet when planned our trip here with a rental car we took earlier this morning at Agia Marina beach. This was...

Mavros Molos Beach near Kissamos, Crete

Mavros Molos beach is a quiet and kind of remote, tourist unspoiled beach located near Kissamos, some 40km from Chania.  We made here a short stop during our Crete exploring trip back in June 2017 Mavros Molos Beach is the...

Cafe Mixail Malandrakis in Kalydonia, Crete

Cafe Mixail Malandrakis is located in a small village of Kalydonia, Crete in distance some 25km from Chania town. We discovered this place by accident, when, after checking out from a hotel room in Agia Marina (see: Vergina Beach Hotel Review, Agia...

Red Dragon Restaurant Review in Platanias

Red Dragon is a Chinese restaurant in Platanias, Crete serving kind of combo tourist meals for IMHO bit high prices. Anyhow, as we booked a hotel room in a nearby Agia Marina town (which seems is a hotel area), then most of the dinning options are...

Tampakakis Bakery in Agia Marina, Crete

Tampakakis bakery is a lovely place in Agia Marina, many pastries and tasty coffee available here. Tampakakis was closely located to hotel we stayed for couple of days in Agia Marina (Vergina Beach Hotel Review, Agia Marina, Crete) Fresh...

The Stones Restaurant Review - Platanias, Crete

The Stones restaurant is located in Platanias, Crete. Located kind of remote / roadside. We visited this place on a rainy day, after checked in at hotel in nearby town of Agia Marina (see: Vergina Beach Hotel Review, Agia Marina...

Vergina Beach Hotel Review, Agia Marina, Crete

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Set right on the sandy beach of Agia Marina, Vergina Beach Hotel offers free WiFi in all areas and air-conditioned accommodation with views over the Cretan Sea. It includes a beach bar and a cocktail...