Crete

Village of Kandanos in Crete

October 22, 2017
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 some photography here. Back then I even didn't keep the record and...

Libyan Princess Hotel Review in Palaiochóra, Crete

October 21, 2017
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 idyllic location harmoniously combining mountains and the deep blue...

Top Hotels and Apartments in Stavros, Crete

October 20, 2017
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 "Zorba the Greek" starring Anthony Quinn. During our latest trip to the...

Top Hotels and Apartments to Book in Palaiochora, Crete

October 13, 2017
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 Libyan Sea.  We booked a 4-star hotel here in June 2017,...

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

September 29, 2017
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 Crete during the month of June 2017. Now I can only regret about it...

Beata's Orange Juice Bar, Crete

September 27, 2017
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 place - Beata's Orange Juice Bar, Crete. Indeed - views here...

Top 12 Luxury & Boutique Hotels in Chania Town

September 08, 2017
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 experience, thus I've not stayed at any of listed below hotels, I've...

One of The Best Traditional Cretan Restaurants - Gramvousa in Kaliviani

September 07, 2017
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 reach Balos beach in the nearby vicinity, see: Discoveries in...

Discoveries in Crete - Rough Road To Balos Beach

September 05, 2017
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 indeed a beautiful trip, kind of reminded me the one we did about a...

Mavros Molos Beach near Kissamos, Crete

September 02, 2017
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 largest beach in Kissamos (Kastelli) itself, with fine sand and...

Cafe Mixail Malandrakis in Kalydonia, Crete

August 31, 2017
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 Marina, Crete), took a rental car and decided to head in the...

Red Dragon Restaurant Review in Platanias

August 26, 2017
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 located in nearby Platanias. As previous evening we walked about...

Tampakakis Bakery in Agia Marina, Crete

August 24, 2017
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 morning coffee and crispy buns guaranteed. Tampakakis Bakery...

The Stones Restaurant Review - Platanias, Crete

August 22, 2017
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, Crete). The walk was for about 4 km (each direction) This place...

Vergina Beach Hotel Review, Agia Marina, Crete

August 13, 2017
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 bar. We booked this hotel at the start of June 2017 and stayed here...