Chrissi island is famous for its rich natural setting — dominated by the aromas of the lush cedar trees, crystal clear waters and glorious white sandy beaches. Chrissi in fact means the Golden island, its name derives from the golden sand which covers the island’s beaches. Others refer to this land as Gaidouronisi — the island of the donkeys. It is here that the locals from Ierapetra would bring their old donkeys, to spend their last days in pristine surroundings. If you wish to enjoy a day trip to this natural paradise, here is everything you need to know about Chrissi island. Continue reading →
One of the most breathtaking and longest hiking routes in Europe, the Samaria Gorge tops the list of must see things in Crete. An important natural landmark of Crete, over the years the Samaria Gorge has played a crucial role in both the Cretan and Mediterranean history. Often referred to as the land of gorges, Crete’s natural landscape is dotted by over 400 canyons and is home to the largest number of gorges in Greece — Samaria Gorge being the crown jewel of all. Here’s everything you need to know about Samaria Gorge in Crete.
Crete’s rugged natural beauty makes it the perfect setting for indulgence and luxury. We have compiled a list of the 13 best luxury hotels of Crete based on the guests’ ratings and reviews. Continue reading →
During the Bronze Age (in Europe, that was 3200 – 600 BC), a sophisticated, beautiful culture flourished for a millennium, from about 2600 – 1600. These were the Minoans, named for their mythical King Minos, and known for the legends they left behind- these centering around the Minotaur and the Labyrinth he inhabited. Continue reading →
This summer we teamed up with 14 travel bloggers to bring you the top recommendations on what to do in Crete. Read on to discover their favourite experiences on Crete and see which one might fit your personal travel style. Continue reading →