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.
The quaint seaside town of Paleochora lies on the southwest coast of Crete. Set on a charming peninsula, it was built on the ruins of what was once the ancient Dorian city of Kalamydi. With 11 km of coastline bordering the Libyan Sea, Paleochora has much to offer to its visitors in terms of the diversity of its coastline, from well organized beaches to small sheltered anchorages. This small town in Crete has managed to win the hearts of thousands of visitors, who keep returning to this special place over and over again. For those planning a holiday to Paleochora Crete, here is everything you need to know. Continue reading →
Renting a car is one of the most ideal ways to go about exploring the gorgeous island of Crete. It is so vast and so diverse that conventional ways of touring will simply not convey how it is to see the Crete through the eyes of a local. So many destinations, so many hidden spots, so many routes to take; the possibilities are absolutely endless. Cosmopolitan cities, traditional towns, spectacular beaches, iconic landmarks, picturesque villages, quaint harbours, riveting ravines and pristine mountains: Crete does in fact have it all. Continue reading →
Exploring the beauties of Crete by car is a highly recommended way to discover our wonderful island. In fact it is the most convenient way to reach some the most amazing locations in Crete, at your own leisure. You have all the time in the world to make your own itinerary and pause to admire the incredible scenery and the sensational landmarks without the pressure of a fixed schedule. You decide your route and have total flexibility over planning, or in case you want a change of plan or feel like taking a detour, you are in absolute control. Continue reading →
Crete is a geological wonder, so varied and diverse as to seem like a nation unto itself.
When we think of Crete, we think first of the sea — a glorious coastline of dramatic cliffs plunging into the sea, of hidden coves, rugged stretches of rock, and pristine beaches. But inland it is also full of wonder- gorges and mountains. The wild topography of Crete is crowned by several mountains- the “Lefka Ori” (“White Mountains”) with their summit Pachnes (at 2453m), Lassithi’s Mt. Dikti (at 2148), and of course, Psiloreitis (“High Mountain”- “psilo” means “high) – known also as Mt. Ida. (Mt. Ida’s peak- Timios Stavros- at 2456m, is Crete’s highest). Continue reading →