THE TINY BOOK
Insanely helpful travel guides & itineraries for Crete and beyond…
The Tiny Book is your one-stop travel blog to plan the perfect holiday in Crete and the rest of Greece.
The Tiny Book focuses on travel on the Greek island of Crete, so that’s the biggest section of the blog. There, you will find the best and most thorough articles & guides to help you plan a visit to Crete.
But that’s not all, folks! You will find super thorough travel guides to other countries in Europe for you to plan the perfect escape!
I’m Gabi Ancarola, journalist and travel writer. I’ve worked with Greek Reporter, Huffington Post, Greek TV, and other media bringing readers closer to their dream vacation in Greece. After living in Italy for 22 years, I moved to Crete about 5 years ago where I now spend most of my time exploring this stunning island.
It’s my pleasure and my mission to share with you all my insider tips and ideas to plan your Crete escape, promoting local, authentic experiences and slow, independent travel on the island.
What sets me apart…
As a permanent resident, I bring an insider’s approach through the eyes of a foreigner. Writing accurate, useful, and super thorough travel guides is my real passion.
If you also enjoy adventures, the adrenaline of driving unknown roads, or if you adore heavenly beaches, then you’re at the right place. Here, you’ll find the best travel guides about Crete…
Are you ready? Let’s go!
THE TINY BOOK has been awarded
Best Travel Blog – Greece 2022.
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During the years I’ve spent writing about Crete, I’ve published several guides to the unique beaches on the island, often grouped by region or by type.
Now, you can have them all together on your phone, at hand whenever you visit the island!
More than 120 beaches with important details, including photos, GPS coordinates, directions, and a lot more.
Bonus: A guide to the best scuba diving spots and a list of the best beach bars on the island!
Download it now on all your devices.
This is the most important area in the blog. Since I moved to the island, most of my articles focus on Crete and all the things you can do, the best places to visit, and the best areas to stay.
You can find all my articles about Crete or check the most popular posts about Crete.
… Are you planning your next escape to Crete? Then you’re in the right place to be! In this blog you will find all the info you need to plan the perfect holiday to the island.
Overwhelmed about the planning and don’t know where to begin? Start by heading to this 50 Things to Do in Crete article. It is a super helpful resource to plan your trip, knowing exactly what to do region by region!
Do you want to receive a piece of Crete directly to your inbox? I can send you the information that I’m certain will be super useful to pack your bags and embark on a great adventure on this paradisiac island. No spam, and that’s a promise!Subscribe
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