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.
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In the last 10 years, The Tiny Book has grown to become one of the biggest collections of guides and articles to plan the perfect trip to Crete, my favorite Greek island, the place where I live and that I love to show to travelers with unique guided experiences.
Inside The Tiny Book you will find free resources to explore the most popular corners on the island, but also all those lesser-known places that not everyone knows about simply because they don’t live here!
I want to help you discover the island through the eyes of a local yet keeping that pinch of wonder and surprise typical of an island that never ceases to amaze you!
Welcome to Crete!
I’m Gabi Ancarola, journalist and travel writer, working to bring readers closer to their dream vacation in Crete. After living in Italy for 22 years, I moved to Crete about 6 years ago where I now spend most of my time exploring this stunning island.
It’s my mission to share with you insider tips and ideas to plan your Crete escape, promoting local, authentic experiences and slow, independent travel
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.
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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Most read articles about Crete:
These are some of the most read articles in the blog.
Since I moved to the island, most of my articles focus on the best things to do in Crete, what places to visit, where to go and where to stay on the island.
Here you will find the best Crete travel blogs and every article I ever wrote about the island!
In this section, there are more detailed guides to find exactly what you’re looking for to plan your perfect trip to Crete.MORE CRETE GUIDES
Or keep exploring the blog and find many more articles about Crete!
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These guides are practical, affordable, and updated.…. but the best part of it, is that they’ve been written by a local who knows what you are really looking for.
Yes?! Well, 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!
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In this area of The Tiny Book, you can find dozens of accommodation guides to find the right place to stay in Crete. The hotel and rental home guides are divided by areas, activities, interests, and a lot more. There are also hotel reviews, and incredible tips to find the best place to stay in Crete!BEST PLACES TO STAY IN CRETE
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Missing Crete? I know the feeling. That’s why we’ve created this section on the blog!
I want to help you find, and learn how to recreate and prepare the most delicious Cretan recipes at home.
And I’m sure that those unique flavors that you’ve tasted on the island will help you fight the travel blues.
Head to this section to discover the best things to do in Greece, travel guides divided by destinations, activities, and great places to see.
These are the most popular articles about Greece.
Before moving to Crete, I spent more than 20 years living in Milan, Italy, so you will find plenty of guides about my second home!
Of course, I also leave Crete from time to time to explore some of my favorite Mediterranean destinations. I also enjoy leaving Crete for short weekends away in Winter. So in this section, you will find some of the best destinations around the Mediterranean, as well as super useful winter guides!READ ABOUT OTHER DESTINATIONS!