Crete Travel Blog
In this section, you will be able to discover all the things to do and see in Crete, the island I’ve decided to call home a few years ago.
The most stunning landscape, mixed with a rich and complex culture, mix together on Crete to produce a unique travel experience that leaves every visitor wishing to discover more.
In Crete you can enjoy a unique gastronomic panorama, as well as a one-of-a-kind vineyard.
Magnificent museums, archaeological sites, monasteries, mountains and beaches of unseen beauty are part of the Cretan scene.
Experience the most important cities with dedicated itineraries. Check what is there to do in the Old Town of Chania, and in some of Chania’s most traditional neighborhoods and former industrial areas. Visit Rethymno’s Venetian Town and its surrounding areas, as well as all the things you can do in Heraklion in two days.
Discover the best boutique hotels in Chania and the historic buildings that host them as well as some of the most unique accommodation experiences on the island.
Finally, relax on the most stunning beaches of Crete by checking the guides to Elafonisi, Balos, and Falasarna, as well as the hippie beach of Matala and the nearby archaeological site of Festos. Do remember also to check Crete’s nearby small islands, such as Spinalonga and its tragic past, but also Gavdos, and Chrissi, right in front of the city of Ierapetra.
There’s so much to do on Crete! Find the right place for you here, check all my articles about the most beautiful Greek island: Crete, my home!
Check this Visit Guide to discover the treasures in Crete’s impressive Archaeological Museum, in the capital of the island, Heraklion.
Discover the Cretan Wines, the local grapes, the history, and the passion of the local producers.
Experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is one of the most fantastic experiences in town.
Are you in need for a break from stunning beaches, refreshing pools and archaeological sites? There’s a theme park in Heraklion that might be what you’re looking for: Dinosauria!
Discover which are the best Ports in Greece when cruising around the island. Heraklion, Katakolon, Patmos, Rhodes, Corfu, Mykonos, Santorini, Piraeus
Crete: Amari Routes for Kids. A family journey through tradition in the mountain village of Thronos. Bake bread, feed goats and enjoy the Cretan lifestyle.
A Gift from the Earth: Cretan Wines. Crete is home to one of the largest vineyards in Greece, Cretan vines have a long continuous presence in Europe, being a core part of everyday life for Cretans.
Bago Travel Bags: Daypack and Toiletry Bag review. This foldable, ultralight and waterproof daypack was a Godsend, great beach bag, city bag and for kids!
In Kolymbari, Crete, an ideal environment gives life to top quality olive crops and excellent extra virgin olive oil. Learn about olives in Greece.
The best of Heraklion: the city museum, the pottery art of Thrapsano, Gavalas winery in Archanes, the Galaxy Hotel mingle with Minoan traditions of Crete.
Family moments on a Private Seashore. Family Travel in Greece. Spend time with your family: Crete, Corfu and Cruises to Santorini. Family time at its best!
One of the best moussakas I’ve ever tried was made in the kitchen of Tavern Spilios. A superb restaurant facing the bay of Falassarna, in Crete.
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