Visiting Crete

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Stories and Tips Crete

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Gorges, rocks and caves - south of Kissamos

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 25 Nov, 2011

We take the inland road back to Kissamos from Elafonissi. The sun is low and the mountainous routes that cut through the central hill massifs of the island are spectacular. We stop at one of the roadside stalls to buy a bottle of wine…Read More


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Ancient port at the end of Crete

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 21 Nov, 2011

Falasarna is a coastal settlement around 10km from Kissamos, on the very western coast of Crete. The beach is well know because of its ''end of the world'' feeling and pinkish sand, and a popular destination for trips from the area. The village is, however,…Read More


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Hot Kissamos

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 21 Nov, 2011

We spent most of our first day on Crete recovering from the half-night's ferry journey from Kythira, but as our hotel was within walking distance of the town centre, we went exploring around lunch-time; obviously in confirmation of the mad-dogs-and-Englishmen adage.…Read More


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Cruising for the First Time

Written by Meggysmum on 11 Oct, 2009

Ocean Village market themselves as the "Cruise for People who Don’t do Cruises". Feeling that as a family we would feel restricted on a traditional cruise line we decided to take our first steps into the world of cruising using Ocean Village.One week cruising…Read More


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Crete

Written by MALUSE on 01 Sep, 2009

We went to Crete for one week at the beginning of November to fill ourselves up with sunshine before the drab and dreary season starts in Germany, how could we know that the island would greet us with a cool wind blowing dark clouds across…Read More


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Palace of Knossos, Crete

Written by MALUSE on 01 Sep, 2009

Why is Europe called Europe? Come with me to Crete, to the Palace of Knossòs (stress on the second syllable) to be precise, and I’ll tell you the myth and also some others which you may already have heard or read about but maybe don’t…Read More


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Hania and the Lovely Falasarna

Written by H.M. Woods on 14 May, 2006

Our last two days we spent in Hania in the north west of the island. It is a city built by the Venetians and is set low to the water just like Venice. No gondolas but otherwise, it had the same feel. We loved…Read More


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Notes & Thoughts Part 2 - Crete

Written by jenandfrank on 10 Oct, 2005

Plaka: Plaka is basically a fishing village, very small and not much to see. Located past Elounda, on the eastern half of Crete. I would write more but this is about it. I will say the food here is as good as anywhere…Read More


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Notes & Thoughts Part 1 - Crete

Written by jenandfrank on 10 Oct, 2005

When it was time to plan our trip to Greece we knew Santorini was a definite but other than that we were unsure. We ultimately were debating between Crete and Mykonos. Obviously Mykonos is the better known island, especially among American travelers. We…Read More


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Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

Written by jenandfrank on 10 Oct, 2005

Blue Palace Resort & Spa - Elounda, Crete, Phone (30)(2841) 065500 http://www.bluepalace.gr/bluepalace.html Located on the Island of Crete, between Elounda and Plaka this hotel has unparalleled views of Spinalonga and the Aegean Sea from each of its 204 bungalows, 106 private pools, the beach, the…Read More


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