Arrived in Agios Nikolaos

Moires town was a great opportunity for Anastasia to meet new friends and a new teacher. Our daughter was welcome at the 2nd Primary School and attended Mme Ermioni’s – a young and forward-thinking teacher – class for a single day. Wish we had more time in Crete for...

From Psiloritis to Matala

A day of contrasts. We slept at the entry of Anoyia village – the famous birthplace of many Cretan revolutionaries and inspiring musician Nikos Xylouris and this morning we met with good friends from Thessaloniki. It was cold by night but the weather got milder as...

Only in Crete!

Foreign visitors can’t imagine Crete with snow. Let alone a mountain ski race to be organised every two years on Psiloritis mountain. The event is real and its name is Pierra Creta.  On Sunday we drove up to the snow-capped mountain with hundreds of skiers and...

Following the Pierra Creta event

Yesterday we spent this night at “The Shepherd’s House” (#tospititouvoskou), an eco-farm on the slopes of Psiloritis mountain, created by Andreas, a spirited priest from Nearby Livadia village, who revives traditional Cretan lifestyle and offers it to his guests with...

Unprecedented weather in Crete

Crete is an amazing island, particularly during winter. Yesterday noon we left Chania for a second time under light rain. The same morning, weather was crisply sunny. We climbed on the slopes of the White Mountains (“Λευκά Όρη” in Greek) and descended the...

Incredible Crete!

This morning we woke up with a view to the beach of Elafonisi. We actually parked few metres from the water and this place reminded us a remote beach we had found long ago in Mozambique. Its sand is white and thin like powder. We haven’t seen something like this...