Category Archives: Places

My personal 5 ‘must see’ places in Crete

Crete has so much to offer for all tastes and so much choice can be confusing to a newcomer. Here is my personal list of what I consider the five ‘must see’ places of Crete and why I chose them. … Continue reading






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Finally!

I just received the news today that the Minoan gallery of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion will open on the 6th of May. Having seen the other galleries when they re-opened after renovations that lasted 7 years I think that … Continue reading






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Re-opening of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums in Greece and contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization in the world. The museum closed in November 2006 for a much needed … Continue reading






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A meal with a view – Best locations in West Crete

To stay with food and eating places I’d like to get your recommendations for the places that offer the best views to go with your meal. This time let’s go beyond Chania to western Crete in general (I guess that’s … Continue reading






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Favourite Chania restaurants

I never counted how many restaurants there are in Chania but I guess that if you included all eating places, from souvlaki joints via tavernas, ouzeria, fancier restaurants and workers cafés in the covered market you might well get into … Continue reading






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Five new short videos of Chania

Five new short videos of Chania have just been published by the prefecture of Chania to promote the region. Titled collectively “Chania: a journey to your senses” they present the town and surrounding area. I am not sure about the … Continue reading






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My favourite road is open

Throughout the spring I kept going on about how much snow we have had in the last winter in western Crete (for example in this photo posting) so I was almost surprised to hear that the road that leads into … Continue reading






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The magic of small things

I just created a new flower page for Ranunculus Veronicae. At first sight it is nothing very special, a small yellow flower, not spectacular or particularly out of the ordinary. But for me it conveys the magic of small things … Continue reading






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First swim of the year!

Had my first swim of the year today in Elafonisi. The water was just too tempting. It was wonderful….and it was COLD!  






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Warmer weather finally!

We’ve had several days of sun and today temperatures finally climbed above 20°C.  That made me decide to pop over to Polyrinia which is such a wonderful place for spring flowers. It is a little early and nature needs a … Continue reading






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