Crete

Winter walk & a monastery

Near Rethymno the Mili gorge was once filled with mills producing the flour for the island, nowadays there are only some ruins left, but the gorge provides a nice walk along the river. Afterwards we visited one of the most important monasteries of Crete: Arkadi monastery. At the entrance to the gorge we found a parking along the street, which …

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Balos Beach

The north western tip of Crete is a peninsula inhabited only by sheep and goats. But there is one beach not many can resist to visit: Balos beach with its turquoise lagoon! To get there you could take a boat from Kissamos, which run regularly in summer, but in winter there is only a 8 …

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A hike and a birthday!

For celebrating my birthday we drove to the north of Crete to the town of Chania but first a birthday hike was on my wish list. The Samaria gorge would have been the perfect hike, but sadly it is closed every winter already from mid October and doesn’t open before mid of May. But we …

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On the road in Crete

Driving through Crete with our caravan is not as difficult as we suspected. The roads are in general very good, but also here the good road often ends suddenly and your are stuck in a tiny village with this dangerous balconies we have already made contact with at the Peloponnese. (See here) Between Mirtos and …

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Hike @ Pervolakia Gorge

Crete is full of beautiful gorges and everyone is different. This one in the south east of Crete was another great hike, again we were the only people there and of course no bar or restaurant was open. The hike starts at the coast near Goúdouras next to the Kápsa monastery. We found a beautiful …

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