As I stroll around the town of Chania, I admire its remarkable architecture -a magnificent lighthouse in the port, churches and houses in the Old Town, all reminding me of the city's multicultural identity; in fact, I often feel I have entered a time capsule, which takes me back to ancient times, through the Byzantine era and...
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Tourism development means protecting natural resources by ensuring that local populations gain appreciation of and benefit from their geological heritage.
In the words of Global Geoparks Network President Nickolas Zouros, it is vital to raise awareness among local communities and administrations concerning the need to protect territories of particular geological interest and at the same time develop tourism products and services around them.
There are currently five geoparks in...
If you enjoy putting on your walking boots and setting off for a day of fresh air and wonderful scenery then you can't do better than walk the Pefki Gorge that's here in south-east Crete.
Keen walkers visit the Pefki Gorge all year round, but if you're here early in the season then you're in for a special treat as the gorge is at its prettiest in March, April and May, when...
Spring is almost here!
Maybe March is still a cold month in lovely Crete but the weather is getting better and better with more than 20 days with over 3 hours sun per day.
The sea is just starting to warm up slowly but still is cold at 16°C.
But why you should come to Crete in March?
Crete is far less crowded in March.
There is also an abundance of flora and fauna at this time. Many visitors such as keen walkers, artists, photographers, wild orchid lovers and...
You walk a few metres from your room to the beach, there is nothing else on the beach, which is always totally uncrowded, often empty.
A few days after Easter here in Crete, we are so glad to host and present one great blog post of one or our good friends, the travel writer and photographer Francesca Muir.
Good reading ...
My first Greek Easter in Agios Nikolaos, Eastern Crete was a long time ago – some 25 years ago in fact and I’ve been lucky to have experienced many since. And I have to say not much has changed. Thank goodness!
I first had an inkling that something big was going to happen was when I was...
One of the most beautiful winter flowers of Crete, Narcissus tazetta, or paperwhite narcissus, is found all over the island from November through to February.
Often forming large drifts, the strong scent of this lovely narcissus can be carried on the breeze.
Unfortunately, the attractive blooms, with their sweet aroma, makes this bulb an ideal cut flower for brightening winter homes and huge bunches of picked blossoms can be seen in weekly markets.
The name of Narcissus tazzeta...