• Crete
  • Little Loutro

    Loutro Crete Greece

    Loutro is one of the smallest seaside towns I’ve ever seen. Shut off from the rest of the island’s road network, this town can only be reached by boat or foot. When you first see Loutro from the ferry, the white buildings beam out like a little oasis against the rugged mountains. Lit by the evening sun, the late-summer […]

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  • Staying at Chora Sfakia

    Chora Sfakia Beach

    Chora Sfakia really is beautiful, definitely one of my favourite stop-overs. You’ll find this at a gem of a spot in the south of Crete, the largest Greek island. Usually this little town is sheltered from wind by the surrounding sea cliffs. The landscape has also created an excellent little swimming bay that’s perfect for daily swims. […]

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  • Aspri Limni / White Lake Beach

    Aspri Limini

    Aspri Limni is situated on the west coast of Crete, just north of the popular Elafonissi Lagoon. It’s worth a stop-over if you’re travelling south to Elafonissi. The name of this beach means “White Lake”, probably so called because of the salt that collects and dries around it. The salt gathers on the sharp rocks that form […]

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  • Hiking Samaria Gorge

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    Crete has a lot of gorgeous gorges, but Samaria Gorge is the most popular one to hike. Hiking Samaria Gorge is a great alternative to a beach day. The start of the hike offers vistas of surrounding mountains and is very steep. It is beautifully scenic, but that also makes it a common tourist attraction (even in the shoulder seasons). […]