• Crete
  • Chilling at Makry Gialos

    Makry Gialos Town

    By this point in our two week holiday, I was pretty exhausted after adventuring to gorgeous beaches, ancient ruins, monasteries, lakes, caves, a palm forest, a lovely old town and hiking down one very steep gorge. It was time to chill! Venturing to the far east of Crete, we stayed at a beautiful place called Afroditi Apartments. We […]

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  • Preveli Beach & Palm Grove

    Preveli Beach Hike

    These indigenous palms love Preveli Beach. They’ve packed themselves together densely to form a magical shaded forest lining the inside of the gorge and river. The little river leads right into the sea on a sandy beach. Although the palm trees aren’t really actually on the beach itself, you’ll still find plenty of shade to enjoy […]

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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 […]