Category Archives: Road Trips

From Sea to Shining Sea – a road trip from north Crete to the south coast

One of the best ways to really appreciate where you live is to play host to friends who come to visit your “neighborhood.”  Such was the case last October when our friends from Colorado made the long trek across “The … Continue reading

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Kousses and Anogia

Venturing up into the mountains of Crete always reveals a hidden gem or two of the “real” Cretan lifestyle.  Such was the case this last summer when our fellow road trippers Rolf and Marion, set out with us to check … Continue reading

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Savoring the sweet moments

South of Heraklion (the capital city of Crete) there is a beautiful stretch of agricultural land  mostly known for its numerous and prolific vineyards.  This is the saddle of Crete’s wine country and its scenic beauty along quiet meandering roads … Continue reading

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Camping in Crete

**IMPORTANT:  There are very few organized campsites on Crete.  Unfortunately, there are many pristine areas that have been ruined by filthy humans who have no respect for the land.  If any of my readers intend on camping “off trail” you … Continue reading

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Winter’s trek from seaside to mountaintop

After a particularly wet, windy couple of weeks in January, we had a welcome break in the weather.  The Lefka Ori mountain range that had been wrapped up in dense cloud cover for almost two weeks finally shed its packaging … Continue reading

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Kapsaliana

At Kapsaliana village, “The olive culture is one of the focal points with emphasis on its symbolism, its importance in religions, its role in Cretan life, diet and art.”    (http://www.kapsalianavillage.gr/photo-galleries.aspx) What started out as an anniversary get-away in November, … Continue reading

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Villa Kerasia – A home away from home

Thanks to our friends Sharon and Don, we were introduced to what they affectionately describe as “a beautiful haven in the mountains run by the sweetest man on the island – Babis”.  Babis lovingly restored this old villa dated 1883 … Continue reading

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Heading East – Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos, Knossos

Just perusing through some old photos and found this folder of a trip we had forgotten to post on the blog last Spring.  It’s worthy of noting because two of our favorite visitors were here (Dan and Larry) and because … Continue reading

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Three villages: Margarites, Argiroupolis, Lappa

Some weekends we wake up and we both have the itch to explore more of the island in “short trip” style.  So, we set our sights on destinations within an 8 hour day roundtrip allowing enough time for the typical … Continue reading

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Destination: Ancient olive tree

One of the best perks of having visitors is that we get to experience new adventures with friends.  In April, Laura and Linda from Colorado were the first of our visitors in 2011.  We headed out on a misty Spring … Continue reading

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