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Keratides (maybe) beach, South Crete

Keratides (maybe) beach, South Crete

Note: This title may be misleading. But first let me say I originally intended to write today about several beaches just to the east of Paleochora (PaleeOchora). There is a string of gorgeous, wide, mostly unpopulated beaches that begin just after you leave the last...
Sfinari beach, West Crete

Sfinari beach, West Crete

A few people will hate me for posting this blog – most all of the 20 or 30 people with whom we shared Sfinari beach yesterday, for instance. Crete is full of undiscovered gems; Sfinari (stress on the A) is surely one of them. It is not for everyone. The beach is...
Falasarna beach, Crete

Falasarna beach, Crete

Today the Crete beach watch takes us to Falasarna (pronounced FalAsarna) on the west coast of the island. Everybody talks about it simply as Falasarna beach, but it would be more correct to speak of the beaches at Falasarna. There are, in fact, many of them, some...
Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos is a true gem among gems on Crete, a gorgeous little town on the eastern half of the island, one hour from Heraklion, two hours from Rethymno, three hours of spectacular driving from Chania. It is centered around a picturesque lagoon that the locals...
Ancient Theater at Aptera

Ancient Theater at Aptera

One year ago this marvelous old Greek theater about 20 minutes east of Chania was reopened and used for its original purpose for the first time in 1,700 years. Fittingly the performances on June 18 to 25, 2018, were dramatic readings of excerpts from Homer’s The...