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On the Road on Crete, No. 1

On the Road on Crete, No. 1

I grew up in Southern California, so I know roads and driving. I also know how long it takes you – and how many traffic jams you must fight through – to get from where you are located to the great Highway One, aka, the Coast Road, or any of the spectacular...

Village of Spili, Crete

Spili is a not-so-small miracle lurking in the central part of Crete, approximately half-way between Rethymnon and the island’s spectacular south coast. It is roughly an 80 minute drive from Chania. You can drive through it in a minute or two and think,...
Plakias, south Crete

Plakias, south Crete

The beach in the town of Plakias runs nearly 1.5 kilometers in length, the western part of which is apparently called Gialia, and the eastern segment of which is called Paligremnos. Maybe the locals use these names, I don’t know. I’ve never heard anyone...
Late Minoan Necropolis, Armenoi, Crete

Late Minoan Necropolis, Armenoi, Crete

How far are we from the living and the dead of the ancient world? On Crete, rarely more than a step or two away. This is not the beginning of a horror story, but rather of a short excursion back into the past. My wife and I were driving to the south coast of Crete...
Almyrida, Crete

Almyrida, Crete

Almyrida is a picturesque little resort town about a 20-minute drive east of Chania. It’s located on the Apokoronas (apokOronas) peninsula on the south entrance to Souda Bay. My wife and I often go there for dinner at one of the seaside restaurants (our favorite...