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Sabbionara (Mocenigo) bastion, Chania

Sabbionara (Mocenigo) bastion, Chania

The Sabbionara bastion on the eastern side of Chania’s Old Town was built by the Venetians in 1591. Its name means “of the sands,” for it was built entirely on underwater sand and rocks. Be that as it may, the bastion never did what it was intended to do –...
East of Chalepa, Chania, Crete

East of Chalepa, Chania, Crete

When you write about Crete you can grow accustomed to writing about the spectacular. But the fact is this: Everybody who genuinely knows and loves this island, loves it because the truly spectacular is to be found in simple, everyday elements. Even though I’m...
Kedrodasos beach, southwest Crete

Kedrodasos beach, southwest Crete

The whole topic of the “best beach in Crete” goes bust by the time you hit your second or third beach. My wife Oksana and I have a lot more than that under our belts, but we just keep discovering more and more, and the more we explore, the more spectacular...