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Triopetra beach, South Crete

Triopetra beach, South Crete

It’s winter in Crete, the skies and seas are gorgeous in their drama, but the occasionally high winds and cool temperatures keep us inside most of the time. Except to see some damage that high seas caused in my home area of Koum Kapi (Chania) a week ago, I...
Balos, No. 3: The Beach

Balos, No. 3: The Beach

I try to keep my photo galleries down around 10 to 12 pictures. For this, the third and final instalment of my blogs about a trip to famed Balos Beach on the far northwestern end of Crete, I could not even keep it under 20. Chances are you will rarely see Balos...
Balos Beach, No. 2: The Footpath

Balos Beach, No. 2: The Footpath

This is the second of a three-part post about the trip to Balos Beach on Crete’s far-western Gramvousa Peninsula, and the way back from it. It is a true statement that what goes up must come down. But if you are making the trek to Balos by car and on foot,...
Balos Beach, No. 1: The Road

Balos Beach, No. 1: The Road

As the unseasonably late summer weather of 2019 ran out (these photos were taken Dec. 20; the next day the rain began to pour), my wife Oksana and I headed out to Balos Beach. You may know Balos because it routinely is included in lists of the world’s Top Ten...