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Zakros Minoan Palace, East Crete

Zakros Minoan Palace, East Crete

Zakros, the smallest of the four main Minoan palaces on Crete, is nestled just beneath the foothills of a fairly rugged mountain range and the fertile lowlands of a valley split by a small river that runs into the Libyan Sea. It is thought there would have been a road...
Kato Zakros, eastern Crete

Kato Zakros, eastern Crete

Kato Zakros, located on the far eastern shore of Crete in the Lasithi region, can seem to be a long way from anything. It is an hour from Sitia, over 90 minutes from Irapetra, and over two hours from Agios Nikolaos, all major cities in east Crete. When we stepped into...
Ancient Xerokambos (Ambelos), Crete

Ancient Xerokambos (Ambelos), Crete

Crete is stunningly beautiful and deeply rich in historical detail. Yet, the one quality almost all Crete-lovers treasure most is its simplicity, and its lack of, shall we say, bling. Let me start from afar. The day I write about here ended as my wife Oksana and I...