Crete is one of the top destinations in Greece with so many places to explore and discover.  Crete is Greece’s largest island, and it is also the fifth largest isle in the Mediterranean after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Like Greece itself, it would take a lifetime to get to know all it has to offer.

Visit Phaistos Palace: Crete’s Lesser-Known Minoan Sight

Travelers often overlook Phaistos Palace in favor of Knossos. I wanted to see why and found myself among peaceful ruins that told a story on their own against an awe-inspiring view.

Where to Eat in Rethymnon, Crete

From cozy restaurants, fish taverns set between waterfalls to gourmet dining with a sea view, here’s a list of where to eat in Rethymnon, Crete.

Rethymnon Carnival: Crete’s Rio De Janeiro

The Rethymnon Carnival brings together 20,000 people and has everyone singing, dancing and partying all day long. This is a Greek festival to be at…

Top 15 Things to Do in Chania, Crete

The top things to do in Chania all offer a touch of this scenic port city’s incredible history.

Unique Chania Dining: The Well of the Turk

On an island famous for its local gastronomy, The Well of the Turk has built a flawless reputation for serving something other than Cretan food. Here, the rich flavors of the Middle East and North Africa take center stage.

Samaria Hotel in Chania: Location and Luxury

The Samaria Hotel in Chania is a convenient modern luxury base for anyone looking to explore one of the most adored regions of Crete.

Avli in Rethymnon: Cretan Dining Defined

Avli in Rethymnon offers a sophisticated take on Cretan cuisine, complemented by an ambiance that brings out the best of the Venetian-influenced old town.

Natalia’s Houses: Greek Guesthouse Experience

A beautiful empty road centered in a tiny village leads the way to Natalia’s Houses, a traditional Greek guesthouse experience in Crete.

Photo Tour: Beaches of Crete

The beaches of Crete rank as some of the best in Greece. Here’s a photo tour of a handful that I loved, unique places worth visiting again.

Mourtzanakis Residence: Heraklion Eco-Villa Beauty

Embraced by lush slopes of ancient olive trees, the Mourtzanakis Residence is tucked just above a discreet sea-facing village. A stay that embodies the natural side of Crete’s capital city, Heraklion. Here’s what I discovered…