Spring is coming
Crete

Spring is coming

Between May and September, there is little rain down here and temperatures between 30 and 40 Celsius are normal. It seems that nature has to hurry up now. Do what needs to be done well before summer starts. So, we have seen the first cherry trees blooming, and on a hiking tour through the hills…

White experience
Crete | van

White experience

Finally, the low pressure area that hit northern Europe first came down to Greece, all the way down to Crete. Here at the sea side in Paleochora, where we have rented a little flat for a few weeks, we got temperatures around 5 degrees Celsuis for a few days, heavy winds, big waves, and quite…

Παραλία Κεδροδάσος
Crete

Παραλία Κεδροδάσος

The weather got sunny again and we went back to Elafonisi for a couple of days. This morning, we made a small hike to Kedrodasos Beach which is an hour walking distance. What a wonderful place! There is no infrastructure – no roads, tavernas, nothing, just pure nature. A small cedar wood just next to…

Front doors of Chania
Crete

Front doors of Chania

Our base place for the past three weeks has been Paleochora. We enjoy this small city because it offers some shops, you can get very local food, it has some nice beaches around and a variety of hiking trails. Feels almost like being home. Earlier this week we made a 2-days trip up to Chania,…

On the road again
Crete | van

On the road again

For the past two weeks, including the Christmas holidays and new year’s Eve, we had rented a little house at Triopetra at the south coast. After a week or so we started to miss the vanlife – despite the hot showers, fully equipped kitchen and reasonably sized bed which the house featured.

Happy holidays
Crete

Happy holidays

Wishing you and your families peaceful, calm and exciting Christmas days. Whatever you do on “normal” days, do something different! Meet your beloved ones. In person or virtually, but meet them! Don’t wait for better times. The best time is now.

Winter in Crete
Crete

Winter in Crete

Bacause of the lockdown situation, we decided to continue in the southern parts of Crete, away from cities. Most places down here are very, very quiet, even in summer season, but now we are mostly on our own.