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.

Caves, beaches, and a song from Joni Mitchell
Crete

Caves, beaches, and a song from Joni Mitchell

Heading further east along the south coast of Crete, we found Xerokampos, a wide-spread village with several nice beaches, only very few hotels and now, in winter time, remarkably calm. Coming down the street from the mountians features spectacural views into the bay area.

A cave and a flat tire
Crete | van

A cave and a flat tire

From our place at Makro-Gialos, we made an excursion to the countryside. A few hundred meters above the beautiful village Pefki , there is Spileo Vriko, a small unattended cave with stalactites. Unfortunately, we figured that we would need much better light to fully explore the cave. With some of the weak light we were…

The perfect place
Crete | van

The perfect place

Yesterday we found an amazing place. It features a nice lonely spot for our van under a tree, a fantastic seaview, a little sandy bay just for us (we still go swimming daily), and a small village in walking distance for shopping.

Crete’s mountains
mountains | van

Crete’s mountains

Spending two nights and days in Selakano which is on almost 1000m altitude and known for its old woods. Up here the nights started to be fresh and we enjoyed some hiking and fantastic trees. What a different world to the seaside!

Stuck in the mud
Crete | van

Stuck in the mud

After a day of rain, the parking spot at our apartment was so muddy that the car skipped down the hill rather than following where I wanted it to go… Although it is a 4WD… So we waited for the sun to come out to dry the mud and after a couple of hours, we…

Greece locks down
Crete

Greece locks down

After a very low inidence rate of COVID-19 infections during summer time, the second wave also hits Greece, and the local Government decided on a lockdown until end of November. As we were no sure how this may apply to our travelling, we rented a flat for two weeks in Keratokampos, a small village at…

First week on Crete
Crete | van

First week on Crete

Another ferry night and we arrived on Crete. The first week we spent on “Como Beach”, right in the South, where we found a nice place for our van, just in front of the sea, and enjoyed just relaxing on the beach, the local Tavernas, and wonderful sunsets.