Peleponnes
Crete | Sabbatical | van

Peleponnes

On our way home, we had a few days in Peloponnes to drive up a 250 kilometres to Patras, where the ferry leaves to Ancona in Italy. Last view to Crete Avoiding the larger sitis, there is a ferry from Crete to the Peleponnes, arriving in Gythia. A beautiful view onto some snow.covered mountains in…

Half time
Crete | Sabbatical | Tuscany

Half time

Beginning of March marks the half time of my Sabbatical. A good time to look back at the past months and think about what to come. Here are the four main topics that have been on my mind. Of course besides travel experience, which you can read in my other blog messages.

Home is where your heart is
Crete

Home is where your heart is

Our little rented flat in Paleochora has been a home base for the past weeks and still is. It is a calm little town, offering good places to get local vegetables, fresh fish, some take-away tavernas and bakeries. Everybody knows everyone here. Nice hiking trails all around, and two local beaches – one on every…

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…

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,…