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…
Just expereinced these “halcyon days” while traveling on the west coast, down from Chania (Χανιά) to Paliochora (Παλιόχωρα).
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
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…
Travelling by Van and outside of the main season allows us to visit wonderful, rural beaches and places and have them for ourselves. Amazing trips and places.