Greece Vacations Archive

Island hopping in Greece

Island hopping the Greek Islands can be an entertaining, enjoyable, fun and rewarding holiday. It is suitable for all ages but would need to be adapted for the less able-bodied. The cost can be reasonable and the possibilities are endless. Here is some advice on Island hopping in Greece for the novice. Continue reading “Island hopping in Greece” »

Stalis – popular resort on the east of Crete

Stalis is a very popular resort on the east of Crete, just past Hersonissos and 50 minutes drive from heraklion airport.

Stalis is a resort popular with the Irish and many have ended up settling in the small town and opening bars such as Dwyers and Slainte. Continue reading “Stalis – popular resort on the east of Crete” »

Gerani, Crete – unspoilt and is worth wandering

The village acquired a degree of fame after workmen building the main coastal highway discovered a cave by the end of the Gerani Gorge containing ancient habitation layers. Continue reading “Gerani, Crete – unspoilt and is worth wandering” »

Gortyn – largest and one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete

The largest and one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete. The remains of the former capital city of the Roman province of Crete and Cyrene (Libya) are strewn across 420 hectares – more than 1,000 acres – of the fertile Messara plain. Continue reading “Gortyn – largest and one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete” »

Kalives, Crete – a charming village on Drapano Peninsula

The attractive and sizeable village of Kalives on the northern side of the peninsula has the usual array of tourist shops clinging to the seafront. Among the more unusual is a cooper’s workshop, making traditional iron-bound barrels, some of the smaller examples of which are sold as souvenirs in adjoining wine shop Continue reading “Kalives, Crete – a charming village on Drapano Peninsula” »

Elafonisi Island, Crete

A small island  off the west coast is joined to the body of Crete by a shallow reef some 800m long. This is easy to cross when the weather is calm. In calm weather it is hard to imagine the frightful waves which the south wind can whip up – some of the fiercest in the Mediterranean. Continue reading “Elafonisi Island, Crete” »

Agia Galini, Crete South Coast – nothing but tavernas, bars, gift shops and rooms to rent

The village of Agia Galini sprang up about a century ago on the site of an abandoned Roman port. It is a pleasant enough place, the hotels and houses almost tumble down the steep road that leads to the harbour. In places, there are houses that appear to be in imminent peril of literally tumbling down a 40m cliff – tellingly, they seem to be uninhabited. Continue reading “Agia Galini, Crete South Coast – nothing but tavernas, bars, gift shops and rooms to rent” »

Lassithi, Crete – excellent wines and whitewashed windmills

Lassithi is more of an area of Crete, its situated on the east side of Crete and covers a wide area, the villages below Lassithi Plateau are numerous and include Malia, Stalis, Agios Nikoloas and Ierapetra. Continue reading “Lassithi, Crete – excellent wines and whitewashed windmills” »

Paleochora, Crete – excellent sandy beaches

This popular town is just a short bus ride from the city and airport of Chania. Paleohora sits on the southern peninsula of Crete and has some excellent sandy beaches. Continue reading “Paleochora, Crete – excellent sandy beaches” »

Rethymnon, Crete – popular choice for visitors to the west of the island

The town of Rethymnon is a popular choice for visitors to the west of the island, it is close to Chania airport but also Heraklion Airport and has an imposing fortress on its seafront. Continue reading “Rethymnon, Crete – popular choice for visitors to the west of the island” »