Contented in Crete!

Akti Corali - Heraklion As we arrived in Heraklion we were met by Alex [George's business partner] and we asked for a room for an extra night [tonight] and of course, we were accommodated into a beautiful room looking out toward the sea of Crete. The Akti Corali is our home-away-from-home in Heraklion [Ammoudara] and… Continue reading Contented in Crete!

Heraklion and George’s place…

Yes, the timing was good to visit George! We meandered our way through the countryside of Crete enjoying the antics of the goats on the hills and reveling in the fact that just a few hours away was one of our favorite places in Greece and Crete. The Akti Corali is located right on the… Continue reading Heraklion and George’s place…

Through the City of Athens…to Nea Anchialos

Back on the mainland of Greece We arrived in Athens at rush hour…the ferry was unloading and we could not see space on the streets at all… We wondered what to do and decided that we would make a run for it! We wove through construction at the exit to the ferry terminal and then… Continue reading Through the City of Athens…to Nea Anchialos

Tsoutsouros – Zorba’s & Triton Hotel

As you are by now well aware, we come back to Greece every few years, so, we have 'favorite' places and we also have places that we say "feels-like-home"... well Tsoutsouros is one of those places and Zorba's restaurant is our feels-like-home place to eat when we stay at the Triton Hotel. Tsoutsouros is a… Continue reading Tsoutsouros – Zorba’s & Triton Hotel

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort and Spa

One of our favorite places, and one we return to every time we come to Greece, is the small town of Plakias. It has become a bit more crowded over the past few years and prices are also continuing to rise. Unfortunately, we decided not to stay right in the town this visit. So, we… Continue reading Kalypso Cretan Village Resort and Spa

Gigilos Hotel & Restaurant – Agia Roumeli

At the very bottom of the Samaria Gorge is a quaint little town that straddles the sea shore for about 1000 meters. It is not only small and intimate but very friendly. The ferry docks at the only dock and you drive right up the center of the cobble stone street to the only main… Continue reading Gigilos Hotel & Restaurant – Agia Roumeli

Diamond Palace Hotel – Gytheio

Built in the 'castle'Mani style this hotel shows it's traditional side as well as the beachy feel of a modern seaside hotel. Nice! A newer hotel with lots of updates. Beautiful rooms and baths and fantastic views. It is only a few steps walk to the beautiful beach. Sun beds and shades are located in… Continue reading Diamond Palace Hotel – Gytheio

The Akrogiali Beach Apartments

Yes, I know this is the second of that name on this trip but what better way to spend time than 'at the end of the beach' as the name means! This is the small village of Akrogiali! We arrived mid-afternoon to be greeted by our hostess, given our keys, and instructions. We were weary… Continue reading The Akrogiali Beach Apartments

The Sunset Beach Hotel

Another 'feels-like-home' family run hotel, the Sunset Beach Hotel, has been a favorite of ours since we stumbled upon it in 2012. It is one of the best run, most well kept, and beautiful hotels in Greece and just a short drive from Athens. The winding street coming into the small town of Xiropigado gives… Continue reading The Sunset Beach Hotel

Diolkos Studios Hotel -Loutraki

Named after the ancient site of Diolkos our hosts have owned this hotel since we stayed here in 2015 with our kids and grand-kids. They have made some major improvements and upgrades to an already great hotel. Sitting on a lovely spot on the sea with most rooms having a sea view and some facing… Continue reading Diolkos Studios Hotel -Loutraki