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

Ferry from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfaklion

A beautiful day for a ferry cruise! Our crew from the day before returned to fetch us from our little village at the end of the Samaria gorge. We were sad to leave but ...on to the next adventure. We stopped in a lovely little place called Loutro where the tourists were far more prevalent… Continue reading Ferry from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfaklion

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

Blue Galaxy – Blue Star Ferries/Anek Lines

We took the overnight ferry from Piraeus [Athens} to Chania, Crete because the ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos was not operating. We had to drive back to Piraeus [3 1/2 hours] to catch the 9:00 pm ferry - the Blue Galaxy [operated by Blue star Ferries but we bought our tickets from Anek Lines] to… Continue reading Blue Galaxy – Blue Star Ferries/Anek Lines

Demestixas Restaurant

We were told by our hotel staff that the Taverna at the end [corner] of the street was a good place to eat. Well, they were right...it is great! Demestixas was a wonderful spot across the road from the beach with exceptional views. My husband and I decided to try it and we were not… Continue reading Demestixas Restaurant

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

Akrogiali Beach – Restaurants

This small and sleepy village of Akrogiali - "the end of the beach" still has a number of good restaurants to choose from. The day of our arrival when we could not find our apartment we stopped at the Taverna Akrogiali and the owner took my husband in his own car to show him where… Continue reading Akrogiali Beach – Restaurants

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