3×3 Insider Tips for Chania

Travelling to new places is always fun. But what I like even more is when I have a local contact who can direct me to places that are not touristy or hyped in travel guides. Places where the locals go and where I get to enjoy, taste, and witness the culture and flavours in its […]

Crete Travel Tips: Chania old town

Crete can be divided in multiple regions. The far western region is called Chania with its respective capital Chania. Chania is also one of the oldest cities on Crete. The charming old town has many historical influences from different civilizations that characterize its architecture. You will see remnants and influences dating back to the Minoic […]

Crete Travel Tip: Day Cruise to Balos and Gramvoussa

Balos Beach

My second day in Chania, Crete I went on a day cruise to Balos and Gramvoussa. It was the highlight of my holiday. The day excursion was organized by TUI. Early morning we were picked up by the TUI coach at our hotel and driven to Kissamos Kastelli to embark on the boat. The boat […]

Crete Travel Diary: Roadtrip to Elafonisi Lagoon and Beach

elafonisi

On my first day in Chania Crete, I went on a road trip to the South-west of the island, to explore the lagoon and beach Elafonisi. The drive from my hotel took about 1.5-2 hours despite it being only 50 km. Reason is that you have to drive through the mountains and small idyllic Greek […]

Crete Travel Diary: Hotspot Restaurant & Bar Feidias

Feidias Chania

Whenever I’m travelling I like to go off the beaten track and find cool and nice places that aren’t touristy. For the ILoveGriekenland.nl website I was to find such a place in Chania. A local acquaintance told me to go to Restaurant & Bar Feidias. Here you’ll find few to none tourists, and you can mingle […]

Crete Travel Diary: The Monastery of Gonia

Gonia Monastery

Yesterday I visited the Monastery of Gonia dating back to 1618. It was a beautiful day and I was in awe by its beauty and serenity. A must-visit when vacationing in Chania, Crete. The Orthodox Christian monastery is located in the northwest of Chania, Crete, in the small village Kolymbari. Perching on top of a […]

Crete Travel Diary: Hotspot Pallas

Yesterday I explored the old town of Chania. It’s beautiful and I took so many photos. The city is full of history and historical architecture. Chania old town is also boasting with taverns, bars, and eateries. Amidst all those, I found the perfect restaurant & bar that seemed to be the hotspot among locals.  Pallas, […]

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