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 is huge and also holds a restaurant where you can literally get anything you like in respect to food and drinks to make your cruise a comfortable one. The cruise to Balos lagoon at the Gramvoussa peninsula is simply … [Read more...]

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 hill overlooking the Gulf of Chania, you can see it from afar. The drive up is beautiful past a lane of chestnut trees. The construction began in 1618 and was completed in 1634. Since … [Read more...]