To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect of Crete on arrival. Having just explored both Mykonos and Santorini (which I absolutely loved), Crete I knew next to nothing about and was seriously wondering how this island could or would, size up to the others.
But after my short but perfect stay on Crete, I am quite amendment this island most certainly flies under the radar for other popular Greek Islands. In my opinion, that isn’t such a bad thing though, given there are far less tourists hanging around.
The food culture here is delightful, the locals are the friendliest bunch and the history is so rich and captivating!
Here are some of my photographs from Crete. My apologies I didn’t take as many as I though I had, but nonetheless here is a small insight to the island.
Heraklion was our first stop where we spent our short few days shopping, eating, exploring and learning about Crete’s fascinating history.
When the day came to leave Heraklion, we opted to catch a local bus from Heraklion to Chania, which took approx. 3 – 4 hours. Throughout the drive we were greeted with sweeping views of Crete’s barren but still weirdly stunning landscape and mountainside.
Chania had a completely different feel to Heraklion altogether I thought. It had a touch of Venetian, Turkish and Greek cultures stirred into one, and I loved exploring the quaint alleyways of cafes and markets and perched right by the sea… Chania was absolute bliss!