Old Town Chania by Foot

While the first week of our honeymoon went by slowly (in a very good way), the second week flew by.  And just like that, we were leaving Crete already.  Since we had used Chania as a home base and took numerous day trips out to the coast and gorge, we wanted to use our last…

Elafonisi, Home of the Pink Beach

After a full day yesterday, we were a few paces slower today and took our time getting our show on the road.  While we were on the too-early end of breakfast yesterday, we nearly missed it entirely today.  But we dashed downstairs just in the nick of time and hit the road to Elafonisi by…

Hiking the Samaria Gorge

In addition to its idyllic beaches, one of the top attractions in Crete we were most looking forward to was the Samaria Gorge.  As the longest gorge in Europe at 10 miles, Samaria was listed as one of the must-do’s that ultimately influenced our decision to visit this island. Once again, we were faced with the…

Beach Day at Balos

Beach day!  With so many beautiful beaches on the island of Crete, we were eager to try out one of its legendary beaches in the northwest.  At the top of our list was Balos, a remote beach in the far northwest about 30 miles from Chania.  There were a few options for how to get there:…

Seriously, No One Has Donuts?

With high hopes to visit the ancient city of Thera, we took off by ATV this morning to check off the last handful of sites we wanted to see before heading out. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to us, it was a 45 minute hike just to get to the ancient site, and with only an hour available…