Agia Pelagia, Heraklion and more

View from Pela Mare over Agia Pelagia

Santorini had come to an end and it was time to say goodbye to the precipitous cliffs and azure waters and to board a ferry southwards to Heraklion and onwards to Agia Pelagia.  It’s only a two hour crossing on the fast ferry down to Crete and these Hellenic Seaways fast ferries are very comfortable, with airline type seating, a café bar, TV, good clean

The CHC Seaside Resort

Picture this: perched on a rocky headland, looking down into crystal clear azure waters, the smell of fresh herbs wafting around, warm sunshine beating down onto your skin. The sound of waves lapping against the rocks below and the calls of spring swallows as they fly past every few seconds. Imagine having your own secluded private pool right outside your bedroom, with views over the

Olive Branch Olive Oil

Turns out there's olive oil and then there's OLIVE OIL - and Olive Branch do the latter version. Although I've been using olive oil for years, I don't think I realised until recently how delicious a really good olive oil can be.Olive Branch's olive oil comes straight from the olive groves of Crete and as the people of Crete have one of the highest life

The Creta Panorama Hotel With First Choice

Just got back from a brill All Inclusive First Choice Holiday at The Creta Panorama in Crete. Never been to Crete before although we've been to Greece a few times now. I was expecting it to be hot obviously but Gordon flippin' Bennett, it was absolutely boiling.Fortunately the hotel had plenty of palm trees under whose leafy shade I could plant my sunbed and just