Crete: the other side
All places on earth, have the side that is known to almost everyone and the other side. The side that must be explored, the side that is not known to many. Crete island has this. The pure side, that tourists either don’t have any interest to visit or because it doesn’t have the famous beaches that will attract them.
Crete is interesting. My family and I visited the south part of Rethimno and every minute of our vacation had its own meaning of exploring the gorges, swimming to so crystal clear and warm seawater that only in Libyan Sea can be found and tasting the great food that Cretans cook, an experience that is unforgettable.
But the top of all are the hospitality and the politeness of Cretans that only on this island you will find. Their open hug can fit the whole world.
Places that should be visited are Agios Pavlos beach, Triopetra, Souda beach (close to Plakias village), Preveli, Schinaria beach – the seabed is interesting, Spili village, Sellia village – don’t forget to buy its local feta cheese, Patsos village, Kourtaliotiko Gorge.
There are many more villages and beaches that must be explored. And when you will leave Crete, you’ll make a promise to come back again.
If you have time, drive to county of Heraklion and visit Knossos, the Europe’s oldest city. The Minoan civilization and culture is still standing there to teach you the history of this place with such an archeological interest that nowhere else can be found.
Finally, one day tour can be afforded to old cities of Chania
They are vibrant with great architectural interest.
Crete will always be in my heart and it’s the place that is pinned in my list of frequent visits not only for its beauties but also for its gastronomic experience that only there you will get.
Until next time...
* All photos featured are taken by me