Crete

Warm walking in western Crete

November 1, 2017 Jack 0

A springtime trip to Crete to spend three weeks updating walking directions involved plenty of paradise beaches, but mostly this time our interaction with them consisted of walking across the sand rather than getting prone on it. […]

Crete

The past in the present on Crete

October 25, 2017 Jack 0

For some reason I can’t explain, the past in Crete feels as though it walks besides us more so than in other places. An ancient marble column lying amidst the rocks on a beach is a reminder of a great civilization […]

Crete

Exploring Chania on Crete in three acts

July 17, 2017 Jack 0

First sight of the harbour and many memories of good times beside picture postcard Greek harbours are unlocked. Chania’s is particularly spellbinding thanks to the Venetians who built it in the 14th century […]

Samaria Village, Samaria Gorge, Crete
Crete

Tackling Crete’s Samaria Gorge

June 18, 2017 Andy 0

It’s not until I reach the stream at the bottom of the gorge, almost an hour into the route, that the crowds thin and then pretty much disappear, swallowed up by the vastness of the landscape. Finally I can relax and begin to take in my surroundings… […]

Atlas Mountains

Lunch on the Run in Hiking and Dining Destinations

January 21, 2016 Jack 0

When we put together walking routes, there are certain ingredients which make a trail memorable. These include scenery with the impact of an uppercut, curios along the way (the odder the better) and, vitally important, a homely hostel… […]