The Sfakia region is the largest municipality on Crete. Located in the extreme south of Chania Prefecture, this natural wonderland was once home to over 40,000 residents. Today, the region has less than 2,000 full-time residents spread out over an area of 468 square kilometers. Situated about 75 km from Chania city, Chora Sfakion (Hora […]
One of Crete’s most popular tourist resorts, Platanias is situated just to the west of world famous Chania, close to Agia Marina.
The annual Elos Chestnut Harvest and Festival is scheduled to take place October 21st, after last year’s cancellation on account of a local villager’s death. Organizers this year promise to make up for lost time with live music, folk dances, and plenty of raki and wine to go along with traditional chestnut recipes.
One of Crete Island’s most underrated coastal towns, Kissamos (Kastelli) is a seaside village on Kissamos Bay known for its wine and olive oil, and as a departure point for famous Balos Lagoon.
In this article, Argophilia shares a view of Georgiopouli, maybe the most underrated Crete destination of all. Crete is full of surprises, even in the most touristy places.
Crete holds so many secrets safe-and-sound still. Our journeys here began in 2014 on an extended vacation visit. And as a friend who’s a Cretan once told me, “During my lifetime here I’ve searched something new each week, and I’ve still not discovered it all.” After having lived here some months I am convinced too, that […]