5 Things to Do With 5 Days in Crete
Hip towns. Historical treasures. Sustainable vineyards. Breathtaking beaches. Crete's got a lot going on. We'll show you how to spend 5 days on the largest Greek island. Plus: trip-planning advice on food, drinks, lodging, maps, transportation & seasonality.
Lyrarakis Winery on Crete: How 1 Greek Family Saved 3 Grapes from Extinction
This family isn't just committed to sustainable winemaking. Since 1992, they've actually saved 3 local grapes from the brink of extinction. Let's toast to the fruits of their labor!
The Minoan Palace of Knossos: a Controversial Past Brings Reflections on the Present
Most travelers aren't laughing hysterically at the Minoan Palace of Knossos. After our trip, we dug into its controversial history...and learned some valuable lessons in travel prep & self-awareness.
The Best Time to Visit Knossos: Day Trip Tips for Crete’s Ancient Minoan Palace
Crete's Palace of Knossos is the #2 archaeological tourist attraction in Greece. You’ll enjoy your visit more if you can minimize the crowds. Our guide includes planning tips and photo highlights of this beautiful ancient site.
Balos Beach, Crete: Travel Tips for the Perfect Day Trip
Balos Beach, on northwest Crete, is one of the most picturesque locales in the Mediterranean. We'll help you find it, avoid the crowds, and get some exercise while you're out there.