Field Trip

Although staying in the sweet mountain town of Pendamodi all month is a great option, there are many places to see on Crete, which stretches 160 miles in length, but only 45 miles in some places [...]

Food, Glorious Food

“Let Food be Thy Medicine and Medicine be Thy Food” said Hippocrates. Whether you lived 2700 years ago in the time of Hippocrates, or today in the time of James Beard, who said [...]

Cretan Hospitality

The Cretans are some of the most welcoming, hospitable people I have ever come across. Our hosts, Jocelyn and Andy Kerrigan at Crete Family Villas, never tire of showing us all the special spots [...]


If you look in the guide books or on the travel sites, Elafonisi Beach is listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Elafonisi Beach is on the western shore of Crete, and it really [...]

Mountain Field Trip

We left our little village and headed west towards Mount Psiloritis. Also known as Mount Ida, it is the highest mountain on the island of Crete, with an elevation of 8,057 feet. It has the [...]

Back in the Land of the Ancients

For the third time in 20 months, I find myself back on the enchanting island of Crete – the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean.  It feels different this time because it’s more [...]