• Menies Bay and Ancient Dyktina

    “Oh, it was a fine and a pleasant day, Out of Kolimbari we were faring ….” With apologies to Ewan MacColl, Laura and I were kayaking north
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  • Prodromi & Psilafi

    Short but sweet from Prodromi

    Viewpoints from where you can look up to snow-covered 2000m high peaks and down to turquoise seas lapping deserted beaches must be few and
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  • The Intrepid Team

    Paleochora Himalayan Expedition

    'Explore' moves away from Crete this month  - some 6000 km in fact -  for a brief account and some photos of last November's Paleochora
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  • Puzzle possible 2

    Paleochora Christmas Contest 2014

    It's time once again for the Christmas puzzle, with a large number of entries anticipated for the usual prize of a Ten Euro voucher at the 'To
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  • Outdorsy Pathway

    The Sassalos Gorge, an “Outdorsy Pathway”

    Once upon a time, when Lynne and I were exploring that area, we came across a sign for an “Outdorsy Pathway” between Sassalos, Malathiros and
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  • Kondokinigi to Paleochora

    Many visitors to Paleochora, especially those who have followed Walk 1 in my recently published book of “Ten Walks around Paleohora”, will have
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  • Kayaking to Chania

    A calm, though very hot day in late August brought to mind the opening lines of the poem “Sea Fever” - the John Masefield original, not the Spike
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  • Exploring Ancient Aptera

    A different 'Explore' this month, with August heat heading for 40c, and a trip over to the north coast to visit the ruined city of Aptera. Most
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  • The E4 path to Koustoyerako

    The only drawback to the summer KTEL bus which runs to Omalos, leaving Paleochora at 6.15am, is just that  -  the early morning departure is not
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  • A Short Walk to Argastiri

    It's June, it's Crete, and it's hot. And with the Libyan Sea warm and inviting, and a dozen or more beaches close to Paleochora, there is
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  • Kamariano upwards

    The Kamariano Gorge – Paleochora Walks

    Flashback to mid-March 2013, just over a year ago.  Four friends and I were nearing the end of what was almost certainly the first descent of the
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    Paleochora Walks – Climbing Gingilos

    Gingilos from the Omalos Plateau Of the thousands of walkers who gaze across at the north face of Gingilos from Xyloscala, before setting off
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