• Papadiana, Mertes and Kamaria

      During the many years Lynne and I were exploring the Selinou area of SW Crete, we worked on the premise that all villages and small
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    Village of the Blackbirds

    February is generally acknowledged as being the worst month of our winter in Paleochora, with the heaviest rainfall, temperatures often dropping
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  • Roka – The Village & The Mountain

    There are many villages in western Crete located amongst impressive landscapes, but very few as dramatically situated as Roka.  It's 41km from
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  • Bob’s Christmas Quiz 2013

    Visitors come to Crete for many reasons  - the climate, beaches, welcoming hospitality, the 'Mediterranean diet' of wonderful taverna food,
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    Up to The Turkish Fort

    If you sit with a morning coffee or early evening aperitif at the 'Skala', alongside Paleochora's harbour (and where better?), then you can pick
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  • The Kambos Gorge

    I'm always reluctant to reveal the locations of favourite places, and appalled when I see books and calendars entitled “Undiscovered Crete”,
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  • Rodovani over to Sougia

    After several relatively easy 'Explore!' walks this summer, the time has come (the walrus said) to talk of harder things. The walk from Rodovani
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  • Searching for a Waterfall Near Paleochora

    Our canyoning expedition down the River Kakodikianos from Mahia to Vlithias (see 'Explore! - August 2012) was a memorable adventure, and one I
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  • Floria to Plemeniana

    Even regular visitors exploring the Paleochora area may not be familiar with the small villages of Kribiziana, Koudouriana, Despotiko and
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  • The Two Valleys Walk from Paleochora

    It's just 700m from Azzuro beach, west of Paleochora, to Karavopetra beach, nearer the town, less than ten minutes' walk. But if you go there by
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  • Around Asfendiles

    Rather like last month's walk from Dris, this excursion from Asfendiles, 13km from Paleochora, is short, circular and straightforward, and has
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  • Hidden villages near Dris

    All visitors to Paleochora travelling by car to Elafonisi will have passed through the small village of Dris en route to Elos. What they won't
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