Your Crete Personal Pages - The Page of Derek and
Name: Derek and Sylvia
Last visited Crete: August 2001
Crete is special to me because to us is because it
is a beautiful island, and the warmth of the people invigorates us.
Favourite restaurants in Crete: Esperidies, Rapaniana
far west of Hania [chania], also Palace taverna in Kamisiana, Maleme Taverna
on the Beach, all of which are family run, the food is excellent, clean
and such friendly atmospheres at all, especially Maleme Taverna where
children are concerned.
Favourite accommodation in Crete: Kastalia Apartments,
Kamisiana. But I also believe Bluebay apartments, Tavronites. Imperial,
Sunny Suites, and Mikes all from Maleme
Favourite beach in Crete: Falasana, Elaphonisi, Paliohora,
Stavros Akrotiri,all of which are beautiful And natural.
You have to see in Crete: The Omalos plateau, Samaria Gorge, Visit
the old palaces of Knossos, Phestos and many more.
Night Life in Crete: Sample the delights of the main
town. To sit in your favourite restaurant or taverna and listen to buzz
of music, and people talking while wining and dining the night away, its
sheer delight believe us.
Off the beaten path in Crete: Walking amongst the
olive groves by yourselves finding the shade when necessary, looking at
plant, animal, insect life you will be amazed what you will find. Peace
and Tranquility is what you will find. We have...
When in Crete be careful about The local drivers,
snakes and scorpions of which we have only seen one snake. Take repellent
for the [mozzie] Mosquito.
Transportation: Bus, car, motorbike, all are a must
at some time or another.
Cultural Tips: The local traditional food, observe
and respect their religion, churches and property. It's an Island of mystery,
surrounded by the wonderful blue sea, its mountains and above all is its
people that link the real world to the mythology world.
Favourite Links about Crete: -
Additional Comments: This is a true account of the
life in Crete as we can put it with the limited space we have. By now
some of you may have guessed that we now reside here, which was a dream
we had many years ago. We are now starting to build our house so that
the three of us can live, the wife, me and our dog Luca, can enjoy the
life of the Cretans.
Note by the Webmaster: Here is the older
personal page of Derek and Sylvia.