Chania – Culture, Cuisine, Hiking, and World-Class Beaches

As Greece's largest island, Crete offers visitors tremendous variety. In Chania and the surrounding region, you'll find culture, history, a world famous...
Churches in Thessaloniki: Osios David

Churches in Thessaloniki – Byzantine Splendor

Visiting the Byzantine Churches in Thessaloniki. An important center during the Byzantine Empire, Thessaloniki is architecturally blessed, with many extraordinary churches, representing...
Museums in Thessaloniki

Museums in Thessaloniki: Archaeology to Contemporary Art

Thessaloniki has a wealth of excellent Museums. History, archaeology, and Byzantine culture are among the highlights. But the city also has a...
Şehzade Mosque, the early work of Mimar Sinan

Mimar Sinan and the Magnificent Mosques of Istanbul

The Magnificent Mosques of Istanbul The great Mosques that define Istanbul's skyline and express the aesthetics of the Ottoman...
Mimar Sinan- Şehzade Mosque - Entrance with Muqarnas

Mosque Architecture: Minarets, Mihrabs, Minbars

Mosque architecture includes elements specific to Islamic worship. Knowing some terminology and some basic practices of Islam gave...

Boureki- A Cretan Dish of Zucchini, Potatoes, Myzithra, and Fresh Mint

Boureki Tastes Like it Was Meant to Be Do you know how it is to meet someone for the...
Fresh Artichokes are a springtime Cretan Food Specialty

Cretan Food Specialties- Staka, Raki, Snails, and more

Even those who know and love Greek Cuisine are surprised to discover the many uniquely Cretan food specialties. This largest of the...

What to do in Lasithi, the Secret Side of Crete

Lasithi is in the far east of Crete. It has a completely charming capital - Agios Nikolaos, Crete's smallest city. It also...
SpotyPal helps you keep track of passports, keys

SpotyPal – How to Find What You Can’t Afford to Lose

The Holiday That Didn't Happen A few months ago I was on very early morning flight from Gatwick to...
Swimmingpools and a shady patio at the Private Villa

Staying in a Luxury Private Villa in Crete – The Ideal...

If you have not vacationed in a luxury private villa, you may find you like it much more than a luxury hotel....