Crete boasts around 300 days of sun per year. In late October though temperatures drop to an average of 16°C, and swimming is not for the faint hearted. Yet with the hordes of tourists gone, the island and its inhabitants reclaim their traditions, everything grows more quiet, while the sceneryRead more
An Introduction to Christmas in Chania
Almost every year I spend my Christmas in Chania. The customs and traditions differ from most parts of Greece, but the Cretans have a unique way to live and enjoy every moment. It may not be a traditional ‘conventional’ Christmas destination but I can
Boutique hotels are something really special. Once you’ve experienced staying in a boutique hotel you really catch the bug, and regular hotels just don’t cut it for you any more. I wanted to take some time out to explain why I love boutique hotels so much, and what makes theRead more
After we fell in love with Crete and found our dream holiday accommodation in Chania at the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel during our summer holiday, we kept telling ourselves that we must visit Crete in the winter as well. Finally we did. Here’s our story…
Planning our Winter Holiday in
How I love to stay in historic hotels! I feel as if I can absorb the energy that has soaked into the building itself, into the walls and furniture. That is why I can’t stop myself from running my hand over every surface, caressing and feeling the history.