A photography post from my vacation - Crete 2016


Summer vacation for me means greek islands. Every summer since I finished school, I schedule to visit a greek island and honestly, I couldn't travel to anywhere else but Greece for summer vacation. Greek islands are a very popular summer destination and although I am from Cyprus and I live almost next to the beach, I always get excited to discover new places and lovely beaches I've never seen before. 

Crete is the largest greek island and the fifth largest of the Mediterranean sea.  I've been there two times already with my family and this trip was my third. I love this island so much and I would love to visit again.  The beauties of the island, the history, the food, the friendly people that greet and talk to you and welcome you with their traditional goodies, the small traditional villages that you discover by accident as you drive are some of the things that I love about Crete.  

And if we talk history, Crete is the place where Zeus grew up and lived and there are several myths surrounding this island.  I always loved the greek mythology and the stories behind the twelve gods and when I was little, these were the only books I wanted to read. So Crete amazes me every time I visit due to the history/mythology and it's so wonderful to be at the place that all these stories were supposed to happened. 

View from our balcony




Visiting the Palace of Knossos


Fresh fruits everywhere. Look at these colours!

The cutest little handmade plates

If you haven't eaten 'gyros' before, you are missing out. Gyros, tzatziki and french fries all wrapped in a crispy greek pitta bread. Omg these are so delicious!


Fresh fruits straight to our plate with ice-cream and 'kataifi' (traditional sweet)

The traditional drink of Crete is raki 
and they drink it in shots

Beautiful beaches






The most beautiful sunset


Relaxing at the beach drinking delicious cocktails


Hope you enjoyed this post of my vacation to Crete. Crete is an amazing island and totally worth visiting!

35 comments

  1. i'd love to go to Greece one day! i love your photos, Crete looks beautiful. i hope you had an amazing time:)

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    1. Thank you! Greek islands are so beautiful!

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  2. How beautiful! Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing. :)
    Hannah | Whoops It's Hannah

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  3. Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες !! Μαγική η Κρήτη !! φιλία <3 Έγινα και μέλος αν θες έλα και εσυ στη παρέα μας ;)
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    1. Η Κρήτη είναι υπέροχη! Έγινα και εγώ μέλος, σε ευχαριστώ! :)

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  4. Looks like you had a great time. A fun vacation is a must do. Fantastic images and thank you for the mini history lesson on Crete.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  5. these photos are gorgeous, I'd love to visit Crete one day! xo

    https://57-days.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/4-goals-for-next-3-months.html

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    1. I truly recommend it! It's a beautiful island!

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  6. These photos are so pretty! The food looks delicious as well x

    Eleanorclaudie.com

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  7. I so wish I was abroad right now, it looks stunning! So glad you had such a lovely holiday, your pictures are beautiful!

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  8. Wow. I am stunned at how beautiful Crete is. I need to add this to bucket list.
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  9. That view is so amazing.I love these pictures.Breathtakingly beautiful
    sophieatieno.com

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  10. Ah so jealous it looks beautiful and gorgeous photos.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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  11. Ahhhh such a nice post, thank for sharing! Loooove it! :)


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  12. Τι όμορφο post! Λατρεύω την Κρήτη και σε 20 μέρες περίπου θα είμαι και εγώ εκεί! Και για μένα θα είναι η 3η φορά που θα την επισκεφτώ! Αυτή τη φορά θα μείνω στον Άγιο Νικόλαο...Αν έχεις να μου προτείνεις κάτι θα χαρώ πολύ :-)

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    1. Εμείς μέναμε Χερσόνησο και πήγαμε μια μερα Αγιο Νικόλαο και Ελούντα. Η Ελούντα είναι πολύ όμορφο μέρος, θα δεις και τη Σπιναλόγκα και αν θες ψάρι, εκεί στο λιμάνι υπάρχουν πολύ ωραίες ταβέρνες πάνω στη θάλασσα! Σου εύχομαι να περασεις τέλεια, η Κρήτη είναι πανέμορφη!

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    2. Σε ευχαριστώ!
      θα σου πω εντυπώσεις όταν επιστρέψω :)

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  14. It looks amazing here, your pictures are beautiful! I've always wanted to go to Greece:) Lovely post, and I hope you had a lovely time <3
    FloralsAndCoralsx//Our Blog

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  15. I have always wanted to go to Crete! I hear Greece is just wonderful - and judging by your photos I think that sounds about right ;)

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  16. I was in Crete once, I remeber these places!!

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  17. These pictures make me long for vacation!!! Love these shots and beach photos!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  18. Very interesting!

    Have a cool day!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
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  19. Wonderful post, love it! :)
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

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  20. The food looks so delicious! Love the photos! Xx

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  21. I've never visited any part of Greece but have always wanted to! Looks like a beautiful place! Great photos x

    Beauty with charm

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  22. Omg what a amazing photos! Greece look wonderful :)

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  23. Beautiful photos!! Love your photography!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  24. Nice and relaxing pictures ;)
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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  25. Gyros looks like basically the best food imaginable and now I'm hungry! What a lovely trip, I would like to visit Crete one day.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk | Amy x

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  26. The photographs are so beautiful.

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