Three years ago we completely fell in love with this island 🤍 🇬🇷
And we’ve been back every year since ! So this is our third… we’re still obsessed with Crete, and the Cretan people are some of the nicest, most generous we’ve met through our different travels. We just love their vibe !
The first thing we do upon arrival at the airport, is get our car and start the road trip right away. We drive fast, until a beautiful little beach, or cove catches our sight, and we make our stop there : take off all of our airplane clothes, and jump in the sea 🌊
Trust me, it is the best feeling ever. Since we travel there in August / September, the water is so warm, you don’t even have to wait for your skin to get adjusted. It’s the perfect temperature. After that first little (or longer) swim, we go for lunch… and oh my gosh, how nice it is to have a proper Greek salad, with dakos ! Cretans offer some dessert or fruit when you ask for the bill, and a little digestive; ouzo and raki are the most common ones.
The feeling of being wholly disconnected from our stressful Parisian lives, barely an hour after landing… and the freedom the car gets us is unmatchable. It’s just smiles & adventures now, for two weeks ☀️
We visited the village of Kritsa, which is super picturesque. You really get this Cretan / Greek lifestyle by coming here. I just found the place adorable, cats running around, old people sitting outside their homes, artisanal things for sale. Plus, stunning views, because it’s built on top of a hill. There’s also olive trees all around it ! Lovely 💙
It was cloudy when we got to Crete this year ! There were rainstorms, it was quite bizarre because the temperatures were high. We definitely swam while thunders were happening. It gave me such a feeling of being alive, I can’t even explain it.
On the picture above you can see my boyfriend contemplating the waters, judging if it’s all right to go in, because the waves were not kidding : spoiler alert, he did go for the swim. This beautiful area is called Malia, we loved it there so much, we actually came back to this city when we closed our trip.