Monday, September 1, 2014

Passion for Falassarna Beach

You are probably thinking, what is this girl doing? Has she taken all the beaches of Crete by storm?! Not quite! First of all let’s cheers to September! What are your September resolutions, other than updating your wardrobe for Fall? Since my time in Crete was very busy and I was terribly late at updating you with my posts, you will be seeing a few more of my Cretan adventures before I finally decide to put some clothes on. Ok let’s get serious, but not too serious. So back to the subject of September resolutions, well my list is full, so full that I feel totally chained to this computer. Ok enough with the blabbing, as I have mentioned to you a couple of times before, I am working on launching my big secret project #passionforgreece which I am planning to have up and running the latest end of this month, so yeah I am pretty busy!

Now let’s look at the pretty photos. Here I am enjoying the most magnificent, breathtaking sunset and a cucumber cocktail at the Falassarna beach in Chania, Crete. This beach has won prizes for being the most beautiful beach in Crete and is in the list of the top 10 beaches in Europe. A long coastline of sand and crystal clear blue water. What else do you need in life? An easy recipe on becoming a beach bum! Until next time, lots of love your way. xoxo ES

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Passion for Preveli Beach

Here is one random fact about me, I’m terrified of heights! This fear suddenly appeared in my life back in 2007 when I decided to salute the glorious Eiffel Tower. So when my friend Maria told me that there is no way in the world I will miss visiting the Preveli Beach, I had no choice but to kiss my fears goodbye! This magnificent beach is located on the south coast of Rethymnon town, where the steep Kourtaliotiko Gorge meets the Libyan Sea forming a cool lagoon and the famous sandy beach of Preveli. This beach is also very famous for its palm forest which consists of the precious type of palm tree known as Phoenix Theophrasti, a rare species which is under extinction. The palm trees have graciously grown along the river which leads to the beach of Preveli where you will find a miraculous heart shaped rock inside the sea. To get here you have to walk downhill for about 15-20 minutes. The view is extraordinary but getting back up was quite a challenge for me as my fear of heights crept up on me on the way back. Fear or no fear I am glad that I did visit this beach and recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in Crete!

In the evening on our way back we had dinner at a great taverna called Pyrgos which is surrounded by the mountains. If you manage to come here just before the sunset you are guaranteed to enjoy a spectacular view and delicious Cretan cuisine. Until next time, see the beauty around you. xoxo ES

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Passion for Elafonisi Beach, Chania

Looking at the photos you might be thinking that I jumped on a plane and escaped to the Maldives! This heaven on earth is actually found on the island of Crete. Elafonisi is one of the most amazing, picturesque beaches that you will ever see. It is actually a tiny island located on the southwestern corner of Crete and on days that the weather permits you can walk to the island through the shallow water, carrying everything on your head! Part of the beach is organized therefore you can rent an umbrella and sun beds, but if you are an adventurer at heart you will definitely decide to spend the day on the tiny island under the burning sun! That’s what we did and it was worth it. Here you will the find the most crystal clear waters and pink sand.
The drive to Elafonisi which is part of Chania was a long one especially coming from Rethymnon, it took us about two hours to get there, but it is an experience of a life time. Until next time, enjoy the view! xoxo ES