Crete Greece is an amazing island. I can’t say that it’s amazing for sailors but as long as your expectations are accurate you’ll find this island to be full of goodies.
Agios Nikolaos, Gournia, Mochlos and Vai Beach
The island is spectacularly beautiful, but it’s worth knowing that most of the marinas are not that great. Also, anchoring can be difficult. This is definitely an area where you’ll want to research before heading there.
After arriving in Agios Nicolaos Marina we decided to tour the area by car first and then sail the boat west discovering everything we could about Crete. Don’t book days or weeks for Crete – you need at least a good month to see the island. Better yet, consider Crete a good place to winter yourself and the boat.
Check it out ===>Agios Nikolaos, Gournia, Mochlos and Vai Beach
Knossos, Aqua Park and Elounda
One of my best days ever – we saw the most amazing ancient site, Knossos followed by shear fun at a waterpark and ended up eating snails for dinner. When you’re traveling around Crete, consider this wonderful combination of experiences all in one day!
Check it out ===>Knossos, Aqua Park and Elounda
Anchored off of Spinalonga Island Crete
Our plan was to leave Agios Nikolaos and head to Rethymno avoiding Heraklion as someone told us the marina wasn’t very nice. Instead, we made it to Spinalonga Island Crete – an ex-Leper colony!
Check it out ===>Anchored off of Spinalonga Island Crete
Anchoring off the town of Bali
Sailing to Bali Crete was well worth the trip. The anchorage has beautiful views from every angle, there’s loads of watersports and some great eateries.
Check it out ===>Anchoring off the town of Bali
A tour of Rethymno
We stopped in Rythemno Crete thinking we’d stay a day and stayed for well over a week. Find out what caused us to stay in this most remarkable city. Read on.
Check it out ===>A tour of Rethymno
Agia Galini, Gortys and the Amari Valley
Did you know that it’s possible to enjoy a bit of sunbathing, hit an amazingly quiet, yet very impressive ruin and take in the scenes of a spectacular valley all in one day? Travel with us to Agia Galini, Gortys, and check out the amazing Amari Valley.
Check it out ===>Agia Galini, Gortys and the Amari Valley
The Venetian City of Chania Crete
Chania Crete – A Venetian harbor filled with uniquely decorated tavernas, bars, and shops greets you upon arrival. And traces of history can be seen from every angle – an old Turkish Mosque, a Jewish Synagogue, an Orthodox Cathedral, and the Venetian wall to name some.
Check it out ===> Chania Crete
Agios Nikolaos Marina – Crete: A review
Agios Nikolaos Marina is the most popular marina for sailing cruisers in Crete. Many cruisers choose to spend winters aboard the boat in this location. We didn’t stay for long, but here are our thoughts of the marina.
Check it out ===>Agios Nikolaos Marina – Crete: A review
Rethymno Marina – Crete: A review
Even visiting the worst marina ever has its benefits. Find out what we discovered when we moored at the Rethymno Marina in Crete.
Check it out ===>Rethymno Marina – Crete: A review
Check Out Some Areas Other Areas – Greece & The Mediterranean
If you’d like a breakdown of all the places we’ve visited while sailing the Mediterranean please read our destination overview: Sailing The Mediterranean. Otherwise, check out more posts about our time spent in Greece.
- The Greek Ionian Islands
- Corinth Canal
- Poros Greece
- Kos Marina
- Methoni, Greece