Crete is the fifth island in the Mediterranean see, belongs to Greece and is also called: “the Island of the Gods”. Landscapes of Crete are breathtaking, its climate, its gastronomy and its cultural heritage are also great. I had a great chance to spend a week in a small fishing village : Panormo, halfway between Heraklion (biggest city of Crete) and Rethymno.
Panormo: a fishing village in Crete
My hotel in Panormo
A few words about my hotel in Panormo: I rarely do photos of hotels or places of residence but this one was just awesome: typical of Crete and the staff was very friendly!
Cats everywhere !
In Crete, cats are everywhere and there are plenty of them in the streets asking for food, attention or simply sleeping !
Wonderful Cretan Food !
Cretan food is well known around the world and here are some of the typical dishes: the delicious Cretan salad with croutons and seaweed, grilled shrimp, moussaka and the inevitable raki ! Almost all products are made localy (olive oil, cheese, vegetables and seafood).
A very generous nature
Crete is like Florida (same weather) for this is the southernmost territory of Europe and nature is extremely generous ! All sorts of plants grow there, winters are mild and the sun shines (almost) permanently !
A walk in the Cretan countryside
The village of Panormo is very small and therefore this is very easy to take a walk to the Cretan countryside: there are many fields of olive trees, scrubland and sometimes some sheeps. After a walk of only two hours, I could see the generosity of nature: everywhere orange trees, lemon trees, fig trees and olive trees. I had only to reach out to serve me !